“Integrity” already defined in county HR manual

Earlier this week, Clark County commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke approved an “integrity resolution,” much to the eye-rolling of Commissioner Steve Stuart.

As Erik Hidle reported, commissioners debated the document for two hours on Tuesday, after discussing it at earlier meetings. The 13-page document defines “integrity” as: “Honesty, soundness, trustworthiness to fulfill commitments, truth-loving, worthy of belief or reliance, trustable, believable, forthrightness, good for one’s word, a reliable witness to the truth, worthy of reliance or trust.”

On Tuesday, Big Stu finally said, “Pass it, don’t pass it, it will have no effect. This is a waste of everyone’s time and resources.”

Now, compare Madore and Mielke’s definition of “integrity” with the definition from Clark County’s Human Resources Policy Manual.

Policy No. 13, Employment Standards, starts with 13.1, “Ethical Conduct.”


See that example given along with the definition of integrity? It’s too good to miss, so I’m going to repeat it: “As an example, a person with integrity follows a job application ratings system, even when it screens out a friend.” 



Stephanie Rice

Stephanie Rice

I cover Vancouver city government. Reach me at stephanie.rice@columbian.com or 360-735-4508.

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