Code of Conduct

There is a need for clear guidelines to assist in day-to-day operations and decision making and to clarify the distinct and separate roles of Elected Members and employees. The employees Code of Conduct provides these guidelines and the Elected Members Code of Conduct sets out the principles of good conduct and standards of behaviour which are expected of the Elected Members of the City of Onkaparinga.

Council's Code of Practice relates to the public access to council and council committee meetings and council documents.

Elected members

The Code of Conduct is made accessible in accordance with section 63 of the Local Government Act 1999. It sets out the principles of good conduct and standards of behaviour which are expected of the elected members of the City of Onkaparinga. It is built on shared values and is intended to help, not hinder, elected members in carrying out their civic and organisational activities.

PDF icon png Code of Conduct - Elected Members (273K)
PDF icon png Procedure for investigating complaints under the Code of Conduct for Elected Members (541K)
PDF icon png Elected Member gifts and benefits (176K)
PDF icon png Elected Member gifts and benefits register (51K)
PDF icon png Elected Member register of interests (71K)

Council employees

All council employees have obligations under the Local Government Act 1999 and other legislation which must be met. Specific legislative responsibilities for some employees may be referred to in a position description or a particular profession may demand compliance with some legislation. There is a need for clear guidelines to assist in day-to-day operations and decision-making and to clarify the distinct and separate roles of elected members and employees. These guidelines are provided by this Code of Conduct and Council and Administration Policies and Procedures.

Employees of the City of Onkaparinga are expected to behave in a way which conforms to the highest standards of integrity, responsibility and fair dealing in the workplace, the Council Chamber, and in relations with the community and one another.

Pursuant to Section 110(1) of the Local Government Act 1999 the Code of Conduct for Employees became operational as from 13 February 2014. This Code of Conduct stipulates that a Gifts and Benefits register is to be maintained by the Council's Chief Executive Officer and updated quarterly. Employees who receive a gift or benefit of $100 or more (as published in the Government Gazette by the Minister), must ensure that details of each gift are recorded within our Gifts and Benefits Register. This register is also available for inspection at the principal office of the Council.

PDF icon png Code of Conduct - Employees (272K)

 

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