The OCA represents outstanding members of our profession. However, in rare instances, the standards of professionalism of one doesn’t reflect our members’ expectations. Therefore, the OCA established a new time-limited Code of Conduct Task Force to help advise the OCA Board of Directors on criteria and processes that codify the discipline and expulsion of OCA members in extraordinary circumstances.
The responsibilities of the Code of Conduct Task Force are to:
- Recommend written policies and bylaw amendments related to standards of conduct and behaviour and actions that violate OCA policies and bylaws.
- Evaluate the current member discipline and expulsion process and recommend improvements, including provisions for a progressive discipline approach.
- Evaluate grounds for automatic termination of membership and recommend improvements.
- Consult with members to ensure a common understanding of member discipline and expulsion.