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Friday, November 09, 2012
ASIS International and SHRM to Develop Joint Investigations ANSI Standard Technical committee formation, November 9-December 14
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 9, 2012 – ASIS International and the
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) today announced that committee
formation is now open for a joint American National Standard, Managing the
Investigative Process – Guidance on Conducting Investigations.
This standard will provide a framework for establishing
and implementing an organizational investigations program including the
principles of investigations, managing an organizational investigations
program, and conducting internal and external investigations, as well as
guidance on the evaluation of competence of individuals involved in the
investigation process. Committee formation is open November 9 - December 14.
“The investigative process is resource intensive and
presents the organization and persons conducting the investigation with risks
that need to be managed,” says Dr. Marc Siegel, commissioner, ASIS Global
Standards Initiative. “This standard will help practitioners establish an
investigations program and conduct individual investigations. By providing good
practices for planning, executing, evaluating, and reviewing an investigation,
the standard will give practitioners a tool to conduct effective, ethical and
Committee participation will fall under one of three
self-declared “interest categories” including general interest,
producer/service provider, and user/manager. Membership composition will be
balanced across these categories based on ANSI “balance” requirements;
consideration may be given on committee size.ASIS or SHRM membership is not a requirement for participation.
“This standard fits well within SHRM’s vision of creating
tools to help HR professionals investigate and resolve workforce matters
promptly and in a way that strengthens organizational commitment and
performance,” said Lee Webster, SHRM’s director of HR standards.
In 2011, ASIS and SHRM partnered to develop a Workplace
Violence Prevention and Intervention ANSI Standard, which quickly became the
most downloaded ASIS standard. This successful partnership laid the groundwork
for this new collaborative effort. To learn more about this standard and
committee participation, visit http://www.asisonline.org/guidelines/committees/inv_std.htm.
The work of preparing ASIS Standards and Guidelines is
carried out through the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission
and its committees. An ANSI accredited Standards Development Organization,
ASISactively participates in the
International Organization for Standardization, developing standards and
guidelines within a voluntary, nonproprietary and consensus-based process,
utilizing the knowledge, experience and expertise of ASIS membership, security
professionals and the global security industry.View a list of all Standards and Guidelines currently under
ASIS International is the preeminent organization for
security professionals, with 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is
dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security
professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address
broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well
as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the
security management profession to business, the media, government entities and
the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a
full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1
magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved
security performance. Visit ASIS online at www.asisonline.org.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the
world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing
about 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs
of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in
1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and
subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org and
follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.