Trust, Service

& Accountability

Behaving Ethically

Note to Reader

These resources have been designed to be accessed online. They are not intended to be read as a contiguous printed document. Certain contextual text is repeated, as necessary, to assist the online user.

Section 1 sets the legal, ethical and institutional context for ethical conduct by NSW government sector employees.

Section 2 contains codes and standards which are the subject of Directions by the Public Service Commissioner to government sector agencies under s. 13 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

Section 3 provides advice to employees (executives, managers and staff) on demonstrating ethical good practice in leadership, decision-making and
other responsibilities.

Section 4 contains resources and scenarios that will help employees to decide how to act ethically under various circumstances.