Essay on Formal Report Sample
REPORTED ETHICS CASES Annual Report 20--
Report author includes name and title.
Prepared by Susan Litzinger Director of Ethics and Business Conduct
Report Distributed March 1, 20--
Includes name of company to which report is submitted. Title page is unnumbered.
Prepared for The Ethics and Business Conduct Committee CGF Aircraft Corporation
Source: The Technical Writer’s Companion (3rd edition) by Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, and Walter E. Oliu (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2002)
Opening states report’s purpose.
Subheads signal shifts in topic.
This report examines the nature and disposition of the 3,458 ethics cases handled …show more content…
Figures placed in centered boxes. Title within figure box is centered at top.
Major Minor Total
Reported Ethics Cases by Major/Minor Category 20-Number of Cases 172 3,286 3,458 5% Major Category
95% Minor Category
Each figure is identified with a title and number.
Source: CGF Office of Ethics and Business Conduct.
Figure 1. Major Ethics Cases
Reported ethics cases by major/minor category in 20--.
Detailed findings are presented.
Of the 172 major ethics cases reported during 20--, 57 percent, upon investigation, were found to involve unsubstantiated concerns. Incomplete information or misinformation most frequently was discovered to be the cause of the unfounded concerns of misconduct in 98 cases. Forty-four cases, or 26 percent of the total cases reported, involved incidents partly substantiated by ethics officers as serious misconduct; however, these cases were discovered to also involve inaccurate information or unfounded issues of misconduct.
Source: The Technical Writer’s Companion