The Ethics Commissions must exist in all bodies and entities linked to the Federal Public Administration and are intended to ensure the application of the Public Employer's Professional Code of Ethics, and must investigate, by means of a complaint or official letter, conduct in disagreement with established ethical standards in addition to recommending, monitoring and evaluating, within the scope of the institution, the development of actions aiming at the dissemination, qualification and training on the norms and ethical behavior.
A member of the Federal Executive Branch's Ethics Management System and linked to the Public Ethics Committee of the Presidency of the Republic, the EC enjoys full autonomy from the institution's directors.
The work of the EC must proceed with agility, safeguarding the protection of the honor and the image of the investigated person, the identity of the whistleblower and with independence and impartiality in the investigation of the facts. The Ethics Committee is made up of three full members and three alternates, appointed for non-coincident three-year terms, chosen from among the permanent staff of the Federal Institute of São Paulo, in compliance with the general criteria of suitability and unblemished reputation.
The IFSP Ethics Committee meets ordinarily once a month, and extraordinarily always when convened by its president, to appreciate and respond to queries received, examine and comment on representations and complaints, make inquiries, provide guidance and plan their actions educational.
The functions, composition, attributions and way of functioning of the Ethics Committee are not to be confused with those of other instances that also integrate the IFSP structure, such as the Ombudsman, the Research Ethics Committee and the Coordination of Disciplinary Administrative Processes.
Learn more about the attribution of each one and know who to address in each case.