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1 for the Queensland Public service Code of Conduct

2 Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service each of us contributes to integrity and accountability in the public service

3 Ethics What is the right thing to do?

4 Exploring ethics What are ethics?

5 Our system of government and the public service

6 Government focus on ethics 2009 Integrity & Accountability Review Strong rules Strong culture Strong scrutiny Strong enforcement

7 Strong Rules Including Single public service code of conduct Gifts and Benefits policy Regulating the lobbyist industry Government focus on ethics

8 Strong Culture Including Ethical leadership Mandatory ethics training Queensland Public Sector Ethics Network

9 Government focus on ethics Strong Scrutiny Including Integrity Commissioner role expanded Requirement to publish departmental gifts registers Reform of State Procurement Policy

10 Government focus on ethics Strong Enforcement Including Crime and Misconduct Commission Public Service Commission Effective Public Interest Disclosure regime

11 Ethics in practice

12 One Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service to ensure consistency in expectations for employees members of the public to positively promote understanding of the values that underpin effective public service

13 When the Code applies from 1 January 2011 there is no change to the behaviour required of public service employees the highest standards of integrity and accountability are expected from everyone Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service

14 Who is covered Any Queensland public service agency employee permanent, temporary, full-time, part-time or casual, and volunteer, student, contractor, consultant or anyone employed in any other capacity Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service

15 The Code contains the principles and values from the Public Sector Ethics Act 1994 Each principle is strengthened by a set of values describing the behaviour that will demonstrate that principle The standards of conduct help us put the principles and values into practice Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service

16 legislation awards, enterprise agreements, subsidiary agreements directives, whole-of-government policies and standards and our agency’s policies organisational values and organisational documents Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service Supported by

17 guidance to positively take up our public service roles Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service

18 Integrity & impartiality Promoting the public good Commitment to the system of government Accountability & transparency Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service Ethics principles

19 Go to Code of Conduct slide set 2: Principle 1: Integrity and impartiality Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service Trainer instructions

20 Go to Code of Conduct slide set 3: Principle 2: Promoting the public good Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service Trainer instructions

21 Go to Code of Conduct slide set 4: Principle 3: Commitment to the system of government Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service Trainer instructions

22 Go to Code of Conduct slide set 5: Principle 4: Accountability and transparency Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service Trainer instructions

23 we can all demonstrate ethical leadership in the way we perform our role Upholding the Code of Conduct

24 in all aspects of our work and ensuring our private conduct does not reflect seriously or adversely on the public service

25 Upholding the Code of Conduct responsibilities of leaders to visibly demonstrate and uphold the Code promote an organisational culture that values high ethical standards and behaviour communicating the importance of ethical decision- making demonstrate ethical behaviour in day-to-day actions

26 to model and promote this Code fostering ethical environments ensure understanding of Code Upholding the Code of Conduct responsibilities of managers

27 we demonstrate the public sector ethics principles and values by the way we perform our duties Upholding the Code of Conduct responsibilities of employees

28 Upholding the Code of Conduct Insert agency examples Insert reference to agency policy and procedures

29 Upholding the Code of Conduct we will identify and report conduct that is not consistent with the Code managers will make fair, transparent and consistent decisions about reported issues agencies will support employees who report genuine concerns of wrongdoing and manage reports in a fair, transparent and consistent manner

30 Public Interest Disclosures New legislation allows for disclosures made in the public interest protection for employees who provide information about certain types of wrongdoing

31 Upholding the Code of Conduct Insert agency examples Insert reference to agency policy and procedures

32 Code of Conduct Advice use a reputable source talk to someone independent who you respect who will tell you what you NEED to hear rather than what you want to hear

33 Code of Conduct Advice  Your supervisor or manager  Your agency ethics human resources area, or legal area PSC Ethics Advisory Service Crime and Misconduct Commission: for matters of suspected official misconduct

34 Code of Conduct Advice Insert agency examples Insert reference to agency policy and procedures

35 Ethics in practice


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