WVSDB Employee Code Of Conduct 2013

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A quiz designed to test employee's knowledge of the Employee Code of Conduct.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

      •Section 126-162-4 of State Code defines an employee as follows:  all school personnel employed by a county board of education whether employed on a regular full-time basis or otherwise, and shall include other personnel such as employees of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and all employees of West Virginia Department of Education Institutional Programs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. According to Section 126-162-4 of the State Code, an employee is defined as all school personnel employed by a county board of education, including those employed on a regular full-time basis or otherwise. It also includes other personnel such as employees of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and all employees of the West Virginia Department of Education Institutional Programs. Therefore, the statement is correct.

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  • 2. 

    Positive examples of professional behavior include the following:  (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      Gossiping

    • B.

      Preparedness

    • C.

      Habitual tardiness

    • D.

      Appropriate dress and appearance

    • E.

      Cursing

    • F.

      Appropriate language

    • G.

      Punctuality

    • H.

      Faithful attendance

    • I.

      Appropriate communication with supervisors, peers and students

    • J.

      Fairness to others

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Preparedness
    D. Appropriate dress and appearance
    F. Appropriate language
    G. Punctuality
    H. Faithful attendance
    I. Appropriate communication with supervisors, peers and students
    J. Fairness to others
    Explanation
    Positive examples of professional behavior include being prepared for work or tasks, maintaining an appropriate dress and appearance, using appropriate language, being punctual, attending work faithfully, communicating appropriately with supervisors, peers, and students, and being fair to others. These behaviors demonstrate professionalism, responsibility, and respect in the workplace.

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  • 3. 

    Employees do not have a responsibility to contribute to the overall success of organization. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Employees do have a responsibility to contribute to the overall success of the organization. They play a crucial role in achieving the organization's goals and objectives by performing their job duties effectively, collaborating with colleagues, and actively participating in decision-making processes. Their dedication, skills, and efforts directly impact the organization's performance, productivity, and profitability. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that employees do not have a responsibility to contribute to the overall success of the organization.

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  • 4. 

    It is important that all employees cooperate to provide the best possible services at the school.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement emphasizes the importance of cooperation among employees to deliver the best services at the school. This implies that if employees work together and collaborate effectively, they can ensure the provision of high-quality services. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 5. 

    Employees have the right to work and participate in an environment in which all employees and students are accepted.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because employees indeed have the right to work and participate in an inclusive and accepting environment. It is important for all employees and students to be treated fairly and without discrimination based on factors such as race, gender, religion, or disability. This promotes a positive work culture and allows individuals to feel valued and respected, ultimately leading to increased productivity and satisfaction among employees.

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  • 6. 

    Employees should not be provided with opportunities to achieve at the highest levels in all areas of development.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Providing employees with opportunities to achieve at the highest levels in all areas of development is beneficial for both the employees and the organization. By offering such opportunities, employees can enhance their skills, knowledge, and expertise, leading to personal growth and increased job satisfaction. This can also result in improved performance and productivity for the organization. Therefore, it is incorrect to suggest that employees should not be provided with these opportunities.

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  • 7. 

    All employees shall maintain a safe and healthy environment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because it is a general expectation for all employees to ensure that their work environment is safe and healthy. By maintaining a safe and healthy environment, employees can prevent accidents, injuries, and health hazards, promoting overall well-being and productivity. It is the responsibility of both the employer and the employees to adhere to safety protocols, follow guidelines, and report any potential hazards or concerns to create a safe and healthy workplace.

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  • 8. 

    All employees and students shall work in an environment free from harrassment and intimidation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is stating that all employees and students should have a work or study environment that is free from harassment and intimidation. This means that they should not be subjected to any form of mistreatment or bullying. Therefore, the correct answer is true, as it aligns with the expectation of a safe and respectful environment for everyone.

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  • 9. 

    It is acceptable for employees to bully their co-workers and students.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not acceptable for employees to bully their co-workers and students. Bullying creates a hostile work or learning environment, negatively impacting the well-being and productivity of individuals. It goes against ethical and professional standards, as well as organizational policies that promote respect, inclusivity, and collaboration. Workplace or educational institutions should have measures in place to prevent and address bullying behavior, ensuring a safe and supportive environment for everyone.

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  • 10. 

    The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind is a drug-free zone.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind have implemented a policy that prohibits the use or possession of drugs within their premises. This policy aims to ensure the safety and well-being of the students and staff by maintaining a drug-free environment.

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  • 11. 

    It is permissible to smoke, drink and use illegal drugs on the campus of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not permissible to smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs on the campus of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

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  • 12. 

    Violence is an acceptable means for employees to resolve differences.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that violence is an acceptable way for employees to settle their differences. However, this is not true. Violence is never an acceptable means to resolve conflicts in any situation, including the workplace. It goes against the principles of professionalism, respect, and safety. Resolving differences through open communication, negotiation, and collaboration is the preferred and appropriate approach in any workplace setting.

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  • 13. 

    Employees have a right to work in an environment free of discrimination and bias.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Employees have a legal right to work in an environment that is free from discrimination and bias. This means that they should not face unfair treatment or prejudice based on factors such as race, gender, religion, or age. Employers have a responsibility to create a workplace that promotes equality and prohibits any form of discrimination. This includes providing equal opportunities, fair treatment, and a safe and inclusive environment for all employees.

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  • 14. 

    Employees shall create a culture of caring through understanding and support.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that employees should foster a culture of compassion and empathy by showing understanding and providing support to one another. By doing so, they can create a positive work environment where individuals feel valued and cared for. This can lead to increased morale, productivity, and overall well-being within the organization.

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  • 15. 

    Employees shall intervene  immediately in any code of conduct violation, that has a negative impact on students, in a manner which preserves confidentiality and the dignity of each person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because it states that employees should intervene immediately in any code of conduct violation that negatively affects students. This shows that the employees have a responsibility to address and rectify any misconduct that may harm the students. Additionally, the statement emphasizes the importance of preserving confidentiality and treating each person with dignity, further highlighting the ethical approach that should be taken in such situations.

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  • 16. 

    Employees shall demonstrate responsible citizenship by maintaining a high standard of conduct.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Employees are expected to demonstrate responsible citizenship by maintaining a high standard of conduct. This means that they should behave ethically, follow company policies and procedures, and contribute positively to the community. By doing so, employees show that they are responsible members of society and are committed to upholding the values and principles of the organization they work for. Therefore, the statement "Employees shall demonstrate responsible citizenship by maintaining a high standard of conduct" is true.

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  • 17. 

    Employees don't have to demonstrate self-control in the workplace.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Employees do have to demonstrate self-control in the workplace. Self-control is an essential skill that allows employees to regulate their emotions, behavior, and impulses, enabling them to maintain professionalism, handle conflicts, and make rational decisions. It helps in managing stress, avoiding impulsive actions, and maintaining a positive work environment. Without self-control, employees may engage in unprofessional behavior, conflicts may escalate, and productivity may suffer. Therefore, the statement that employees don't have to demonstrate self-control in the workplace is false.

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  • 18. 

    Employees should demonstrate moral and ethical behavior at all times.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Employees should demonstrate moral and ethical behavior at all times because it is essential for maintaining a positive work environment and fostering trust among colleagues. By adhering to moral and ethical standards, employees can ensure fairness, honesty, and integrity in their actions and decision-making processes. This not only reflects positively on the individual employee but also on the organization as a whole. It helps to build a strong reputation, attract and retain talented employees, and gain the trust and loyalty of customers and stakeholders.

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  • 19. 

    Employees are expected to comply with all federal and WV laws, policies, regulations and proceudres.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is asking whether employees are expected to comply with all federal and West Virginia laws, policies, regulations, and procedures. The correct answer is "True" because it is generally expected that employees follow the laws and regulations set by the government and the specific policies and procedures of their workplace. Compliance with these laws and regulations helps maintain a safe and ethical work environment.

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  • 20. 

    Employees of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind have a responsibility to demonstrate appropriate behaviors at all times in the workplace.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Employees of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are expected to exhibit appropriate behaviors at all times in the workplace. This includes adhering to professional conduct, treating others with respect, and following the rules and policies of the institution. By demonstrating appropriate behaviors, employees contribute to a positive work environment and ensure the well-being and safety of students and staff. Therefore, the statement "Employees of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind have a responsibility to demonstrate appropriate behaviors at all times in the workplace" is true.

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