PAOAG PA State Ethics Commission Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public Service Ethics

This video library is made available by joint initiative of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission. Our collaborative mission is to promote integrity and ethical conduct by educating public servants at all levels of government in Pennsylvania.

An Inside Look:

July 10, 2020

Reasons and Excuses

Everyone makes mistakes; but how we explain them shows our true character. Do we own up and provide real reasons, or do we try to shift blame with made-up excuses? When we rationalize, we put our own integrity and credibility at risk.

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July 09, 2020


Your reputation is much too valuable to treat casually… you can’t be in two places at once, but your reputation serves as your “stand-in” whenever you’re not around. Just as you guard your own good reputation, guard that of the government entity for which you work.

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May 19, 2020

State Adverse Interest Act

This summary of the of Act 451 of 1957, outlines provisions which relating to state agencies and which prohibit state advisors & consultants and state employees from having adverse interests in certain state contracts. This presentation is for educational and informational purposes only, and is not intended as legal advice, nor as a substitution for legal advice, regarding the applicability of the statute.

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