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)
- A register will be maintained by every Director detailing all offers of gifts or hospitality offered to employees in their department. The following information will be recorded, based on information reported by employees:-
- the person or body making the offer;
- the member of staff to whom the offer was made;
- the gift or hospitality offered;
- the circumstances in which the offer was made;
- the action taken by the member of staff concerned; and
- the action taken (if any) by the Directors (or in the case of Directors, the Chief Executive).
A standard form is available on the Register of Interests page.
A similar register will be maintained by the Chief Executive in relation to Directors.
Where a suspected breach has been reported a formal investigation will be undertaken and recorded.