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NCJ Number: 77954 Find in a Library
Title: Principles in Practice - Standards of Conduct for Federal Procurement Personnel
Corporate Author: Capital Communications Systems, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: Capital Communications Systems, Inc
Crofton, MD 21114
Screen Presentations
Washington, DC 20002
US Executive Office of the President
Washington, DC 20503
Sale Source: Screen Presentations
309 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20002
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This videotape program on the prevention of fraud and abuse for Federal procurement personnel uses dramatized incidents to point up such ethical problems as conflict-of-interest and reporting of wrongdoing.
Abstract: The film notes that there are 150,000 Federal procurement personnel spending over 100 billion dollars yearly and buying items as diverse as a linear accelerator for a Veterans Administration hospital and a tracking and data relay satellite system for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Federal procurement personnel are shown in varied situations that underscore the importance of preventing fraud and abuse by (1) being impartial, (2) reporting wrongdoing, and (3) avoiding conflict-of-interest situations, waste, and gifts and gratuities. Viewers are given the opportunity to make their own decisions about specific procurement issues such as one involving three separate requests by a section chief for office carpeting, a contract add-on, and six word-processing machines. The narrator emphasizes the serious responsibility of the work, the need to apply ethical principles with care and discrimination, and the fact that procurement personnel are working for the benefit of the people.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Conflict of interest; Federal government; Fraud; Performance requirements; Procurement procedures; Professional conduct and ethics; Work attitudes
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