Council Code of Ethics
(1) It is essential to the proper conduct and operation of the Florida Masonry Education Council, Inc. (herein “Council”), a direct support organization (“DSO”), that its board members, officers, and employees remain independent and impartial and that their position is not used for private gain. Therefore, the Florida Legislature, pursuant to sections 112.3251, 112.313, and 112.3143(2), Florida Statutes (2014), requires a DSO to establish a Code of Ethics that protects against conflicts of interest and establishes standards of conduct for DSO board members, officers and employees in situations where conflicts may arise.
(2) It is the policy of the state that no DSO board member, officer, or employee shall have any interest, financial or otherwise, direct or indirect, or shall incur any obligation of any nature which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his or her duties for the DSO. To implement this policy and strengthen the faith and confidence of the people in DSOs, there is enacted a Code of Ethics setting forth standards of conduct required of Council board members, officers and employees in the performance of their official duties.
The following standards of conduct are enumerated in Chapter 112, Florida Statutes (2014), and are required by section 112.3251, Florida Statutes, to be observed by DSO board members, officers and employees and shall apply to board members, officers, or employees of the Council: