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  1. Subcontractors and Indirect Benefits

    ... board was an owner of a subcontractor on a police crime lab construction project, getting 40% of the revenues, the county counselor and ... “To be honest, we shouldn’t have gotten the crime lab job.” The partners split, and the work on the crime lab came to at least ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-09-04 08:35 - 0 comments

  2. Other ethics related resources on the web

    ... cultures. Ethics Centers and Institutes Harvard University - The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics The ... their immediate environment, they begin to focus on a long-term future for themselves, their families and their communities. As groups ...

    DonMc - 2018-02-02 12:02

  3. "De Minimis" Is a Big Term in Government Ethics

    ... dependence on the inappropriate concept of impartiality, a term that comes from judicial ethics, but is hardly applicable in the ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-03-07 09:20 - 0 comments

  4. "Constituent Services" Can Be Another Term for Quid Pro Quo

    Today’s New York Times has an article that focuses on John McCain’s dealings with a big Arizona developer, Donald Diamond. ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-04-22 09:54 - 0 comments

  5. Ethics Commissions

    ... on EC members' political activities; terms of office and term limits; and the removal of EC members for misconduct. 203 Ethics ... Qualifications of Members; Appointment of Members; Term of Office. 1. There is hereby established an Ethics Commission ... as well as their experiences with them. 5. The term of office of Ethics Commission members is three years and runs from ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-06-09 06:02 - 5 comments

  6. Cynicism About Ethics Training

    ... Permalink I agree - the term in the first paragraph: " anointed presenter " sets the stage. ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-02-03 07:29 - 1 comment

  7. Full Text of Model Ethics Code

    ... Qualifications of Members; Appointment of Members; Term of Office. 204. Ethics Commission: Vacancies. 205. Ethics ... proper discharge of an employee or official's duties" (a term that, by the way, is too vague to allow for enforcement). Outside ...

    DonMc - 2015-08-18 14:41 - 0 comments

  8. Institutional Corruption Conference III: Cultures of Loyalty and Mutual Trust

    At the Institutional Corruption Conference sponsored by Harvard's Safra Center last Saturday, Bruce Cain, a professor at UC ... that leads to the loyalty problem. Robert Putnam, a Harvard professor best known for his book Bowling Alone , suggested that we ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-02-10 09:05 - 0 comments

  9. What's At Stake in New York City?

    ... conflict of interest problems involved in the New York City term limits dispute. But now the dispute is over, according to an article on ... chose to allow current elected officials to run beyond the term limit rules approved by citizens twice in referendums, And a New ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-10-24 07:00 - 0 comments


    ... upon the research of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University. These materials will be the foundation for crowdsourcing ...   CARLA MILLER Network Fellow Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics   ...

    cmiller - 2013-10-28 22:15