DimensionTel, LLC is a proud STC member
The Society of Telecommunications Consultants (STC) is a not-for-profit organization made up of independent telecommunications consultants. The STC was created to provide a self-regulating body, for what was at the time, an industry with a number of less-than professional individuals. STC Consultant members follow a strict Code of Ethics, and have at least a minimum of three years experience in the industry. A rigorous application process as well as a continual review of a member's status assures that consultant members are independent, and not affiliated with any particular company or product. Because of this independent and unbiased rule, clients of STC consultants know that they are receiving what is best for them. The Vendor Advisory Council (VAC) members are individuals who do represent specific products or services and looked upon as experts with whom consultants can receive advice and support as needed. They provide another educational avenue.
The STC's Mission is to serve the telecommunications industry and its members through continued education and professional development, the sharing of expertise, networking and collaboration among consultant members, Vendor Advisory Council members (VAC), industrial, governmental, professional and educational bodies to insure quality, professionalism, and ethical consulting for the end user.
Currently over 140 Consultant members who are primarily owners, presidents, principals or practice leaders of their firms and over 30 Vendor Advisory Council Members (VAC).
The Values of the Society of Telecommunications Consultants
Only experienced consultants are admitted to membership. The STC consultant works on a wider range of projects with requirements similar to yours. This broad-based accumulation of experience coupled with skillful use of problem-solving techniques assures that your project will run as smoothly as possible.
Twice-yearly conferences provide your STC consultant with up-to-the-minute information about systems and services that are vital to your business. Throughout the year, bulletins keep STC members abreast of new developments in the telecommunications industry.
The entire STC membership, including specialists in a wide variety of voice and data disciplines, serves as a resource pool for its individual consultants. The collective expertise of over two hundred consultants is thus available to you.
Membership in the STC requires formal commitment of excellence of service to the profession and its clients. STC consultants actively participate in charting the course of the developing telecommunications industry.
The STC was founded upon a Code of Ethics by which each member abides.
With the multitude of systems and services available, it is imperative that your consultant provide objective recommendations based upon your specific requirements. The STC consultant is independent of any connection that might engender conflict of interest. You are thus assured that the necessary objectivity will be maintained.
STC Consultants are business people and professionals. They will handle your project responsively, with sensitivity to your personnel and the needs of your organization.
CODE OF ETHICS
Members of the Society of Telecommunications Consultants are required to be independent and are restricted under the STC Code of Ethics from selling any product or service other than independent services. Every consultant member must sign annually renewing and reinforcing his or her independence and ethics by following these Code of Ethics:
- Every member has the professional responsibility of fair dealing towards the member's clients, past and present, fellow members, and the general public.
- Every member has the professional responsibility of adhering to generally accepted standards of accuracy, truth and good taste at all times.
- No member shall represent conflicting or competing interests, nor shall be placed in a position where the member's interest is, or may be, in conflict with duty to the client.
- Each member shall safeguard the confidences of both present and former clients, and shall not accept retainers, which may involve the disclosure or use of these confidences to the disadvantage or prejudice of such clients.
- No member shall intentionally disseminate false or misleading information, and each member is obligated to use as much care as is humanly possible to avoid dissemination of false or misleading information.
- No member shall intentionally injure the professional reputation or practice of another member. However, if a member has evidence that another member has been guilty of unethical, illegal or unfair practices, including practices in violation of this Code, the member is obligated to present the information to the proper authorities of the Society for action in accordance with the procedure set forth in the bylaws.
- No member shall accept fees, commissions, or any other valuable consideration in connection with those services from anyone other than the member's client.
- Each member shall, prior to the commencement of the services to be performed, make the client fully aware of the fee structure, and all associated costs.
- It is imperative that no member should be in conflict by retaining an ownership or partnership interest in, or be an employee of, any company selling or leasing telecommunications products or transmission services.
- A member shall, as soon as possible, sever the relationship with any organization when the member knows or should know that continuing the relationship would require the member to conduct himself contrary to the good conduct principles of this Code.
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