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Developing a Code of Conduct

Developing a Code of Conduct
An ethical code of conduct is also known as a code of professional responsibility. A code of ethics is a formal statement of what the organizational values are on certain issues. Sometimes the organization will employ a set of ethical codes based on certain situations such as conflicts of interest or acceptance of gifts.

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Developing a Code of Conduct
An ethical code of conduct is also known as a code of professional responsibility. A code of ethics is a formal statement of what the organizational values are on certain issues. Sometimes the organization will employ a set of ethical codes based on certain situations such as conflicts of interest or acceptance of gifts. The following is an example or draft of an ethical code of conduct describing what acts are permissible and which are not for managers.
Discrimination
? XYZ prohibits any form of harassment and sexual harassment. This includes any conduct of a sexual nature that creates an offensive working environment. Any acts of quid-pro-quo will not be tolerated
? Any conversations which are inappropriate include but are not limited to: jokes, ethnic, gender, or any other personal characteristics; pictures or objects which may be offensive to others.
o Guidelines:
 Treat subordinates with dignity and courtesy
 Do not comment, tell a joke or behave in any way unless you know it will not be offensive to your subordinates
 Make no assumptions
 Report the harassment or misconduct to HR for guidance
Compliance with Laws
? Dishonest and fraudulent acts made by managers may be crimes punishable ...

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Developing a Code of Conduct
An ethical code of conduct is also known as a code of professional responsibility. A code of ethics is a formal statement of what the organizational values are on certain issues.

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