In line with the Public Service Act 1999, FWBC and its staff uphold the highest ethical standards. These standards are communicated to staff through the APS Values and Code of Conduct, which are published on the FWBC website and intranet and are included in job information kits provided to prospective employees. They are explained to new staff in induction programs and underpin the Business Plan and a number of internal policies and procedures, including:
breaches of the Code of Conduct
email and internet use protocol
conflict of interest policy
giving and receiving gifts.
FWBC provides staff with ongoing information and training in the APS Values, Code of Conduct and Workplace Diversity. Fraud and ethics awareness training also forms part of the FWBC induction program.
FWBC is represented on the APSC Ethics Contact Officer Network (ECONET) by an agency senior executive. This network promotes the Government’s ethical agenda which focuses on enhancing ethics and accountability in the Commonwealth Public Sector.