The Register of Professional Archaeologists is a community of professional archaeologists. Our mission is to establish and adhere to standards and ethics that represent and adapt to the dynamic field of archaeology and to provide a resource for entities who rely on professional archaeology services.
STATEMENT FROM THE EXECUTIVE TEAM OF THE REGISTER
The Register of Professional Archaeologists wishes to apologize for public comments made to The Daily Gleaner, and published on September 20, 2021, regarding confidential Register grievance procedures. The Register takes its duty of confidentiality during the grievance process very seriously. We deeply regret that a breach of confidentiality occurred and apologize to the registrant referenced in the article. We also apologize to our registrants, who rightfully expect the Register to strictly comply with its procedures, Bylaws, and Code of Conduct, and to provide fair and unbiased assessments of all grievances.
It is fundamental to our organization’s mission to establish and adhere to standards and ethics for the field of archaeology, and accountability to those standards is at the core of the Register’s mission and purpose. We take responsibility for this breach of confidentiality. We are thoroughly reviewing how this breach occurred and are assessing our procedures to make sure that it never happens again.
The Register values on-going professional development, however, the proposal to require continuing education credits has been tabled by the Board of Directors due to the COVID-19 crisis.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL ETHICS DATABASE
The Archaeological Ethics Database is an ongoing project by the Register of Professional Archaeologists and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA).
One of the major goals of the Register of Professional Archaeologists is to provide and enforce the organization’s Code of Conduct (Code) and the Standards of Research Performance (Standards). The grievance hotline connects you directly to the Grievance Coordinator, avoiding office staff and intermediaries, for confidential consultation and information.
*For non-Grievance queries, please call 1-317-352-2262.