Code of Ethics for FAIA Volunteer Governance

Goal:  To establish a set of principles and practices of the FAIA Volunteer Governance that will set parameters and provide guidance and direction for conduct and decision-making.
Code: Members of FAIA Volunteer Governance are committed to observing and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct in the performance of their responsibilities of FAIA.  Members pledge to accept this code as a minimum guideline for ethical conduct and shall:
  1. Faithfully abide by the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and policies of FAIA.
  2. Exercise reasonable care, good faith, and due diligence in organizational affairs.
  3. Fully disclose, at the earliest opportunity, information that may result in a perceived or actual conflict of interest.
  4. Fully disclose, at the earliest opportunity, information of fact that would have significance in board decision-making.
  5. Remain accountable for prudent fiscal management to association members, the board, and where applicable, to government and regulatory bodies.
Professional Excellence
  1. Maintain a professional level of courtesy, respect, and objectivity in all FAIA activities.
  2. Strive to uphold those practices and assist other FAIA Volunteer Governance members in upholding the highest standards of conduct.

Personal Gain

  1. Exercise the powers invested for the good of all members of the organization rather than for his or her personal benefit.

Equal Opportunity

  1. Ensure the right of all association members to appropriate and effective services without discrimination in respect to gender, sexual orientation, national origin, race, religion, age, political affiliation, or disability, in accordance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements; or on the basis of geography, political, or socio-economical characteristics of the state or region represented.

Confidential Information

  1. Respect the confidentiality of sensitive information known due to serving as a member of FAIA Volunteer Governance.

Collaboration and Cooperation

  1. Respect the diversity of opinions as expressed or acted upon by the FAIA board, committees, and membership, and formally register dissent as appropriate.
  2. Promote collaboration, cooperation, and partnership among association members.