Employees of the Wall Street Journal and other Dow Jones publications were reminded today to take the Dow Jones Code of Conduct Questionnaire. Rupert Murdoch’s company says it’s “designed to remind all of us at Dow Jones of our need to maintain the highest possible standards of behavior in order to keep the public trust so vital to our continued success.”
The staff memo is below and the questionnaire is after the jump.
From: [Dow Jones HR Dept.]
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 11:23 AM
Subject: IMPORTANT: Dow Jones Code of Conduct Questionnaire
Please complete the Code of Conduct Questionnaire by April 9, 2012.
Original Email from March 28, 2012:
To: Dow Jones Employees
Our Code of Conduct is designed to remind all of us at Dow Jones of our need to maintain the highest possible standards of behavior in order to keep the public trust so vital to our continued success. The Code of Conduct, which predated the acquisition of Dow Jones by News Corporation, continues to apply to all employees. As a News Corporation company, Dow Jones and its employees are also governed by News Corporation’s Standards of Business Conduct. You may review the Standards of Business Conduct Policy via the following link.
Once again this year, we are asking all Dow Jones employees to specifically attest that they have complied with the Code of Conduct. I ask that you please electronically complete the Code of Conduct questionnaire via the following link to our internal website: Code Of Conduct Questionnaire.
Please note that the questionnaire relates to employee conduct in calendar year 2011. As a result, although the Dow Jones Code of Conduct was revised in January 2012, the questionnaire relates to the previous version of the Code. For your convenience, this previous version of the Code is accessible via [an internal link].
Please submit your completed questionnaire electronically by April 9th, 2012.
After you submit your questionnaire you will receive an email confirmation. Keep this confirmation for your records as proof of submission.
In addition, feel free to contact Kristin Mannarino in Compliance at [email address] if you have questions regarding the Code of Conduct questionnaire.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Jason P. Conti
Chief Compliance Officer
VP & Associate General Counsel
THE CODE OF CONDUCT QUESTIONNAIRE IS AFTER THE JUMP