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National Basketball Players Association
(NBPA)
Accounting, Auditing, Billing and Internal Financial Controls Concerns about questionable practices relating to accounting, auditing, billing or internal financial controls.
Certification, Licensure, Scope of Practice or Qualifications Concerns Individual performing work without documentation of current certification, licensure, or qualifications. Also, providing services outside of the scope of practice.
Compensation, Benefits, Performance Includes questions or issues about compensation, medical benefits, time off, performance appraisals, improvement action plans, terminations
Confidentiality and Misappropriation Confidentiality refers to the protection of the organization's and our member's non-public information and use of such information only for legitimate business purposes. Misappropriation refers to the unauthorized or improper use of a third party's intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Conflict of Interest A conflict of interest is defined as a situation in which an Executive Committee Member, Player Representative, Executive Director, Officer, employee, or vendor has a private or personal interest sufficient to appear to influence the objective exercise of his or her official duties. (Examples include, but are not limited too: inappropriate vendor relations, bribery, misuse of confidential information, inappropriate member relations)
Disclosure of Confidential Information Unauthorized and unlawful disclosure by an Executive Committee Member, Player Representative, Executive Director, Officer, employee, or vendor, of organization owned intellectual property, employee or member information, marketing and other organization databases, marketing plans, business proposals and strategies.
Discrimination or Harassment Uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct directed at an employee because of his or her race, color, creed, religion, gender or sex, national origin, union affiliation, veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. (Examples include, but are not limited to: bias in hiring, bias in assignments, wrongful termination, bias in promotions, bias in educational decisions, unfair compensation, inappropriate language).
Diverting of Product or Business Opportunity Using organization property, information or position for personal gain; appropriating or diverting any business opportunity or idea in which the organization might have an interest; competing with the organization in any way.
Document Creation and Retention Relates to the violation of organization retention policies and the improper alteration, destruction, mutilation, concealing or falsification of a document, including in the context of any ongoing or known contemplated official proceeding or investigation.
Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records Falsification of records consists of altering, fabricating, falsifying, or forging all or any part of a document, contract or record for the purpose of gaining an advantage, or misrepresenting the value of the document, contract or record.
Gifts and Entertainment Refers to the inappropriate offering, solicitation or accepting of items of more than the value listed in the NBPA Gift and Entertainment Policy from vendors, or other third parties in one's capacity as an Executive Committee Member, Player Representative, Executive Director, Officer, employee, or vendor of the organization.
Illegal or Fraudulent Conduct Any activity that is prohibited by law or a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain.
Independence Concerns regarding the ability of the organization, Executive Committee Member, Player Representative, Executive Director, Officer, employee, or vendor to maintain required independence from clients. Issues may include scope of service restrictions, business relationships, financial investments or relationships, personal relationships, and other matters.
Misconduct or Inappropriate Behavior Intentional wrongdoing; specifically: deliberate violation of a law or standard.
Misrepresentation of Credentials/Falsification of Employment Application Misrepresentation or falsification of credentials (i.e., education or experience) by an Executive Committee Member, Player Representative, Executive Director, Officer, employee, or vendor used in obtaining employment. Falsifying or omitting information about a past conviction record, etc.
Misuse of Assets or Services Use of organization resources or equipment without permission for non-business reasons.
Regulatory Compliance Violation of laws, regulations, requirements, or guidelines of a governmental agency, or regulatory body.
Substance Abuse The use, possession, distribution, sale or the state of being under the influence of illegal drugs by any Executive Committee Member, Player Representative, Executive Director, Officer or employee while on NBPA premises or while conducting any business related activity away from the NBPA premises. This will also include the excessive use of alcohol while on NBPA premises or while conducting any business related activity away from the NBPA premises.
Theft The act of stealing; specifically: the taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.
Violation of Policy Willful or negligent actions that are in direct violation of organization policy, procedures, code of conduct, and/or implied contractual responsibilities. (Examples include, but are not limited to: hiring standards, safety, Internet usage, organization guidelines)
Violence or Threat Violence is an expression of the intention to inflict injury or damage to a person or their property. (Examples include, but not limited to: direct, veiled, conditional, violent)
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