Policies and procedures make sure everyone is on the same page on how things get done at a First Nation. They provide confidence to members that everyone is treated fairly and equally and may protect a First Nation against possible legal action and loss of money and property .
FMB has developed four sample policies to assist First Nations with bringing their FAL to life and becoming FMS certified. While these sample policies and procedures meet the FMB's Standards , they should be adapted to fit the specific needs of your First Nation as well as your FAL.
FMB made changes to our Financial Management System (FMS) Standards on April 1, 2019 to keep up with best practices and better meet the needs of First Nations governments. The following Sample Policies and Procedures have been updated to meet the requirements of the 2019 Standards.
- Governance Sample Policies and Procedures (DOCX)
- Information Management Sample Policy and Procedures (DOCX)
- Finance Sample Policy and Procedures (DOCX)
- Human Resources Sample Policy and Procedures (DOCX)
- How the 2019 FMS Standards Affect My Policies and Procedures (DOCX)
The Sample Policies and Procedures cover many activities that are required by your FAL. For a summary, download this Quick Reference Guide (PDF).
FMB also offers many tools, templates, webinars, workshops and training to support your First Nation in bringing to life each area of your FAL, as listed below.