Oregon Department of Transportation has initiated an ethics enhancement program for its 4,500 employees, to provide skills for ethical decision making, and to shape the organizational culture through ethical strategies. The background to the development of this program is described. An ethics seminar for managers is described, the objectives of which included agreeing upon a set of organizational values, developing an understanding of ethical issues, and empowering the department's employees to act as advocates for the department's organizational values. A task force developed the department-wide ethics policy. The policy attempts to give guidance and a standard to measure and judge decisions and activities. The current ethics enhancement program will build upon and reinforce a strong ethical background, emphasize long-range development, and continue the ethics education.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 12-13
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM