Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Interior secretary revises ethics policy

On the surface this seems to be unethical in its own right. Why else "quietly" make the revision?
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has quietly revised the department's ethics policy so a review panel can only consider matters referred to it by two of the department's top officials.

Whistle blowing in any organization whether governmental or the corporate world is always a career limiting decision. You can find many examples I'm sure.

And, from my reading and experience, how far up the food chain you are doesn't guarantee more ethical behavior. In fact that may well be how people move up the chain, by ignoring ethics. More than likely, if someone brings an incident of unethical conduct to the top officials, unless it involves peons, I expect nothing's gonna happen.

With this administration people think, ah yes, they have a lot of power here, but they would never use it.


Via Boston Globe.



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