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I'm more ethical!

I was just reminded, on schedule, for the fourth time in four years, that "The Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430/5 10) states that, beginning in 2004, each officer, member, and employee must complete, at least annually, an ethics training program conducted by the appropriate state agency."

So I'm now wasting taxpayer dollars using up an hour's salary going through idiotic web pages instructing me that it's not ethical to use state resources for personal gain, to influence the business the state does with private companies, and similar inanity.

[edit: The training ends with the statement "Thank you for investing the time in renewing your knowledge about ethics as a state employee." Like I had any choice. Dillholes.]

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sasquatchdjh
Oct. 16th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
No no, your ethication was on personal time. You now owe the state/university an hour of time later this evening.....or something
szasz
Oct. 16th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
It doesn't say that, does it?
sasquatchdjh
Oct. 16th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Mehh more of a cynical comment again, but I do kinda wonder. (sorry I didnt indicate sarcasm a bit more...but I really do wonder......)
szasz
Oct. 16th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Their own ethics rules would seem to prohibit employees performing tasks required by their jobs on personal time.
corivax
Oct. 16th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
I'm supposed to go to sexual harrassment training twice a year, but I've learned if I don't show up nothing happens.
szasz
Oct. 16th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
Some people tried that here with the Ethics training when it first started being required. First HR comes down on you and if you still resist eventually they threaten you with your job. It's a requirement of state employment.

Sexual harrassment training, on the other hand, is "required" in the same way as yours, apparently.
corivax
Oct. 16th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
Our sexual harassment training thing is eight hours and I'm usually too busy getting my work done to do it.
struggler
Oct. 16th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
It's funny to hear you say "dillholes".
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