posted on Jul, 23 2013 @ 04:35 AM
I bring a gift and some light hearted fare for your Tuesday morning. This is supplied to us from those nice, helpful folks at the Department of
Defense. I doubt they envisioned this document becoming the source of great entertainment on a site like Above Top Secret, but like I always say?
Screw 'em if they can't take a joke.
It's not classified or distribution restricted so I share it with everyone to get a look at how those working in your Government come to occasionally
abuse all sorts of power they have ...or just thought they had before being caught abusing it. A couple examples:
From the heading "Abuse of Position"
DEA Agent - Misuse of Position
A DEA agent whose responsibilities included fleet management and authorization of repairs of Government vehicles had attempted to obtain free repair
services for his personal vehicles from two vendors. The agent also insinuated to the vendors that the cost of repairing his personal vehicles could
be recouped as part of the charges for repairs to Government vehicles. After these allegations were substantiated, the agent was dismissed from DEA.
That would be one way to toss a Federal career. I'd imagine he doesn't feel the repairs were worth it at this point. lol...
Please Call Me “Doctor” Inmate
One enterprising Federal employee cut a deal with a local university - they gave him an honorary Ph.D. in public administration in return for his
signing a mega-buck grant for the university. (Obviously, he had great expertise in Public Administration.) The offense of bribery occurs when a
public official seeks or accepts anything of value (such as an honorary degree) in return for being influenced in the performance of an official act.
I have no doubt the inmate got one hell of a laugh out of that one in his cell. Dr., indeed. lol....
Finally, one from the "Gift Violations" section. It pays to know who is around you at dinner, it would seem.
"Great dinner, thanks for the tip."
Just prior to a major contract award, a Bureau Director went out to dinner with one of the potential competitors at a swanky Washington restaurant.
The wine alone cost over $100 per bottle. Too bad the Director didn't realize that a Washington Post reporter was at the next table. The story
received front-page coverage in the next day’s Post. By that afternoon, the Director announced that he had accepted a job in private industry — a
job he couldn't refuse (with his father-in-law).
The Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. Part 2635) generally prohibit Federal personnel from accepting gifts
(including meals) from persons who do business or seek to do business with the employee’s agency
It's over 160 pages though and would make a good PDF E-book, I'd think. I may just put it on my own tablet in fact, to read while at school. lol....
It looks like just the thing to chuckle at while sitting between classes. Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys a little Political Madness that isn't dead
serious and terribly depressing for a change.
Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure
Sometimes you're the bug and sometimes you're the windshield. These guys definitely got the buggy feeling, in most cases.