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)
- Employees must follow Financial Regulations, Standing Orders, the Council’s procurement and contract management guidance and Accounting Instructions whenever any goods or services are purchased.
- Employees may not order, in the name of the Council, equipment or goods, whether with a discount or not, from official Council suppliers for their own personal use even if the cost is reimbursed in full to the Council.
- Employees undertaking procurement or contract management activities should ensure they have the necessary skills and knowledge to do so or should seek appropriate advice and support from the Commercial Service.
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