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Code of Conduct Guidelines for Applicants and Eligible Individuals

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NC DIVISION OF SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES


Section:

C

Title:

Code of Conduct Guidelines for Applicants and Eligible Individuals

Current Effective Date:

04/12

Revision History:

Issued 04/12


PURPOSE:

These guidelines outline the steps to take in the event of a violation of the Code of Conduct (COC), by an applicant or eligible individual and the authorities to be notified.

IN THE EVENT OF:

INTIMIDATION: Engaging in actions that include but are not limited to stalking or behavior intended to frighten, coerce, or induce duress.

THREAT: Expression of intent to cause physical or mental harm. An expression constitutes a threat without regard to whether the party communicating the threat has the present ability to carry it out and without regard to whether the expression is contingent, conditional, or future.

IMPROPER USE OF INTERNET/TELEPHONE: Use of various communication mediums to relay harassing statements or threats.

Actions to take by employee involved in incident:

Actions to take by supervisor:

FOR ALL OTHER VIOLATIONS:

PHYSICAL ATTACK: Unwanted or hostile physical contact such as hitting, fighting, pushing, shoving, throwing objects, use of firearms, weapons, or devices which would cause bodily harm.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Use of violent behavior, including threats and intimidation, between people who have an ongoing or prior intimate relationship. This could include people who are married, live together, date, who have been married, lived together, or dated.

PROPERTY DAMAGE: Intentional damage to property and includes property owned by State employees, their applicant, eligible individual receiving services, visitors or vendors.

Actions to take by employee involved in incident:

Actions to take by supervisor:

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