"Company Policy Procedure A policy is a statement of"
Company Policy Procedure A policy is a statement of or direction. Example: Medflick Electric Company Drug Free workplace A procedure is a description step by step of how the policy will be carried out. Example: The company will institute a Drug Testing Program. A policy is generally a statement of management rights and not generally a mandatory subject of bargaining. A Procedure in some rare cases may be a mandatory bargaining subject. i.e.: Drug Testing Standards and Procedures A Work Rule is what the company determines will happen to an employee if they violate, fail to carry out or not comply with the policy. Work Rules and Penalties Example: The employee who fails a company drug screen will be subject to discipline up to and including discharge. Work Rules and Penalty Systems are not mandatory subjects of bargaining, they are inherent management rights. It must be noted that some unions and industries (i.e.: Teamsters and trucking companies) do bargain over these items though it is very rare. The union has the right to grieve the reasonableness of said rules and penalties at the time it is issued. If they fail to exercise this right, they have forever given up their right to challenge that rule and the penalty’s reasonableness. But when management carries out said rule, the union has the right to grieve the application of said rule.