(*based on Statement of Values and Code of Ethics published by Independent Sector)
The Asian American Council adheres to the following fundamental ideals and promulgates its
STATEMENT OF VALUES
·Respect for pluralism and ethnic diversity in the context of social justice inclusive of respect for individual’s beliefs, customs, culture and personal values
·Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals
·Commitment to public good and the maintenance of public trust
·Commitment to excellence and encouragement of personal and professional growth
·Responsible stewardship of resources and accountability
·Assimilation with American way while maintaining core ethnic values that define the individual
·Shared responsibilities of nation building and good citizenship
CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT
The Asian American Council (formerly known as Asian American Advisory Council) was originally conceptualized and created as a necessary bridge between the New York City Police Department and the diverse Asian American communities to create a platform from which the Asian American communities could voice their concerns over issues involving police relations and to educate the community about police tactics, procedures and policies. The purpose was to improve tactical and operational strategies in reducing crime in Asian American communities and in improving communications and law enforcement efforts.
As with the changing times, the council has evolved and expanded its scope to improve the quality of life of the people, address critical public policy issues, promotion of benevolent works and to promote friendship between local governments and international counterparts.
The Council has an active governing body responsible for setting the mission and strategic direction of the organization and oversight of finances, operations, and policies.
The governing body ensures that that the members or trustees have the necessary skills, experience and wisdom to carry out the mission and duties of their office. It also ensures that the organization conducts its transactions and dealings with integrity, honesty and honorably; that it is fair and inclusive, and has the capacity to carry out its programs effectively. It likewise ensures that the resources of the organization are responsibly and prudently managed.
Compliance with the Law
The Council is knowledgeable of, and complies with, all laws, regulations and applicable international conventions.
Openness and Disclosure
All information about the Council will fully and honestly reflect the policies and practices of the organization. All reports will be complete and accurate in all material points.
The Council regularly reviews program effectiveness and has mechanisms to incorporate lessons learned into future programs. The Council is committed to improving program and organizational effectiveness and develops mechanisms to promote learning from its activities.
The Council is truthful in its solicitation materials. It also respects the privacy concerns of individual donors or sponsors. It discloses important and relevant information to potential donors.
Labor Day is quickly approaching, and that means many students will soon be on their way to college! When returning to school, people have a tendency to cram as much “stuff” as they can into their bags. It’s understandable and absolutely fine to jam pack your bags with all the things you need while you’re away. However, be careful not to pack any prohibited items!
Double Check: If you’re grabbing a bag, suitcase, briefcase, jacket and other itemsyou haven’t used in a while, be sure to give them the onceover so you don’t accidentally take something prohibited through the checkpoint. Many people who have brought guns, ammunition, knives, and other prohibited item say that they did so unknowingly.
Blades: Anything with blades should be placed in your checked baggage. This includes knives of all sizes, and blender and food processor blades. Nail clippers and corkscrews are not prohibited, but some have knife blades attached. This makes them prohibited.
Sporting Goods: Golf clubs, baseball bats (including the mini slugger bats), cricket bats, bows and arrows, hockey sticks, scuba knives, spear guns, etc., are all prohibited from being carried onto the plane. However, you can place them in your checked baggage.
Shaving Razors: You can get more info from our blog post on this subject where the pictures will answer your questions.
Makeup: Any liquid makeup cosmetics such as eyeliner, nail polish, liquid foundation, etc., should be placed in the 3-1-1 bag. That goes for perfume as well. Powder makeup is fine.
Beverages: Wine, liquor, beer, and all of your favorite beverages are permitted in your checked baggage. You can also bring beverages packaged in 3.4 oz or less bottles in your carry-on bags in the baggie.
Foods: Cakes, pies, bread, donuts, turkeys, etc., are all permitted. Here is a list of items that should be placed in your checked bags or shipped: cranberry sauce, creamy dips and spreads (cheeses, peanut butter, etc.), gift baskets with liquid or gel food items (salsa, jams and salad dressings), gravy, jams, jellies, maple syrup, oils and vinegars, sauces, soups, wine, liquor and beer.
The MyTSA App:Do you want TSA information anywhere, anytime? Use the MyTSA app. Among the great features, there’s a “Can I Bring My…” tool. Want to know if you can pack a certain item? This is the tool for you. Type in the name of the item you’re curious about and it tells you if the item is permitted or not, along with packing tips... A wait time feature is also available. It relies on crowd sourcing, which means the more people who use it, the better.
Come back next Tuesday for more TSA travel tips!
For even more tips, search our blog, or visit the Traveler Information Section on our web page. Come back next Tuesday for more TSA travel tips!