Code of Ethics
JCCEO Community Action Code of Ethics
We, as Community Action Professionals, dedicate ourselves to eliminating poverty in the midst of plenty in this nation by opening to everyone the opportunity for education and training; the opportunity for work; and the opportunity to live in decency and dignity; and with respect for cultural diversity, commit ourselves to:
Recognize that the chief function of the Community Action movement at all times is to serve the best interests of the poor, thereby serving the best interests of all people.
Accept as a personal duty the responsibility to keep up to date on emerging issues and to conduct ourselves with professional competence, fairness, impartiality, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Respect the structure and responsibilities of the board of directors, provide therm with facts and advice as a basis for their making policy decisions, and uphold an implement policies adopted by the board of directors.
Keep the community informed about issues affecting the poor; facilitate communication by the poor with locally elected public officials and the private sector.
Conduct our organizational and operational duties with positive leadership exemplified by open communication, creativity, dedication, and compassion.
Exercise whatever discretionary authority we have under the law to promote the interests of the poor.
Lead the Community Action movement with respect, concern, courtesy, and responsiveness, recognizing that service to the poor is beyond service to oneself.
Demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity, truthfulness, honesty, and fortitude in all our Community Action activities in order to inspire confidence and trust in the Community Action movement.
Serve in such a way that we do not realize undue personal gain from the performance of our professional duties.
Avoid any interest or activity that is in conflict with the conduct of official duties.
Respect and protect privileged information to which we have access in the course of official duties.
Strive for professional excellence and encourage the professional development of our associates, including those seeking to become certified Community Action professionals.
Child Development Services and Community Services
JCCEO300 Eighth Avenue, WestBirmingham, Alabama 35204-3039Phone: 205-327-7500Fax: 205-326-4179
JCCEO considers applicants for all services without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.USDA Non-Discrimination StatementIn accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1) Mail: U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410;(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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