SGS Code of Conduct

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society Governance Policy 26
Updated: February 8, 2015

26 A)   The Code of Conduct policy is to ensure the professionalism and credibility of SGS members, volunteers, Board members and staff while representing the SGS. The policy is further intended to ensure that SGS members, volunteers, Board members and staff are treated with respect and not subjected to verbal or other abuse or harassment.

26 B)   The Policy is further intended to ensure that SGS members, staff and all Board members are treated with respect and not subjected to verbal or other abuse or harassment.

26.1   SGS values:
a) fair treatment
b) respect
c) credibility
d) professionalism

26.2  Inappropriate behavior includes:

a) failure to accept and fulfill responsibilities
b) any action taken by individuals that misrepresents decisions taken by the Board of Director
c) any action by individuals that undermine existing policy
d) any action that misrepresents the organization to funders, potential funders and the general public
e) any action that undermines the priorities given by the Board to paid accountable staff
f) any action that does not present a positive image of SGS
g) any action that does not support the goals and mission of SGS

26.3  Any member whose verbal and/or other actions are not appropriate could be subject to discipline by SGS. The Board of Directors has the option to censure the individual(s) involved.

26.4  Censure could include any of the following:

a) removal from elected or appointed position
b) revoking of membership
c) publicly disavowing any association with the offending party