Promises, Pitfalls, and Ethics in Multisector Contracting

Summer 2017 (Second Session)
Evening and Weekend
Credits per quarter

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The issue of public ethics is particularly important when government works with private contractors. The term “public ethics” is often used to suggest acting with compassion and empathy while ensuring thorough analysis and competence as we serve the public interest while seeking justice under the law. When public agencies rely on vendors to carry out their work a focus on ethical behavior is essential. In this course we will examine how contracts between government and various vendors can fail. In addition, we will examine the possibilities for government and their vendors to achieve contracting’s true win-win potential. In other words, we will use ethics as a lens to study how public managers materialize the promises while avoiding the pitfalls of multisector contracting in the twenty first century.

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Scheduled for: Evening and Weekend

Located in: Olympia

Advertised schedule:

Jun 30-Jul 2, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun