The Code of Ethics for the South Australian Public Sector refers to the Public Sector Values and Behaviours Framework as the key source of information on the values that all public sector employees should endeavour to embody in their work.

The Public Sector Values have been developed to make it easier for us to work together by forming a culture and a vision that we all share. They have been encapsulated in the Values and Behaviours Framework to help you embed them in your organisation.

The values reflect that, as a public sector, we are focussed on the ever changing needs of South Australians, and the place of Government in helping to grow the State’s prosperity and wellbeing.

They were developed by more than 600 public sector employees of varying professions working together with the South Australian Government, Senior Management Council and organisational development specialists. They are a guide to behaviours and practices that apply to all employees, regardless of position, technical expertise, or location.

These values reflect the ongoing cultural evolution of the public sector and the world in which we work.

Values are the building blocks of our sector. They shape our organisational cultures and our interactions with colleagues, partners, customers, and citizens.

Employees need to be thoughtful about how they embrace the values in their working life. This requires some structured analysis and planning. This doesn’t have to be hard work and you can find some tools and collateral on this site to help you through that process.

The information generated should be included in the performance management and development plans that employees create with their managers.

Please be advised that as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, all physical Code of Ethics and Values Poster orders will be temporarily unavailable until further notice.

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Please note that the electronic version of the Code of Ethics and Values Poster remain available for download at any time on our website.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

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