Ethics and Professional Standards Task Force

Committee Members

Isabel Calderon, Mars, Inc.

Jessica Kuchta-Miller, JD, CO-OP, Washington University in St. Louis

Monique McKay, Florida Gulf Coast University

David Miller, PhD, The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

 

Mission

This task force identifies, defines and provides guidance to the Board on the ethical principles and standards of practice for organizational ombudsman professionals. It will review and propose to the board updates to IOA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics to assure that they are consistent with legal and professional developments, IOA Bylaws and membership criteria. This includes undertaking research to better understand the nature of the professional activities of those organizational ombudsmen who are unable to adhere to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as compared to the nature of the professional activities of those who do adhere to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

Priorities

This task force will help to support:

  • Goal 1.5 by supporting, promoting, and reinforcing the Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, and best practices.
  • Goals 3.4 and 3.5 by improving membership recruitment and retention and support growth and development of offices.
  • Goal 5.1 in supporting statutory rights for Organizational Ombudsman.