Note: Information on the training program being attended by staff and employees of the City of Mandeville is on hand in the Mayor's Office for public view. All are mandated to attend at least 1 hr training per calendar year.
City of Mandeville employees must follow a code of conduct.
WHAT ARE ETHICS?
"Ethics is the discipline of what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation. It is a set of moral principles."
- Merriam-Webster Online
The State of Louisiana established a Code of Governmental Ethics to ensure public confidence in government and to assure that the public office is not used for private gain.This Code was also established to deter wrongdoing, promote honest and ethical conduct, accountability, and to promote compliance with applicable government laws, rules, and regulations. Also, to promote internal reporting of violations of the code.
How does this affect the City of Mandeville employees?
"Every person that is covered by the code has a position of trust in the community and assumes responsibility to act with the highest standards of honesty, fidelity, and fairness. Said persons should conduct themselves in a manner that merits public trust and confidence."
City of Mandeville Code of Conduct.
Some of the topics that are given particular attention by both the Code of Governmental Ethics and the City of Mandeville Code of Conduct are:
- Gifts- no public servant (a public employee or an elected official) shall solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, any thing of economic value as a gift or gratuity from any person who has or is seeking a contractual, business, or financial relationship with the public servants agency.
- Donations - no public servant (a public employee or an elected official) shall receive any thing of economic value, other than the compensation and benefits to which he is entitled from his governmental employer, for the performance of the duties and responsibilities of his office or position.
- Abuse of office - no public servant may use the authority of his office or position, directly or indirectly, in a manner intended to compel or coerce another public servant or other person to provide him or anyone else with a thing of economic values that he is not entitled to by law.
- Nepotism - no member of the immediate family of an agency head may be employed in his agency.