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Letter: No integrity

  • Author: Brooke White
    | Opinion
  • Updated: October 14
  • Published October 15

Hilcorp claims that one of its core values is “Integrity - Do the right thing.” Hilcorp also claims that “Safe, environmentally responsible operations and the betterment of our employees and the communities where we work are key metrics used to define success at Hilcorp.”

How, then, does making all employees return to work in a large office, which ignores recommendations of the CDC regarding large groups, social distancing and close contact, better employees and a community in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases? Furthermore, how does the company justify requiring an employee return to work when they can and have been successfully tele-working during this pandemic, which is still the current recommendation of the local municipality? How is this action a betterment for a community struggling to manage local spread?

Finally, how can the company’s leadership sleep at night knowing their selfish actions are directly putting at risk the health and well-being of an unborn child already at risk; documented and supported by doctors including Hilcorp’s own consulting physician? None of these actions model integrity. These are unethical and selfish actions. Hilcorp is failing to do what is right.

Brooke White

Anchorage

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