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   JPL Ethics Program

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The question of ethics, or the lack thereof, has been in the news quite a bit recently.  There have been corporate scandals at Enron, Worldcom, Adelphia Communications, Hewlett Packard, etc., and scandals related to the media.  Scientific misconduct has occurred or been alleged at some of the premier U.S. scientific facilities.  These big and very public occurrences, while putting the spotlight on ethics, tend to overshadow one very real fact.  Each day, as we go about doing our jobs, every one of us is faced with literally dozens of ethics questions, though we don't necessarily think of it that way.  But the decisions that we make in our scientific, technology and business positions involve choices that are affected by our ethics.

The UCAR Ethics program, with its associated policies and procedures, lays a framework for behavior.  But ethics are an individual decision. We are providing the framework, but each individual employee must commit to acting within that framework.

As a publicly supported corporation, we are charged with the public trust and must commit ourselves to spending federal money wisely and ensuring that our work is honest and above reproach.  In the course of your work, if you have ethics questions feel free to discuss them with your supervisor or with me.

Katy Schmoll
UCAR Ethics Official
x1662, kschmoll@ucar.edu


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