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New Quandaries for Public Officials

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2011

The uses of social media by government officials and some new permutations of conflicts of interest topped the list of new ethical dilemmas facing public officials created at the March meeting of the Public Sector Roundtable.

The Roundtable was instrumental in creating Unavoidable Ethical Dilemmas for Newly Elected Officials in 2004.  On the seventh anniversary of the group's founding, members talked aout challenges that have arisen since that original list was written. 

The Roundtable brings together, mayors, councilmembers, city managers, members of ethics commissions, and other public officials to discuss emerging issues in government ethics.  The group's next meeting, May 6, will look at "Budgeting in Time of Fiscal Crisis."


Tags: conflicts of interest, social media