OPC Newsletter—Issue 1
The Right Thing: Turning Good Practice Into Best Practice Starts With You
Help Us Help You:
Who Is OPC and What Do We Do?
Policy Highlight: Employee Code of Ethical Conduct
FIT is committed to the highest standards of integrity. We aim to do the right thing and hold ourselves accountable. While supervisors and division leaders have a special duty to enforce code standards, ethical behavior is everyone’s responsibility. Learn more about the ways you can make the right choices by reviewing the Employee Code of Ethical Conduct policy.
What Would You Do?
Exploring the Employee Code of Ethical Conduct
While ethics can affect us in very big ways, here are some everyday situations that could make us think about how we approach workplace ethics. Discuss them within your areas and see how you’d react!
- You take office supplies home to use to make party invitations. You often do FIT work at home, so you decide it’s an even swap. Is this unethical?
- You notice the restroom toilet is leaking. What do you do next?
- You witness a colleague bullying another staff member. You know their actions are wrong but are afraid to ruin the friendship you’ve developed if you report them. What should you do?
For more examples and an article on the subject, see Did You Bring Your Ethics to Work Today? on The Balance Careers website.
At Your Fingertips: Links to Helpful Information
Education and Training Programs (in MyFIT on the Office of Policy and Compliance pages within the Division of Legal Affairs)
Inspiration Station: Compliance Wit and Wisdom
“Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.” —Pearl S. Buck
“Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.” —H. Jackson Brown,
Want to learn more? Suggest a future topic? Ask about compliance in your area? We’re here for you! Email us at [email protected].