GSW Code of Ethical Behavior
The Gold Star Wives of America Inc. (GSW) Code of Ethical Behavior is to facilitate public responsibility in a manner that reflects honesty and fairness without impartiality in all activities throughout our survivor community that would affect our working relationships with the military, Congress, State, and City as well as all corporate entities. This Code of Ethical Behavior Policy is designed to define and implement standardized guidelines applicable to personal and professional accountability from all members who bear the responsibility and influence decisions made throughout our organization and community.
Institutional accountability requires the maintenance of interpersonal relationships within the organization to ensure a supportive environment to widows, widowers, and surviving children. GSW should seek to merit the confidence and respect of the survivor community and extend consideration and respect for the social and religious practices and customs of survivors to the maximum extent possible. GSW should cooperate with the survivor community emphasizing fairness, honesty, and impartiality in all professional activities and relationships.
Effective organizational structure and function demands the highest standards of ethical performance. All members shall remain vigilant for unethical behavior and report instances to the appropriate officer.
This GSW policy is to maintain the highest level of professional and ethical standard in the conduct of volunteer members within the organization. GSW places a high level of importance on its reputation and demands integrity and honesty from all members.