The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide

A Handbook for Committing the Truth

Author: Tom Devine,Tarek F. Maassarani

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605099880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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From Erin Brockovich to Enron, whistleblowers who “challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust” have proven to be an unfortunate necessity in modern business culture. Their efforts to report crimes, fraud, and dangers to public health and safety have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars of shareholder value – and had we heeded the warnings of whistleblowers, perhaps disasters such as the Bernie Madoff scandal and the Lehman Brothers meltdown could have been averted. Recent federal legislation in finance and health reform have cemented legal protections and mechanisms for whistleblowing. This book provides a thorough guide and history to the whistleblower's legal rights. The ultimate survival guide, it provides advice on getting help and finding allies, warns that retaliation is often the reward for "committing the truth" and shows how to weather the storm. With extensive legal texts, sample letters, resources, and information on upcoming whistleblower reforms, this is the ultimate source on the subject.

Examining the Administration's Treatment of Whistleblowers

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, US Postal Service and the Census of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, September 9, 2014

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and the Census

Publisher: N.A


Category: Administrative agencies

Page: 76

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The Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration

Author: Diane Stone,Kim Moloney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019107635X

Category: Political Science

Page: 672

View: 4798


Global policy making is unfurling in distinctive ways above traditional nation-state policy processes. New practices of transnational administration are emerging inside international organizations but also alongside the trans-governmental networks of regulators and inside global public private partnerships. Mainstream policy and public administration studies have tended to analyse the capacity of public sector hierarchies to globalize national policies. By contrast, this Handbook investigates new public spaces of transnational policy-making, the design and delivery of global public goods and services, and the interdependent roles of transnational administrators who move between business bodies, government agencies, international organizations, and professional associations. This Handbook is novel in taking the concepts and theories of public administration and policy studies to get inside the black box of global governance. Transnational administration is a multi-actor and multi-scalar endeavour having manifestations, depending on the policy issue or problems, at the local, urban, sub-regional, sub-national, regional, national, supranational, supra-regional, transnational, international, and global scales. These scales of 'local' and 'global' are not neatly bounded and nested spaces but are articulated together in complex patterns of policy activity. These transnational patterns represent a reinvigoration of public administration and policy studies as the Handbook authors advance their analysis beyond the methodological nationalism of the nation-state.

Public Service Ethics

Individual and Institutional Responsibilities

Author: James S. Bowman,Jonathan P. West

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483323765

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 4165


Ethics—in all its exemplary and exhausting forms—matters. It deals with the most gripping question in public life: “What is the right thing to do?” In Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities, James Bowman and Jonathan West examine individual-centered and organization-focused ethics, applying ideas and ideals from both to contemporary dilemmas. The authors take on controversial issues—from whistle blowing incidents to corruption exposés—to explain how they arise and suggest what can be done about them. They start with the conceptual tools students need to evaluate an ethical dilemma, then analyze individual decision making strategies, and go on to assess institutional ethics programs. The emphasis is not only on the “how to,” but also on the “why.” The ultimate goal is to bolster students’ confidence and prepare them for the ethical problems they will face in the future, by equipping them with the conceptual frameworks and context to approach thorny questions and behave ethically.

Resisting Corporate Corruption

Cases in Practical Ethics From Enron Through The Financial Crisis

Author: Stephen V. Arbogast

Publisher: Wiley-Scrivener


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 526

View: 1411


This text's objective is to teach business ethics in a manner very different from the conceptual/legal frameworks which dominate graduate schools. The book offers 25 case studies that cover a full range of business practice, controls and ethics issues. The cases are framed to instruct students in early identification of ethics issues, and how to work such problems effectively within corporate organizations. By pursuing these case studies, students should emerge with a "practical toolkit" that better enables them to follow their moral compass. The cases provide examples of how executives can embed more ethical approaches inside alternative business strategies, redirect pressure and intimidation to parties better positioned to resist, and use the firm's controls structure to counteract corrupt practices. Specific cases take up the circumstances of whistleblowers and the changing protections afforded by recent laws. Fourteen case studies examine Enron's crossing of various ethical lines from 1987-2001. Eleven new cases examine key financial crisis moments at Countrywide, Fannie Mae, Citibank, Goldman Sachs and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Interpretive essays discuss the nature of sound financial controls systems, the lessons of Enron, and the extent to which the financial crisis shows Enron's issues to be unresolved.

Race, Power & Politics

Memoirs of an ACORN Whistleblower as Told by Marcel Reid

Author: Michael McCray,Marcel Reid

Publisher: Williams & Associates Communication

ISBN: 9780984690671

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 5106


"For several decades, ACORN ran campaigns across the nation seeking fair, affordable, safe housing and other desirable social justice goals for the dispossessed. The group's style tended toward the confrontational, making demands of powerful corporations and government agencies until change occurred, city by city, state by state. Michael McCray, a certified public accountant and lawyer, became deeply involved as an ACORN national board member. What he saw and heard shocked him, so he became a whistleblower, a role he had previously assumed as U.S. Department of Agriculture employee. His whistleblowing there had cost him his job, but had not dulled his desire to set wrongs right. "--Publisher description.