Limitation on Outside Professional Activities
QRS encourages staff to become involved in knowledge and technology transfer activities to benefit not only the staff member’s continual professional development, but also QRS and their registered clients.
However the knowledge and the technology transfer process can create potential conflict of interest, particularly when there is opportunity for personal gains on the part of the member of staff or any agents assisting in transfer.Staff must not allow other activities to detract from their obligation to QRS. a member of staff must not have significant outside managerial responsibilities such as directorship, nor provide and consultancy services to QRS clients.
A member of impartiality committee should avoid getting into a position where his\her private interest conflict with QRS.
Guideline for Policy Implementation
Untitled-13All members of the staff, including must initially certified their compliance with this policy by signing a confidentiality agreement, and update their declaration if appropriate when circumstances changes. In signing this agreement each member of staff undertake to disclose any existing or potential conflict of interest. If a member of staff’s circumstances changes during a year, a revised attachment to the confidentiality agreement shall be completed as soon as possible after the member of staff is aware of the changes in circumstance. Appeal of decision should be made to the General Manager in writing, who may refer the appeal to the impartiality committee.