Trust, Service

& Accountability

Behaving Ethically

3.4 Leadership


The Government Sector Employment Act 2013 establishes a new responsibility for Department Secretaries and heads of agencies for the general conduct and management of their agencies in accordance with the core values of the Ethical Framework for the government sector.

This guide identifies actions which government sector leaders can take to develop and maintain the ethical conduct of their agencies and employees consistent with the Ethical Framework. 

This guide also supports middle and frontline leaders who play an important role in influencing their colleagues to achieve their agency’s goals and maintain high ethical standards.