Employees should not allow their responsibilities outside of work to create a conflict of interest. If an employee has an opportunity to serve on a board or committee in our community, they should first weigh the possibility of conflict. If conflict of interest is unavoidable, the employee should decline such offers to serve.
In cases where family members of employees are employed by or serve on committees of our suppliers, competitors, etc. you are required to notify human resources to make a formal notice of such association. A permanent record may be made and placed in your file. In this way, we can avoid potential scenarios which can be damaging to the reputation of the employee and our Company.
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