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Associated Recreation Council Code of Ethics

 

To further the objectives of the Associated Recreation Council, certain principles govern the conduct of all board members and employees of the Associated Recreation Council, who shall:

  1. Agree that the chief objective of the Associated Recreation Council is to serve the best interests of the advisory council structure.
  2. Facilitate the highest level of service to the advisory councils through appropriate and well-organized resources, equitable and unbiased policies and procedures, and courteous and accurate customer service.
  3. Protect the solvency of the Associated Recreation Council by budgeting and monitoring the expenditure of public funds in a fiscally responsible manner.
  4. Uphold a mutually supportive and cooperative working partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation.
  5. Attend meetings and keep informed about matters that concern the Associated Recreation Council, and share viewpoints and ideas for serving the best interest of the advisory council structure.
  6. Treat others with respect, fairness, and good faith, and encourage opportunities for board members, advisory council members and employees, and employees of the Associated Recreation Council to improve their skills.
  7. Advocate for fair and equitable conditions of employment that safeguard the rights and welfare of all.
  8. Respect the differences between private convictions and responsibilities as board members or employees of the Associated Recreation Council, and ensure that the interests of the advisory council system always take precedence over private interests.
  9. When speaking in public, clearly state whether we are speaking as private citizens or as a representative of the Associated Recreation Council.
  10. Be forthcoming about possible conflicts of interest, and inform the board of any personal interests or potential personal interests in any decisions to be made by the Associated Recreation Council.
  11. Protect the privacy of customers, staff, and board members of the Associated Recreation Council as it relates to sensitive issues
 
Updated July 11, 2007
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