Read the following case studies, and respond to the question below.
Case 1: Program Auditor’s Dilemma
Joe works in the Program Audit Department monitoring service delivery options for all transportation programs in the city is under considerable pressure to bring costs down. For months he has been working on one report that indicates there has been some improvement in one area where services have been contracted out. However, no improvement has been noted in other areas, and costs rose significantly for one department. He released the report to council but not to the media. Last evening he attended council’s open meeting where a councilmember quoted sections of his report as evidence the ...view middle of the document...
She is enthusiastic and upbeat about the upcoming gala but is also very knowledgeable about the businesses she covers since she has been the primary inspector for the past five years. You accompany her on a couple of last-minute calls to area businesses. While business owners are cordial, you are uneasy about her being both the area inspector and the event planner at the same time.
1. Is there an ethical concern here? If so, what is it?
2. Under what circumstances should she be an advocate for the rescue league, and under what circumstances is it not appropriate?
3. As a business owner in the district, what might be some of your concerns regarding a donation to the rescue league collected by the area’s inspector?
Case 3: Interior Department
You work for a small division at eh Department of the Interior that leases public land for the extraction of natural gas and oil drilling for public and private uses. As the contract evaluator, you have uncovered documentation of improper contract awards and negotiation procedures with two companies...