Tuesday, March 20, 2012

National Ethics Awareness Month


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By Akindman

Ethics, also known as moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior.

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Public service ethics is a set of principles that guide public officials in their service to their constituents, including their decision-making on behalf of their constituents. Fundamental to the concept of public service ethics is the notion that decisions and actions are based on what best serves the public's interests, as opposed to the official's personal interests (including financial interests) or self-serving political interests.

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The United States Congress has a web sites dedicated to Ethics – but this is sort of like the fox is already in the hen house.

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The practice of public relations can present unique and challenging ethical issues. At the same time, protecting integrity and the public trust are fundamental to the profession’s role and reputation. Bottom line, successful public relations hinges on the ethics of its practitioners. (From Public Relations Society of America)

I was once told, “I’m being as honest as I can…” – makes one wonder!

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I have attempted to follow Granny’s example – “If you are honest and tell the truth, you never have to worry about what version you told them.”

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