Class / Schedule

Risk Management

Ethics in State Government (3 hours)


This three-hour course covers the Ethics in Public Service Act (Chapter 42.52 RCW) and associated rules (Chapter 292-100 WAC). Ethical behavior is the responsibility of all state employees. This course addresses both appropriate and inappropriate use of state resources and state employee behavior from a statewide perspective.

    You will be provided with a basic awareness and understanding of the standards for ethical behavior. It is not a replacement for agency-specific information regarding specific codes of conduct and/or ethical policies/procedures that govern the behavior of their agency’s employees.

      This course will be conducted in an environment that honors and respects open discussion and questions from participants. Simultaneously it re-enforces the message that ethical rules and standards exist for all state employees to be responsible for and to follow. Statewide examples of ethical and unethical behaviors, coupled with real world ethical dilemma scenarios will be presented and discussed.

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

        • Apply the Ethics in Public Service Act in the workplace.
        • Identify appropriate and inappropriate use of state resources.
        • Know the definition of the term 'de minimus' as applied to state resource use.
        • Know the Executive Ethics Board Advisory Opinions.

        Competencies covered in this course: Ethics, Accountability

          Intended Audience: State of Washington employees

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