APM revises Code of Professional Conduct



14 April 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced changes to the APM Code of Professional Conduct in order to reinforce public trust and reassurance in the project management profession. The changes automatically apply from 1 April 2016 to all members of APM.

160414-pmwj45-apm-logoAPM is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics for all project professionals. All APM members commit to the APM Code of Professional Conduct which sets out the standards of conduct expected by those working in the profession in line with the APM FIVE Dimensions of Professionalism.

A member is now required to disclose promptly in writing to the Company Secretary of APM if the member is:

  • convicted of a criminal offence which could result on first conviction in a custodial sentence
  • disqualified from acting as a company director or as a charity trustee
  • dismissed from the public sector as a result of a breach of the Civil Service Code, or
  • removed from the membership of another Professional Association

Any notification of such an event will be dealt with in line with the Code’s procedural rules. These rules also apply where there is an allegation of a breach or non-compliance with the Code. A complaint form is to be used to register any allegation of a breach or non-compliance with the Code. The completed form should be sent to APM addressed to the Chief Executive.

When to use the disciplinary process: The disciplinary process relates specifically to apparent breaches of the Code of Professional Conduct and notification of the above items.

Other complaints and concerns: Verbal feedback and complaints will generally be dealt with at the time of receipt or by return through the appropriate member of staff at APM. APM plans to satisfy as many customers as possible at first contact. Where this is not possible, customers will be asked to submit details either by webform, e-mail or letter). A full record is kept of all written feedback and complaints.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

Source: Association for Project Management