Wider Public Service

While the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has not developed a specific Code of Conduct for the wider Public Service, the officials in question are subject to the Ethics Acts and to the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies recently published by that Department.

In addition, there are many Codes already in existence in this sector, for example in the education and health sectors and many agencies also have their own Codes. These officials will also be subject to the new model Code, once in place, following enactment of the Public Sector Standards Bill.