by Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
dated December 29, 2015 No. 153
Code of Ethics for Civil Servants of the Republic of Kazakhstan
(Rules of official ethics of public servants)
1. General Provisions
1. The performance of public service is an expression of special trust on the part of society and the state and makes high demands on the moral and ethical appearance of public servants.
The Company expects that civil servants will invest all their strength, knowledge and experience in their professional activities, impartially and honestly serve their homeland - the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Civil servants in their activities should be committed to the policy of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - the Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev and consistently implement it.
2. This Code of Ethics for Civil Servants of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the Rules of the Service Ethics of Civil Servants) (hereinafter - the Code) in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated November 23, 2015 “On the Civil Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, dated November 18, 2015 “ On countering corruption ”, generally accepted moral and ethical standards establishes the basic requirements for the moral and ethical appearance of public servants, as well as basic standards for their behavior.
The Code is aimed at strengthening public trust in government bodies, creating a high culture of relations in the public service and preventing cases of unethical behavior of public servants.
3. Heads of state bodies, in central executive bodies - executive secretaries of central executive bodies or officials who are assigned the powers of executive secretaries of central executive bodies in the prescribed manner, and in the absence of executive secretaries of central executive bodies or these officials - heads of central executive bodies bodies ensure compliance with the requirements of this Code, the placement of the text of this Code sa in the buildings of state bodies in places accessible for public viewing.
4. A civil servant shall be acquainted with the text of this Code in writing within three days after entering the civil service.
2. General standards of conduct
5. Civil servants should:
1) contribute to strengthening the unity of the people of Kazakhstan and interethnic harmony in the country, respect the state and other languages, traditions and customs of the people of Kazakhstan;
2) to be honest, fair, modest, to comply with generally accepted moral and ethical standards, and to show courtesy and correctness in dealing with citizens and colleagues;
3) ensure the legality and fairness of their decisions;
4) ensure transparency in decision-making affecting the rights and legitimate interests of individuals and legal entities;
5) to resist actions detrimental to the interests of the state, hindering or reducing the effectiveness of the functioning of state bodies;
6) improve their professional level and qualifications for the effective performance of official duties, comply with the restrictions and prohibitions established by the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
7) by their actions and behavior not to give rise to criticism from the side of society, to prevent prosecution for criticism, to use constructive criticism to eliminate shortcomings and improve their performance;
8) not to use one's official position to influence the activities of state bodies, organizations, public servants and other persons when resolving issues of a personal nature;
9) not to disseminate information that is not true;
10) ensure the safety of state property, use the entrusted state property, including vehicles, rationally, efficiently and only for official purposes;
11) strictly observe official discipline, conscientiously, impartially and efficiently fulfill their official duties, rationally and efficiently use working time;
12) on an ongoing basis, take measures to improve the quality of public services provided, fully focusing on the needs of the population as a consumer of public services;
13) not to commit misconduct and other offenses for which the law provides for disciplinary, administrative or criminal liability.
14) comply with business etiquette and the rules of official conduct.
The appearance of a public servant in the performance of his official duties should contribute to strengthening the authority of the state apparatus, consistent with the generally accepted business style, which is distinguished by officiality, restraint and accuracy.
6. Civil servants should not use their official position and related opportunities in the interests of public and religious associations, other non-profit organizations, including to promote their attitude to them.
Civil servants, including those in senior positions, cannot openly demonstrate their religious beliefs in a collective, or force subordinate servants to participate in the activities of public and religious associations and other non-profit organizations.
3. Standards of conduct outside work
7. Public servants outside the office should:
1) adhere to generally accepted moral and ethical standards, to prevent cases of antisocial behavior, including being in a public place intoxicated, offending human dignity and public morality;
2) to show modesty, not to emphasize and not to use one's official position when receiving appropriate services;
3) for its part, not allow violations of the requirements of the law, associated with an encroachment on public morality, order and security, and not involve other citizens in committing illegal, antisocial actions.
4. Standards of conduct in official relations
8. Civil servants in official relations with colleagues should:
1) to contribute to the establishment and strengthening in the team of business and friendly relations and constructive cooperation;
2) suppress or take other measures to prevent violations of official ethics by other public servants;
3) refrain from discussing personal and professional qualities of colleagues discrediting their honor and dignity in the team;
4) not allow actions (inaction) that impede the performance of colleagues' duties.
9. Leaders in relations with subordinate employees should:
1) serve as an example of impartiality, justice, disinterestedness, and respect for the honor and dignity of a person by their behavior;
2) to ensure compliance with the principles of meritocracy, in deciding personnel issues not to give preference on the grounds of kinship, fraternity and personal devotion;
3) to show fairness and objectivity in assessing the results of their activities, as well as the application of incentive measures and penalties;
4) take measures aimed at protecting labor, health, creating safe and necessary conditions for effective activity, as well as creating a favorable moral and psychological atmosphere that excludes any form of discrimination and encroachment on the honor and dignity of employees;
5) not to use official position to influence their activity when solving issues of unofficial nature;
6) not to force illegal acts, as well as acts incompatible with generally accepted moral and ethical standards;
7) not allow against them unfounded accusations, facts of rudeness, humiliation of dignity, tactlessness and incorrect behavior.
10. Public servants in lower positions must:
1) when executing instructions of managers, provide only objective and reliable information;
2) immediately bring to the attention of the management and the ethics commissioner of cases of violations of professional ethics and disciplinary offenses that have become known to them that discredit the civil service;
3) not allow actions (inaction) that impede the fulfillment of legitimate instructions of the head;
4) not to allow manifestations of personal loyalty to the leadership, the desire to obtain benefits and advantages due to their job opportunities.
5. Standards of conduct related to public speaking, including in the media
11. Public statements on the activities of a state body are carried out by its head or authorized officials of the state body.
Civil servants should conduct discussions in a correct manner, without undermining the authority of the civil service.
12. Public servants should not publicly express their views on public policy and performance if they:
1) does not comply with the main directions of state policy;
2) disclose proprietary information that is not permitted for publication;
3) contains unethical statements addressed to government officials, government bodies, and other public servants.
13. Publications on behalf of a state body on issues not related to the conduct of state policy, the activities of a state body and public servants are not allowed by public servants. Publication of materials on pedagogical, scientific and other creative activities can be carried out by a public servant only on his own behalf as a private person.
14. If an unreasonable public accusation of corruption is brought against a public servant, he must take measures to refute it within one month from the date of discovery of such an accusation.
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