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What Govt Officials Can Do to Raise Ethical Issues

Joan Cassman, Hanson Bridgett

Joan Cassman, partner, Hanson Bridgett
JoAnne Speers, executive director, Institute for Local Government
Interviewed by Miriam Schulman, assistant director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Tools for local agencies to keep the subject of ethics foremost in the minds of public officials include instituting a code of ethics, tone at the top, and hiring for ethics. Training should emphasize that public service is not just about getting the job done; it's also about the way the job gets done.

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