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Ethics: Standards of Conduct for Employees

COURSE NO: LE1-008
PDH CREDIT: 1
Ethics: Standards of Conduct for Employees
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the ethical standards of conduct for engineers in their role as employees.

 

Most professional engineering societies publish codes of ethics that their members are expected to follow. These codes tend to be short and confined to statements of general principles, but in many situations a practicing engineer needs much more specific guidance than can be obtained from a statement of general principles. The Executive Branch of the Federal Government, which employs about two million civilians, has recognized the need for specific guidance on the ethical conduct of employees by issuing “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch“—thirty-nine thousand words of regulations comprising Part 2635 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Standards apply to employees of the executive branch of the federal government (many of whom are engineers). But many of the Standards would also be of interest to private-sector engineers, who should be just as concerned as government engineers about questions of conflicting financial interests, misuse of employer’s resources, appropriateness of gift-giving between supervisors and subordinates, and the awkward situation of seeking a job with one employer while currently working for another.

 

Even though the Standards are written and organized to meet the requirements for citations by lawyers and judges, they are accessible to the layman, thanks to almost two hundred examples that show how the regulations apply in actual situations. A subset of the examples has been selected to make up the contents of the present course.

 

This 1 PDH online course is intended for engineering employees of private-sector or government organizations.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Complying with standards of conduct governing gift-giving between employees
  • Complying with standards of conduct governing conflicting financial interests
  • Complying with standards of conduct governing impartiality in performing duties
  • Complying with standards of conduct governing seeking other employment
  • Complying with standards of conduct governing misuse of position
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Ethics: Standards of Conduct for Employees " by Mark Rossow.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
ETHICS: STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR EMPLOYEES (478 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document, exclusive of the Appendix.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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