The State Services Commission has issued detailed guidance about the standards set by the code of conduct, and the behaviour expected of everyone working in the State Services – see www.ssc.govt.nz/code -guidance-stateservants.
This guidance explains each of the standards and the way in which we show that we are complying. The guidance is not part of the code of conduct. Together with other integrity material available on the SSC website, the guidance builds on the understanding of “public service” that has evolved over many years in New Zealand. The Cabinet Manual refers to these ‘principles of public service’ using the words of the Standards of Integrity and Conduct.