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Letter: Ethics test a time-waster

Published: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Every October, every employee of the state of Illinois must take an online ethics test.

These include Illinois State Police officers, college faculty, Secretary of State workers, Illinois Department of Transportation employees, etc.

This ethics test took effect under then Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s leadership.

So every October, thousands of state government employees spend 20-30 minutes of the time the taxpayers of Illinois are paying them to work to take the Illinois Ethics Test.  

Wouldn’t it be better for all new employees to take the test, with established employees given a brochure to read on their own time? This would permit the thousands of honest state employees to actually do their jobs rather than spending taxpayers’ money for them to sit in front of a computer taking a test based on a lame idea enacted by a governor who is now in federal prison due to his own lack of ethics.

Pam Farris

Rochelle

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