Ethical Compliance Program

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Ethical Compliance Program Lowndes County Public Schools Ethical Compliance Program By Cody Calhoun Montgomery 79 A Research Project Report Presented to Mr. Ray Sherer In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the Degree of Bachelor of Science In the Management of Human Resources (September 24, 2012) Running head: ETHICAL COMPLIANCE PROGRAM BACKGROUND The Lowndes County Public School System monitors the Employee Career and Technical Programs (Career Tech) at the county level. The Lowndes County Public Schools System Career Tech programs offer a designated program of courses and learning experiences that begin with exploration of career enhancement options, support…show more content…
Like other departments within the LCPS system, hired personnel are expected to behave in a professional and ethical manner. However, prior to 2005, The State of Alabama did not have a written code of ethics for employees. The concept of creating a code of ethics was recommended by Alabama’s Governor Bob Riley, in an effort to establish and set standards for those employed as an educator. The proposed Alabama Educator Code of Ethics clearly defines actions of an unethical nature for which disciplinary actions would be justified. Under the now endorsed, Alabama Educator Code of Ethics, a few of the areas covered in the code of ethics is the misusing of public funds, physically or verbally abusing children, and the falsifying of records. Thus, the code protects the health, safety, and general welfare of students and educators. It also outlines objective standards of conduct for all professional…show more content…
The State Superintendent of Education is the authority over the Code of Ethics. Although there are polices and procedure in place, local school level violations are reported and submitted from the Lowndes County Public Schools Superintendent to the State Superintendent of Education. The Lowndes County Public School System does not have a specialized ethic’s department. In contrast, Lockheed Martin has an ethic’s department that is responsible for all ethical issues. Lockheed Martin has a Vice President of Ethics and Business Conducts that consist of elected officers that report directly to the Executive officer and the Audit & Ethics Committee of the Board of Directors. Lockheed Martin has a board of directors that oversee the company’s ethics compliance program. Each board member has a specific responsibility. For example, they may be responsible for audits, ethics and corporate responsibility, executive decisions, management development and compensation, nominating and corporate governance, and strategic affairs and finance. In

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