Manitoba Government Code of Conduct

Part A: Manitoba Government Code of Conduct

Values for an Ethical Public Service

The Code is founded on the values for an ethical public service, as described in Part 2, Section 4 of The Public Service Act. These values provide a common framework to guide the public service in serving the public in an ethical manner. The following are the values for an ethical public service, including some examples of how these values are demonstrated through the actions and behaviours of employees. Further details on how employees demonstrate these values are included in the Expected Behaviours section. 


Respect for Others

Employees must treat others with respect, courtesy and dignity, and value the diversity of their fellow employees and the public we serve by being open to the exchange of different perspectives and ideas. Employees should treat others equitably, with fairness and honesty, and remain committed to fostering workplaces free of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and bullying.


Employees must exhibit honesty, integrity, consistency and impartiality while maintaining the highest standards of personal and professional conduct. Employees must not conduct themselves in a manner that would reflect adversely on the Manitoba government, their department, or other employees. To ensure employees are acting in the public interest, they must resolve conflicts of interest in favor of the public interest; maintain confidentiality of information; handle sensitive information appropriately and discreetly; and conduct themselves in a non-partisan manner.


Employees serve the needs, interests and expectations of the people of Manitoba. Further to this, employees should demonstrate leadership and take responsibility for decisions and actions. It is imperative that employees are fiscally responsible, and are careful stewards of public resources.


Skill and Dedication

To provide high quality and prompt service, employees must give their best to meet performance standards and organizational requirements. Employees must be open to continual learning and innovation, and must promote excellence through reflection and by maintaining and improving their knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies, as well as assist in enhancing those of their colleagues.