Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA), in cooperation with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, represented by the Institute of Public Administration, have organized yesterday a training course for human resource managers in ministries and government institutions to introduce the Code of Conduct and Integrity of Public Officials’ Charter and the role required of them.
Also, the human resources directors from the Cabinet General Secretariat, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the Ministry of Finance, the Communications Regulatory Authority, the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education participated in the first day of the three day course organized by ACTA.
On the second day, the human resources directors of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar News Agency, Qatar Media Corporation, Qatar Aeronautical Academy, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, the Central Municipal Council, Qatar General Organization for Standards and Metrology, the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities, the Shura Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar Financial Markets Authority, the Anti-Doping Laboratory and Mada – Qatar Assistive Technology Center will participate.
In addition, the third day of the course will include the participation of the human resources directors of the General Authority of Customs, the Primary Health Care Corporation, the Public Works Authority, the Ministry of Justice, the Qatar Fund for Development, the Supreme Judicial Council, Katara Foundation, Qatar University and the Control and Transparency Authority.
Furthermore, organizing the course comes with the aim of introducing the code of conduct and integrity of public officials’ charter, disseminating the charter within ministries and institutions, educating employees about the provisions of the charter, through ensuring that they are familiar with it and its provisions, familiarizing them with legal penalties in case the employee violates the charter and the behavioral standards that a public employee must perform during his work.
It is worth noting that the rules of the Code of Conduct and Integrity of Public Officials’ Charter apply to civil employees working in ministries, government agencies, public authorities and institutions.
The charter aims to promote ethics and values of integrity and transparency in relation to the public office, basic rules and principles of office ethics based on honesty, truth and sincerity, commitment to objectivity and impartiality in decision-making, the provision of public services to all without discrimination, and work to promote good work values and principles, in addition to justice and equality through providing equal opportunities for employees.
Additionally, the charter includes several principles, the most important of which are: respecting the constitution, regulations and instructions related to the public office, where the public interest of the employee is the main motivation for him in his career behavior. Also, performance of his job duties, the optimal use of public funds and property in a manner that preserves and prevents wasting it or misusing it, investing the youth energies and exerting utmost efforts to achieve the required performance.
The charter also focuses on consolidating the public office law in terms of identifying job behaviors that lead to achieving the highest indicators of integrity and transparency in the country and imposing more protection for public funds.