More detailed discussion can be found in Understanding the code of conduct - Guidance for State servantson our website.
Of particular relevance is the section under the heading "Trustworthy" called "We must avoid any activities, work or non-work, that may harm the reputation of our organisation or of the State Services".
The sections under the heading "Impartial" called "We must maintain the political neutrality required to enable us to work with current and future governments" and "We must respect the authority of the government of the day" are also relevant.
Political Neutrality is also discussed further in the guidance What is 'political neutrality' and what does it mean in practice? which can be found on our website.
If you wish to clarify any part of this guidance please contact the State Services Commission on (04) 495 6600 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.