Public officials should demonstrate responsiveness by:
- providing frank, impartial and timely advice to the Government; and
- providing high quality services to the Victorian community; and
- identifying and promoting best practice.
Note: In accordance with s. 7(3) of the Public Administration Act 2004, ‘s. 7(1)(a)(i) providing frank, impartial and timely advice to the Government’ does not apply to employees of special bodies.
Public officials should demonstrate integrity by:
- being honest, open and transparent in their dealings; and
- using powers responsibly; and
- reporting improper conduct; and
- avoiding any real or apparent conflicts of interest; and
- striving to earn and sustain public trust of a high level.
Public officials should demonstrate impartiality by:
- making decisions and providing advice on merit and without bias, caprice, favouritism or self-interest; and
- acting fairly by objectively considering all relevant facts and fair criteria; and
- implementing Government policies and programs equitably.
Note: In accordance with s. 7(3) of the Public Administration Act 2004, ‘s. 7 (1)(c)
(iii) implementing Government policies and programs equitably’ does not apply to employees of special bodies.
Public officials should demonstrate accountability by:
- working to clear objectives in a transparent manner; and
- accepting responsibility for their decisions and actions; and
- seeking to achieve best use of resources; and
- submitting themselves to appropriate scrutiny.
Public officials should demonstrate respect for colleagues, other public officials and members of the Victorian community by:
- treating them fairly and objectively; and
- ensuring freedom from discrimination, harassment and bullying; and
- using their views to improve outcomes on an ongoing basis.
Public officials should demonstrate leadership by actively implementing, promoting and supporting these values.
Public officials should respect and promote the human rights set out in the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities by:
- making decisions and providing advice consistent with human rights; and
- actively implementing, promoting and supporting human rights.