This Code of Conduct and associated guidelines, policies and procedures (Policy) have been developed to provide context and guidance to ACOLA appointed Officials, employees and others representing or otherwise involved with ACOLA in its efforts to achieve its strategic objectives.
The document covers ACOLA’s values, expectations and requirements regarding conduct, the policy principles on which the Policy is based, and guidelines and procedures for responding to breaches of the Policy.
ACOLA does not tolerate inappropriate / unreasonable behaviours, bullying or harassment and has a commitment to investigating and where warranted acting on reported or alleged instances of unreasonable behaviours, bullying or harassment in a prompt and decisive manner.
The ACOLA Board approved the Code of Conduct (Policy), and a process for reviewing allegations that a person/s has breached the Policy. Alleged breaches by external parties should be directed by email to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at firstname.lastname@example.org unless this is not possible or appropriate, refer to the policy Reporting procedures.
ACOLA cannot undertake investigations of alleged breaches except those that deal with internal matters. All other allegations must be supported by the public record of the outcome of an investigation by an organisation with jurisdiction over the complaint, usually an employer.
The details of this policy will evolve over time, in line with workplace and legislation developments.