dereliction of duty


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dereliction of duty

An intentional and egregious failure to perform one's required duty or uphold one's responsibility. The coach was fired for a dereliction of duty when he failed to report the incident.
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Frederick is charged with conspiracy to maltreat detainees, dereliction of duty, maltreatment of detainees and committing an indecent act.
They would be talking about dereliction of duty, about being asleep at the wheel.
The Municipal Higher People's Court in Beijing on Friday sentenced the city's former party boss and Mayor Chen Xintong to 16 years in prison on charges of corruption and dereliction of duty, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
McMasters' Dereliction of Duty, about the failures of the Vietnam-era Joint Chiefs of Staff But these are both professional studies, holding far more in common with the memoirs of General Grant than with those of Robert Graves or Siegfried Sassoon or Joseph Heller.
The failure to do so - and the FBI is hardly alone in this dereliction of duty - points to the real significance of the character issue: the loss of public confidence in governmental institutions.
To make it anything less by calling an ordinary air mass thunderstorm anything other than an ordinary air mass thunderstorm, which should not have been penetrated at any altitude, is an unconscionable dereliction of duty.
Fourteen doctors from seven hospitals have been issued show cause notices in this context, the official said, adding that some staff nurses have also been issued notices for dereliction of duty.
FIFA'S decision to hold the Qatar World Cup in the run-up to Christmas 2022 is such a dereliction of duty, had it happened in any other sport there would be moves afoot to disband the ruling body.
The former head of the FA's compliance unit, Graham Bean, said the governing body's failure to contact the clubs was disgraceful and a dereliction of duty.
While the inquiry will fix responsibility for any dereliction of duty the fact that this happening at all is a matter of great regret.
He also demanded immediate action against the responsible persons of the police and security agencies for negligence and dereliction of duty.
If a blatant dereliction of duty is found then that person and their boss should answer and face criminal charges never mind receiving multi-million pound pay-outs.
Surely to ignore any advice on the economy when you are responsible for it is as negligent as it's possible to get and could be construed at best as a dereliction of duty - especially as it appears that the warnings were true and sound.
If I could get them arrested for dereliction of duty I'd phone the police.
Personnel at the depot may face charges of criminal neglect and dereliction of duty.