Our customers and co-workers expect honest and ethical conduct from each Invertix employee every day. The intent of the ethics policy is to set forth clearly our standards of ethical conduct, in an effort to reaffirm our shared commitment to our core values, as defined in this manual. Generally, in the performance of their duties, employees of the Company are expected to make every effort to meet ethical standards and to avoid any actions that may create even the appearance of violating the law and ethical standards.
Employees shall adhere to all equal opportunity laws/regulations. Employees 1) shall not engage in outside employment that conflicts with Invertix policies or interests, or employment that is competitive to Invertix; 2) shall not accept anything of monetary value from any entity (company or individual) in excess of $25 per calendar year; 3) shall not disclose confidential or proprietary Company information; 4) shall not knowingly make unauthorized commitments on behalf of the Company; and 5) shall not engage in behavior that could be interpreted as constituting a conflict of interest.
The company prides itself on the high standards of excellence embodied by our operating principles. We expect our employees to personify these ideals in their dealing with persons both inside and outside the company. The following standards of conduct is intended to provide guidelines for the professional, ethical, legal, and socially responsible behavior we expect of our employees.
All employees are expected to perform their duties effectively and efficiently; to follow Invertix rules and their supervisor's directives; to display loyalty and integrity; and to avoid conduct that is illegal, improper, or otherwise brings discredit or interferes with efficient operation. Any employee who acts in a manner inconsistent with these basic principles is subject to discipline, up to and including termination. Responsibility for imposing proper discipline rests in the first instance with an employee's supervisor, but senior management will ordinarily review situations involving serious discipline or termination as well.
In situations where Invertix believes that the problems with an employee's performance may be corrected in a reasonable time, Invertix may choose to place the employee on probation, giving him/her notice of deficiencies in performance and an opportunity to correct them.
Invertix may terminate an employee immediately for serious misconduct, including but not limited to dishonesty, insubordination, illegal conduct, serious deviations from rules and procedures (including those involving safety), nonperformance of duties, or any other conduct that significantly interferes with the efficient operation of Invertix.
As a company, we expect that all employees will treat one another with respect and dignity. Equal opportunity and fair treatment extend to all employees. Invertix specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. These principles apply to all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay, benefits, transfers, and workforce reductions. In addition to full compliance with all Equal Employment Opportunity laws and all other applicable civil rights, human rights, and environmental and labor laws, which are available upon request, Invertix is committed to providing an environment that values diversity and fosters respect and continuing learning.
It is each employee's responsibility to be aware of and adhere to Company policies, procedures and common sense standards of conduct. Among the causes for corrective action, which may include immediate termination, are the following:
This list is not comprehensive and other actions of a similar nature could also lead to corrective action, up to and including termination. Should you have a question concerning any of the above or if you are ever in doubt about whether certain conduct is permitted, please consult with your manager or a Human Resources representative.
The Company's expectation for conduct is as follows:
An employee that violates any of these policies may be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
Invertix is responsible for making sure that all employees are aware of and understand the standards of conduct. Invertix is responsible for creating a work environment wherein these standards may be successfully applied. Invertix will provide education and training on ethical issues and will make available continuing counsel on Company rules and regulations to any employee who seeks it.
Each supervisor is responsible for assuring that every employee under his or her supervision read the Policy and Procedure Manual and understands its importance.
Each employee is responsible for conducting his or her work in a manner consistent with Invertix Vision and our Ethics Policies. Any employee who suspects or has knowledge of infractions of these Standards of Conduct should immediately bring the matter to the attention of the employee supervisor, or the Manager of Human Resources located at Corporate Headquarters in McLean, VA.