How the Failure to Enforce the Laws and Rules Can Effect Your Health
The situation - where it was recently charged or acknowledged that Federal Aviation Administration staff had prior knowledge of safety related problems at ValuJet before the accident that brought it down - is hardly news to the thousands of Americans who work in local, state and national government jobs across the country.
Everyone who works in government is under pressure to go along to get along and avoid being disciplined for voicing what should be covered under freedom-of-speech laws. Some of this is merely general social group pressure. And some is direct pressure that comes from the veiled or voiced threat to be disciplined for divulging mishandling of various governmental responsibilities, policies, issues or what have you.
I recall once in Palm Beach County, Florida, where as the site planner with the County Planning, Zoning and Building Department, when the word filtered down from the county manager's office that a particular project was to be fast-tracked. The project was only to receive a cursory review and specific aspects of it were excused for specific reasons. As a result, an outdoor "band shell" was built facing a community that has experienced major noise problems since.
And, while with …
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Publication information: Article title: How the Failure to Enforce the Laws and Rules Can Effect Your Health. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: December 2, 1996. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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