The Memorandum on Accountability

The Memorandum on Accountability

DATE: February 27, 2009

TO: Class Coordinator Jeff Tursellino

FROM: Recruit Virgilio Payano V03167254

AGENCY: Pre-Service

CLASS: # 09-01

SUBJECT: Accountability

On February 26, 2009 I was supposed to turn in a memorandum because I did not have a physical copy of the five hundred word memorandum assigned to me on February 25, 2009, by Mr. Duda.

Like I had said on my previous memorandum, Policies and Procedures state that any memorandum assigned to a recruit will be due on the next day before the first class. I had understood that all memos assigned by the class officers were supposed to be turned in by the next business day. I had no further understanding of the actual time of when they were supposed to be turned in. I understand that ignorance of the law does not validate or excuse any violation of it. I also understand that I should pay more attention to the small details or be fully informed on a specific subject before I want to argue or debate it.

Mr. Duda told me to title this memorandum “Accountability” and to have a physical copy in to our class president Mr. Adams by Saturday February 28, 2009.
Accountability as defined in Wikipedia is a concept in ethics with several meanings. It is often used synonymously with such concepts as responsibility, answerability, enforcement, blameworthiness, liability and other terms associated with the expectation of account-giving. As an aspect of governance, it has been central to discussions related to problems in both the public and private (corporation) worlds. Accountability is defined as "A is accountable to B when A is obliged to inform B about A’s (past or future) actions and decisions, to justify them, and to suffer punishment in the case of eventual misconduct".
In leadership roles, accountability is the acknowledgment and assumption of responsibility for actions, products, decisions, and policies including the administration, governance and implementation within the scope of the role...

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