3 Ways to Champion Ethics at Work


More than 30 departments and organizations participated in the Ethics Awareness Month Information Fair at the County Operations Center Thursday.

If you did not make it to the fair, there are still opportunities for you to champion ethics in the workplace. Employees can participate in the following ways:

  • Take the Ethics 101 online training. Head over to LMS and search for “Ethics 101.” The video is just eight minutes long.

  • Request that the Office of Ethics and Compliance conduct an on-site ethics training or speak at an upcoming department meeting.

  • Check out the "Ethics In-a-Box” training resources for managers/supervisors.

If you have a question about what is ethical in the meanwhile, don’t wait to get answers. The first place employees can turn if they have a concern about possible unethical, illegal or unsafe activity is their supervisor. If an employee isn’t comfortable going to a supervisor or other manager, or if their concern relates to a supervisor or manager, they can call OEC or the County’s Ethics Hotline at 866-549-0004. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is operated by a third party. Employees can report concerns anonymously and can also do so online.

Here are some more photos of today’s event: