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Everyday Ethics for Local Officials Archive

Title Issue
Social Media and Public Agencies: Legal Issues You Should Know About

Social Media and Public Agencies: Legal Issues You Should Know About

June 2010
A Leader’s Role When Tragedy Strikes

A Leader’s Role When Tragedy Strikes

April 2010
A Leader’s Dilemma: Ethics Versus Expediency

A Leader’s Dilemma: Ethics Versus Expediency

February 2010
Ethics and the Agency Auditing Function

Ethics and the Agency Auditing Function

Auditors can help elected officials and agency managers make sure that public resources are properly used. By conducting periodic audits, local agencies can underscore their commitment to ethics and ensure that any misuse of public resources is detected and investigated.

December 2009
Meeting Great Expectations: Dealing With Emotional Audiences

Meeting Great Expectations: Dealing With Emotional Audiences

October 2009
Public Agencies and Ballot Measure Campaigns

Public Agencies and Ballot Measure Campaigns

August 2009
The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 2 OF 2

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 2 OF 2

June 2009
The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 1 OF 2

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 1 OF 2

In 2008, the Fair Political Practices Commission modified the Political Reform Act’s gift rules. One of these changes – the increase in the limit on the annual monetary value of gifts local officials may receive - is very straightforward. Many of the other changes are more complex.

April 2009

Honoring Retirees: Legal and Ethical Considerations

February 2009

Commitment to Nonprofit Causes and Public Service: Some Issues to Ponder, Part 3

December 2008