Authorization and Accountability
The National Ethics Committee is responsible for educating NASW membership and the larger professional community to standards of ethical professional practices. The committee along with staff, oversees chapter professional review activity, develops policy and procedure, provides interpretations of procedures, and technical assistance and training. The committee hears complaints against members who are alleged to have violated the Code of Ethics; and is authorized to conduct adjudication of credentialed non-members. The committee oversees the development of ethics education training and programs.
The NEC shall be an on-going Bylaws mandated committee.
Members, Terms and Criteria
The NEC shall be comprised of 12 members, including a Chair or Co-Chairs appointed by the President. The past Chair will serve as an ex officio member. All members’ terms are 3 years and are staggered.
Contact Dawn Hobdy, Director of Ethics and Professional Review, at Dhobdy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about the NASW Code of Ethics