Code of Ethics

ScMI exists to establish and promote the global standard for subcontract management and administration in publicly funded contracting. To that end, ScMI establishes this Code of Ethics to which all stakeholders, including Trustees, Officers, instructors, certification holders, and others who claim an association with ScMI will be faithfully held.

  • IntegrityA Promise made is a promise kept. ScMI lives up to the highest standards of ethical behavior. ScMI believes our core values are reflected and reinforced through our words and actions. ScMI adopts the “appearance of impropriety” standard in measuring its actions.
  • Leadership – ScMI develops leaders who, in their organizations and public contracting communities, will demonstrate leadership, including shaping public contracting policy.
  • Professionalism – ScMI believes the expertise and judgment of education professionals are critical to student success. We maintain the highest professional standards and expect the respect due all professionals.
  • Honesty – ScMI internal stakeholders are open, candid, and truthful. ScMI and its stakeholders are expected to operate with the utmost honesty.
  • Respect Every person is important and every role is important. ScMI embraces diversity and treats everyone with courtesy, equity, and fairness.
  • Dedication – ScMI is proudly committed to providing outstanding client service in responding to our client’s needs, adding qualitative and quantitative value. ScMI is dedicated to satisfying client needs and honoring commitments that we have made to them.
  • Accountability – We accept our responsibilities and meet our commitments. We make and support business decisions through experience and good judgment. We take responsibility for our performance in all of our decisions and actions.
  • Transparency – We conduct ourselves with openness and candor in all aspects of our work. We seek feedback from all internal and external stakeholders to achieve open communication and foster collaboration. ScMI is proactive in communicating outcomes up, down, and across the entire organization.
  • Teamwork and CollaborationThe whole is greater than the sum of the parts. ScMI communicates and works as a team, and we partner with the contracting community to solve problems. ScMI provides opportunities to meet, communicate, collaborate, and partner within the contracting and business communities.
  • Lifelong Learning – ScMI internal stakeholders constantly seek new opportunities to learn, to improve, to teach, and to add value. We are devoted to constant innovation and improvement in our services and intellectual advancement within the contracting community. We believe lifelong learning is essential in a constantly changing world.
  • Passion – ScMI internal stakeholders love what they do, taking the lead, and leading by example.

While other words and descriptors might be used or defined, the sense of this Code of Ethics is to promote proper and upright conduct by all who associate with ScMI.