Code of Ethical Standards
This policy is applicable to all personnel who are employed by ASYMCA or who act in an official capacity for the organization as a member of the Board of Managers.
ASYMCA is blessed to have an incredible staff and volunteer work force. As such, each individual involved with this organization is called upon to contribute his or her time, talents, and energy in a way that insures the accomplishment of this mission and the safeguarding of funds entrusted to their care. Each individual has a fiduciary responsibility to the organization and our military members that cannot be delegated, ignored, or abrogated.
Likewise, each individual has a moral and ethical responsibility to the military members and his/her family members. These military and family members have a right to expect and to receive the highest quality service, respect, and fairness possible. It is incumbent upon each employee to insure the sanctity of the members that are entrusted to their care as they perform their ASYMCA duties.
Finally, each ASYMCA employee has a responsibility to treat fellow employees in the same manner in which they would like to be treated.
Treatment of Others
Ensure that all persons which whom you have encounters, are given objectivity, fairness, and equal treatment, regardless of sex, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, or military status.
Your goal should be to completely answer/resolve the situation with which you are presented. If the situation were not important to the other person, they would not have contacted you about it.
Conflict of Interest
ASYMCA associates should not be involved in approving actions that affect themselves personally, affect a member of their family, or affects other personal considerations. This encompasses decisions regarding emergency assistance cases, contractual actions, receipt and dispersal of funds, decision-making, and personnel actions. Additionally, ASYMCA employees should not have outside employment which conflicts in any way with their ASYMCA employment.
Integrity and Fiduciary Responsibilities
Proper safeguarding of organizational assets extends beyond the actual funds entrusted to your care; these responsibilities also include the equipment and supplies provided for your work. Diverting money, equipment, supplies, or services to your personal use or benefit is an illegal act.
Confidentiality and Privacy of Information
ASYMCA employees and volunteers have access to a significant amount of private and sensitive personal information. This information has been provided to enable ASYMCA to better accomplish its mission and to provide better service to our military members and their families. As such, this information is the responsibility of ASYMCA to safeguard. Each employee will insure that they do not share, give, sell, or otherwise transfer personal information of any member to anyone not directly connected with the ASYMCA in the direct performance of the ASYMCA mission.
Any person associated with Armed Services YMCA, in any capacity, has the duty and responsibility to correct any violations of this ethics policy. If corrections of violations are beyond the capability of the person observing the misconduct, fraud, or abuse, that person has the responsibility to report the violation to ASYMCA Management. Any person reporting violations of this policy is protected by the ASYMCA Whistleblower Protection Policy.
Reports of misconduct, fraud, and abuse can be made directly to ASYMCA Management at ASYMCA Headquarters, or be reported anonymously to the ASYMCA report hotline at 1-877-874-8416 or electronically at asymca.silentwhistle.com.