FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS believes that the work conditions, wages, and benefits it offers to its employees are competitive with those offered by other employers in this sector and industry. If employees have concerns about work conditions or compensation, they are strongly encouraged to voice these concerns openly and directly to their supervisors and or appropriate Heads.
Our experience has shown that when employees deal openly and directly with supervisors and or appropriate Heads, the work environment can be excellent, communications can be clear, and attitudes can be positive. We believe that FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS amply demonstrates its commitment to employees by responding effectively to employee concerns.
In an effort to protect and maintain direct employer/employee communications, we will do anything we can to protect the right of employees to speak for themselves.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of their immediate supervisor/ Head or the Schools Administrator. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
BUSINESS ETHICS AND CONDUCT
The successful business operation and reputation of FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS is built upon the principles of fair dealing and ethical conduct of our employees. Our reputation for integrity and excellence requires careful observance of the spirit and letter of all applicable laws and regulations, as well as a meticulous regard for the highest standards of conduct and personal integrity.
The continued success of FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS is dependent also upon our clients’ trust and we are dedicated to preserving that trust. Employees owe a duty to FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS, its clients, and all other stakeholders in the Institution, to act in a way that will merit the continued trust and confidence of the public.
FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS will comply with all applicable laws and regulations and expects its directors, officers, and employees (both teaching and non-teaching) to conduct business in accordance with the letter, spirit, and intent of all relevant laws and to refrain from any illegal, dishonest, or unethical conduct.
In general, the use of good judgment, based on high ethical principles, will guide you with respect to lines of acceptable conduct. If a situation arises where it is difficult to determine the proper course of action, the matter should be discussed openly with your immediate supervisor or appropriate Head and, if necessary, with the any of the Executive Managers of the Schools for advice and consultation.
Compliance with this policy of business ethics and conduct is the responsibility of every FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS employee. Disregarding or failing to comply with this standard of business ethics and conduct could lead to disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination of employment.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
A Management Staff shall conduct the Institution’s business and make decisions in the best interest of the Institution. In this regards, employees have an obligation to conduct business within guidelines that prohibit actual or potential conflicts of interest. This policy establishes only the framework within which FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS wishes the institution to operate. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide general direction so that employees can seek further clarification on issues related to the subject of acceptable standards of operation. However as a basic rule and a guide to employees, it must be underscored that, no employee shall engage in any business or activity which conflict with the interest of the Schools, or which interferes with the employee’s ability to act in the best interest of the Institution.
Contact the Principal for more information or questions about conflicts of interest.
In exceptional and or peculiar cases, where appropriate permissions are sought and granted (by Executive Management of the Schools) for employees to transactions any form of business within the Schools, this shall be conducted within a framework established and controlled by the Executive Management of FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS.
Commercial dealings with outside businesses should not result in unusual gains for those businesses. Unusual gain refers to bribes, product bonuses, special fringe benefits, unusual price breaks, and other windfalls designed to ultimately benefit the employer, the employee, or both. Promotional plans that could be interpreted to involve unusual gain require specific executive-level approval.
Among other instances it must be emphasized that an actual or potential conflict of interest may also occur when an employee is in a position to influence a decision that may result in a personal gain for that employee or for a relative because of FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS’ business dealings. For the purposes of this policy, a relative is any person who is related by blood or marriage, or whose relationship with the employee is similar to that of persons who are related by blood or marriage.
No “presumption of guilt” is created by the mere existence of a relationship with outside firms. However, if employees have any influence on transactions involving purchases, contracts, or leases, it is imperative that they disclose to the Executive Management of FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS as soon as possible the existence of any actual or potential conflict of interest so that safeguards can be established to protect all parties.
Personal gain may result not only in cases where an employee or relative has a significant ownership in a firm with which FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS does business, but also when an employee or relative receives any kickback, bribe, substantial gift, or special consideration as a result of any transaction or business dealings involving FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS.
Employees may hold outside jobs as long as
- They are Part Time Staff
- The job does not in any way conflict with their employment with Flowers Gay Schools and they meet the performance standards of their job with the SCHOOLS.
All employees will be judged by the same performance standards and will be subject to FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS scheduling demands, regardless of any existing outside work requirements/ or commitments.
If FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS determines that an employee’s outside work/ or commitments interfere with performance or the ability to meet the requirements of FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS as they are modified from time to time, the employee shall be asked to terminate the outside employment if he or she wishes to remain with FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS.
Outside employment that constitutes a conflict of interest is prohibited.
Employees may not receive any income or material gain from individuals outside FLOWERS GAY SCHOOLS for materials produced or services rendered while performing their jobs.