Trust, Service

& Accountability

Behaving Ethically

3.3 Agency Ethics Self-Assessment

Policies and practices support the ethical performance of agencies, workplaces and employees. 

The following questionnaire is designed so agencies and workplaces can assess the extent to which policies and practices are consistent with the Ethical Framework for the government sector. 

Note: A full assessment of ethics performance will include employee views on work practices and individual behaviour and customer feedback on the quality and impact of services.


Step 1: Tick one response in each of the rows (below) that most applies to your agency/workplace.

Step 2: Calculate your rating to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your ethics policies and practices.

Step 3: Refer to the relevant sections in the PSC publication called Behaving Ethically: A guide for NSW government sector employees for ideas to improve your score.