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 are expected to give the highest possible standard of service to the public and to provide advice to Councillors and fellow employees with impartiality. The highest standard of probity must apply and employees must report any suspected unlawfulness, maladministration, impropriety or breach of procedure of which they are aware to their Director. (See also paragraph 95 and Appendix 1 of this Code) or via informal authorised escalation procedures, such as the information security incident process.
- The Council, for its part, considers it has a duty to protect employees against unjustified allegations of wrong doing.
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