CSS' policy is to conduct all of our business activities in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and compliance. CSS conducts most of its business with federal, state, and local governments. Our government client base reinforces our commitment and mandates to meet all applicable requirement as a company and as individual employees. These include various government regulations and our obligations to our clients, business associates, the public, and the business community of which we are a part, to:
To fulfill the company's commitment to compliance, each employee needs to understand the rules that apply to the job at hand. Employees without such an understanding risk noncompliance. For the company, noncompliance could lead to civil or criminal fines and/or penalties and suspension of the privilege of doing business with the government; for the employee, it could result in disciplinary action up to, and including, termination of employment as well as civil or criminal fines or penalties including imprisonment. These risks can be avoided if each of us makes a personal commitment to understand and abide by the rules.
CSS has always been committed to fair and ethical behavior, and the company's reputation for adhering to high ethical standards is one of its most valuable assets. Company policies, along with CSS' Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, establish criteria of business ethics and conduct for CSS, together with its subsidiaries. All CSS employees, officers, directors, and agents, as well as all non-CSS personnel working on CSS projects, are required to comply with these standards and with applicable local, state, and federal laws.
CSS' business operations involve interaction with numerous other companies and organizations; it is CSS' policy to have business dealings only with those that have ethical standards that are compatible with our own. CSS employees are required to report to the company any conduct or behavior they might encounter in the course of their work that they believe is inconsistent with CSS' policy, as well as unethical, unlawful, or unsafe situations, including situations that potentially involve such conduct or behavior.