Introduction to leadership

The Government SectorEmployment Act 2013 establishesa new responsibility forDepartment Secretaries andheads of agencies for the generalconduct and management oftheir agencies in accordancewith the core values of theEthical framework for thegovernment sector.

This guide identifies actions which government sectorleaders can take to develop and maintain the ethicalconduct of their agencies and employees consistentwith the Ethical Framework.This guide also supports middle and frontline leaderswho play an important role in influencing theircolleagues to achieve their agency’s goals and maintainhigh ethical standards.