Under the Public Administration Act 2004 (the Act), two of VPSC's functions are issuing and applying codes of conduct derived from the public sector values, and issuing and applying standards derived from the Employment Principles.
Figure B1 outlines the Public Sector Values outlined in the Act.
Public Sector Values
(a)Responsiveness—public officials should demonstrate responsiveness by—
(b)Integrity—public officials should demonstrate integrity by—
(c)Impartiality—public officials should demonstrate impartiality by—
(d)Accountability—public officials should demonstrate accountability by—
(e)Respect—public officials should demonstrate respect for colleagues, other public officials and members of the Victorian community by—
(f)Leadership—public officials should demonstrate leadership by actively implementing, promoting and supporting these values
(g)Human rights—public officials should respect and promote the human rights set out in the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities by—
Public sector body Heads must establish employment principles that will ensure that—
(a)employment decisions are based on merit; and
(b)public sector employees are treated fairly and reasonably
(c)equal employment opportunity is provided; and
(ca) human rights as set out in the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities are upheld; and
(d)public sector employees have a reasonable avenue of redress against unfair or unreasonable treatment; and
(e)in the case of public service bodies, the development of a career public service is fostered.
Source: VAGO, based on the Public Administration Act 2004.