Handbooks are typically companions to Indian Affairs Manual (IAM) policy chapters, conveying a greater level of detail (i.e., the procedures) for employees. In other words, the handbook provides the procedures that impement the companion policy. The handbook's “Title” should reference the program topic covered in the IAM chapter(s), and be numbered accordingly. For example, 5 IAM 2-H is the companion handbook to 5 IAM 2 (the policy). 

Indian Affairs employees can access the Handbook development guidance and an example by visiting RACA's intranet website on Inside Indian Affairs (for IA employees only): Organization > Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs > Office of Regulatory Affairs and Collaborative Action.