Non-partisanship and impartiality are at the heart of the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector. The values of respect for democracy, respect for people, integrity, stewardship and excellence are the foundation for all of the work of the federal public sector employees.
The Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer is the centre of expertise and leadership on values-based management, which includes workplace well-being and the prevention and resolution of harassment, and we are the policy centre for the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act. We maintain networks and partnerships dedicated to the promotion and continuation of the highest standards of values and ethics in the Public Service.
The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector is in effect as of April 2, 2012. All federal public sector employees are required to adhere to the Code as a term and condition of employment. Learn more about the Code.