Part 5 - Code of Conduct for Employees
This Code of Conduct includes confidential reporting procedure (whistle-blowing) for employees other than for staff in educational establishments (for whom a separate code exists).
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- Code of conduct
- Personal appearance
- Use of the council's facilities and equipment
- Culture of the organisation
- Your interests
- Rules governing purchasing by employees
- Separation of roles during tendering
- Reporting a concern
- Gifts, prizes hospitality and sponsorship
- Register of gifts and hospitality
- Disclosure and use of information
- Political neutrality
- Appointments and other employment matters
- Undertaking additional work outside the council
- Arrest or conviction on civil or criminal charges
- Membership of clubs, socities and other organisations which are not open to the public and / or have secrecy about rules, membership etc.
- Conflict of interest
- Equality issues
- Health and safety issues
- Breaches of code of conduct
- Confidential reporting procedure for employees (whistle-blowing)
- This Code also applies to all people working within or on behalf of the County Council regardless of the contractual basis of the engagement, including: -
- Direct employment by the council under a contract of employment
- Secondments (both to and from the County Council);
- Temporary assignments (both to and from the County Council), including Agency Workers, employees engaged through the council’s Temporary Staff Service, Work Placements, Apprentices and Trainees;
- Office holders
- Employees acting on behalf of the council as members of companies or voluntary organisations.
References to “employee” and “staff” throughout this Code are taken to include all of the above categories and any similar working arrangements.
The Code also extends to additional and dual employment that has been secured as a result of working for local government.
Inevitably some of the issues covered by the Code will affect senior, managerial and professional employees more than others – but the basic principles apply to everyone.