Conduct and Ethical Behaviour Framework
On 1 July 2013 the Secretary approved the below listed policies and guidelines which form the DSEWPaC Conduct and Ethical Behaviour Framework. These policies apply to all ongoing and non ongoing departmental employees and positively assists all employees and managers with their responsibilities and obligations in the context of APS and ethical workplace behaviour standards and expectations.
The DSEWPaC Conduct and Ethical Behaviour Framework consists of the following important policy documents:
This policy document provides guidance to employees on specific elements of the APS Values and Code of Conduct and discusses common ethical issues often encountered by APS employees during the course of their APS employment.
- DSEWPaC Procedures for Suspected Breaches of the APS Code of Conduct (PDF - 57.85 KB) | (DOCX - 40.27 KB)
This policy document provides information about how allegations of employee misconduct are addressed including the step by step procedures that are undertaken when an employee is under formal investigation for a suspected breach of the APS Code of Conduct.
This policy document provides information about employee conduct standards and expectations regarding respect and courtesy in the workplace. It also provides information about the types of behaviours that do, and do not, constitute inappropriate behaviours considered to be bullying and harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace. This policy also provides 10 important steps for managers to take if they receive a complaint of inappropriate behaviour about one of their staff members.
This policy document explains how employees can make a whistleblower report and the procedures that are followed when a whistleblower report is made.
- Allegations of Fraud and Criminal Behaviour by DSEWPaC Employees (PDF - 46.4 KB) | (DOCX - 40.76 KB)
This policy document provides guidance to employees if they suspect a criminal offence has been, or is being, committed in the workplace, what to do if they are charged with a criminal offence that is unrelated to their APS employment, and the formal investigation process followed if an employee is suspected of committing a criminal offence that is connected to their APS employment.