Introduce yourself, the scenario, and any
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applicable housekeeping items.
SETTING DISCUSSION NORMS
Review discussion “ground rules,” which should
DISPLAY THIS SLIDE: include
• honoring the experiences of others;
• maintaining the confidentiality of what is
• committing full participation during
FUNDRAISING AT THE OFFICE This slide “tells the story,” which you or a
CASE SUMMARY volunteer employee should read aloud.
DISPLAY THIS SLIDE: As the facilitator, be sure to review the details
of the employee’s situation and subsequent
actions before moving on to the next slide.
Ensure that any personal stories employees
wish to share are stories that relate to the
scenario being presented.
RESPONSES FOR QUESTIONS
What would you do if you were Jackie?
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among the group.
Are Jackie’s actions appropriate?
• While Jackie’s volunteer and fundraising efforts are admirable, it
is inappropriate and against Tyco policy to use company email to
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What are the potential issues with and consequences of her
• Asking office-mates for donations may cause them to feel
pressured into giving, even when they may not have the means,
or desire, to do so. This is of particular concern given Jackie’s
• Using Tyco equipment, network resources, and time as a means
to solicit these donations is also inappropriate and could result in
Would the circumstances be different if
in her emails, she’s careful to say that there is no pressure to
donate, and that she just wants to make people aware of the
No. Jackie is not permitted to solicit donations using Tyco
equipment or publications.
she uses her personal email to send the message, and includes
only the office-mates who are also her friends?
No. Even if unintended, we don’t want employees to feel
pressured into making a pledge when they may not have the
means, or desire, to do so.
she only sends an email from work to her friends and family?
No. Tyco does not allow solicitation for individuals’ causes while at
work. Company equipment should not be used to solicit
contributions for these purposes.
FUNDRAISING AT THE OFFICE It is important to note that Tyco encourages
GUIDELINES volunteer work and support of local charities as
part of our mission within the following
DISPLAY THIS SLIDE: • All donations to and participation in local
charities and charity events must be cleared
through the regional business location
manager and legal counsel.
• Donations and participation in charities must
be consistent with Tyco’s delegation of
authority for such actions.
• Employees may represent Tyco only with the
prior approval of the Public Affairs Office or
Regional Compliance Counsel. Contact should
be coordinated with the Public Affairs Office.
Refer employees to Tyco’s Political Activities
policy for more information.
FUNDRAISING AT THE OFFICE • Make any closing statements that you feel
LESSONS LEARNED are appropriate given the audience and their
reactions and discussion regarding this topic
and case study.
DISPLAY THIS SLIDE: • Summarize the discussions you heard.
• Take this opportunity to reinforce the points
made earlier about an employee acting in
accordance with Tyco’s values and ethics.
• Reiterate Tyco’s Political Activities policy as it
relates to the issues and consequences
discussed in the case study.
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Remind employees that they are not alone in
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their decision-making, and that it is important
that they raise questions when they have them.
DISPLAY THIS SLIDE: Reinforce the resources available to all
employees in the event a concern needs to be