Procurement officer for Maricopa County, AZ; one of 11 county employees to take trips, gifts, and tickets from vendors. Ah, yes, the REO Speedwagon theory on conflicts losing their punch with each pass from one human to another: â€œHeard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from another . . .â€
The punch isn’t removed by passing the conflict through many hands. There are only two ways to manage a conflict: Don’t or Disclose. A thief can’t pass good title no matter how transfers of the stolen goods and passing tickets through many hands does not eliminate the conflict.