Trust, Service

& Accountability

Behaving Ethically


A particular responsibility for leaders when integrating the Ethical Framework in their agency’s systems, work practices and employee conduct is to ensure appropriate levels of funding are allocated for ethics governance arrangements, ethics training and related resources, and the measurement of culture change and ethical performance of employees.

The level of financial commitment to ethics initiatives will be seen by employees as an indication of the high or low status that agency leaders are placing on ethics.

However, it is important to note that many actions leaders can take to embed the Ethical Framework require little or no budget allocation, because they are about doing current activities better, rather than doing something additional or different.