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Behaving Ethically

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In addition to complying with their department/agency policy for managing gifts and benefits, employees must act consistently with the Code of Ethics and Conduct and any department/agency codes.

Employees should also be referred to the resources that can be found in Behaving Ethically: A guide for NSW government sector employees published by the Public Service Commission to guide employees on their conduct, decision-making and interaction with the Government, customers and colleagues.

Further information that may also be useful to employees in managing gifts and benefits includes the NSW Ombudsman’s Gifts and benefits Fact Sheet (available at  and information provided by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (see