Code of Conduct Policy

Adopted by The Board of Directors June 21, 2006

The Midwest Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to representing the construction industry through advocacy, leadership, education and networking. The Midwest Council traditionally has demanded and received the highest ethical services from its volunteers and paid staff. In an effort to maintain the high standard of conduct expected of the Midwest Council with respect to the management of its own affairs and to enable the Midwest Council to continue to serve the construction industry, the Midwest Council adopts the following Code of Conduct applicable to all volunteers and
paid staff.

  • The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall strive to be continually aware of the Association’s mission, values, and ethical standards and operate in a manner consistent with them.
  •  The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall treat each person in a caring and respectful fashion mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity. This includes avoiding unwarranted negative criticism of colleagues.
  • The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall continually strive to increase their professional knowledge and skills and apply them in practice. They should aspire to contribute to the knowledge base of the Association and the construction industry.
  • The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff should be alert to and avoid conflicts of interest that interfere with impartial judgment. They should inform appropriate leadership (i.e., officer or senior staff) when a real or potential conflict of interest arises and take reasonable steps to resolve the issue.
  • The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall not accept or seek on behalf of any person, any financial advantage or gain of other than nominal value offered as a result of the volunteer or paid staff member’s affiliation with The Midwest Council.
  • The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff should provide services and represent themselves as competent only within the boundaries of their education, experience, training, or other relevant professional experience.
  • The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall not disclose any confidential Midwest Council information that is available solely as a result of the volunteers or paid staff member’s affiliation with The Midwest Council to any person not authorized to receive such information or use to the disadvantage of The Midwest Council any such confidential information.
  • The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall not authorize the use of or use for the benefit or advantage of any person, the name, logo, endorsement, services or property of The Midwest Council, except in conformance with Association procedures.
  • The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff should not take unfair advantage of their affiliation with The Midwest Council to further their personal, religious, political or business interests.
  • The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall strive to operate and act in ways that are in the best interests of The Midwest Council and its members.
  • The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall not operate or act in any manner that is contrary to the best interests of The Midwest Council.
  • The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall fully comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Association in the locations in which it operates.