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1 Overview of Ethics for Senior Leaders By Karen E. Share

2 Scenario Charity fundraiser attendees: Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell Tallahassee Democrat reporter Bill Cotterell Your high school friend Bob, a lobbyist for the NoTax Party Bob gives you a check. You say, “Thanks, we can really use this!”

3 Objective By the end of this overview, you will be able to: analyze ethical dilemmas determine the proper action

4 Ethics Definition the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation a set of moral principles or values a theory or system of moral values the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group -Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary

5 Importance of Ethics You are a role model of ethical behavior! The reputation of the Department is directly shaped by our overall conduct and performance. Ethics instills confidence in our agency to fulfill our mission and administer laws fairly and consistently.

6 Ethical Dilemmas Ethical Dilemma RightWrong

7 Legal Aspects PART III, CHAPTER 112, Florida Statutes Executive Order Governor’s Code of Ethics Florida Commission on Ethics DOR Standards of Conduct

8 Moral Aspects

9 The smell test The Mom test The newspaper test

10 Scenario Charity fundraiser attendees: Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell Tallahassee Democrat reporter Bill Cotterell Your high school friend Bob, a lobbyist for the NoTax Party Bob gives you a check. You say, “Thanks, we can really use this!” Official Takes Payoff

11 Review What are three tests for whether or not an action is moral?  The Newspaper Test  The Litmus Test  The Smell Test  The Mom Test    Correct!

12 Congratulations!


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