Program structure

Each program has the following components in hierarchical order, each component flowing from the other.

  1. Policy: Standards that all employees comply with

  2. Procedure(s): Instructions for implementing the policy

  3. Resources: Resources needed for the program to function optimally

  4. 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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