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Conflict of Interest

Background

Employees shall avoid placing themselves in conflict of interest situations.

Definitions

Associate: – Individual or organization with whom employee has any personal or pecuniary interest.

Conflict of interest: – Is s a situation of an employee whose private interests, or the private interests of a relative or an associate, might benefit from the employee’s actions or influence as an employee of the Division.

Division facilities: – Include schools, buildings other than school buildings, grounds, equipment, furniture, and materials.

Relative: – child, sibling, parent, parent-in-law, or spouse.

Procedures

  1. All employees shall acquaint themselves with the Code of Ethics of their respective associations where applicable.
  2. Employees will not use organizational privileges for private or business gain.
  3. The acceptance of gifts, benefits or unusual hospitality by employees of the Division shall not be permitted if they in any way could interfere with or influence the employees in their objective performance of their duties.
  4. Business dealings, on behalf of the Division, by an employee of the Division with relatives or associates of that employee are not acceptable.
  5. Employees shall not accept outside employment or unpaid positions that place them in conflict of interest situations.
  6. Employees shall not engage in outside activities, for which compensation is received, during their regular Division work hours.
  7. Employees shall not sell products or services from outside activities back to the Division.
  8. Employees who recognize themselves in a potential or actual conflict of interest have a duty to clarify the situation with their supervisor immediately upon becoming aware of such potential or actual conflict.

Procedures

1All employees shall acquaint themselves with the Code of Ethics of their respective associations where applicable.

2Employees will not use organizational privileges for private or business gain.

3The acceptance of gifts, benefits or unusual hospitality by employees of the Division shall not be permitted if they in any way could interfere with or influence the employees in their objective performance of their duties.

4Business dealings, on behalf of the Division, by an employee of the Division with relatives or associates of that employee are not acceptable.

5Employees shall not accept outside employment or unpaid positions that place them in conflict of interest situations.

6Employees shall not engage in outside activities, for which compensation is received, during their regular Division work hours.

7Employees shall not sell products or services from outside activities back to the Division.

 

 

8Employees who recognize themselves in a potential or actual conflict of interest have a duty to clarify the situation with their supervisor immediately upon becoming aware of such potential or actual conflict.

References:

Sections 60, 61, 113, 121 School Act

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Human Rights Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act

Individual Rights Protection Act

Canadian Human Rights Act

Canadian Multiculturalism Act

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Board Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent

 

June 2008