Assemblyman Appoints His Mother to Fresno Agency Board. Is it Nepotism?
John Pelissero, senior scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, said the appearance of nepotism is problematic.
“Nepotism is commonly perceived as an unethical use of public authority to reward a family member with a job, an appointed position, or a contract with the government. Elected officials are encouraged to avoid even the appearance of impropriety by placing family members in government positions,” Pelissero said.
John Pelissero, senior scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and professor emeritus of political science at Loyola University Chicago quoted on GVWire.
Nov 18, 2020
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