Some manuals for writing policy and procedures are those of Boise State University and the University of California at Davis. Writing policy and procedures manuals provide instructions on how an organization's policies and procedures need to be written, with specific rules on format, style and content.
Boise State University's manual on writing policy and procedures indicates that draft policies and procedures need to use a standard template. The template has blank spaces for information, such as the policy number that is left blank until the policy is approved, the policy title that captures the gist of the policy without using the word "policy," and the scope, which indicates to whom or what the policy applies to.
UC Davis' writing policy and procedures guideline mandates policy writers to first undertake research regarding the policy they are about to write and to make sure the new policy does not duplicate any existing ones. Policy writers also need to check the University of California's other campuses to see if their policies and procedures already contain similar documents.