OPS Members shall:

  • Put loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above other loyalties.
  • Continually strive to increase respect, confidence, trust, and recognition of the profession in both the public and private sectors.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to professionalism and diligence in the performance of their duties.
  • Not engage in any illegal or unethical conduct, or any activity which would constitute a conflict of interest.
  • Exhibit the highest level of integrity in the performance of all professional assignments and exhibit the highest levels of professional competence.
  • Not reveal or use information received in confidence during a professional assignment without proper authorization.
  • Report all information obtained during the course of an assignment accurately and completely. Continually strive to increase the professional competence and effectiveness of those serving under their direction.
  • Refrain from gratuitously making adverse comments about the work, knowledge, fitness, or other qualifying aspect of another OPS member.
  • Promote and encourage full compliance with these standards within the entire profession.


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