Phl 323 Code of Conduct

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Code of Conduct
Aaron Vazquez
PHL 323
May 12, 2014
Alex Cardenas

Code of Conduct
The United States Border Patrol is a federal law enforcement agency and is one of the largest in the world. The purpose of the Border Patrol is to keep terrorists and the weapons terrorists use out of the nation’s borders. In addition, the Border Patrol also serves to ensure that international and trade is conducted in a lawful way (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2014). As a federal agency, the Border Patrol is under high public scrutiny. A federal agent that is accused of unethical behavior will be in the national spotlight, and it will discredit the entire agency, no matter how isolated the incident may have been. Thus, with any federal
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Managers of CPB employees are held to the same standards of conduct as their employees. In addition, according to paragraph 5.5 of the standards of conduct (Augilar, 2012), they are also charged with providing advice and guidance to the employees under their command, and they must also clear any confusion those employees might have with the document. Thus, managers are not only expected to know the standards of conduct, but must be able to pass judgement on what is ethical in the context of the document. Because the standards are always applicable to employees, managers must be available to serve as mentors to their employees around the clock as well. While it could be argued that the standards are ridiculously high, the organizational culture of the Border Patrol is similar to the military. It is expected that federal agents are held to a higher standard due to their duty to the nation. Blogger Tom Barry (2013), though critical of the culture of the Border Patrol and likens the culture to

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