What would you do?

1. You are an entry-level worker in the audit department of the Internal Revenue Service, and you have stumbled across evidence of a program to turn off the audit process for major contributors to the current presidentís reelection campaign. In effect, select taxpayers can make any claim on their tax returns without fear of being audited or investigated. What would you do?

I would report my discovery to the proper channels so the problem can be corrected.

2. A coworker complains to you that he is sick of seeing the company pollute the waters of a nearby stream by dumping runoff water into it from the manufacturing process. He plans to send an anonymous email to the EPA to inform the agency of the situation. What would you do?

I would not do a thing. I agree that the company should not be polluting the waters. I would sit by idly while the coworker sends their email and reports the offenders.

 

Cases

2. E-Verify

1. Do you support the implementation of enhancements such as photo matching and access to additional government databases to improve the accuracy of the E-Verify system? Why or why not?

Yes, I feel it improve the accuracy of the E-Verify systems.

2. If you were the owner of a small business, would you use the E-Verify system to screen prospective workers? Why or why not?

Yes, I feel it would improve the small businessí accuracy in the verification process.

3. Would you favor mandatory use of the E-Verify system at large corporations and government agencies? Why or why not?

Yes, I would favor the mandatory use of the E-Verify system because I feel the end result would improve the accuracy of the large corporation or government agency.

3. Problems with Suppliers

1. What responsibility does an organization have to ensure that its suppliers and business partners behave ethically? To whom is this responsibility owed?

I feel each company should be responsible for their own ethics issues. There is no way a company can be held liable for the actions of a supplier they used.

2. How can an organization monitor the business practices of its suppliers and business partners to determine if they are behaving in an ethical manner?

One course of action could be to conduct random inspections of the suppliers proper that they have chosen to use to ensure that the suppliers are complying with all the requirements of the parent company.

3. Is it good business practice to refuse to do business with a supplier who provides good quality materials at a low cost but who behaves in an unethical manner? How can senior

management justify its decision to do business instead with a supplier who provides lower quality or higher-priced materials but behaves in an ethical manner?

It would depend on the type of ethical infraction and the amount of the contract between the companies. If there is lots of money involved, minor ethical issues could potentially overlooked for the all mighty dollar.