The Indian Affairs Directives System
Contains the policies and procedures to document and perform functions under the authority of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs (AS-IA). The Directives System also provides the structure for producing and publishing clear, concise, and consistent program and administrative policy.
There are six components of the Directives System, with links to the respective documents. The Regional Directives component will be available in the future.
- Indian Affairs Manual (IAM)
- Regional Directives
- Assistant Secretary's Orders
- National Policy Memoranda
- Regional Policy Memoranda
Indian Affairs employees may access templates and other Directives guidance by visiting the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action's Inside Indian Affairs website at: http://inside.bia.gov/Org/AS-IA/ORM/DirectSys/index.htm
Additionally, a cross-reference of available Bureau of Indian Affairs Manual (BIAM) chapters and IAMs is available (and updated periodically as we locate historical BIAMs):
For questions or comments regarding the IA Directives System components, please contact the IA Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action (RACA) at: IAPolicy_and_Directives@bia.gov
This link provides access to the DOI Department Manual (DM), which contains DOI policies: