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Putting Whistleblowing in Perspective

(11) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 9:17 AM

Just before Thanksgiving, news broke that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received 3,001 tips to its new Whistleblower Office during fiscal 2012 (starting in October 2011). This undoubtably begs the question: How can we put that number into context?

Many concerned CEOs and Corporate Counsels wondered...

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Executive Branch Agencies Should Live by Their Own Standards

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 11:57 AM

This week is Public Service Recognition Week: a time set aside "to honor the men and women who serve our nation as ... government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world." For the majority of the four million hard working employees serving in...

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The Cost Of "Doing The Right Thing"

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 7:53 AM

Lately we are all reeling from painful stories of alleged misconduct making headlines in American newspapers. Events at Penn State, the Dover Air Force Base mortuary, and the DEA's Operation Fast and Furious not only turned our attention to those either accused of or admitting to wrongdoing, but also on...

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After the Debacle: How News Corp Can Rebuild Trust

(15) Comments | Posted July 25, 2011 | 5:59 PM

NewsCorp executive and scion James Murdoch, the man who oversaw the News of the World (NOTW), said the leadership of the now shuttered British tabloid "failed to get to the bottom of repeated wrongdoing that occurred without conscience or legitimate purpose." But many wonder, amid a parade of...

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