OF THE ETHICS
THAT MAKE UP
IS A PROPERTY
For those who may not know, if a member
of IREM is accused of failing to live up to the
goes through a rigorous process that ensures it is
handled with great care and dignity for all parties
PASSION FOR THE PROCESS
Board hearing, I found myself sitting among a most
impressive cross-section of IREM Members during
a Leadership and Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. There were past national presidents, local
chapter leaders, residential managers, commercial
managers, you name it. About the only thing we all
important task as seriously as possible. The board
members had all done their homework, were thoroughly engaged and asked questions of the parties
present that were comprehensive and always without a trace of prejudice or bias.
The Board’s deliberation was done in such a
way that allowed every single member of the Ethics Hearing and Discipline Board a voice and
a chance to ask questions and discuss the issues
with each other. Both the Complainant’s and the
Respondent’s points of view were thoroughly discussed. Their statements were weighed and, perhaps most importantly, IREM’s Professional Code of
Ethics was continuously referred to as we worked to
render a decision on each of the alleged violations.
A RENEWED APPRECIATION
In fact, I came away feeling better about our organization than I ever had. Here’s why: I felt I
was part of an organization that protects me by
maintaining the standards and integrity represented by the individual CPM, ARM and ACoM
credentials, as well as by individual IREM memberships and the AMO accreditation.
The process itself is described in great detail at www.irem.org/ethics. I urge you to take
a look at the means by which cases are determined. What is not described in that process,
however, and what many may not understand,
is the care with which these issues are handled.
The members of the Ethics Hearing and Discipline Board participate because they have high
regard for the principles that make up the Code.
This drives them to be meticulous in their reviews, to consider all perspectives and to hand
down decisions that are fair and objective.
IN GOOD HANDS
As IREM Members, we have a duty to uphold
the Code. Additionally, we have a duty to report
any violations of the Code. Rest assured that alleged ethics infractions are given due process,
and know that IREM volunteers are working
hard to ensure that the CPM, ARM, ACoM
and AMO credentials, as well as IREM membership, continue to represent the best of our
TO THE CODE