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Work performance and personal conduct principles

26 Work performance and personal conduct principles

(1) In recognition that public service employment involves a public trust, a public service employee’s work performance and personal conduct must be directed towards—
(a) achieving excellence in service delivery; and
(b) ensuring the effective, efficient and appropriate use of public resources; and
(c) giving effect to Government policies and priorities; and
(d) collaborating with other departments with a focus on public service-wide priorities as well as department-specific priorities; and
(e) providing sound and impartial advice to the Government; and
(f) continuous improvement in relation to the employee’s work performance, including through training and development; and
(g) carrying out duties impartially and with integrity; and
(h) acting honestly, fairly and in the public interest; and
(i) interacting with staff members under the Ministerial and Other Office Holder Staff Act 2010 respectfully, collaboratively and with integrity; and
(j) observing all laws relevant to the employment; and
(k) ensuring the employee’s personal conduct does not reflect adversely on the reputation of the public service; and
(l) observing the ethics principles under the Public Sector Ethics Act 1994 , section 4 ; and
(m) complying with an approved code of conduct and any approved standard of practice as required under the Public Sector Ethics Act 1994 , section 12H or 18 .
(2) Also, a public service manager must take all reasonable steps to ensure each public service employee under the manager’s management is aware of the following—
(a) the work performance and personal conduct expected of the employee;
(b) the values of the public service and of the department or public service office in which the employee is employed;
(c) what constitutes corrupt conduct under the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 .
(3) Further, a public service manager must—
(a) pro-actively manage the work performance and personal conduct of public service employees under the manager’s management; and
(b) if a case of unacceptable work performance or personal conduct arises, take prompt and appropriate action to address the matter.
(4) In this section—

"public service manager" means a public service employee whose duties involve or include managing other public service employees in the carrying out of their duties.

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