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CODE OF ETHICS
Bulgarian Association for People Management

 

This Code contains morally ethical rules of conduct for members of the Bulgarian Association for People Management and constitutes a recommended act for all other specialists in the management of persons operating on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.


PART ONE
The members of the BAPM Association are guided by common values ​​and principles in their work and their relationship in the guild

I. VALUES

Article 1. Professionalism, competence and personal development

The members of the association BAPM adhere to the highest ethical standards and give a personal example of respecting the universal human and professional moral norms. They have an education corresponding to their activity, build and develop their professional knowledge and skills through further qualification, know the normative framework in the field of labor law and respect and disseminate the principle of lifelong learning.

Art. Independence, impartiality and transparency

The members of the BAPM Association are independent in decision-making in the course of their work and do not succumb to unregulated direct or indirect influences from public bodies, employers, partners or other persons related to their activity, natural or legal persons.
The members of the BAPM Association perceive, appreciate and treat each physical or legal person impartially - through consistently building a personal opinion - without prejudices, prejudices or predisposition. Through their behavior they do not express privileges, favorites or underestimations and discrimination on any grounds - sex, age, race, ethnic origin, religion or political affiliation or sexual orientation, social status, public status or property status.
Members of the BAPM Association promote transparency and free exchange of information by sharing openly, fairly and thoroughly the meaningful one.
Art.3. Sustainability, trust and teamwork

The members of the BAPM Association work purposefully to build sustainable relationships with stakeholders (individuals or legal entities - employees, employers, partners, clients, institutions, organizations, etc.), including the collection and use of best practices, the search for innovative methods of improvement of activity and maintenance of balance and development of the network of personal or professional contacts within the activity. They strive to build trust and sustained cooperation with all stakeholders - through their behavior, attitudes and actions, by building and building collaborative teamwork.

Article 4. Commitment, tolerance and social responsibility
 
The members of the BAPM Association are personally and professionally engaged in their work - confessing and sharing all the values ​​and principles of the profession, they identify with them as individuals, purposefully promote them both in their professional activity and in daily practice, as well as in informal communication.
The members of the BAPM Association work for the benefit of society for the protection of human health and the environment. They strive to integrate minority groups or disadvantaged people into the labor market by promoting the creation of appropriate jobs and relationships based on mutual assistance and the preservation of the dignity of all citizens. They also do not allow for child labor or forced labor.

Art.5. Compliance and striving for excellent service quality

The members of the BAPM Association respect the legal framework, the association's statutes and all professional standards, and in their duty to ensure that their actions are lawful. They protect professional secrecy and confidentiality, protect personal data, express loyalty to all stakeholders, prevent corruption and abuse of office, avoid conflicts of interest, demonstrate professional attitude to competition, promote the sharing of ethical professional practices for human resources development, and managing people.
II. RELATIONS BETWEEN THE MEMBERS OF BAPM ASSOCIATION

Art.6. Mutual assistance and exchange of good practices

The members of the BAPM Association support the training of colleagues, share their experience with them and contribute to their specialization and improvement.

Art.7. Respect and collegiality

In their relations with the members of BAPM and colleagues from the professional community, the members of the association BAUH show respect, honesty and collegiality, preventing behavior that damages the dignity and rights of the individual person. Good practice prevents human resources management and development professionals from alienating colleagues by publicly evaluating and / or criticizing their work or by speaking against their person or activity.
In the event of a dispute between members of the BAPM Association, whether it be a moral ethical professional dispute or a dispute of another nature, they shall endeavor to settle it voluntarily, respecting the principles of mutual understanding, partnership and tolerance. If they are unable to resolve the dispute, they shall seek the assistance of the Professional Ethics Committee of BAPM.

Art.8. Actions in favor of the professional community

Members of the BAPM Association do not engage in unfair competition or such as to harm the good reputation of the profession or to harm the BAPM, a member or other professional of the guild or community.
The members of the BAPM Association make a difference when they act in professional and personal quality and do not allow personal interests to determine professional decisions.

Article 9. Fair competition, ethical relationships and improved working conditions

The members of the BAPM Association do not use their position and contacts established in the community and professional relationships to secure a business advantage or a pecuniary benefit to a company from which they are employed under an employment or civil contract in violation of this Code or the rules of good faith competition.
The relations of the members of the BAUH with the representatives of the employees and with the trade unions should be based on partnership, tolerance and mutual respect, in the interest of achieving the common goals and improving the working conditions.

Art.10. Promoting the profession, ethical principles and practices

The members of the BAPM Association make public statements about the activity and the profession by adhering to the basic principles of behavior, ensuring the preservation of the prestige of the profession in the society and being convinced of the truthfulness of the statements they make to the society.
The members of the association BAPM seek to support each other, to adhere to these ethical rules and to promote them.

PART TWO
COMMISSION on professional ethics
to the Bulgarian Association for People Management

Art. Status
 
The Professional Ethics Committee is an independent body of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, whose aim is to achieve self-regulation in the sphere of human resources management and development in Bulgaria. It is the body that handles decisions on complaints or self-referral and determines whether the conduct complies with this Code. The Commission strives to resolve objectively and impartially all cases that have been raised for decision, violating the rules of ethics.

Art. 12. Functions

/ 1 / The Professional Ethics Committee monitors the implementation and observance of the Code of Ethics of the Bulgarian Association for People Management.
/ 2 / The Professional Ethics Committee adopts and submits for discussion suggestions for changes in the Code of Ethics of the Bulgarian Association for People Management.
/ 3 / The Professional Ethics Committee shall initiate complaints proceedings by members of the BAPM or third persons or in the assessment of the grounds for self-referral in publicly disclosed data for breaches of the Code.
(4) The Professional Ethics Committee is entitled to propose exclusion of BAPM members to the Management Board when a member of the association violates the provisions of the Code.
/ 5 / The Professional Ethics Committee shall cooperate fully and assist the Management Board and the General Assembly of the members of the BAUH in the activities that concern the Association as a whole.
/ 6 / The Professional Ethics Committee is also responsible for the promotion and implementation of good practices in the field.

Art. 13. Composition

/ 1 / The Professional Ethics Committee shall be composed of 5 members and shall be elected by the General Assembly of the members of the Association for a term of 3 (three) years.
/ 2 / The members of the Commission may not simultaneously be members of other bodies of the BAPM.
/ 3 / A member of the Professional Ethics Committee may be only a member of BAPM who has experience and proven professional experience of at least ten (10) years in the field of human resource management and enjoys good repute regarding the observance of ethical norms of the profession.
(4) The chairperson of the Commission for Professional Ethics shall be elected at its first meeting by the members of the Commission.
(5) The Commission shall adopt Rules of Procedure and organization of its work in accordance with the law, the Statute of the BAPM and this Code.
Art. 14. Membership selection procedure

/ 1 / Members of the Professional Ethics Committee may be nominated only by members of the BAUH or personally by the candidates themselves.
/ 2 / Nominations shall be submitted to the official electronic address of the BAPM or in paper form at the headquarters of the BAPM with enclosed curriculum vitae of the nominated person and brief motives.
/ 3 / All nominations received are published in alphabetical order on the website of the BAPM seven calendar days before the meeting of the General Assembly and a link to them is sent to the members for information.
/ 4 / All nominees submit their applications to the General Assembly of the members of BAPM.
/ 5 / The term of office of a Member of the Commission may be terminated earlier in the following cases:
- At the person's written request;
- Death, health or other circumstances that constitute a factual inability to exercise the functions;
- Termination of membership in BAUH;
- Breach of the Code established by Commission decision;
- In case of a systematic absence from Commission meetings, which is considered to be more than three meetings per calendar year.
/ 6 / In case of early termination of the mandate of a member of the Commission, it shall be replaced until the expiry of the mandate by the candidate who has received the most votes in the election of the General Assembly of the members of the BAPM. If there is no person who has been nominated and received votes, the composition of the Commission shall be filled in by the General Assembly at a subsequent meeting.

PART THREE
Procedure for detecting violations of the Code

Art.15. The Code is brought to the attention of all members of the BAPM, for information and implementation, and its content is guaranteed by public announcement on the association's website.

Article 16. Alerts about breaches of the Code of Ethics may be filed by members of the BAPM and other interested parties.

Art.17. Each signal should be submitted in writing, electronically or in paper form, to the official e-mail address of the BAPM or in paper form at the office of the association, duly and consistently exposing the facts about the nature of the offense and the perpetrator.

Article 18. Anonymous or verbal signals are not considered.

Art. 19. The disputes between members of the BAPM of a moral or ethical nature shall be considered by the Committee of Professional Ethics of the Association.

Art. 20. The Chairperson of the Professional Ethics Committee of the BDU shall be obliged to convene a meeting within ten working days after receipt of the signal.

Article 21. The Professional Ethics Committee of the BAPM appoints a rapporteur on the file, which receives explanations from the parties, and gathers relevant evidence. The Rapporteur makes a written statement (decision) to the Commission after requesting explanations from the parties directly or indirectly concerned and verifying all the circumstances and evidence gathered.

Article 22. The Commission may appoint a new rapporteur to further clarify the circumstances, if necessary.

Article 23. Within 60 working days of receipt of the alert, the Commission shall take a decision. Where, for objective reasons, the time limit can not be met, the Commission is obliged to notify the parties of the delay by setting a new time limit within which it will issue a decision.

Article 24. The members of the BAPM shall provide the Commission with all available information and documents, which are requested by the association, subject to the rules of professional, commercial and personal data protection.

FINAL PROVISIONS

Single paragraph. This Code was adopted at a meeting of the General Assembly of the members of the Bulgarian Association for People Management on 13.11.2018, entered into force within 30 days from its adoption and is published on the Association's website.
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