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Policy. A policy is a principle or protocol to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes.


A policy is a statement of intent, and is implemented as a procedure[1] or protocol. Policies are generally adopted by the Board of or senior governance body within an organization whereas procedures or protocols would be developed and adopted by senior executive officers. Policies can assist in both subjective and objective decision making. Policies to assist in subjective decision making would usually assist senior management with decisions that must consider the relative merits of a number of factors before making decisions and as a result are often hard to objectively test e.g. work-life balance policy.

In contrast policies to assist in objective decision making are usually operational in nature and can be objectively tested e.g. password policy. Impact[edit] Intended effects[edit] The intended effects of a policy vary widely according to the organization and the context in which they are made. Policies and Guidance - Things to Know. "Things to Know" ...about National Park Service policy and the Directives System Contents (12/07/2011) 1.

Policies and Guidance - Things to Know

What is policy? 2. Who establishes Service-wide policy? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Level 1 consists of the policies that appear in the book entitled Management Policies, and which set the broad framework, provide direction, and prescribe parameters for making management decisions. In many cases, Level 3 handbooks and reference manuals will look very similar to the old "Guideline" series. 8. Specific development procedures for Level 2 and Level 3 documents are as follows: Treatment of Historic Properties. The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, 1995 Standards for Preservation 1.

Treatment of Historic Properties

A property will be used as it was historically, or be given a new use that maximizes the retention of distinctive materials, features, spaces, and spatial relationships. Where a treatment and use have not been identified, a property will be protected and, if necessary, stabilized until additional work may be undertaken. About Us. Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F/P/T) governments recognize the contribution historic places make to our communities.

About Us

Since 2001, the F/P/T governments have worked together through an initiative to jointly develop core programs. The Canadian Register of Historic Places (CRHP) provides a single source of information about all historic places recognized for their heritage value at the local, provincial, territorial and national levels throughout Canada. With the Canadian Register you can: Learn about other parts of Canada Locate places to visit on vacation Research history in your community Create connections to your past The Canadian Register is also a vehicle for F/P/T governments, heritage conservationists and other interested parties to enable Canadians to recognize, celebrate and protect historic places today and for future generations. Remember, the Canadian Register is a work in progress. Over 20% of Canada's historic buildings have already been demolished. The Standards & Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.

The Conservation Decision-making Process Conservation activities can be seen as a sequence of actions - from understanding the historic place, to planning for its conservation and intervening through projects or maintenance.

The Standards & Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada

Understanding a historic place is an essential first step to good conservation practice. This is normally achieved through research and investigation. It is important to know where the heritage value of the historic place lies, along with its condition, evolution over time, and past and current importance to its community. Planning is the mech anism that links a comprehensive understanding of a historic place with interventions that respect its heritage value. Intervening on a historic place, that is, any action or process that results in a physical change to its character-defining elements, must respect and protect its heritage value.

These three phases can further be defined through a series of steps: Undertake the Project Work Carry out Regular Maintenance. 11 Cultural Heritage Conservation.pdf. Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Disasters was developed on behalf of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), to assist policy makers and project managers engaged in large-scale post-disaster reconstruction programs make decisions about how to reconstruct housing and communities after natural disasters. 11 Cultural Heritage Conservation.pdf

Post-disaster reconstruction begins with a series of decisions that must be made almost immediately. Despite the urgency with which these decisions are made, they have long-term impacts, changing the lives of those affected by the disaster for years to come. As a policy maker, you may be responsible for establishing the policy framework for the entire reconstruction process or for setting reconstruction policy in only one sector. The handbook is emphatic about the importance of establishing a policy to guide reconstruction.