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As a new public employee, which concept does someone like Scott need to be sensitive to?
A. Caution is necessary around gifts, conflicts of interest and misuse of position.
B. Well-intentioned employees never have problems transitioning to the public sector.
C. Since staff time and phones are already paid for by taxpayers, these resources can be used for non-governmental purposes without worry.
What are some of the public integrity concerns of receiving gifts when working in the public sector?
A. There may not be enough money to buy a reciprocal gift.
B. Gifts can create an appearance of influencing judgment, feathering one’s nest and/or seducing one into playing favorites.
C. Free meals and tickets need to be shared with the rest of the staff, so that there is fairness.
Why would it be an ethics concern for Scott to hire a firm owned by his cousin?
A. The firm is new to working with government and may not have the experience of other firms.
B. As a new employee, Scott has not yet been delegated the authority to award contracts.
C. The family connection can raise questions about whether the firm was hired on its own merits of quality and pricing.
According to the video, who said “Public servants have to be free from the distractions and temptations of outside interest to ensure their loyalty to the people”?
What does a public employee need to do to avoid a conflict of interest?
A. Just sell all stocks that you own and there won’t be a conflict.
B. Live a reclusive life and shun interactions with prior employers or outside organizations, even in a private capacity.
C. Avoid participating in any agency role if there might be a financial interest or private interest.
Online Module by the LAUSD Ethics Office