Each program has the following components in hierarchical order, each component flowing from the other.
Policy: Standards that all employees comply with
Procedure(s): Instructions for implementing the policy
Resources: Resources needed for the program to function optimally
Budget: The negotiated funds for procuring resources
Although resources and budgets are inextricably linked, it is important to identify and cost resource needs before applying budgetary constraints. This allows resources to be prioritised according to need.
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