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The Integrity Commission promotes the highest standards of propriety and ethical conduct and therefore expects its staff and Board members to abide by these standards and lead by example

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Lead Agency

Office of the State Service Commissioner


State Service Act 2000

Code of Conduct

See Act

Who is Covered

Public Servants



Internal Oversight

Lead Agency
Agency HR

External Oversight



Integrity Commission Act 2009

Principles – Section 7

Code – Section 9

Principles  / Values

The State Service:

  1. is apolitical, performing its functions in an impartial, ethical and professional manner
  2. is a public service in which employment decisions are based on merit
  3. provides a workplace that is free from discrimination and recognises and utilises the diversity of the community it serves
  4. is accountable for its actions and performance, within the framework of Ministerial responsibility, to the Government, the Parliament and the community
  5. is responsive to the Government in providing honest, comprehensive, accurate and timely advice and in implementing the Government’s policies and programs
  6. delivers services fairly and impartially to the community
  7. develops leadership of the highest quality
  8. establishes workplace practices that encourage communication, consultation, cooperation and input from employees on matters that affect their work and workplace
  9. provides a fair, flexible, safe and rewarding workplace
  10. plans for and promotes effective performance management in which Heads of Agencies, officers and employees are accountable for the performance of their functions and exercise of their powers

(ja) there is an expectation that officers and employees –

    1. will perform to the standard and requirements identified in the performance management plan relating to the officer or employee
    2. will be responsive to Government priorities
    3. will deliver quality services
  1. promotes equity in employment
  2. provides a reasonable opportunity to members of the community to apply for State Service employment
  3. Service provides a fair system of review of decisions taken in respect of employees.


An employee:

    1. must behave honestly and with integrity in the course of State Service employment.
    2. must act with care and diligence in the course of State Service employment.
    3. when acting in the course of State Service employment, must treat everyone with respect and without harassment, victimisation or discrimination.
    4. when acting in the course of State Service employment, must comply with all applicable Australian law.

  1. must comply with any standing orders made under section 34(2) and with any lawful and reasonable direction given by a person having authority to give the direction.
  2. must maintain appropriate confidentiality about dealings of, and information acquired by, the employee in the course of that employee’s State Service employment.
  3. must disclose, and take reasonable steps to avoid, any conflict of interest in connection with the employee’s State Service employment.
  4. must use Tasmanian Government resources in a proper manner.
  5. must not knowingly provide false or misleading information in connection with the employee’s State Service employment.
  6. must not make improper use of –
  7. information gained in the course of his or her employment; or
  8. the employee’s duties, status, power or authority –

in order to gain, or seek to gain, a gift, benefit or advantage for the employee or for any other person.

  1. who receives a gift in the course of his or her employment or in relation to his or her employment must declare that gift as prescribed by the regulations.
  2. when acting in the course of State Service employment, must behave in a way that upholds the State Service Principles.
  3. must at all times behave in a way that does not adversely affect the integrity and good reputation of the State Service.

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