A Publication of The Management Center This is the first and only guide to creating personnel policies specifically tailored to the needs of nonprofit organizations in California. Best Practices is designed to help readers produce their own employee handbooks, update existing policies, and identify new and innovative ones. This step-by-step handbook features sample policies in a unique three-level approach. Each policy is presented in three versions to correspond to nonprofits of different sizes. Sample policies illustrate key issues such as Employment and Employee Development, Benefits, Financial Benefits, Unpaid Leaves of Absences, Other Time Off, Workplace Health and Safety, Work Hours and Pay, Work Practices and Work Environment, Information and Communication, Standards of Conduct, and Ending Employment. For each policy, readers can choose the language, form, and style best suited to their organization's needs, mission, and work culture. The book also comes with a 3.5 inch diskette for quick and easy implementation of potential policies and updates.