Handbooks are typically companions to Indian Affairs Manual (IAM) policy chapters, and provide a greater level of detail (i.e., the procedures) for Indian Affairs (IA) employees. In other words, the handbook provides the procedures that implement 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). 

Employees can access the Handbook development guidance and an example by visiting RACA's internal website via SharePoint (for IA employees only): https://doimspp.sharepoint.com/sites/doi-asia-raca/SitePages/IA-Directives-System.aspx.