IHRMP Inaugurates Ethics Committee

IHRMP Inaugurates Ethics Committee

Mr. John Wilson (3rd left – front row), and Mr. John Warmann (middle) pose with the Ethics Committee members and other members of the Institute after the inauguration

The Institute of Human Resources Management Practitioners (IHRMP) has inaugurated a seven-member Ethics Committee to oversee and set standards for the members of the Institute.

The committee, which will also set procedures and operational guidelines for the members of the Institute, was inaugurated at a colorful ceremony in Accra.

The Ethics Committee has John Warmann as its chairman and Dr. Mrs. Esther Offei Aboagye as vice chairman.

Other members are Henry Atta Paidoo, Dr. Edward Kwapong, Dr. Enyonam Kudonoo, Sika Tetteh and Alex Williams.

Inaugurating the committee, John Wilson said, “This committee is established to promote and ensure right standards and behaviour amongst members. The Code of Ethics document which is to be reviewed by the Committee will serve as the guiding principles in all of the committee’s deliberations.”

The president added that the introduction of the Code of Ethics, the first of its kind, is very timely.

“The Code has been adopted to promote and maintain the highest standards of service and conduct for all persons the Institute has recognized members and certified to use its certification marks in areas of professional responsibility, professional development and ethical leadership, ensuring fairness and justice, handling conflict of Interest issues and promoting the use of information to build trust among members and organization constituents,” he said.

The Ethic Committee has been mandated to fine-tune the ratified Code of Ethics, set standards and procedures (operational guidelines), ensure adherence to Code of Ethics as a condition of membership and certification and investigate complaints of alleged professional misconduct by members lodged by their employers.

Mr. Warmann gave the assurance that the committee would work assiduously and called on the National Governing Council and all HR practitioners in the country to support them in the discharge of their duties.