It’s summer. At my house that means long, hot days with the kids who are out of school for the next few months. We play outside sometimes, we play inside any time mom gets too hot, we eat lots of popsicles, use lots of sunscreen, and I constantly must remind my teenage son to mow the lawn.
He does not enjoy mowing. In fact, he HATES it. Despises it even. If he’s outside playing football he’ll last for hours, but mowing the lawn? He’s inside every 10 minutes to get a drink of water or use the bathroom.
For Reps, following the Policies and Procedures might feel a little like mowing the lawn – you don’t want to do it. Maybe you even despise those silly rules. But did you know that it’s not only your responsibility to follow the rules – it’s your responsibility to tell us if someone else isn’t following them?!
That’s right – you’re supposed to report to Compliance (in writing) any violation of our corporate PlanNet Policies and Procedures and send any evidence to support your claim. Don’t worry – we’ll keep you and the info confidential so there won’t be repercussions for you.

Choosing not to mow your lawn for a few weeks might not seem like a big deal. In fact, my son asked me today why the grass couldn’t just be a few inches taller. What he doesn’t realize is if we don’t mow that lawn, City Hall could come out and issue a citation and/or a fine to me. It’s the same with PlanNet’s Policies and Procedures. We need to protect our company by following the rules and holding each other accountable to follow the rules. Just as I don’t want to draw negative attention from local city officials, PlanNet doesn’t want to draw negative attention from anyone.
Work together with me to keep our company the best place on the PlanNet by following the rules, folks!
-- Policies and Procedures Section 6.4 located in your Virtual Office in the Information Center (go to Resources, then Policies and Procedures).
~Amanda Restivo, VP, Compliance --