Public Service Facts
What makes a public employee different
than other employees?
- We meet high ethical standards. We are not only fair, but appear to
be fair and free from conflicts of interest and self-interest in the
work we do. We act logically and rationally, and are not “arbitrary and
capricious” in our actions.
- We work “in the public interest.” We take a broad view of our work
to assure that’s our focus, not how to make things convenient for us as
- We spend tax dollars under scrutiny of general public and state
auditor. It’s not our money or company money, but everyone’s money. No
use of public resources for personal reasons.
- We meet public requirements for open processes, including open
public meetings, public records disclosure, and accessibility to our
facilities and programs.
- No politics in the office or use of any office equipment or name of
the organization in political activities.
- We base employment decisions on merit, with no discrimination based
on ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, creed, or other personal
- We must be aware of and follow state and federal laws and our