In the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln famously expressed his hope that “government of the people, by the people, [and] for the people shall not perish” in the United States. Over 150 years later, it is clear that a key prerequisite for such endurance must be “accountability” and the word itself could be appropriately inserted before each of the prepositions in the aforementioned quote. In other words, a well-functioning society requires that accountability be a two-way street between the public and private sectors. Explore what to do when government wants to hold your public and private sector clients accountable, how your clients can hold state or local government accountable, and whether fundamental government reform is possible in Pennsylvania.
Summary of ContentsOverview of Government Reform Efforts in Pennsylvania
Accessing Government Records and Information
Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission
Internal Investigations: What You Need to Know
Developing & Implementing Preemptive/Responsive Organizational Compliance Programs