Code of Ethics Complaint

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					               CFESA Code of Ethics Complaint Process


A. Complaints may be filed against CFESA members for violations of the
   CFESA Code of Ethics.

B. The complaint must be filed in writing and addressed to the Executive
   Director. The complaint must contain the following language as the final
   paragraph of the complaint. The complaint must be signed by the
   complainant, stating their title, along with the Owner of the company if
   not the same person.

          “I declare that to the best of my (our) knowledge and belief, my
          (our) allegations in this complaint are true. I agree not to hold
          CFESA or any member of the Executive committee or board,
          liable for the outcome of said complaint. I also understand that a
          copy of this complaint and any documentation submitted to
          support the complaint will be submitted to the alleged violating
          member for response.”

    The Executive Director will distribute the complaint to the committee for
   handling. Any member of the Executive committee or Board, whose
   company is involved in a case before the committee, will be excused from
   any involvement with the committee or the Board on the matter.

C. The complaint shall include the following information:

      a. Description of the violation and specific point of the code that was
         violated.

      b. Documentation (proof) of the violation.


D. The committee shall review the complaint and determine if it has merit or
   not. If it does they will follow the process set out in remainder of this
   document. If it does not, they will notify the complainant with an
   explanation of the reasoning why.

E. The complaint, having been found to have merit, shall be copied and sent
   to the person alleged to have committed the infraction. They shall be
   given 15 calendar days in which to respond IN WRITING to the
   complaint. The response shall include all supporting documentation.
      Failure to respond within the prescribed period of time may result in a
      disciplinary action.

   F. The complainant should then receive a copy of the response from the
      alleged offending party and given 15 calendar days to respond in writing.
      (This needs to be handled in a manner which maintains a tone of
      neutrality, not presuming innocence or guilt of either party)

   G. A copy of the complaint and the two responses shall be sent to the CFESA
      Executive Committee for review. Upon due consideration, the Executive
      Committee will render its opinion to the CFESA Board of Directors. All
      decisions involving a complaint shall be based on factual information
      presented to the Executive Committee. The opinion of the Executive
      Committee, the complaint and the two responses will be submitted to
      CFESA’s legal counsel for review prior to the special meeting of the Board
      of Directors.

   H. At the next scheduled meeting or by a special meeting called by the Board
      President, the Board shall rule on the complaint and these findings shall
      be reported immediately to all concerned parties.


Approved August 27, 2006