Policies & Rules

USP operates according to established policies and rules that affirm our on-going commitment to responsible, ethical, and legal practices throughout the organization and in all aspects of USP activities. These principles govern the  conduct of USP's officers, trustees, other volunteers, and employees.

Code of Ethics

The USP Code of Ethics requires that USP conducts its activities with honesty, integrity, and trust;  that its employees and volunteers operate in accordance with the highest ethical standards; that assures its independence and objectivities through strict conflict of interest, relationship, gift, and other related policies; and that USP respects and protects the confidentiality of proprietary information. View the USP Code of Ethics.

Rules of Business Practice for the 2015–2020 USP Board of Trustees

Adopted in accordance with USP Bylaws, these rules govern the activities of the USP Board of Trustees and its committees. View the Rules of Business Practice for the Board of Trustees.

Rules & Procedures of the 2015–2020 Council of Experts

In accordance with USP Bylaws, these provisions define the standards-setting activities that are the responsibility of the USP Council of Experts. View the 2015-2020 Rules & Procedures for the Council of Experts.

Rules & Procedures of the 2015–2020 Council of the Convention

In accordance with USP Bylaws, these rules govern the duties of the Council of the Convention. View the 2015-2020 Rules & Procedures of the Council of the Convention.

Rules & Procedures of the 2015-2020 Convention Governance Committee

In accordance with USP Bylaws, these rules govern the duties of the Convention Governance Committee. View the Rules & Procedures of the 2015-2020 Convention Governance Committee.