ETHICS

Public Sector Procurement

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Ethics - 12 Questions
 Has the issue been accurately defined?  How would the issue be defined from the other side?  How did the situation arise in the first place?  To whom and to what do you give your loyalty as a person

and a member of the corporation?  What is your intention in making this decision?  How does this intention compare with the probable results?

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Ethics - 12 Questions (2)
 Whom could your decision or action injure?  Can you discuss the issue with the affected parties before

you make your decision?  Are you confident that your position will remain valid?  Could you disclose without qualm your decision or action with your boss?

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Ethics - 12 Questions (3)
 What is the impact potential of your action if understood or

misunderstood?  Under what conditions would you allow exceptions to your stand?

Consider this questioning process in the contextual framework of how we perform within an ethical framework.

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The Corruption Cycle

Motive

Targets

Access

Ethics Management
Neutralization Opportunity

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Ethics – Points of Consideration
 Morality can often mean acting within the public sector or

business for non-business reasons.  The public sector and business is just not a profession. It is also a system in which we must all live.  New codes of ethics acknowledges and accepts the messy world of mixed motives and moral conflicts that challenge us daily.  Moderation – Pragmatism – Minimalism, are new words for ethical practice.

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Compliance Strategy
Ethos Objective Leadership Methods Conformity with externally imposed standards. Prevent criminal misconduct. Legally driven. Education, reduced discretion, auditing and controls ,penalties. Autonomous people guided by material self-interest.

Behavioral assumptions

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Integrity Strategy
Ethos Objective Leadership Methods Self-governance according to chosen standards. Enable responsible conduct. Management driven with support from HR, lawyers and others. Education, leadership, accountability, systems, auditing, controls, penalties. Socially aware people guided by material self-interest, values, ideals and peers.

Behavioral assumptions

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Implementation - Compliance Strategy
Standards Resource Activities Criminal and regulatory law. Lawyers. Compliance standards, training,conduct investigations, compliance audits, enforce standards. Compliance standards and systems.

Education

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Implementation - Integrity Strategy
Standards Organizational values and aspirations, social obligations, including law. Executives and managers with lawyers and others. Lead development of company values and standards, train, communicate, integrate into systems, provide guidance and consultation. Assess values performance, identify and resolve issues. Oversee compliance activities. Decision making,values and compliance standards/systems.

Resource

Activities

Education

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