Notice of Disciplinary Action

Dec. 9, 2016

At a hearing held in September, a Hearing Board consisting of three ASME past presidents found a member in violation of the Society’s Code of Ethics of Engineers. It was determined that the member violated the mandate that members avoid the appearance of conflicts of interest.

The Hearing Board found that the member had violated ASME Society Policy P-15.8, Appendix B (ASME Conflicts Policy for Financial Matters with specific reference to the definition of “Covered Arrangement” contained in Section 2(d)(ii)) and Fundamental Canon 4 (Engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest).

The Hearing Board’s recommendation was considered by the Board of Governors in November, and the Board sustained the findings of the Hearing Board and issued a letter of censure to the member.