It is unethical for an IPSIG to accept or undertake to continue
an assignment unless the IPSIG possesses the skills of an IPSIG
(or has taken steps to ensure that those skills are reasonably
available for the particular assignment) and can apply the IPSIG
methodology. Generally, the IPSIG's skills comprise accounting,
investigative, legal, loss prevention and management skills. These
skills are interdependent and interactive.
It is unethical for an IPSIG member with one of those skills to
hold himself or herself out as having the ability to perform the
functions of an IPSIG alone.
- The IPSIG concept builds upon existing models for the control
and reform of organizations by external entities, such as court-appointed
trustees, auditors and independent counsel. What the IPSIG brings to bear
upon organizational issues is its unique expertise, which combines legal,
investigative, auditing, loss prevention and management skills in a complementary
and mutually supportive interrelationship.
- The IPSIG's skills and methodology are its distinguishing features.
A member of the IAIPSIG need not possess all those skills but must have
at least one of those skills, regularly practice in that profession, and
demonstrate the ability to participate with other IPSIG professionals
in an IPSIG team and/or to coordinate the work of an IPSIG.
- While certification as an IPSIG by a government agency is not required
for membership in the IAIPSIG, an IPSIG or IPSIG member who is not certified
should communicate that fact to a potential host organization.