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Welcome to the
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.
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.
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.
UCAR Ethics Official