I’m finally making my way through recent editions of TechRepublic’s IT News Digest newsletter, which I intentionally flagged in my inbox so that I could go back and blog about some of the more interesting news stories that have bubbled up to the surface.

One of these stories is about HP hiring a new ethics officer (a gentleman by the name of Jon Hoak). I took an ethics class in college, but I had no idea that there was actually a job market for this sort of position. And after all of the hoopla surrounding HP lately, I’m even more surprised that they already HAD an ethics officer (Kevin Hunsaker, who is now facing criminal charges for his role in the company’s leak probe).

I’ve worked for TechRepublic for seven years (as of this month – the 18th to be exact), but I’ve never heard of such a position. Sonja Thompson, Ethics Officer. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Does your company have an ethics officer?