I could use some help in getting a handle as to the level of control that is needed for things like company or group practices and policies that don't directly affect our quality systems. An example is in the Purchasing area. They are rolling out a number of policies (i.e. - Proper Business Practices, Supplier Visitation Policy) that they want to be controlled to the same extent as their Level 1, 2 and 3 Purchasing procedures. I am wondering if this is necessary. The documents are "high level" without alot of details or specifics. Why can't Purchasing themselves be responsible for the control of these "general" policies. My suggestion was that the D.C. group could help to create a numbering system for these types of documents, but Purchasing would be responsible for maintaining the document index for their purchasing policies. They would also be responsible for policy revisions (by date - not revision number)and they would determine who needs to review and approve these documents. Is this totally out of line? Does anyone have some guidelines or suggestions regarding the level and type of contol for these types of organizational "policies"?