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The Public Officers’ Ethics Commission (POEC), set up in 2008 through the enactment of the Public Officers’ Ethics Act (Act 14 of 2008) is mandated to advance the ethics of public officers by providing for a code of conduct and ethics for public officers and to ensure financial declarations of certain public officers.

Mission

Working to enhance the highest standards of ethical conduct in the Public Service

Vision

The POEC is committed to promoting further values and ethics in the public service by administering the Public Officers’ Ethics Act and working towards greater accountability, transparency and integrity; thereby enhancing credibility in the public service

The mandate of the Commission is

  • To administer and enforce the Public Officers’ Ethics Act which comprises of the code of conduct and ethics for public officers and declarations of income, assets and liabilities for designated public officers.
  • To educate public officers by defining the standard of behaviour required by public officers under the Code of Conduct & Ethics, emphasizing  the importance of responsible and effective public service; ensuring greater accountability and transparency in order to fight against and reduce corruption in the public service .
  • To work in partnership with public sector organisations, the private sector and NGOs to promote ethics, values and professional standards of conduct in the public service; instills clean and responsible attitudes and behaviour and engages in all educational and informative pursuits to accomplish the objectives.
  • to engage in all educational and informative pursuits to accomplish the objectives.
  • To collect the Declaration of Income, Assets & Liabilities from designated public officers.
  • To enforce the requirements of the Act through an investigation and complaint process for breaching the Code of Conduct and Ethics in relation to the provision of the Act.

Members

Mina Crea : Chief Executive Officer

Nichole Tirant-Gherardi : Ombudsman

Michel Felix : Chairman, Constitutional Appointment Authority

Gamini Herath : Auditor General

Emmanuel Green : Executive Secretary (POEC)

About the POEC

To administer and enforce the Public Officers’ Ethics Act which comprises of the code of conduct and ethics for public officers and declarations of income, assets and liabilities for designated public officers.

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