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Oliver: Slow revolving door of mental illness, addiction, incarceration

By   /  Friday, April 26th, 2019  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Oliver: Slow revolving door of mental illness, addiction, incarceration

By Malcolm Oliver, Alexis Villegas and Crawford Coats The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that alcohol, drugs and suicide claimed more than 150,000 lives in 2018. To put this number into perspective, that’s more than twice the number of American soldiers killed in Vietnam. The Central Coast is not immune to the revolving Read More →

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Oliver: Encourage feedback to avoid whistleblowing

By   /  Friday, November 9th, 2018  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Oliver: Encourage feedback to avoid whistleblowing

By Carl Oliver Whistleblowing is trouble. Every business is vulnerable. Even when the business is innocent, handling whistleblowing is distracting and expensive. Taco Bell in 2011 is an example. News reports said an ex-employee revealed its beef tacos were not 100 percent beef. Other things were mixed in with the meat. Taco Bell responded, “It’s Read More →

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Oliver: How to build a strong ethics program

By   /  Friday, August 17th, 2018  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Oliver: How to build a strong ethics program

By Carl Oliver Some companies spend a lot on ethics programs, and some spend a little. Cost is not a good measure of effectiveness. Some expensive efforts have little effect, and some inexpensive efforts produce excellent results. There are three rules to a strong ethics program. First, managers are responsible for knowing and complying with Read More →

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