One of the main objectives of the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service is to strengthen values-based leadership and to improve the quality of the working environment within the public service. Under the Code, Deputy Heads and their management teams are responsible for leadership and direction to actively encouraging and authenticating the public service's values and ethics in their departments' culture, decision making, and management practices.
The evolution of LAC's Values and Ethics Initiative was shaped by a number of considerations, such as the nature of the organization and its relatively small size. The creation of a formal Values and Ethics Program was not considered necessary; instead the organization chose a more flexible approach based on leadership and dialogue.
Ethical issues are dealt with as needed, so they can be addressed promptly and adequately. In addition, LAC has a unique organizational culture based on the strong ethics of its professional communities, each of which has its own code of conduct. This factor further strengthens the cultural integrity of the public service created by TBS policies and procedures.
|Area of Management (AoM)||TBS evaluation|
|Values-based Leadership and Organizational Culture (AoM 1)||Opportunity for Improvement|