WHAT IF THE CODE IS BREACHED?
The Complaints and Investigations Committee (CIC) has a remit to review, promote and raise awareness of the messages within the code, both internally with the CMI and its membership, and also within the wider management and leadership arena. The Committee also leads on investigations against members in terms of a possible breach of the Code.
The CIC is supported by its Investigation Panel: members who are called upon - in accordance with our complaints handling and resolution process - to investigate a formal complaint that may be made against an individual member. CMI membership may be taken away by the Board of Trustees if a complaint, once investigated, shows an actual and significant breach of the Code. The complaints process can be viewed here.
The Code is seen as a CMI USP. It articulates what the Institute, and its members, stand for in terms of professionalism and competence. All members sign up to the code on joining CMI and restate their commitment to uphold the code on an annual basis, as part of membership renewal.
The CIC and its Investigation Panel are CMI and IC members, who have a background in professional practice issues, investigating complaints, and who come from a wide and diverse background in terms of sector and functional specialism. There is a round of recruitment for the CIC and IP in most years. We have completed the 2016 round, but if you are interested in supporting this area of our work, then contact Elaine McLean, Institute Secretary: 01536 207491; Elaine.McLean@managers.org.uk
The terms of reference for the CIC can be viewed here; and the role and remit of the IP is set out here.