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Government Ethics

The Center explores ethical issues in campaigns, conflicts of interest, gifts to officials, transparency, budgeting, and other areas of government ethics.


What is Government Ethics?

Hana Callaghan, director of Government Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discusses policy, process, and politics. She reviews issues such as conflicts of interest, transparency, and the duties of loyalty and care required of public servants.

Commentary on Government Ethics

    Government Ethics Programs

    Public Sector Roundtable

    Share best practices in government ethics with other public servants and seasoned government officials during this quarterly meeting brings city and county officials and representatives of special districts.

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    The Center partners with the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the University of St. Thomas to present the State Legislative Leaders Summits, which offer sessions on ethics in government. We also host a Government Ethics Academy, which fulfills California state ethics training requirements.

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