Maintenance is arguing amongst themselves what they should do about the snow and thick ice on the (flat) roof of our hospital. There is neither a policy nor a work order to remove it. My thought is that when roofs in town are collapsing, you should act as if God has sent a work order. Or a new policy. Whichever you like.
There is also a new money-saving government idea in NH that all vacated positions must be left open for 12 weeks before someone can be hired into them. 3 months, regardless of how backed up your department is. It is exactly the sort of top-down decision that will be successful in places where you've got unnecessary people - which is your real problem, but no one wants to tackle that - and miserable in places where you don't have enough people. One-size-fits-all bureaucracy.