I guess this is probably the right forum. If not, some mod can move it along.
I received an e-mail at work today, and I work for state government. Recently the state government has enacted a set of policies, one of which is a requirement that all employees in the various departments sign and adhere to a code of ethics by a certain date. The COE is written by each department as part of a review process.
The problem is that the COE that I’m being asked to sign isn’t the final COE, it’s one that’s been thrown together in order to meet the deadline. It also only applies to a specific subset of employees, not the organization as a whole. Further, it should have been signed by September 4, but we just received it today. Lastly the employees who sign the COE are supposed to have received training in ethics, presumably prior to signing, and no one in my department has.
IMHO, this isn’t an ethical situation, and I have no intention of signing the COE. I’m curious what you guys think - is it even ethical to ask me to do this?