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85th Anniversary Of The ICMA Code Of Ethics

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85th anniversary of the ICMA code of ethics
Ethics has been fundamental to the local government profession and ICMA.   During the 85th anniversary of the ICMA Code of Ethics, take this quiz to test your knowledge of the Code and the values it promotes.

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1.  In what city was the ICMA Code of Ethics adopted?
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2.  In the same year that the ICMA Code of Ethics was adopted, what other event took place?
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3.  What's the best way to seek ethics advice should you need it?
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4.  Which of the following is NOT an inherent value of the Code of Ethics?
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5.  With whom does the ethics-enforcement process initiate?
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6.  What group of ICMA members is required to abide by all Tenets of the Code?
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7.  Which of the following would be acceptable conduct under the Code?
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8.  When a member violates the Code, it really means that one or more of the guidelines have been violated.
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9.  Rumor has it that the city council is thinking about raising the personal property taxes on motor vehicles.  The budget analyst, who just bought a Vespa that she is already struggling to afford, is totally against the tax increase.  Of the following, how can she voice her objections and still abide by the Code of Ethics?
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10.  A city manager is a finalist for two manager positions and has applications pending in other communities.  One of the cities asks him to come in for a final interview. He goes to the interview, is offered the job, and given a draft employment agreement to review.  As soon as he gets home, he calls the mayor to accept the position.  Right after hanging up, the manager sees that he's missed a phone call.  The call is from another city wanting to offer him its position.  The second city is closer to his aging parents and the position pays 25% more than the position offered in the first city.  Which of the following is the best ethical option for the manager?
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11.  A severe thunderstorm did extensive damage to the roof of the town manager’s house.  Desperate to get it fixed, she called a local roofing company at the recommendation of a neighbor.  The company came over the next day to begin the repairs which were to take approximately five days.  Three days later, at the council meeting, the town opened sealed bids to tar and shingle the town hall’s roof.  Low and behold, the roofing company working on the manager’s  house submitted a bid and first glance, the company’s bid is the lowest.   What’s the best option for the manager given the circumstances?
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12.  Each year, the county provides each staff member with professional development funds to use at their discretion for work or personal development.  A recently hired project manager used his professional development money to attend a social media conference.  After Tweeting this and Facebooking that, he was about to leave when his name was chosen to win a door prize – a Kindle, a device used to wirelessly download and read books and magazines.  What is the best ethical solution for the project manager and the Kindle?
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