Policy and Compliance Management
A policy is typically a concise document that outlines specific requirements, business rules or company stance that must be met. The policy is the organization’s stance on an issue, program or system. It is a rule that everyone must meet. A standard is a requirement that supports a policy and a guideline is a document that suggests a path or guidance on how to achieve or reach compliance with a policy.There are three phases in the USG policy development cycle:
- Program policies
- Issue Specific polices
- System policies
The USG follows the [Association of College and University Policy Administrators](http://www.acupa.org) (ACUPA) model for policy development, modified for our environment.