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POLICY:

All NOCAC Head Start staff, consultants, contractors and volunteers must abide by the program’s standards of conduct. 

PROCEDURES:

All NOCAC Head Start staff, All NOCAC Head Start staff, consultants, contractors, and volunteers must read and sign the NOCAC Head Start Standards of Conduct.

The program will ensure that all NOCAC Head Start staff, consultants, contractors, and volunteers abide by the program’s standards of conduct by using the following procedures:

NOCAC Head Start Staff:

  • The NOCAC Standards of Conduct will be reviewed with all staff annually at all staff orientation by the Head Start/ECE Director.
  • The Center Managers will review the Standards of Conduct with their staff who is not present at the all staff orientation and sending the signed original to the Executive Director to be tracked and filed in the staff person’s Personnel File.
  • After reviewing the Standards of Conduct with all staff it is signed by the staff person and the Head Start/ECE Director.
  • One copy of the signed Standards of Conduct remains with the staff person.
  • The original signed Standards of Conduct is tracked by the Executive Director and put into the staff person’s Personnel File.

Monitoring of NOCAC Head Start staff Standards of Conduct forms:

  • Within 2 weeks of the all staff orientation the Executive Director will email a list of staff that is missing signed Standards of Conducts to the Center Managers and the Head Start/ECE Director.
  • The Center Managers will send the original of the signed Standards of Conducts to the Executive Director to be tracked and filed in the staff person’s Personnel File.

New Employee:

  • The NOCAC Standards of Conduct will be reviewed with each new employee at new employee orientation by the Head Start/ECE Director and annually at the all staff orientation thereafter.
  • After reviewing the Standards of Conduct with the new employee it is signed by the new employee and the Head Start/ECE Director.
  • One copy of the signed Standards of Conduct remains with the staff person.
  • The original signed Standards of Conduct is tracked by the Executive Director and put into the staff person’s Personnel File.

Consultants, Contractors, and Volunteers:

  • Consultants, contractors and volunteers will sign a Standards of Conduct before their service begins.
  • The NOCAC Standards of Conduct will be reviewed with each Consultant, Contractor, or Volunteer by the management staff person responsible for the Consultant, Contractor, or Volunteer.
  • After reviewing the Standards of Conduct with the Consultant, Contractor, or Volunteer it is signed by the Consultant, Contractor, or Volunteer and the management staff person responsible for the Consultant, Contractor, or Volunteer.
  • One copy of the signed Standards of Conduct remains with the Consultant, Contractor, or Volunteer.
  • The original signed Standards of Conduct is kept in the Consultant, Contractor, or Volunteer’s file.
  • The original signed Standards of Conduct for all Consultants and Contractors is tracked by the Head Start/ECE Director and put into the Consultants or Contractors file.
  • The original signed Standards of Conduct for all Volunteers is tracked by the Center Manger and put into the Volunteer’s file.
  • The above process is repeated annually if the Consultant, Contractor, or Volunteer returns to the program.

All employees, Policy Council and Board members receive the Standards of Conduct Policy and sign acknowledgement and disclosure.

Violation of Standards of Conduct will result in:

For NOCAC Head Start staff, violation of any or all portions listed herein will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

For volunteers, violation of any or all portions listed herein will result in the immediate termination of voluntary service.

For consultants, contractors, violation of any or all portions listed herein will result in the immediate termination of all contractual agreements.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1302.90 (c)
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    
Adopted with Board & Policy Council Approvals:    
Revised with Board & Policy Council Approvals: