Understanding the Basics of Public Service Ethics Laws
Ethics laws are designed to preserve the public’s trust in its public institutions and those who serve in them by setting a framework to guide conduct and behavior. This guide discusses several types of ethics laws and principles and their important role in public service.
As a convenience, individual chapters from Understanding the Basics of Public Services Ethics Laws are also available:
- Personal Financial Gains Laws
- Perk Issues, Including Compensation, Use of Public Resources and Gift Laws
- Transparency Laws
- Fair Process Laws and Merit-Based Decision-Making
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