Code of Conduct - Prevention of Corruption in the Civil Service
The Code of Conduct for the Prevention of Corruption in the Civil Service is a set of rules against corruption for the approximately 530,000 civil servants in Austria. Its guiding principle and motto is It’s my responsibility – a matter of ethics, and it provides a practical overview of regulations for the prevention of corruption in the fields of civil service law and criminal law.
Dealing with attempted bribery
The Code of Conduct offers graphic examples and checklists on how you should deal with attempted bribery, presents and invitations. It provides practical information on when you need to disclose secondary employment and functions in associations, and explains your obligations with regard to data protection and confidentiality.
A clear rule book against corruption
The Code of Conduct applies to all areas of administration and regional authorities in Austria. In this way, all civil servants – from teachers and police officers to local council workers - have a clear set of rules on how to prevent corruption available to them. There are plans to make the contents of the code into a fixed element of initial and further training for all civil servants.