And the Ethics Video Award Goes To…

That’s a wrap!The Office of Ethics and Compliance announced the winners in the Ethics in Action video contest it held as part of Ethics Awareness Month last month. Entries from HHSA – Health Coverage Access and The Knowledge Center took top honors.

The following two videos from Jeanette Ruiz, Brandon Villanueva, Thounthanika "Nika" Leng and Karla Ferrer of HHSA- Health Coverage Access show examples of unethical behavior in the workplace.

Diversity and Inclusion are an important part of building and maintaining an ethical culture at the County of San Diego. The video below from David Cortez and Rafid Butrus with HHSA- The Knowledge Center focuses on the link between those topics and the benefits of a diverse workforce.

Do the videos have you thinking about your commitment to ethical standards? Take a few minutes to brush up on the County’s Code of Ethics and Statement of Values. Visit the Office of Ethics and Compliance on InSite to find answers to frequently asked questions. Take an online Ethics 101 class—it can be found on LMS by searching for “ethics.” Or request free trainings on ethics, compliance and/or privacy by calling 619-531-5174.

County employees who suspect or are aware of fraud, waste, abuse or other misconduct by County employees, contractors, vendors or other business partners have an obligation to report such activity to their immediate supervisor, manager, department head, Department of Human Resources or Office of Ethics and Compliance. If you’re not comfortable with any of these options, or would like to make an anonymous report, the Ethics Hotline is always an option. Call 866-549-0004. Additionally, you are always welcome to call the Office of Ethics and Compliance for advice and/or guidance.