Policies state the major principles and provisions that provide the governance parameters (framework) or the philosophical approach to a particular issue. Policies specify the broad approach to a particular subject and are created under the overall direction of CPEE Council by either Council itself or under its delegated authority. Policies can also include Codes of Practice or Codes of Conduct. The following principles apply in relation to all CPEE policies and procedures: Policies are mandatory. All members of the CPEE community must understand their responsibilities and comply with policies and procedures when carrying out their duties. Policy and procedures must be applied fairly and consistently.