This guide is designed to support managers and HR practitioners to take the most appropriate action at every stage of the misconduct process. This includes when unacceptable behaviour by APS employees is first identified through to terminating their employment where that is justified.
APS employees have a right to personal and political expression on social media. This right must be balanced with the obligations of APS employment, and the need to be seen as trusted and impartial public servants.
This guidance sets out that agency heads and SES employees are required to declare in writing, at least annually, their own and their immediate family's financial and other interests that could cause a real or apparent conflict of interest.
Report commissioned by the Australian Public Service Commission, by Mr Stephan Sedgwick AO sets out findings and recommendations for reinforcing APS institutional integrity
This guide is structured around the three professional relationships that are a central part of work in the public service: relationships with the Government and the Parliament; with the public; and with public service colleagues.
Links to integrity-related courses and resources to improve integrity capability and awareness, including: APSC/IPAA podcast, Integrity in the APS e-Learning Module, and soon-to-be released SES Integrity Masterclass Series.
This fact sheet suggests ways to maintain and foster integrity and contribute to a workplace that supports employees to make good choices, consistently, and with confidence.