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Q: My friend wants to work at our company and has applied for a job here. I’m on the hiring committee. I know he’d do a good job and I want to help him out but do I have to tell the committee that I know him?

A: Yes, you must disclose your relationship but there’s more: you must recuse yourself from participating in the hiring decision involving your friend. It would be a serious conflict of interest for you to be involved in hiring – or not hiring – a friend or relative.

If you have questions related to conflicts of interest or other compliance matters, please contact the BBNC Compliance Department. We’re here to help!

Everything’s Relative

Pierre’s project was in trouble. His team was working practically around the clock and still the timeline showed that they’d miss their deadline by more than a week. “We need help,” Pierre told his boss, Courtney. “And we need it fast.” Courtney authorized Pierre to hire a contractor to ease the crunch. “Take your time,” she warned. “You want to hire the right person, not just a warm body.”

Understanding Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest occurs when an individual’s personal interests – family, friendships, financial or social factors – could compromise his or her judgment, decisions or actions in the workplace. Government agencies take conflicts of interest so seriously that they are regulated. BBNC has followed that lead by including conflicts of interest in the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.

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Where can I access BBNC’s policies?

Policies (as of Jan. 2019) can be found on the P Drive.

P:\Compliance Shared\BBNC Policies and Procedures (updated as of Jan 2019)

Coming soon

BBNC’s FY20 Compliance Training is coming soon! Stay tuned for more information soon.