Annual Reports on AICP Code of Ethics Case Activity and Requests

Ethics Cases During 2015

13 Total Cases

Cases Resolved

4 Cases Dismissed
Abuse of position-Rule 25; Professional disparagement-Rules 1, 10; Technical disagreement-Rules 18, 22, 25; Permit enforcement-Rules 2, 18, 25)


4 Cases Settled
(Misuse of AICP credential (3 cases); False statements-Rules 11, 12, 17)

Cases Pending

2 Cases Under Review
(
Misuse of AICP credential; Inadequate information-Rules 1, 2, 5)

3 Cases In Abeyance (i.e., AICP credential dropped during complaint process)
(Under the influence-Rule 25; Permit enforcement/Staff coercion (Rules 2, 18, 25); False claims/Conflict of interest/Discrimination-Rules 4, 5, 12, 20, 25)

Ethics Committee Actions During 2015

Prepared draft revisions to the Ethics Code (Sections C and D); recommended to AICP Commission

Reversed dismissal of a case by Ethics Officer, who then issued a revised complaint

Requests for Informal Advice During 2015 (40 total)

The number of requests for informal advice — and ethics cases — occurred in these generalized ethical areas:

15 - Conflicts of Interest (Rules 3, 5, 6)
10 - Quality of Practice (Rules 1, 15, 16)
10 - Legal and Ethical Conduct (Rules 2, 25)
8 - Honest and Fair Dealing (Rules 11, 17, 18, 19, 20)
6 - False, Deceptive, or Unsubstantiated Statements (Rules 10, 11, 12, 18)
5 - Loyalty to Employer (Rules 4, 5)
5 - Misuse of AICP Credential
4 - Respect for Confidentiality (Rule 7)
4 - Abuse of Position (Rules 13, 14)
1 - Private Communication with Decision Makers (Rules  8, 9)
1 - Lack of Cooperation with Ethics Compliance (Rules 21, 22, 23, 24, 26)


Ethics Cases During 2014

13 Total Cases

Cases Resolved
9 Cases Dismissed
1 Case Settled

Cases Pending
3 Cases Under Review

Ethics Committee Actions

Upon appeal, upheld Ethics Officer's dismissal of case.

Requests for Informal Advice

20 requests


Ethics Cases During 2013

6 Total Cases

Cases Resolved
1 Case Settled

Cases Pending
5 Cases Under Review

Ethics Committee Actions

Case settled through training requirement.

Requests for Informal Advice

15 requests


Ethics Cases During 2012

2 Total Cases

Cases Resolved
0 Cases Dismissed

Cases Pending
2 Charges Under Review
0 Complaints Under Review

Ethics Committee Actions

No actions

Requests for Formal Advice

No requests


Ethics Cases During 2011

4 Total Cases

Cases Resolved
2 Cases Dismissed

Cases Pending
1 Charge Under Review
1 Complaint Under Review

Ethics Committee Actions

No actions

Requests for Formal Advice

No requests


Ethics Cases During 2010

4 Total Cases

Cases Resolved
2 Cases Dismissed

Cases Pending
1 Charge Under Review
1 Complaint Under Review

Ethics Committee Actions

No actions

Requests for Formal Advice

No requests


Ethics Cases During 2009

11 Total Cases

9 Cases Resolved
4 Cases Dismissed
1 Charge Withdrawn
2 Respondents' Membership Lapsed
2 Appealed Case Dismissals Upheld

2 Cases Pending
1 Charge Under Review
1 Complaint Under Review

Ethics Committee Actions

Upheld Dismissals of 2 Appealed Cases

Requests for Formal Advice

No requests


Ethics Cases During 2008

15 Total Cases

10 Cases Resolved
4 Charges Dismissed and Not Appealed
2 Anonymous Charges Dismissed
1 Charge Settled
1 Respondent Resigned
1 Respondent's Membership Lapsed
1 Respondent Died

5 Cases Pending
1 Charge Pending Investigation
1 Complaint Pending Respondent's Cooperation
1 Complaint Pending Review
2 Charges Appealed

Ethics Committee Actions

No actions

Requests for Formal Advice

No requests


Ethics Cases During 2007

12  Total Cases

6 Cases Resolved
5 Charges Dismissed and Not Appealed
1 Anonymous Charge Dismissed

6 Cases Pending
2 Charges Under Review by Ethics Officer
2 Charges Pending Response from Charging Party
1 Charge Pending Respondent's Submission of Additional Information
1 Charge Pending Investigation

Ethics Committee Actions

No actions

Requests for Formal Advice

No requests


Ethics Cases During 2006

9  Total Cases

4 Cases Resolved
2 Charges Settled by Agreement Between Charging Parties and Respondents
1 Charge Dismissed
1 Member Reinstatement

5 Cases Pending
3 Charges Under Review by Ethics Officer
1 Charge Pending Charging Party’s Submission of Additional Information
1 Charge Pending Response from Respondent

Ethics Committee Actions

No actions

Requests for Formal Advice

No requests


Ethics Cases During 2005

7  Total Cases

2 Cases Resolved
1 Complaint Resolved by Settlement Agreement Reached by Ethics Committee and Respondent
1 Complaint Resolved by Court Approved Settlement Agreement

5 Cases Pending 
3 Charges Under Review by Ethics Officer
1 Charge Pending Charging Party's Submission of Additional Information
1 Charge Pending Response from Respondent

Ethics Committee Actions

5 Ethics Committee Actions in 2 Cases
1 Tabled Action in Settlement Agreement Pending Further Negotiations
1 Approved Settlement Agreement
1 Upheld the Ethics Officer's Partial Dismissal of Charges
1 Determined Member Violated the Code.
1 Made Disciplinary Action Recommendations to the Commission (under old Code rules)

Requests for Formal Advice

No requests