The National Business Ethics Survey (NBES), periodically published by the Ethics Resource Center, is the pre-eminent source of information about workplace conduct through the eyes of employees themselves. In the most recent survey, 41 percent of workers surveyed said they observed misconduct on the job. Of those who said they observed misconduct only 63 percent said they reported what they saw. Based on this survey, what could that mean for us in DOT? If you take 6,500 as an average number of employees, 2,665 could have observed misconduct. Of those, 1,678 people would have made some form of report – … Continue reading As many as 987 of you may have observed misconduct during the past 12 months and not made a report
Robert Frost famously wrote, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” Sebastian Junger, the author of Tribe, said the word “tribe” is harder to define than home. He suggests we … Continue reading Tribal Values
In contrast to all the good ethics Galen Erso demonstrates in considering the impact his actions will have on humanity, the Galactic Empire ignores the consequences of their actions. Continue reading Star Wars Helps Deliver the Message!
To help the vast majority of FDOT’s honest employees and business partners, managers should set the proper “Tone at The Top” by reinforcing awareness of the risks facing anyone who commits willful violations. Managers can also address the likelihood of … Continue reading Let Them Know Someone is Watching
The Office of Inspector General provides a central point of coordination and responsibility for independent and objective audits, investigations, and other reviews that aim to deter, detect, and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse throughout the Florida Department of Transportation. We … Continue reading OIG Annual Report
We all have a set of personal values. One value we’re very likely to share is “Integrity.” Integrity is an uncompromising adherence to a code of moral values, and the avoidance of deception, expediency, artificiality, or shallowness of any … Continue reading Moral Courage
Do you know your Why? The purpose, cause, or belief that inspires you to do what you do? Simon Sinek, a popular author and communicator, writes and comments regularly for major publications and teaches graduate-level strategic communications at Columbia University. … Continue reading Start with Why
Workload Risks to the Control Environment We know we all have more to do today than ever before in our DOT jobs. The infographic below was included in the 2015 Global Anti-Money Laundering Survey published by Dow Jones (prepared by … Continue reading Workload Risks to the Control Environment