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Integrity and impartiality Principle 1. Queensland Public Service Code of Conduct Integrity and impartiality because public office involves a public trust.

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1 Integrity and impartiality Principle 1

2 Queensland Public Service Code of Conduct Integrity and impartiality because public office involves a public trust we seek to promote public confidence in the integrity of the public service

3 Integrity and impartiality Truthfulness Fairness Honesty Not prejudiced Unbiased Just

4 Integrity to maintain and build public confidence Truthfulness, fairness and honesty in every dealing to promote consistent outcomes actions and decisions consistent with government policy work to achieve harmonious policy and services

5 Impartiality to maintain and build public confidence we are not improperly influenced we only accept gifts and benefits in accordance with policy our decisions and actions are based on evidence we give objective, independent, apolitical advice

6 Integrity and impartiality public sector entities a.are committed to the highest ethical standards b.accept and value their duty to provide advice which is objective, independent, apolitical and impartial c.show respect towards all persons, including employees, clients and the general public d.acknowledge the primacy of the public interest and undertake that any conflict of interest issue will be resolved or appropriately managed in favour of the public interest, and e.are committed to honest, fair and respectful engagement with the community

7 Integrity and impartiality value a we are committed to the highest ethical standards We uphold the Code of Conduct in terms of its spirit and its letter in all aspects of our work. We ensure our private conduct does not reflect seriously or adversely on the public service.

8 Our advice is based on evidence and is objective - free from personal feelings or bias independent - not improperly influenced apolitical - not influenced by a political party impartial - unbiased, fair and just Integrity and impartiality value b our advice is objective, independent, apolitical and impartial

9 treating our colleagues, clients and the public with honesty fairness courtesy Integrity and impartiality value c we show respect for all people

10 when our private interests conflict with our duties our private interest will not be pursued we do not accept inducements our decisions are not improperly influenced we do not use confidential information for private gain we do not use government property for private purposes Integrity and impartiality value d we resolve conflicts of interest in the public interest

11 Showing respect Affirming diversity Adding value Integrity and impartiality value e we engage honestly, fairly and respectfully within the community

12 Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.1 we are committed to the highest ethical standards we ensure our conduct meets the highest ethical standards when we are fulfilling our responsibilities We ensure our advice is objective, independent, apolitical and impartial ensure our decision making is ethical are consultative, respectful and fair when we engage with the community

13 We meet our obligations to report suspected wrongdoing and conduct that is not consistent with this Code Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.1 we are committed to the highest ethical standards

14 Insert agency examples Insert reference to agency policy and procedures Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.1 we are committed to the highest ethical standards

15 Conflicts of interest occur when our personal interests and our public service duties conflict are not unusual are not wrongdoing in themselves Failing to disclose and manage a conflict is likely to be wrongdoing Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.2 we manage conflicts of interest

16 Actual conflict of interest a conflict exists between our official duties and our personal interests. Perceived conflict of interest other people see us as having a conflict of interest there is no actual conflict, but the situation may lead people to think there is Potential conflict of interest our personal interest does not currently conflict with our duties, but it is possible that these personal interests could result in a conflict of interest in the future Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.2 we manage conflicts of interest

17 a conflict may arise from our personal relationships our employment outside the public service our membership of special interest groups our ownership of shares, companies, or property and conflicts between our public service ethics and our professional codes of ethics our personal beliefs or opinions Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.2 we manage conflicts of interest

18 Our personal interests include avoiding personal loss as well as gaining personal advantage for example we may want to help a family member gain employment we may want to stop a colleague from receiving a promotion because we have had conflicts with them in the past Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.2 we manage conflicts of interest

19 to manage conflicts of interest we do not use our positions for personal gain we always disclose a personal interest that could be seen as influencing our duties we actively participate in developing and implementing resolution strategies we ensure conflicts of interest are resolved in the public interest Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.2 we manage conflicts of interest

20 [Insert agency examples] [Insert reference to agency policy and procedures] Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.2 we manage conflicts of interest

21 we only make official comment to the media when we are authorised to do so and we ensure that information is appropriately authorised we properly represent government policy and administration in its intended manner and spirit Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.3 we contribute to public discussion in an appropriate manner

22 we have the right to contribute to public discussions on community and social issues in our private capacity In doing so, we make it clear we are representing our personal views do not use official or privileged information are aware that personal comments about a public issue may compromise our capacity to perform the duties of our role in an independent, unbiased manner Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.3 we contribute to public discussion in an appropriate manner

23 [Insert agency examples] [Insert reference to agency policy and procedures] Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.3 we contribute to public discussion in an appropriate manner

24 all citizens have the right to be in a political party, professional organisation or trade union We avoid conflicts of interest by disclosing and managing conflicts arising from our involvement ensuring it is clear that our public comment is on behalf of that organisation not using confidential government information Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.4 we manage participation in external organisations

25 [Insert agency examples] [Insert reference to agency policy and procedures] Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.4 we manage participation in external organisations

26 we treat co-workers, clients and members of the public with courtesy and respect Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.5 we demonstrate a high standard of workplace behaviour and personal conduct

27 we recognise that others have the right to hold views which may differ from our own we ensure our behaviour supports an inclusive workplace that is free from harassment Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.5 we demonstrate a high standard of workplace behaviour and personal conduct

28 we ensure our fitness for duty, and the safety, health and welfare of ourselves, co-workers and clients Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.5 we demonstrate a high standard of workplace behaviour and personal conduct

29 we ensure our conduct maintains our ability to perform our duties, and the integrity of the public service we comply with our agency’s policy for reporting employee criminal charges and convictions Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.5 we demonstrate a high standard of workplace behaviour and personal conduct

30 Insert agency examples Insert reference to agency policy and procedures Integrity and impartiality standard of conduct 1.5 we demonstrate a high standard of workplace behaviour and personal conduct


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