We take full responsibility for our actions, decisions and mistakes. We commit to deliver the best outcomes for the people of Fiji and remain answerable to them. In doing so we ensure that our activities are transparent and are in accordance with all laws, rules and regulations.
Excellence and not average is our measure. The quality of our service delivery is reflected by the pride we take in what we do and how we deliver. We are passionate about our people, process, and service and by excelling in what we do we will strive to make Fiji a better place for all Fijians and for all visitors to Fiji.
We will ensure the involvement and empowerment of all, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized along with their talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and cultures.
We maintain a high standard of integrity by commanding trust and confidence among all the Fijians and the international community. We take accountability for our actions and will remain transparent, ethical, and fair.
We embody the highest standards of behaviour, presentation, competence and ethics that we must hold ourselves to at all times.
We build trust by doing the right thing all the time. We ensure that our actions are not affected by our personal interests or relationships.
We continue to innovate with a view to staying in line or ahead of global developments including in technology to provide state of the art service and solutions to our customers.
- An employee must behave honestly and with integrity in the course of employment in the public service.
- An employee must act with care and diligence in the course of employment in the public service.
- An employee, when acting in the course of employment in the public service, must treat everyone with respect and courtesy, and without coercion or harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, or discrimination (whether direct or indirect) on any of the prohibited grounds of discrimination contained in Parts 2A and 2B of this Act.
- An employee, when acting in the course of employment in the public service, must comply with all applicable Acts and subordinate legislation.
4A. An employee, when acting in the course of employment in the public service, must uphold and comply with provisions governing the fundamental principles and rights at work and the equal employment opportunities, as prescribed under Parts 2A and 2B of this Act.
- An employee must comply with all lawful and reasonable directions given by persons in authority in the employee's Ministry, department or parliamentary body.
- An employee must maintain appropriate confidentiality about dealings that the employee has with any Minister or any member of the staff of a Minister.
- An employee must disclose, and take reasonable steps to avoid, any conflict of interest (real or apparent) in connection with employment in the public service.
- An employee must use Government resources and assets in a proper way.
- A person must not, in the course of or in connection with employment in the public service, provide false or misleading information in response to a request for information that is made for official purposes.
- An employee must not make improper use of official information or of the employee's duties, status, power or authority in order to gain, a benefit or advantage for the employee or for any one else.
- An employee must not, except in the course of his or her duties as an employee, or with the express authority of the chief executive of his or her Ministry, department or parliamentary body, give or disclose, directly or indirectly, any information about public business or anything of which the employee has official knowledge.
- An employee must at all times behave in a way that upholds the Public Service Values and the integrity and good reputation of the public service.
- An employee on duty overseas must at all times behave in a way that upholds the good reputation of the State.
- An employee must comply with any other conduct requirement prescribed by regulations, specified in directions or required of the employee by his or her chief executive.
- In this section employee includes a wage earner.
Our Fijian Constitution (Section 123, page 78) which provides our Civil Service values and principles.
- high standards of professionalism, including professional ethics and integrity;
- prompt and faithful implementation of Government policies and administration of laws;
- being free from corruption;
- efficient, effective and economic use of public resources;
- prompt response to requests and questions from the public, and delivery of service to the public, in a manner that is respectful, effective, impartial, fair, and equitable;
- accountability for administrative conduct;
- transparency, including—
- timely, accurate disclosure of information to the public; and
- prompt, complete and candid reporting to Parliament, as required by law;
- cultivation of good human resource management and career development practices, to maximise human potential; and
- recruitment and promotion based on—
- objectivity, impartiality and fair competition; and
- ability, education, experience and other characteristics of merit.