Like all government sector employees, you have a responsibility to:
- demonstrate high levels of personal conduct consistent with the Ethical Framework
- seek assistance if you are unsure about how to implement the Ethical Framework
- promote the implementation of the Ethical Framework among your colleagues
- report possible breaches of the Ethical Framework to relevant officers.
In addition to these responsibilities, as a senior executive you are responsible for:
- leading and promoting implementation of the Ethical Framework in your workplace
- ensuring your workplace culture, practices and systems (including recruitment and promotion processes) are consistent with the Ethical Framework
- recognising and promoting employee and team conduct that exemplifies the Ethical Framework
- acting promptly and with due process to prevent and address any breaches of the Ethical Framework
- as a senior executive or acting senior executive, declaring in writing any private interests that have the potential to influence, or could be perceived to influence, decisions you make or advice you give
- avoiding or effectively managing any real or perceived conflicts of interests.
The sector-wide Code of Ethics and Conduct for NSW government sector employees builds on the Ethical Framework, setting out mandatory conduct required of employees. It includes information on how to:
- act in the public interest
- manage conflicts of interest
- treat colleagues, customers, clients and stakeholders
- interact with lobbyists
- use public resources appropriately
- declare private interests as a senior executive.
- take action if there are breaches or alleged breaches of the Code.
You must also comply with your agency's code of conduct. Some agencies may also have separate policies for employees to comply with, on issues such as gifts and benefits, bullying and declaring private interests.