individual ethics & public administration

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Relations with Elected officials Can be a death wish Conflicts of Interest Will apply no matter the job or sector Whistle Blowing Political activities Managing Ethical Behavior
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In Theory: Leg/Ex make policy; administrators carry it out. In Practice: Administrators are specialists, and their opinion matters What about funding? Example
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Especially significant in legal proceedings What about the appearance of a conflict? Executive Order 11222 ‘65 (Johnson) Establish Standards of Conduct G.H.W. Bush (41) and the Commission on Federal Ethics laws Executive Officers: prohibited from participating “personally or financially” in matters where friends/family have interest .
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Choices Withdraw from matter Seek a Waiver if interest not substantial Place assets in blind trust Divest financial interests Financial Disclosure After Government Employment Wait time Specific Prohibitions
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Good Reveal unethical/illegal & maybe dangerous behavior
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Unformatted text preview: Opportunity for structural improvement Bad Question of immunity Question of legality (may expose things that need to remain private) Ugly Perception of agency Your career Your networks Roosevelt Admin (TR) Hatch Act (39) State Level Activities Amendments On Duty (Public Time) Off Duty (personal time) Understand the law: necessary, not sufficient Establish standards of conduct Absolute v. Qualified Immunity Absolute: cant get in trouble for anything they do Qualified: as long as youre doing your job as required, you cant get in trouble. But, if you act unethical, youre personally reliable. Create an atmosphere where grievances can be addressed. What about non-work related activity? Test Format: 20 standard MC 15 true/false (Identify which are true and which are false.) Define 5-7 terms 3-4 short essays...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSC 206 taught by Professor Akin during the Spring '08 term at Alabama.

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