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Code of Ethics


Effective Date

The Code of Ethics of the Prime Minister’s Office is effective on the date of issue.

 

The Prime Minister’s Office

Perdana Putra Building

Federal Government Administrative Centre

62502 PUTRAJAYA

 

Date: 24 April 2000

             

OBJECTIVES:

·         To inculcate noble characteristics in performing duties so as to improve work quality and productivity

·         To improve self-discipline in order to provide the organisation with good and quality service

·         To enhance skills in the implementation of duties and to be able to adapt to the work environment

 

IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES:

 

The principles and work ethics upheld by the Prime Minister’s Office include the following:

 

Trust

to perform duties with full responsibility

Integrity

to practise values of honesty, sincerity and integrity in all matters

Responsibility

to possess high accountability and responsibility in performing duties, without abusing power and position for self-gain or the benefit of other interested parties

Excellence

to constantly endeavour  to improve knowledge, creativity and innovation as well as team spirit

Loyalty

to have undivided loyalty to the department and nation at all times so as to safeguard image and sovereignty

Commitment

to carry out work with full responsibility at all times and not disregard public responsibilities because of personal interest

Dedication

to be prepared to take on responsibilities at any time with no expectations of reward but for the good of the department and the government

Discipline

to be constantly on good behaviour, observe the laws and regulations and punctuality

Diligence

to carry out duties efficiently, effectively and productively at all times in order to produce excellent service

Professionalism

to constantly improve knowledge and skills to provide efficient, prompt and meticulous services as well as to possess characteristics of creativity, innovation, motivation, competitiveness and accountability

 

NOBLE VALUES TO BE INSTILLED

Noble values are good and approved values. They encompass beliefs and behaviour which constitute the character of the individual. These values are manifested through the attitude, code of conduct and principles of the individual. The noble values are:

·         Loyalty to religion, race and nation

·         Respect for one another

·         Humility in interaction      

·         Full co-operation in performing duties as a team

·         Fairness, sincerity, consideration and courtesy at all times        

·         Good manners and ability to accept criticism

 

CODE OF CONDUCT AND MISCONDUCT

All officers and staff members of the Prime Minister’s Office should perform their duties in the following manner:-

·         Display a code of conduct and be considerate so that all actions in the performance of their duties do not tarnish the image and reputation of the office/department

·         Exhibit behaviour that is not in conflict with the laws and regulations enforced and ensure that all actions during or after work are in line with the laws and regulations

 

All officers and staff members of the Prime Minister’s Office must avoid the following misconduct:-

·         Carelessness in carrying out responsibilities to the extent of jeopardising the interest of the office/department

·         Deliberate delay in acting on official directives

·         Failure to display co-operation, dedication and commitment to duties

·         Failure to comply with specific directives and not heeding instructions in the performance of official business

·         Absence from work without any reasonable excuse

·         Acceptance of gifts and entertainment in relation to the performance of official duties albeit through family members

 

ATTIRE AND EXTERNAL ACTIVITIES

All officers and staff members of the Prime Minister’s Office shall comply with all administrative directives regarding attire and external activities as follows:-

 

·         Always dress in clean, smart and modest attire at work according to the administrative circular on attire.

·         Always adopt a neutral attitude. Do not side with any political party nor oppose prohibitions as contained in the Public Officers’ (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993.

·         Always avoid involvement in activities that are against the laws and regulations and unethical, immoral acts.

 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

·         All officers and staff members of the Prime Minister’s Office should ensure that there is no conflict of interest between personal matters and the performance of official duties.

·         An officer or staff member should obtain written permission from the head of department prior to becoming involved or having an interest in any business or transaction.

·         Every officer and staff member should declare his/her interest and assets so as to avoid suspicion and confusion in the performance of duties.

 

SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION

·         All officers and staff members are required to safeguard the security and confidentiality of information and the department’s classified documents so that they do not fall into the hands of unauthorised people for the security of the nation.

·         All officers and staff members shall comply with all directives and regulations/circulars related to the Official Secrets Act 1972 as a guide in performing their duties.

 

GENERAL MATTERS

·         Be decent and well-mannered at all times in performing duties so as to avoid suspicion.

·         Do not to appropriate the property of the department/government for personal use unless with permission.

·         Avoid involvement in activities that are against the laws of the nation.

 

 

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