: CAPR 5-4, Publications Forms Management
"Operating Instructions" announce local policies or procedures, and direct actions of a local nature within ONE unit (charter number) or office.
An operating instruction (OI) issued at the wing level (SER-AL-001) has governance ONLY for the members of that unit. In this example, it does NOT have governance for any unit below the wing. Operating instructions can be used to coordinate procedures between offices or give internal office policy directions.