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Week 3_Ethics Oct 2009

Week 3_Ethics Oct 2009

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Inspector Arrested in NYC Crane Collapse Friday, March 21, 2008

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK ² Inspectors began rechecking dozens of construction cranes after one of their colleagues was accused of lying about examining a crane that collapsed 11 days later, killing seven people.

the employee retirement system.L. Earlier. decided to invest up to $10 million in the investment company. 2008 . Los Angeles Times August 02.A. By David Zahniser. ethics panel investigates ex-city department head's new job The former head of the employee retirement system has taken a job with Cardinal Americas.

Modern History of Ethics Initiatives in the United States ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Expected standards of conduct Civil Rights Act (1964) Ethics in Government Act (1978) Defense Industry Initiative (1985) Federal Sentencing Guidelines (1991) Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002) .

practice and process ‡ Sets policy on traditional regulatory ethics and business conduct standards ‡ Provides ethics education.What does an Ethics Office do? ‡ Champion of institutional values ‡ Embeds values and ethical conduct in institutional policy. awareness and communication ‡ Is an office of official notice and reporting ‡ Has enforcement and investigative authority .

The µCompliance¶ in Ethics and Compliance ‡Conformity. acting according to certain accepted standards ‡Adherence to organization policies. and contracts ‡The regulatory environment in which your organization operates . plans. law. procedures. regulations.

What Are Traditional Ethics Issues? ‡ Conflict of interest (personal. financial. property) ‡ Outside activities and employment ‡ Contract and Procurement Issues ‡ Workplace Retaliation ‡ Actions/behaviors that violate the code of conduct . organizational) ‡ Fairness/Nepotism ‡ Gifts/Gratuities/Honoraria ‡ Misuse of Government resources (funds.

Values Support Government Organizations ‡ Values define the acceptable and expected standards among individuals ‡ Without shared values individuals will pursue their own value systems ‡ Values breed collective leadership ‡ Values are timeless«values prevail over personality and agenda .

Use of Values in Ethics Offices ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Defining/ascertaining institutional culture Leveraging advantage in ³difficult´ conversations Lens through which to examine institutional culture Lens through which to examine institutional/individual decision-making ‡ Defining how it is intended that Government business should be conducted .

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