As many as 987 of you may have observed misconduct during the past 12 months and not made a report

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

The Ethics of Seduction by Induction

  Chris Bauer helps organizations prevent potentially costly ethical problems. I routinely receive his simple and straightforward reminders on ethics by email. Chris has allowed us to reprint his copy written article below on a topic that we always like to help reinforce. Accepting incentives or inducements for personal gain in the context of a public employee is serious. Terms such as receipt of gratuities, bribery, kickbacks, or unlawful compensation, helps illustrate this point. Remember to protect yourselves by following the provisions of the department’s Ethical Conduct Policy, 001-010-020.  The Ethics of Seduction by Induction Whether it’s goods, services or … Continue reading The Ethics of Seduction by Induction