Code of Conduct and Ethics
- use of facilities and equipment;
- financial and other private interests;
- political participation;
- outside employment and private practice;
- acceptance of gifts and benefits;
- conduct of former staff members.
If there is any conflict between the code and the provisions of an act or regulation, the act or regulation always applies. If a staff member breaches the code it may be considered as a breach of discipline and disciplinary action may be taken (in line with the legislation that applies).
In performing their duties and responsibilities staff should:
- accept the responsibility to act professionally and have the highest standards of service to students and the public;
- pursue the best interests of the people of NSW;
- work efficiently and effectively with integrity and objectivity;
- strive to improve their skills and the quality of their work;
- treat students ant the public fairly with professional concern for their interests consistent with their responsibilities to the Commission;
- act in a way that will promote cooperation and good relations among the people they work with;
- use official information in a proper and appropriate way;
avoid real or apparent conflicts of interests;
- try to find and use more efficient, economical and effective ways of doing their job;
- act in a way that will enhance the stature of the public sector and its ability to serve the public.