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Code of conduct

por Adrian Mikeliunas

Code of conduct

Code of conduct
 

Members of the Board of Directors, Officers and the Membership of the Association of Retirees of the Inter-American Development Bank (the “Association”) are committed to observing and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct in the performance of their roles and responsibilities with the Association. Board Members, Officers and the Membership pledge to accept this Code of Conduct (the “Code”) as a minimum guideline for ethical conduct and shall:

Accountability (applicable only to Directors and Officers)

  • Strive at all times to serve the best interests of the Association as a whole regardless of their personal interests, and refrain from voting or decision-making on behalf of the Association when a personal conflict of interest exists.
  • Exercise reasonable care, good faith, and due diligence in carrying out the Association’s affairs.
  • Act within the boundaries of their authority as defined by law and the governing documents of the Association.
  • Act within the established and inclusive decision-making processes of the Association and the Board, and respect and support the decisions duly made pursuant to those processes.
  • Fully disclose, at the earliest opportunity, information or facts that would have significance in decision-making.
  • Respect the confidentiality of sensitive information known due to service with the Association.
  • Report to the Board, in a timely manner, any potential conflicts of interest due to personal financial interests or professional activities

Respect and Cooperation (applicable to all members)

  • Maintain a professional level of courtesy, respect, and objectivity in the Association’s activities.
  • Perform their roles and responsibilities without bias for or against any member or group(s) of members of the Association.
  • Respect the diversity of opinions as expressed or acted upon by the Board, committees and membership, officers and staff, and formally register dissent as appropriate.
  • Respect the right of individuals affiliated with the Association to hold values, beliefs, attitudes, and opinions that differ from their own.
  • Respect cultural, individual, and role differences, including those based on age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status, among individuals affiliated with the Association.
  • Refrain from abusive or disruptive conduct, personal charges or written or verbal attacks upon the character, motives, ethics, or morals of others in carrying out the Association’s affairs.
  • Be respectful of the Board and its decisions, and of committees and their recommendations, in all external communications, even if he or she disagrees with such decisions or recommendations.

Due Process

Due process, including notice and the right to be heard, is an integral part of any proceedings pursuant to this Code or any rules or policies of the Association.

Removal of a Director from office will be determined by a vote of the Active Members in accordance with Article 6 of the Bylaws (except when a Director is automatically removed as a member of the Board as a result of being removed as an Officer by the Board of Directors). Before a vote of the Active Members is called on the matter, the concerned Director will be notified in writing of the proposed action and the reasons therefore, and given a period of [thirty (30)] days to submit comments concerning the proposed action. A copy of those comments will be provided to the Active Members of the Association with the voting materials. The Board of Directors may suspend the membership on the Board of one of its members pending the final decision by a vote of the Active Members if the Board believes such an action is necessary to protect the interests of the Association. Removal from the Association of a member based on violation of the provisions of the Code of Conduct, or other rules or policies of the Association, will be subject to the requirement of written notification to the affected member of the proposed action and the

The Board of Directors may suspend the membership on the Board of one of its members pending the final decision by a vote of the Active Members if the Board believes such an action is necessary to protect the interests of the Association. Removal from the Association of a member based on violation of the provisions of the Code of Conduct, or other rules or policies of the Association, will be subject to the requirement of written notification to the affected member of the proposed action and the

Removal from the Association of a member based on violation of the provisions of the Code of Conduct, or other rules or policies of the Association, will be subject to the requirement of written notification to the affected member of the proposed action and the reasons therefore. The affected member of the Association will have a period of thirty (30) days to submit a written response in his or her defense. A copy of the response will be submitted to the Active Members along with the voting materials. When removal of a Board member (Officer or Director), based on absence from meetings pursuant to Article 6 of the Bylaws, or automatic suspension of the voting rights of an Active Member (for non-payment of dues pursuant to Article 4 of the Bylaws) occurs, that Board member or Association member will be given written notice of the action. When an Officer is removed from office by

When removal of a Board member (Officer or Director), based on absence from meetings pursuant to Article 6 of the Bylaws, or automatic suspension of the voting rights of an Active Member (for non-payment of dues pursuant to Article 4 of the Bylaws) occurs, that Board member or Association member will be given written notice of the action. When an Officer is removed from office by

When an Officer is removed from office by vote of the Board of Directors, notice of the decision taken will be provided promptly to the concerned Officer and to the Active Membership. The Association reserves the right to impose disciplinary sanctions or take other appropriate action, including removing an individual from his or her roles and responsibilities and/or position, when conduct is not in accordance with this Code of Conduct.