Regional Directives implement Indian Affairs Manual (IAM) policies at the regional level and pertain to IA employees within the jurisdiction of a regional office. Although they convey additional instructions that may apply only to a specific region(s), regional directives must not conflict with established IA policies and procedures. Regional Directives are considered permanent regional policy unless superseded by IA-wide (or Departmental) policy. As with all IA directives, regional policy should be reviewed every two years for accuracy and need, and updated as appropriate.
Indian Affairs employees can access the Regional Directives templates and other policy guidance 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.