"Code of Ethical Conduct Policy Acknowledgment Form" - Mississippi

This Mississippi-specific "Code of Ethical Conduct Policy Acknowledgment Form" is a document released by the Mississippi Department of Education.

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CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT
The Mississippi Department of Education is committed to protecting the safety, health and
wellbeing of all employees in our workplace. This commitment includes protecting those
employees who make disclosures they reasonably believe evidence serious health or safety
violations, policy violations, abuse of authority, fraud, waste, or gross mismanagement of the
agency’s resources or mission.
Employees should disclose questionable actions to the Director of Compliance or the Director
of Human Resources and will not be subject to workplace reprisal or retaliatory action.
Personnel matters for which other remedies exist are excluded from this policy. This includes
grievances, appointments, promotions, reprimands, suspensions, dismissals, harassment, and
discrimination.
Mission
The Mississippi Department of Education provides leadership through the development of policy
and accountability systems so that all students are prepared to compete in the global
community.
Vision
The vision of the Mississippi Department of Education is to create a world-class educational
system that gives students the knowledge and skills to be successful in college and the
workforce, and to flourish as parents and citizens.
Public Service
The employees of the Mississippi Department of Education are responsible for providing
essential services for state government. No job is too large or too small for this agency in
pursuit of its mission, and every job is important because we want to make sure government
works for our citizens.
When you accepted employment with the Mississippi Department of Education, you accepted a
job in public service. We are a public service agency. We expect our employees to be good
stewards of Mississippi’s financial and physical resources. We expect our employees to be
respectful of their co-workers and customers. We also expect our employees to embody
the public- se ct or competencies that have been adopted by the Mississippi State Personnel
Board. These competencies are quoted directly from Mississippi State Personnel Board job
CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT
The Mississippi Department of Education is committed to protecting the safety, health and
wellbeing of all employees in our workplace. This commitment includes protecting those
employees who make disclosures they reasonably believe evidence serious health or safety
violations, policy violations, abuse of authority, fraud, waste, or gross mismanagement of the
agency’s resources or mission.
Employees should disclose questionable actions to the Director of Compliance or the Director
of Human Resources and will not be subject to workplace reprisal or retaliatory action.
Personnel matters for which other remedies exist are excluded from this policy. This includes
grievances, appointments, promotions, reprimands, suspensions, dismissals, harassment, and
discrimination.
Mission
The Mississippi Department of Education provides leadership through the development of policy
and accountability systems so that all students are prepared to compete in the global
community.
Vision
The vision of the Mississippi Department of Education is to create a world-class educational
system that gives students the knowledge and skills to be successful in college and the
workforce, and to flourish as parents and citizens.
Public Service
The employees of the Mississippi Department of Education are responsible for providing
essential services for state government. No job is too large or too small for this agency in
pursuit of its mission, and every job is important because we want to make sure government
works for our citizens.
When you accepted employment with the Mississippi Department of Education, you accepted a
job in public service. We are a public service agency. We expect our employees to be good
stewards of Mississippi’s financial and physical resources. We expect our employees to be
respectful of their co-workers and customers. We also expect our employees to embody
the public- se ct or competencies that have been adopted by the Mississippi State Personnel
Board. These competencies are quoted directly from Mississippi State Personnel Board job
descriptions, and were agreed upon by subject matter experts. Below are characteristics or
traits that should be exhibited by all M D E employees.
Integrity and Honesty: Demonstrates a sense of responsibility and commitment to the public
trust through statements and actions. Models and demonstrates high standards of integrity, trust,
openness and respect for others. Demonstrates integrity by honoring commitments and
promises. Demonstrates integrity by maintaining necessary confidentiality.
Work Ethic: Is productive, diligent, conscientious, timely, and loyal. Conscientiously abides by
the rules, regulations, and procedures governing work.
Service Orientation: Demonstrates a commitment to quality public service through statements
and actions. Seeks to understand and meets and/or exceeds the needs and expectations of
customers. Treats customers with respect, responding to requests in a professional manner,
even in difficult circumstances. Provides accurate and timely service. Develops positive
relationships with customers.
Accountability: Accepts responsibility for actions and results. Is productive and carries fair share
of workload. Focuses on quality and expends the necessary time and effort to achieve goals.
Demonstrates loyalty to the job and the agency and is a good steward of state assets.
Steadfastly persists in overcoming obstacles and pushes self for results. Maintains necessary
attention to detail to achieve high level performance. Deals effectively with pressure and
recovers quickly from setbacks. Takes ownership of tasks, performance standards, and
mistakes. Has knowledge of how to perform one’s job. Knows the organization’s mission and
functions and how it fits into state government.
Self-Management Skills: Effectively manages emotions and impulses and maintains a positive
attitude.
Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters
commitment and team spirit; works effectively and cooperatively with others to achieve goals.
Treats all people with respect, courtesy, and consideration. Communicates effectively. Remains
open to new ideas and approaches. Avoids conflicts of interest. Promotes cooperation and
teamwork.
Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, and concern to develop
and maintain relationships.
Demonstrates cross cultural sensitivity and understanding.
Identifies and seeks to solve problems and prevent or resolve conflict situations. Encourages
others through positive reinforcement.
Communication Skills: Receives, attends to, interprets, and responds to verbal messages
and expresses information to individuals or groups effectively. Receives other cues such as
body language in ways that are appropriate to listeners and situations. Considers the audience
and nature of the information; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds
appropriately. May make oral presentations. Communicates ideas, suggestions and concerns,
as well as outcomes and progress throughout the process of an activity. Provides thorough and
accurate information.
Self-Development: Adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information,
changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Seeks efficient learning techniques to acquire
and apply new knowledge and skills; uses training feedback, or other opportunities for self-
learning and development. Develops and enhances skills to adapt to changing organizational
needs. Remains open to change and new information and ideas.
Confidentiality: Limits the sharing of information to authorized individuals. Exercises good
judgment and care at all times to avoid unauthorized or improper disclosures of confidential
information; uses confidential information solely for the purpose of performing services as a
trustee or employee of the agency.
Acknowledgment of Receipt:
_________________________
Signature
_________________________
Print Name
_________________________
Title
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Date
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