Ethics in Contract Administration

by John A. Robertie, Jr., Washington Metropolitan Area Transit, Authority, Washington, DC, USA,
Carol A. Sigmond, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit, Authority, Washington, DC, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: The Role of the Resident Engineer

Abstract: Society still struggles with the moral dilemma of whether an act must be illegal to be unethical. Citing codes and examples, this paper focuses on the ethical aspects of Resident Engineers dealing with contractors. It is emphasized here that the administration of publicly funded contracts is subject to legal scrutiny.

Subject Headings: Ethics | Standards and codes | Contractors and subcontractors | Legal affairs | Personnel management

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