The code of conduct incorporates enduring standards that have always formed part of the expectations New Zealanders and our Governments have held of the State Services, and more particularly of departments and Crown entities. The code of conduct (www.ssc.govt.nz/code) expresses these in a contemporary way.
An agency may change its policies and procedures to give effect to the code of conduct. However, there should be no difference in the commitment you have to your work and the way you carry out your duties. We remain committed to a spirit of service to the community and to acting with integrity in what we do.