I just received the Nth aggravating reminder to report to duty for ethics briefing, meaning to log on to some web page:
This briefing is designed to raise continued awareness of the University of California Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct, and to convey University employment obligations with respect to ethical and compliant behavior. The purpose is not to teach University policy or ethics but to familiarize UC employees with important ethics and compliance information, issues and resources.
How high (how many pixels high) must “continued awareness” go to qualify as having risen? Or how low has it fallen that risk abatement must take these stupid forms? How much does UC pay Navex Global for this service, whatever that company is? Who are its shareholders? Do they pay all their taxes? Are real UC labor issues, such as abysmally low salaries for staff and impossible work tempos, featured in the “course?” I guess I will never know.