Code of Ethics


I will seek or accept a position of employment only when fully in accord
with the professional principles applicable thereto, and when confident
of possessing the qualifications to serve under those principles to the
advantage of my employer.

I believe in the dignity and worth of the services rendered by my
employment and the societal responsibilities assumed as a trusted public

I shall be governed by the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all
public and personal relationships in order to merit the respect and
inspire the confidence of my employer and the public served.

I believe that personal aggrandizement or personal profit obtained
through misuse of public or personal relationships is dishonest and

I will identify and eliminate participation of any individual in
operational situations where a conflict of interest may be involved.

I believe that individuals that possess UPPCC certification should at no
time or under any circumstances, accept directly or indirectly, gifts,
gratuities or other things of value from suppliers which might influence
or appear to influence purchasing decisions.

I will keep my governmental organization informed, through
appropriate channels, on problems and progress of applicable
operations by emphasizing the importance of the facts.

I will handle all personnel matters on a merit basis. Politics, religion,
ethnicity, gender and age carry no weight in personnel administration
in the agency being directed or served.

I shall not seek or dispense personal favors that are in conflict with my
profession. I will handle each administrative problem objectively and
empathetically without discrimination.

I subscribe to and support the professional aims and objectives of the
Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council.