The new Corporate Policy Framework replaces City Policies with Council Policies and Administrative Directives with Administrative Policies. Until existing City Policies and Administrative Directives are reviewed and replaced, they remain in effect.
Corporate Policy Framework
provides direction for City employees who develop, approve or implement strategy and policy, or who use its tools to direct operational activities. The framework defines policy tools available to them, what they can be used for, and who is accountable for key parts of the policy management process.
Council Policies are commitments to residents and the community, are aspirational in nature, and provide Administration with strategic direction.
Council policies can set direction or can be used to provide further strategic direction by activating Policy Directions in the Edmonton City Plan.
Council policies can also be used to set standards and processes for City Councillors and their staff.
Administrative Policies provide direction to City of Edmonton employees on strategic and organizational matters that are under the authority of the City Manager.
Standards set a minimum level of acceptable quality or actions. These can be standalone processes, requirements or criteria, but they do not activate policies and therefore a parent policy to set strategic direction is not required.