Bylaws, used by joint-stock companies, cooperatives and non-profit organizations, or social contracts, used by other organizations, effectively represent such corporate entities’ birth certificates. The clauses in these govern such entities’ internal and external relations, thereby providing them with their own identity. These clauses set out their qualifications, legal definition, denomination, location, corporate purpose, the method in which share capital is paid-up, their duration as an entity, date for closing the fiscal year, legal jurisdiction etc. They are duly registered with the appropriate state Board of Trade, or with a Company Registration Notary, in accordance with their entity’s legal nature.
FGV By-Laws | Document available in Portuguese.
This Code of Ethics is designed to guide human relations within the scope of Fundação Getulio Vargas. It sets out universal principles and recommendations specific to FGV, which is a private, non-profit organization that carries out technical, scientific and educational activities. In accordance with this spirit, everyone who has an employment or educational link with FGV must ensure that their individual values are compatible with those stipulated in this Code of Ethics.
Code of Ethics and Conduct | Available for download here.
The School Regulations represent a set of rules that ensure administrative, didactic, pedagogical and disciplinary organization, establishing the way in which the work should be carried out, setting out the norms needed to ensure it is done, and stipulating the rights and duties of all those involved in this process.
The Institutional Development Plan (PDI) is set down in a document which defines the institution of higher education’s overall mission, the strategies it means to adopt to achieve its goals and objectives and its institutional teaching, research and extension course policies. Covering a period of five years, the PDI establishes a timetable and the methodology for implementing objectives, targets and initiatives, ensuring the necessary coherence and articulation between the different initiatives and maintaining the required standards of quality.
Authorized actions are issued by the Ministry of Education (MEC) and by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) with the purpose of guaranteeing that an institution of higher education operates properly in terms of offering undergraduate and graduate programs (master’s and PhD programs). Modalities involving authorized actions for undergraduate programs include: accreditation and re-accreditation of institutions of higher education (IES); and authorization, recognition and renewal of recognition of undergraduate programs. In the case of graduate programs, these are assessed by CAPES on a four-yearly basis and awarded grades that range from 1 to 7.