63-711 Employee Integrity/Conflict of Interest Issues

 

Table of Contents

FSPG

 

63-711.1

General

63-711.2

Employee Guidelines

63-711.3

Fraudulent Conduct in County Services

63-711.4

Violence in the Workplace

63-711.5

Discrimination and Harassment

63-711.6

Drug and Alcohol Policy

63-711.7

Improper Gratuities

 

 

 

63-711.1
General

The standards outlined in this section are based on the fundamental expectations of all county employees. A signed statement confirming the employee's agreement to abide by these standards is obtained from each new employee and retained in his/her personnel folder in the Family Resource Center.

 

 

63-711.2
Employee Guidelines

Eligibility staff will abide by the following guidelines:

 

  Treat the members of the public, as well as fellow employees, fairly and honestly at all times.

 

  Perform your duties in compliance with state, and local laws, and avoid any activity known to be illegal, unethical, or improper.

 

  Conduct your official county duties in conformity with the county's policies and procedures, and in accordance with the highest standards of ethical and legal conduct.

 

  Use county funds and property with extreme care guided by the exercise of prudent judgment and good business practices.

 

  Create a work environment that promotes open and honest communications, and encourages the raising of ethical concerns without fear of retribution.

 

  Assume responsibility for knowing, understanding and having practical, working knowledge of the laws and regulations applicable to your job responsibilities.

 

  Disclose any outside employment, activity, or source of income that could conflict with your work assignment, be used for private gain, or influence your judgment or decision-making authority.

 

 

63-711.3
Fraudulent Conduct in County Services

Integrity and fraud prevention is expected in the administration of county programs and services. There is "zero tolerance" for employee fraud. Fraud includes:

 

  Coaching applicants on how to answer questions, conceal information, or provide false or fraudulent information in order to establish eligibility, obtain greater benefits, or prepare for a fraud investigation;

 

  Distortion of truth for the purpose of getting someone to part with something valuable or to give up a legal right; or

 

  False representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or actions, which deceives or is, intended to deceive another so that the person shall act upon it to his/her injury.

 

Any indication of employee fraudulent activities should be referred to the Internal Security Section for investigation.

 

 

63-711.4
Violence in the Workplace

The county has "zero tolerance" for violent behavior. In conformance with county policy, no county employee shall engage in violent conduct, or make threats of violence, implied or actual, to anyone at a county workplace or during the course and scope of performing county duties.

 

 

63-711.5
Discrimination and Harassment

The county is committed to a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, including sexual, racial, religious, age, disability, or any other form of discrimination or harassment. Any form of discrimination or harassment occurring in the workplace must be reported immediately to the manager or supervisor of the unit.

 

 

63-711.6
Drug and Alcohol Policy

All county employees are to perform their public services safely, effectively, and efficiently without being adversely affected or impaired in any way by the use or presence of alcohol or drugs.

 

 

63-711.7
Improper Gratuities

It is improper to accept any gratuity in any form of compensation, preferential treatment, entertainment, service, or promise of future benefits in exchange for providing special favors, privileges, benefits, or services that otherwise would not have been provided.