Statutory guidance

Civil Service: values and standards of behaviour

The 'Civil Service code' outlines the Civil Service's core values, and the standards of behaviour expected of all civil servants in upholding these values.

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This code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of all civil servants to uphold the Civil Service’s core values, which are integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality.

It also gives details of civil servants’ rights and responsibilities in relation to the code.

Published 30 November 2010
Last updated 16 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Standard of behaviour when dealing with media added to the Code's values around 'integrity' added, along with updated contact details for the Civil Service Commission.
  2. First published.