Professional Standards Consultation started

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Tēnā koutou members

As I stated in my AGM 2021 speech, in 2019 this Association amended its Constitution, with a comprehensive set of complaints and grievance procedures, including provision for the establishment of a disciplinary committee.

It is now time for these procedures and the disciplinary committee to happen.

I am pleased to be able to present the consultation process for members to provide feedback on the behaviour and conduct standards and the policy to establish the disciplinary committee which will govern the practice of members of this Association (not Fire and Emergency), and that of UFBA employees.

The UFBA Professional Standards are comprised of the following three draft policies, which you are encouraged to read on our website www.ufba.org.nz/ProfessionalStandards, prior to starting the consultation survey.

  1. Disciplinary and Complaints Committee Processes and Procedures Policy
  2. Code of Professional Membership Behaviour Policy
  3. Employee code of conduct, disciplinary processes, and procedures Policy

This consultation will be open from 9:00am Monday 28 March 2022, running for four weeks till Monday 25 April 2022 at 5:00pm. You will receive an email from AskYourTeam, with a survey link, allowing you to submit your feedback anonymously. We also have a dedicated email address: consultation@ufba.org.nz which you are welcome to send through any further comments on the Professional Standards.

We ask members to read the material and provide your feedback through this anonymous consultation process. Your feedback supports the robustness of these policies, by ensuring they are relevant and understood by the membership.  

When implemented, the Professional Standards will lead to more satisfactory outcomes, and certainty of the process for all in a situation when matters relating to personal conduct arise. We expect to be able to share the finalised documents late-May 2022.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Nāku iti nei, nā

Hon. Peter Dunne
Board Chair