EST 310.2.3-08 Essay

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EST 310.2.3-08 Western Governors University The APEX Company BUSINESS ETHICS CODE OF CONDUCT TABLE OF CONTENTS A. The APEX Company Ethics Program Introduction ……………………… 4 B. Standards and Procedures APEX Code of Conduct ………………………………………..…………. 5 C. Ethics Training Program New Employee Training ………………………………………..……….. 6 Current Employee Training …………………………………………….. 6 D. Compliance Systems Monitor ……………………………………………………………….… 6 Audit ………………………………………………………………......... 7 Reporting Misconduct ………………………………………………….. 8 E. Ethics Program Assessment Review…show more content…
Signatures are obtained on the Verification of Training forms and are to be submitted to Human Resources for retention in the employee’s personnel folder. Employee misconduct will be monitored in by supervisory review of actions taken by employees, by conducting yearly surveys and also by implementing a reporting system. In our monitoring, we will be reviewing compliance and targeting deviations to our established ethical behavior. When the method of surveys is utilized, they will be nameless and must be completed within the thirty day allotted time. One feature of our reporting system is the establishment of our APEX Ethics Hotline, (800) 555-5555. This line is monitored by the Ethics Office and is open to anyone, the public, employees and customers to anonymously report unethical behavior or to ask ethics questions. With this system we are able to effectively monitor and evaluate unethical behavior and to take corrective action as required. The Ethics Officer compiles this data monthly and reports to the CEO with the trends and analysis. Audit APEX will conduct yearly audits to our Ethics program. This will determine if we are in compliance with our company’s ethics standards and will utilize the Six-Sigma model as a method of improving upon those standards. This type of model will allow APEX to spotlight areas that are outside of our goals. Auditing employee misconduct is performed by tracking our hotline calls by

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