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What is it?
  • "Policies" are the general principles that guide administration (staff, employees and department heads) in the conduct of the Nation's public affairs
  • Usually policy is written in policy manuals
  • Policy focuses on how government and its employees conduct themselves and their decision making processes and typically does not apply to non-government individuals
Who is authorized to put policies in place?
  • The authority to set policy is inherent when any power is delegated to a government department (portfolio) or other government body by the executive; how to specifically carry out the mandate of that government department or other government body will be set out in the policies of that department or body
  • Policy cannot conflict with legislation or regulations
  • Policy is enforceable in the sense that government is expected to abide by its own policy, however, it typically is not considered to be part of the "law"