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Ethics, Integrity, and Accountability Chris Carlson Counsel, MF Division [email protected] “FOR ME? JUST BECAUSE I’M A FED? NO WAY!” . Why Ethics at this Conference?. Impacts and applies to everyone here Federal requirement. Federal/ DoD Requirements.

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why ethics at this conference
Why Ethics at this Conference?
  • Impacts and applies to everyone here
  • Federal requirement
federal dod requirements
Federal/DoD Requirements
  • CRIMINAL RULES (can result in jail time and fines)
    • Bribery. Actual corruption is the core.
    • Conflicts of Interest Laws. Prevent acts that appear corrupt.
  • ADMINISTRATIVE RULES (can be basis for sanction/discipline)
    • 14 Ethical Principals. Establish ethical values/goals for Federal employees.
    • Executive Branch Standards of Conduct. Implement Ethics in Government Act & criminal statutes; prevent actual & apparent conflicts.
    • DoD Supplemental Ethics Regulation (aka JER). Imposes additional limits and restrictions on the Standards for DoD personnel.
conflicts of interest laws
Conflicts of Interest Laws
  • Are General Intent Offenses
  • Excuses That Don’t Work:
    • “I’m an ethical person. That’s how I was raised me.”
    • “I always have the best interests of MCCS at heart.”
    • “It was a win: win.”
    • “I saved the government money.”
    • “I didn’t make an undue profit. In fact, I lost money.”
general principles
General Principles…


1) Public Service=Public Trust

2) Act Impartially

3) Give Honest Effort

4) Protect & Conserve Federal Property

5) Disclose Fraud, Waste & Abuse

6) Set Example as a Good Citizen

7) Comply with All Laws (EEO)


1) Use Nonpublic Information for Private Gain

2) Solicit/Accept Gifts from Prohibited Sources

3) Make Unauthorized Commitments

4) Use Federal Resources w/o Authorization

5) Take Jobs that Conflict w/ Gov Responsibility

6) Take Actions that Raise Issues of Appearance

7) Hold Financial Conflicts of Interest

depsecdef memo of 21 dec 10
DepSecDef Memo of 21 Dec 10
  • “Ethical conduct and moral responsibility must be a high priority”
  • “To sustain an ethical culture that inspires public confidence means we must faithfully fulfill financial, civic, and ethical duties”
  • “In addition to strict compliance … must also vigilantly avoid public concern about integrity”
  • “Honorable intentions or personal ethos cannot justify conduct that creates public doubt…”
public service public trust
Public Service = Public Trust

. . . No, it’s just because we really like you. But since you asked…

ethical decision making
Ethical Decision Making
  • Is not solely a function of determining with a law or regulation permits you to do something
    • Ethics are standards by which one should act based on values.
    • Values are core beliefs.
    • Not all values are ethical values.
    • Ethical values relate to what is right and wrong
    • Carefully consider ethical values when making decisions as part of official duties.
ethical decision making process
Ethical Decision Making Process
  • Define the Problem
  • Identify the Goal(s)
  • List Applicable Laws or Regulations, (and license requirements)
  • List the Ethical Values at Stake
  • Name All the Stakeholders
  • Gather Additional Information
  • State All Feasible Solutions
  • Eliminate Unethical Options.
  • Rank Remaining Solutions.
  • Commit To and Implement the Best Ethical Solution.
applying the principles
Applying the Principles
  • Invited to teach, speak, or write for non-Federal entity or at their event?
    • Will you be paid? Topic related to your official duties? How will you be introduced or noted in program? Award/gift given?
  • Do you sit on board for, or work off-duty, non-Federal entity?
    • Government title/position used? Paid? Influence on board directed at Government? Endorsement issues? Nonpublic info?
  • Client provides a gift at resolution of services
    • More than minimal intrinsic value? Personal relationship or official position? Appearances and public trust?
  • Using Government computer to work on private education
    • Appropriate/approved use? Honest effort? Proper Example?
Contact your Regional MCCS Counsel or designated ethics advisor with any questions.

Give the facts and they will do the rest


Scott Martin, [email protected]; (910)451-5033


Tim Leachman, [email protected]; (760) 725-3776


Donovan Diaz, [email protected],

DSN 645-7233

MF Division/National Capital Region

Chris Carlson, [email protected], (703)432-9599