On May 20, The Department for Professional Employees, DPE will participate with 18 other national (including the American Library Association's Allied Professional Association, ALA-APA) and global organizations in launching:
Professionals for the Public Interest: Associations and Unions Defending Professional Integrity (PftPI).
Over the last two years, outreach by DPE brought together eight professional associations and 10 national and international unions. All endorsed a consensus statement, Defining Common Ground on Professional Integrity. Taking into account the interests of the public, doing the job right, and fending off external pressures to do otherwise, resonate across disciplines and organizations.
In March, DPE hosted the latest meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) for PftPI, which approved an outline for a joint website and finalized a plan for the public launch. DPE began building the website and identifying media outreach specialists from the endorsing organizations in consultation with the communications subgroup. With the activities subgroup, DPE also refined a possible focal point for federal action.
For more information about Professionals for the Public Interest or the Joint Working Group, please contact DPE President Paul E. Almeida, email@example.com, 202-638-0320, or Executive Director David Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-638-0320 extension 113.
See also:“Strengthening Professionalism in the Public Interest” Meeting, June 5, 2008