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Ethics Booklets

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These are other resources the Institute has produced over the years to assist local officials on various aspect of ethics.

Suggestions on improving these resources is always welcome.

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Developing a Local Agency Ethics Code: A Process-Oriented Guide

To respond to local agencies’ interest in understanding more about the hows and whys of adopting ethics codes, the Institute developed a guide to walk them through the process.

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Ethics Law Compliance Best Practices

Public Agency Ethics Law Compliance Checklist

How can a local agency official minimize the likelihood that his or her agency will experience an ethics scandal? This checklist can help. It offers a series of questions agency officials can ask themselves to make sure the agency has practices in place designed to maximize compliance with a wide variety of ethics-related laws.

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Beyond Compliance: Assessing Your Agency’s Ethics Culture

A key question for local agencies is the degree to which ethical standards influence decision-making by both the agency and individuals within the agency. The ethics culture assessment tool, at the right, assists with that inquiry.
 

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