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)
- Staff are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, impartiality and honesty. Staff should avoid circumstances where private or personal interests have the potential to give rise to allegations or partiality or impropriety which could being the Council into disrepute.
- Employees should not involve themselves in any decision or allocation of Council Services or resources from which they, their friends, their partners, persons to whom they are (or are owed) an obligation, or family might benefit.
- Where employees belong to any club, society, charity or similar body and any person within it or the club, society or similar body itself may benefit from a decision or action employees may take in their work with the Council. All interests must be registered and discussed with their managers. A standard form is available on the Register of Interests page.
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