The National Payroll Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct provides principles of professional conduct by which Members will conduct themselves.
The Code of Professional Conduct provides minimum standards of professional behaviour for Institute's Members. They apply to all Members and Students of the Institute.
Read on to learn more about these standards
A Member shall be subject to disciplinary action under the Discipline Process of the Association for any offence which constitutes a breach of professional conduct.
A Member who has been found guilty or granted an absolute or conditional discharge of any criminal or similar offence which may cast doubt as to that Member's honesty, integrity or professional competence, shall promptly inform the Institute in writing of the conviction, finding of guilt or discharge, as the case may be, when the right of appeal has been exhausted or expired. In such cases, the Member may be charged under the discipline process with professional misconduct by the Professional Conduct Committee. In such cases, satisfactory evidence of the conviction, finding of guilt or discharge issued by any competent court shall be sufficient evidence of the conviction and the perpetration of the offence.
Unprofessional or similar offences may include, but are not limited to, the following offences:
The Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee will convene a meeting of the Committee to conduct an investigation. The Committee must submit a written report to the Chair within 30 days of completion of the investigation. The Professional Conduct Committee will recommend through the Chair to the Board of Directors of the Institute, the recommended actions, which could include the suspension or termination of membership. The President will give the Board’s decision to all parties within 30 days of receiving this report.
Academic Honesty Policy
The policy established by the National Payroll Institute’s Certification Department that outlines the responsibilities of those in academic study with the Association.
The Board of Directors of the National Payroll Institute.
The Code of Professional Conduct of the Institution, as amended from time to time.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
The formal process as defined by the NPI's Board of Directors whereby members who have attained the NPI certifications are required to earn credit hours of new professional learning based on established criteria.
A Member is a person or party as defined within Section 4.1 of the Institute’s By-Laws.
Professional Conduct Committee
The Committee established by the Institute to monitor this Code.
Any services performed or offered to be performed by a Member for an employee or employer, where the public or the Member’s employer is entitled to rely on the Member’s Membership in the Institute as giving particular competence.
An individual who is enrolled in the Institute’s program of professional studies. A student must observe these Rules except where the wording of any Rule makes it clear that it specifically relates to Members or there is a specific exception made in a particular rule.