Examples of company procedures include requiring employees to adhere to a specific dress code, workplace safety standards, methods of discipline, and rules regarding smoking, according to the Houston Chronicle. Company procedures often appear in documentation along with company policies.
The purpose of company procedures is to maintain proper conduct in the workplace and inform employees of their responsibilities in addition to describing employer responsibilities, notes the Houston Chronicle. Procedures and policies also protect employee rights and employer interests.
In regard to employee conduct, company procedures often touch on workplace harassment and the allowed use of the Internet and company computers, according to the Houston Chronicle. Procedures involving methods of discipline describe the circumstances under which an employee can receive a warning for his behavior and when his behavior can result in termination.
Company procedures dealing with substances and substance abuse detail where and when employees can smoke on company premises, notes the Houston Chronicle. Such procedures also describe whether and how employee testing for drug and alcohol abuse can occur. In most cases, company policy prohibits employees from using drugs and consuming alcohol while working, during company functions and on company grounds.
Workplace attendance and the proper way to request time off are also a component of company procedures, according to the Houston Chronicle. Employees learn the proper way to ask for time off and how to inform managers and supervisors of their late arrival.