Codes of Conduct

… a core concept used in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107

Concept description

The Cambridge Dictionary (reference below) defines a code of conduct as “a set of rules about how to behave and do business with other people.”

Most governments have codes of conduct covering employees. For the Canadian federal government each department and agency is expected to develop its own code, under the umbrella of the Values and Ethics Code fro the Public Sector (see which “describes the values and expected behaviours that guide public servants in all activities related to their professional duties.”

The full documentation of the code can be lengthy. For example, the current Values and Ethics Code for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada can be seen at has over 9,000 words.

Atlas topic, subject, and course

Controlling Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (core topic) in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107.


Cambridge Dictionary, code of conduct, at, accessed 14 October 2017.

HM Treasury Fraud Report 2006-07: an analysis of reported fraud in Government departments, October 2007.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 14 October 2017.

Image:, at, accessed 14 October 2017.