Ethics in State Government (eLearning)

Course Code: 2440

This course provides a basic understanding of the ethical standards in place for state employees and officials. It covers what is required as a state employee under the Ethics in Public Service Act (RCW 42.52) and corresponding rules (WAC 292). Through practice scenarios, you will learn what conduct is appropriate and what opinions to take into consideration when facing ethical dilemmas. You will also learn about the role of the Executive Ethics Board as well as the complaint process.

Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify violations of the Ethics in Public Service Act.
  • Define the Executive Ethics Board’s role in enforcing the Ethics in Public Service Act.
  • Access, review, and apply information and legal mandates.

Intended Audience: State employees.

Instructions to Access the eLearning: Register for this eLearning by searching for WA State Ethics in State Government in the Washington State Learning Center.

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