Presentation on theme: "Code of Conduct University of New England. Employment at the University carries with it an obligation to act in the public interest. All staff members."— Presentation transcript:
Employment at the University carries with it an obligation to act in the public interest. All staff members of the University are accountable through the Vice- Chancellor to the University Council and the NSW and Federal Government It is the responsibility of staff members to be aware of the requirements of the Code of Conduct and to act consistently with its requirements. The UNE Code of Conduct provides an ethical framework for the decisions, actions and conduct of all UNE staff members UNE Code of Conduct
In the revised code there are 5 general principles Code is intended to provide a high level overview to inform activities and behaviours The Code is underpinned by various and extensive number of policies and procedures The Code is a Rule of UNE Council
Treat all with dignity and respect Never discriminate, harass, bully or treat any person less favourably Decisions based on merit Promote a safe working environment and take responsibility for own and others health and safety Principle 1- We treat others with respect, value difference and opinions. We seek to maintain a safe working environment
Undertaking our duties with care – best interest of University (not private interest) Accountable for decisions made Exercise authority within delegated limits Behaving in a way that takes account of community and environment Never damage the University’s reputation while representing the University Principle 2- In the performance of our duties, we will act in the best interest of the University and value the University’s reputation.
Not making improper gain to advantage yourself or cause detriment to University Honest in all communications All dealings properly recorded and transparent Efficient use and management of resources and ensure resources are not misappropriated Report dishonest behaviour (theft, fraud etc…) Identify and disclose conflicts of interest Behaving ethically Principle 3- We act with honesty and integrity, transparency and openness
Keep information secure and not disclose personal or confidential information with anyone unless authorised to do so Principle 4- We respect privacy and maintain confidentiality
Complete all required training and maintain awareness of laws, enterprise agreements, policies, procedures and practices Seek guidance about interpretation from appropriate UNE representative Report suspected breaches to the relevant University representative Principle 5- We comply with the UNE Act, relevant laws and their obligations, relevant enterprise (collective) agreements and UNE policies and procedures