CODE OF CONDUCT
The Members of the ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF PROPERTY STANDARDS OFFICERS (OAPSO) accept this Code as a desirable method of achieving increased professional status for the Association.
This Code is based on principles that the Members accept as necessary for maintaining high standards of behavior to which the membership adheres. This Code will be applied, under stated guidelines, to ensure the protection of the rights of any member of the Association and other individuals attending or participating in Association sanctioned activities or events and those authorized to use the designation C.P.S.O. or C.P.S.O.(A), whose conduct allegedly violates said Code.
(a) No Member of the Association shall conduct themselves in a manner as to bring discredit and/or embarrassment to themselves or any other Member or the Association. This shall include violations of any code of conduct for any facility being used by the Association and may include, but is not limited to, the commission of a criminal offence.
(b) No Member of the Association shall commit any offence or serious misconduct pertaining to property and/or funds of any branch of their employer.
(c) No Member of the Association shall be guilty of serious and improper action in the performance of his or her duties that may bring discredit and/or embarrassment to other Members.
(d) No Member of the Association shall participate directly in any political activity which would impair the Member’s impartiality in the performance of his or her respective duties.
(e) No Member of the Association shall disclose to others or use to further his or her personal interest, confidential information acquired in the course of his or her official duties
(f) No Member of the Association shall hold an investment directly or indirectly in any commercial enterprise or engage in any private transaction which creates a conflict with his or her official duties.
(g) No Member of the Association shall engage in, solicit, negotiate for or promise to accept private employment or render his or her services for private interests or conduct a private business when such employment, service or business creates a conflict with or impairs proper discharge of his or her official
By checking the box in the online application, the applicant agrees to observe the rules of the host institution and to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Any reported or observed behavior that could bring an employer or the Association into disrepute may result in a written report being forwarded to the employer of the applicant, or the applicant may be requested to return home, with no refund or opportunity to take the course examination.