As a reminder for employees for whom a security clearance is required for performance of their official duties, any above - noted prohibited conduct, and more, may be grounds for suspension or revocation of a clearance.This could also result in adverse disciplinary action, including suspension or removal.
An employee is prohibited from participating in any gambling activity while on- duty or on government property, although there is an exception for activity necessitated by the employee’s official duties.
The Code of Ethics presents the key principles that public servants should advance, and its educational and review activities support the ethical behavior of members and hold them accountable for adhering to these principles. Adhere to the highest standards of conduct to inspire public confidence and trust in public service. Promote Ethical Organizations: Strive to attain the highest standards of ethics, stewardship, and public service in organizations that serve the public. Advance Professional Excellence: Strengthen personal capabilities to act competently and ethically and encourage the professional development of others. The Ethics Committee will defer its own review of a complaint until any other bodies reviewing the actions (courts of law, legislative bodies, agencies or other organizations involved) have completed their work, and will then determine if future evaluation is required.
In its current strategic plan, ASPA’s first goal is to ”advocate strong, effective and ethical public governance.” The full Code of Ethics appears below, along with our ethics complaint process. The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) advances the science, art, and practice of public administration. Inform the public and encourage active engagement in governance. Treat all persons with fairness, justice, and equality and respect individual differences, rights, and freedoms. Provide accurate, honest, comprehensive, and timely information and advice to elected and appointed officials and governing board members, and to staff members in your organization. This is intended to be a constructive process that helps members understand how the Code is applied to specific situations.
Employees must know and adhere to the specific limitations that apply to the employee.
An employee shall adhere to all laws and regulations that provide equal opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or handicap.