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March 15, 2019


March 15, 2019

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Provides Ethics Training Event for Tribal Employees

OKMULGEE, Okla. – In an effort to promote the highest standard of professional and ethical practices within the workplace, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation held its 2019 Ethics Training sessions for all MCN employees to attend on March 7, 2019, on the Tribal Complex in Okmulgee, Okla.

Three years ago, the Ethics Training was initiated by Principal Chief James R. Floyd to encourage an ethical work environment for employees, as well as provide a better understanding of the employees’ responsibility to matters, such as professional ethics, conduct, conflict of interest and more.

The training outlines the MCN Code of Ethics published in the Human Resources Policy and Procedure Manual, which lists the specific obligations MCN employees are to fulfill, such as to demonstrate the highest standards of conduct, personal integrity and honesty in the workplace.

This year, the MCN Human Resource Management Services invited three professionals to present during the training to their expertise and background in workplace and ethics investigations, as well as knowledge in working in Indian Country.

Between the two Ethics Training sessions, more than 500 employees attended the presentations given by the First Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Wilson of the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee, Okla., as well as Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Tate Turnbo and FBI Special Agent Jeff Youngblood.

The Nation’s Acting Tribal Administrator Dean Hughes said this year’s training had a significant turnout and continues to grow each year with success.

“We were very pleased that it had a great turnout and we had a lot of interesting questions that occurred from the event,” Mr. Hughes said. “There was a lot of positive [comments] about the presentations and I feel that it continued to grow and get better and that there’s more interest in attending these events. So, we felt very pleased about the training this past week.”

For employees who were unable to attend either session, a video version of the Ethics Training will soon be available to access through Cuko, the internal employee resources website.