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  • August 2, 2010
    Retaliation – Whether Perceived or Real – Undermines Employees’ Commitment

    Arlington, VA – Fear of retaliation for speaking up about ethical violations in the workplace not only affects whether workers are willing to report wrongdoing to management, it drives the level of misconduct itself, according to a new study released today by the Ethics Resource Center.

  • July 20, 2010

    "Thurgood Marshall Jr., a partner in the Washington law office of Bingham McCutchen, has been elected to the board of directors of the Ethics Resource Center, an independent nonprofit focused on ethics in the workplace."

    Read more at Politco.com

     

  • July 12, 2010

    Arlington, VA – Thurgood Marshall, Jr., a Washington attorney and former senior White House aide, has been elected to the board of directors of the Ethics Resource Center, an independent, nonprofit research center focused on ethics in the workplace, the Center announced today.

  • July 8, 2010

    Data Show Ethical Culture Is Linked to Loyalty, Engagement

    Arlington, VA – A study of workplace data collected by the Ethics Resource Center indicates that employees tend to respond to an ethical culture with improved company loyalty and a willingness to “go the extra mile” for their employer.

  • June 29, 2010

    The chairman of the Ethics Resource Center, former Rep, Michael Oxley, issued the following joint statement on June 28 with the co-sponsor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, former Senator Paul Sarbanes. Sarbanes-Oxley created the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

  • June 23, 2010

    ERC study shows that employees take cues from top management, pressure from peers to do the right thing

    Organizations with strong ethical values – from top executives to middle managers to workers – experience less misconduct, more frequent reporting of misbehavior and less retaliation on the job, a newly released study by the Ethics Resource Center shows.

  • June 22, 2010

    ERC Survey Shows They Share Interest in Fairness and Respect With Older Co-Workers; Concerns on Privacy and Calling in Sick? Not So Much

    American workers between the ages of 18 and 29 – the “Millennials” – have more in common with older co-workers when it comes to workplace ethics than often thought, but they also hold to some values that set them apart from their Baby Boomer counterparts, according to a newly released report by the Ethics Resource Center.

  • June 3, 2010

    A Special Webcast from ERC

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    The federal government has proposed new, tighter rules on conflicts of interest for contractors – both organizations bidding on DOD acquisition programs and contractor employees exercising acquisition functions for government agencies.

    ERC's panel of experts analyzes the government's action, what it means, and what role ethics and ethical culture play beyond technical compliance.

    With panelists:

  • March 23, 2010

    ERC President Patricia J. Harned, who testified before the seven-member Commission on March 17 in Washington, D.C., backed the proposed amendment to the sentencing guidelines that could lighten a company’s sentence if its ethics and compliance officers have been granted direct access to the board of directors but suggested fine-tuning based on ERC’s research that would make the rules more effective and more far-reaching.

  • March 19, 2010

    Executive CompensationWhat are the lessons to be learned about ethics and leadership from the U.S. financial crisis?

    ERC recommends how boards can connect ethics to financial reward.

    Download here. It's free.

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