Commissioner for Public Employment
Public Service Commission
Code of Conduct
Who is Covered
Public Sector Employment and Management Act 1993
Principles – Section 5F
Principles / Values
Under the Performance and Conduct Principle is that a public sector officer must do the following:
- carry out the officer’s duties as follows:
- objectively, impartially, professionally and with integrity;
- to the best of the officer’s ability;
- in accordance with the Act and any code of conduct applicable to the officer under section 16(2)(c);
- treat other public sector officers, other persons in the workplace and members of the public fairly, equitably and with proper courtesy and consideration;
- ensure effective, efficient and appropriate use of public resources;
- avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal or other interests and duties as a public sector officer;
- ensure the officer’s personal conduct does not:
- adversely affect the performance of the officer’s duties as a public sector officer; or
- bring the Public Sector into disrepute.
- Perform their official duties with skill, impartiality, professionalism and integrity.
- Disclose their private financial and other interests where those interests may, or may appear to conflict with their official duties, and shall take all reasonable steps to prevent such conflict.
- Where responsible for incurring or authorising expenditure shall exercise due economy and ensure the efficient and economical use of government resources and facilities.
- Not take advantage of their official duties, status, powers or authority in order to seek or obtain a benefit for themselves or for any other person or body.
- Exercise proper courtesy, consideration and sensitivity and shall act with fairness and equity in all their dealings with members of the public and with other employees.
- Not engage in improper conduct, in their official capacity or otherwise, that adversely affects the performance of their duties or brings the public sector into disrepute.