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Ethics & Conduct

Ethics & Conduct

The Government Sector Employment Act 2013 establishes a new legal requirement for all people employed in the government sector - to act ethically and in the public interest

Ethical Framework

Details of the four government sector core values and 18 principles that guide their implementation can be found in Part 2 of the Act: Ethical Framework for the government sector. 

Responsibilities of Department Secretaries and Agency Heads

Under sections 25 and 30 of the GSE Act, Department Secretaries and Agency Heads are responsible for the general conduct and management of their Department or Agency in accordance with the core values of the Ethical Framework.

The Code of Ethics and Conduct for NSW government sector employees

All government sector employees are required to demonstrate the highest levels of ethical conduct in their working relations with other government sector employees, clients and customers, stakeholders and the government of the day. These standards of conduct are specified in The Code of Ethics and Conduct for NSW government sector employees.

Ethics Stocktake

In 2013, the Commission engaged the St James Ethics Centre to conduct a stocktake of ethics issues, policies and control systems in NSW public sector agencies.  The ethics stocktake findings and recommendations are contained in a final report written by the St James Ethics Centre.

 

 


Behaving Ethically: A guide for NSW government sector employees

Behaving Ethically: a guide for NSW government sector employees is an online package of resources designed to help agencies and employees meet the ethical obligations in the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 and related obligations in other legislation.

 


Positive and Productive Workplaces: Guide for the NSW government sector to prevent and manage unreasonable behaviour and bullying

The PSC has recently released a guide to help NSW government sector agencies, their leaders and employees in preventing, identifying and responding to workplace bullying. View the online version or download the PDF at the links below.


Behaving Ethically

Positive and Productive Workplaces