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)
- Appendix 1 - whistle-blowing procedure, provides procedures for employees to follow who wish to report, in strict confidence, their serious concerns about any aspect of the Council’s work or the behaviour or standard of conduct of other employees or anyone associated with the work and services provided by the Council.
- Failure to comply with any of the standards detailed in this Code may result in formal disciplinary action, under the council’s Disciplinary and Dismissals Procedure, including dismissal in serious cases.