L19-HonestyIntegrityConfidentiality

L19-HonestyIntegrityConfidentiality - Honesty, Integrity...

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    Honesty, Integrity and  Confidentiality ENGR 482 ETHICS and ENGINEERING
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    Required reading. .. Harris, et. al, Engineering Ethics-- Concepts and Cases , Ch. 6, “Honesty,  Integrity and Reliability”. Recommended reading:   “B.F. Goodrich  Air Force A7-D Brake Problem Case and  The Whistleblowing Debate, a case on  the CD accompanying the above  textbook.”
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    From the Codes of Ethics:  the  Engineer Should. .. o be “…objective and truthful. ..” o be “honest and realistic in stating claims…” o “... offer honest criticism…” o be “…honest and impartial…” o be “…objective and truthful…” o participate in “…none but honest enterprise…” o “...avoid deceptive acts…”
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    How Important Is “Honesty” to  Industry? o Ethics Officers Association (EOA) o Currently 354 Total EOA Members  o from Fortune 500 list of companies o $1,000/year membership dues  o 148 Engineering Firms o CEO’s actively involved o Reflects reality of the business world
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    Business Ethics Policy and Agreement  for Domestic Consultants by Company  X: o When acting on behalf of X, Consultant and its  employees and agents shall comply with all  applicable legal requirements and the highest  ethical standards of the United States and  each foreign country in which business is  conducted. o No payment on behalf of X shall be approved  without adequate supporting documentation, or  made with the intention or understanding that  any part of such payment is to be used for any  purpose other than that described by the  documents supporting the payment.
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    Sample Ethics Policy  (cont’d) o It is X's policy to comply fully with all applicable  laws and governmental rules and regulations,  and to conduct its business honorably and with  due regard to ethics and propriety, as well as  law.  Accordingly, the Company desires not  only to avoid actual impropriety, but also the  appearance of impropriety.  X's relationship  with all governmental agencies and their  officials and personnel in the United States and  in each foreign country in which business is  conducted shall be, in all respects, such that  public disclosure of full details thereof will not  impugn or jeopardize X's integrity or reputation.
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    Sample ethics policy  (cont’d.) o It is the policy of X to report to the proper  authorities any corroborated instance where a  federal, state or local public official attempts to  obtain money or property from X by the  wrongful use of his official position or as a  condition to perform certain duties he is  normally obligated to perform.  All such  incidents should be immediately reported in full 
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