Employee Manual Ebook 200

Topics: Portable Document Format, Policy Pages: 19 (5840 words) Published: December 28, 2014
How to Write a Policy Manual

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why Develop a Policy Manual? .............................................................................3 Chapter 2: Getting Started ........................................................................................................5 What is a Policy? ....................................................................................................................5 The Connection between Mission and Policy...........................................................................5 Policies Empower ...................................................................................................................7 How to Start Creating Your Policy Manual ...............................................................................8 Employment Policies...........................................................................................................9 Employment Status & Records............................................................................................9 Employee Benefits..............................................................................................................9 Payroll ................................................................................................................................9 Workplace Guidelines .........................................................................................................9 Employee Conduct..............................................................................................................9 E-Policies ...........................................................................................................................9 Preview the OPM Sections as a Primer .................................................................................10 Organization Culture and Policies..........................................................................................10 Get Support from Staff ..........................................................................................................10 The Role of Procedures and Forms .......................................................................................11 Chapter 3: Writing Policies and the Approval Process .........................................................12 Write, Edit, Re-Write, Edit, Re-Write......................................................................................12 Clarity, Conciseness, and Coherence....................................................................................12 Write for Your Reader ...........................................................................................................13 Professional Writing Style......................................................................................................13 Make It Look Good................................................................................................................14 Review and Approval Process................................................................................................15 Chapter 4: Distributing New Policies .....................................................................................16 Printed Manual......................................................................................................................16 Electronic Distribution of Policies...........................................................................................16 Training.................................................................................................................................17 Bibliography ............................................................................................................................18 About the OfficeReady Policy Manual....................................................................................19

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CHAPTER 1: WHY DEVELOP A POLICY MANUAL?
Policy manuals are developed to help staff and...
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