Ethics Helpline

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In the year 2018 State House and Seychelles Revenue Commission participated in Ethics Training organised by the Public Officers’ Ethics Commission. The training sessions were conducted on either two half days or one day. Since the beginning of the year 2019, the Public Officers’ Ethics Commission has conducted several training sessions in General Ethics as well as Ethical Leadership. The organizations who participated in the training sessions include Ministry of Environment, Department of Culture, National Arts Council and National Assembly.

The topics covered in the training sessions include:

  • Understanding ethics and the importance of ethics in workplaces  and its benefits
  • Workplace values  (values employers look for in employees)
  • Handling difficult people at work  (inside & outside clients)
  • Customer care, dress code etc…
  • Handling Annoying behaviour
  • Workplace harassment & respect
  • Relations employee – boss - employee

The 10 commandments of ethical leadership, focusing on the staircase to Ethics  (ethics, morals, virtues, values and principles) and the importance of ethics in leadership and how ethics can produce effective leaders.

  • Workplace harassment & Respect
  • Relations boss - employee
  • Managing absenteeism
  • a Guide to the Public Officers Ethics Act under which the POEC operates, with emphasis on Assets Declaration

 

As we all know, an organisation whose employees possess strong business values and ethics have a strong public image.  One principle to bear in mind is that unyielding ethics ultimately depends on each employee's own level of knowledge, rationality and devotion to moral excellence.

Anything less than perfect ethical conduct can be disastrous for the organisation. While employees are only human and will continue to make mistakes, ethical misconduct cannot be tolerated.

Organisations which have not yet participated in the training programme, are advised to contact the Public Officers’ Ethics Commission to organise the training.  Training will help to create and sustain an ethical workplace culture.  Public officers should know their rights and obligations when exposing wrongdoing. 

                                

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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