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  1. Political Solicitation

    ... have based their power on pressuring subordinates into working for their re-election. Please share your experiences with this sort of ... draft model code is anything about political activity during working hours. Do you feel such a provision is appropriate to an ethics code, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-17 08:51 - 1 comment

  2. Political Deal-Making, Election Time Complaints, and Overinclusive Language in Milton, GA

    ... violation to offer a board seat to someone in return for working in a campaign or other political acts, even though those acts benefit ... take a fresh look at this language. It sounds much better on paper than it plays out in practice. Robert Wechsler Director of ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-10-23 09:06 - 0 comments

  3. An Ethical Sinkhole in Connecticut

    ... company under a new name and, within days, they were back working on the other two projects, chosen by the bonding company (which has ... that an important problem is that former DOT officials are working for the construction companies that are being hired, and that current ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-08-28 09:06 - 0 comments

  4. A Cure for Transparency Problems: A Model Website and Blog

    ... project for me last year was creating a model (but actual working) website and blog as a response to serious transparency problems in my ... organization, providing a concrete project to get people working together to improve the town. The website was purchased as a ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-03-24 11:38 - 0 comments

  5. Who Makes the Best Ethics Commission Member?

    ... on an EC is that they are professionals accustomed to working with an ethics code of their own. But this is true of nearly all ... prosecutorial background even an asset for an EC member? Is working in state government an asset for an EC member? I will repeat here ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-09-15 11:51 - 0 comments

  6. Nepotism and Oversight Relationships

    ... to the IG's office before the boyfriend started working, but the IG says he still doesn't know the true extent of the ... having a district person (in this case one with a history of working for the district, before the executive director was hired) in the IG's ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-03-30 08:46 - 0 comments

  7. Speaking of Ethics

    ... Nearly every article about a lecture he gave on Friday at Harvard's Safra Foundation Center for Ethics focused on whether he of all ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-11-17 06:33 - 0 comments

  8. Ethics Reform in Tallahassee, Rejection of Election Overspending by Big Contra Costa Employer

    ... ethics reform package. The brain child of Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law professor and founder of United Republic and Rootstrikers, it ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-11-05 18:10 - 0 comments


    ... to change them . A former lawyer, he is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University Law School. You can check out Rob's ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2015-05-15 13:16

  10. Ethics Conversation

    ... in fact, much of the book uses movies to discuss this Harvard professor's ethical philosophy. What is relevant about this book to ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-12-14 08:21 - 0 comments