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2010 Ethics in the Workplace Seminar

Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig
Invites You to the 2010 Ethics In the Workplace Seminar

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2010 Ethics in the Workplace Seminar
Monday, April 26, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
University of Illinois - Chicago
Student Center West
Chicago Rooms A, B and C
828 S. Wolcott
Chicago, Illinois

Video simulcast locations:
Department of Transportation Central Office Hanley Building Auditorium
The 9 Illinois Department of Transportation District Office Video Conference Rooms

Discounted Parking will be available at the Wood Street parking structure.
Please obtain a certificate at check in at the seminar check in desk.
Parking Garage Address:
1100 S. Wood Street
Chicago, IL

Map of U of I - Chicago Campus


Department of Transportation Employees please register through EIS (EIS #: ML002862)
 or Lisa Todd @

All others
please register by emailing or call 217-558-4617

This seminar will provide Professional Development Hours and Continuing Legal Education Credit Hours. 

Please continue to monitor this website for additional information: 
If you have any preliminary questions, please e-mail or phone: 217-558-4617

2010 Featured Speakers (in alphabetic order):

Video of the 2010 Ethics in the Workplace Seminar

The 2010 Ethics in the Workplace Seminar will be hosted by Illinois Department of Transportation.

Additional Co-sponsors:
Illinois Department of Central Management Services
Illinois Tollway

IDOT Personnel Policy Manual
11-3 Section H

Employee Ethics. Employees of the Department are subject to a higher standard of conduct and scrutiny than most citizens. The efficient operation of the Department requires public trust and confidence in its employees. Employees shall conduct themselves and their business to the highest possible ethical
standards that reflect professional management and/or engineering practices.

An employee shall keep confidential all information acquired through his/her employment with the Department unless and until such information becomes
available to the general public or is required to be released pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, or other lawful authority, or is requested by the person(s) to whom the information relates pursuant to a valid written release.

Employees shall not use their official position for personal gain or influence.



2009 Ethics in the Workplace Conference

Illinois Executive Ethics Commission (EEC)
Office of the Executive Inspector General

National White Collar Crime Center Website

A.        Responsibilities of Agencies, Directors and Employees

             1.        Reporting of Information

Every state officer or employee in an Agency shall report promptly to the Inspector General any information concerning waste, corruption, fraud, conflicts of interest or abuse by another state officer, employee or vendor relating to his or her employment. The knowing failure of any officer or employee to so report shall be cause for discipline, up to and including discharge. The knowing provision of false information to the Inspector General by any officer or employee shall be cause for discipline, up to and including discharge. Any officer or employee who in good faith acts pursuant to this paragraph by reporting to the Inspector General improper governmental action shall not be subject to dismissal, discipline or other adverse personnel action.

             2.        Duty to Cooperate

                             a.        Each Agency and every officer and employee, shall cooperate with, and provide assistance to, the Inspector General and her or his staff in the performance of any investigation. In particular, each Agency shall make its premises, equipment, personnel, books, records, and papers readily available to the Inspector General. The Inspector General or his/her staff may enter upon the premises of any Agency at any time, without prior announcement, if necessary to the successful completion of an investigation. In the course of an investigation, the Inspector General may question any officer or employee serving in, and any other person transacting business with, the Agency, and may inspect and copy any books, records, or papers in the possession of the Agency, including those made confidential by law, taking care to preserve the confidentiality of information contained in responses to questions or books, records, or papers that is made confidential by law.

                             b.        The Inspector General may compel any employee in an Agency to truthfully answer questions concerning any matter related to the performance of his or her official duties. If so compelled, no statement or other evidence derived therefrom may be used against such employee in any subsequent criminal prosecution other than for perjury or contempt arising from such testimony. The refusal of any employee to answer questions if compelled to do so shall be cause for discipline, up to and including discharge.

Protection from Retaliation

No officer, employee or appointee in any Agency shall retaliate against, punish, or penalize any person for complaining to, cooperating with, or assisting the Inspector General in the performance of her or his duties. Any officer, employee or appointee who violates this provision shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.

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