Civil Service conduct and guidance

The Civil Service Code [external website] sets out the framework within which all civil servants work, and the core values and standards of behaviour they are expected to uphold. It forms part of the terms and conditions of employment of every civil servant.

The Civil Service Code is part of the Civil Service Management Code [external website], which sets out the central framework for management of the Civil Service. Section 4.4 sets out the boundaries of civil servants’ involvement in political activities.

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