Ethical conduct by all officers, employees, and contractors is essential to being a responsible and reputable government contractor. In turn, it fosters excellent client satisfaction and project success.
Our commitment to integrity, ethical conduct, and fair dealing is at the core of our business practice. All company officers, employees, and consultants are expected to maintain high ethical standards and to comply fully with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. We provide multiple education opportunities in ethics and compliance each year, and proactively address ethics and compliance issues when they arise, reporting them to the appropriate Government authorities when necessary.
In early 2008, we formalized our Corporate Ethics and Compliance Program to document high ethical standards we expect from our officers, employees, and contractors and to educate our people on ethics and compliance issues that may arise in their day-to-day work with the Government. The program includes a Code of Conduct, policies and procedures, annual and ad hoc training, and an Ethics Hotline available 24 hours a day to report ethics and compliance issues.
Management and Ethical Business Practices
Our management team creates and maintains an ethical corporate environment. This team shapes our ethics policies and expectations and serves as examples of proper ethical behavior.
Employment Eligibility Verification
Since 2008, we have actively participated in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program to verify the employment eligibility of all employees to work in the United States. 100% of our employees have been verified through the program.
Code of Conduct
Our commitment to integrity, ethical conduct, and fair dealing is at the core of our business practice.
All Company officers, employees, and consultants are expected to maintain high ethical standards and to comply fully with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. The Code of Conduct provides guidance to all officers, employees, and consultants to carry out this commitment in day-to-day business dealings. Every employee and subcontractor signs the Code of Conduct upon hiring and re-signs annually to ensure complete understanding and compliance with Arc Aspicio’s ethical principles.
- Standards of Conduct and Professionalism – We expect all officers, employees, and subcontractors to maintain certain standards of ethical professional behavior and conduct. In all dealings with the public and with each other, all company staff and subcontractors are expected to respect the dignity of each individual and to perform their duties with the highest degree of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and dedication to the best interests of the Company. This includes sections on Anti-Harassment, Equal Opportunity, Confidentiality, Non-Competition, and Intellectual Property Rights.
- Working with the Federal Government – Our business practice focuses on providing services to Federal Government agencies, Government prime contractors, or higher tier subcontractors whose services are ultimately provided to the Government. Working in the Government marketplace requires companies to abide by certain rules and regulations not generally applicable in the commercial realm. Specific areas include conflicts of interest, bribery and corruption, antitrust, confidentiality, time reporting and compliance.
- Duty to Report and Ethics Hotline – It is the duty of every employee and subcontractor to report any violation of the Code of Conduct or any Federal regulation. To safeguard the ability of an employee to report violations, Arc Aspicio provides various confidential methods of reporting ethical violations and asking questions. Our company also ensures that no retaliation or retribution will be taken for reporting an ethics violation. If any employee in any way discriminates against an employee for reporting a matter, they will be subject to disciplinary action.