All Dispute Resolution Staff (DROs) will strive to avoid any conflict of interest between the interests of the Organisation on the one hand, and personal, professional, and business interests on the other. This includes avoiding actual conflicts of interest as well as the perception of conflicts of interest.
The purpose of this policy is to protect the integrity of QASSS’ decision-making process, to enable our stakeholders to have confidence in our integrity, and to protect the integrity and reputation of staff.
Examples of conflicts of interest include:
Upon appointment, each DRO will make a full, written disclosure of interests, such as relationships, and posts held, that could potentially result in a conflict of interest. This written disclosure will be kept on file and will be updated as appropriate.
Where a conflict of interest arises the Senior ADR Officials (SADROs) are to be notified. The complaint will then be re-allocated. A written log detailing each conflict of interest will be maintained by the SADROs and will be made available to the Competent Authority (CTSI) upon request.
This policy is meant to supplement good judgment, and staff should respect its spirit as well as its wording.
Date Adopted by Chief Executive Officer – 28th May 2018