Ethics Report Released For Baltimore County Watchdog: Report

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BALTIMORE COUNTY - A survey of Baltimore County Employees by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Ethics and Accountability found that most employees consider county Government an ethical place to work, the Baltimore Sun reports.

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Ethics and Accountability spent the last nine months evaluating and drafting recommendations for the office of the county’s top watchdog, Inspector General Kelly Madigan.

The commission surveyed over 7,600 county employees, commissioners, and board members. Baltimore County Police provided the most responses, with 308 staff members responding. The next most was the health and fire departments, with 191 and 179, respectively.

According to the Sun, Oof the 1,470 individuals who responded to at least one question, 70.3% answered the final survey question.

The final question asks if the respondent has anything to add “with regard to the ethics climate, reporting ethical misconduct or waste, fraud or misuse of County resources, or participating in an investigation by the Baltimore County Auditor, Ethics Commission, or Office of Inspector General.”

86% of answers said they had never made a report or been investigated, with only 6% reporting wrongdoing.

To read more about this data, and access the full report, visit the Baltimore Sun’s story.

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