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The Institute of Public Administration and the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority carry out training courses on public office ethics for employees of the General Tax Authority

The Institute of Public Administration and the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority carry out training courses on public office ethics for employees of the General Tax Authority
The Institute of Public Administration and the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority carry out training courses on public office ethics for employees of the General Tax Authority

 The Institute of Public Administration at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs and the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA), organized two training courses on “Public Office Ethics”, which were held at the headquarters of the General Tax Authority during the period from 12 to 15 January 2020. The training courses have had a participation of fifty employees from various departments of the General Tax Authority.

The training program aims to establish behavioral and ethical standards, basic rules and principles for public office etiquette, to promote professional values and culture based on honesty and loyalty and clearly define office duties and prohibited works. This happens through setting proper and responsible work behavior within a specific framework and delving into concepts of integrity and transparency and their relationship with effective work performance, within the framework of many national and international references and international standards in this field, foremost of which is the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

The importance of those training courses is that through the public employee’s respect for the office behavioral values, it will enhance the values of integrity and transparency with regard to the public office, establish and promote respect, cooperation and mutual trust in the public employee’s dealings with his superiors, subordinates, co-workers and with the recipient of the service. Also, it will promote service recipient trust in the work provided by the agencies and will inform the community members of the desired job behavior that is expected from the public employee.

This trend represents the concern to train the public employee on work behavioral standards applied based on the latest international trends, which focus on providing support to the public employee, in order to perform his work in a manner that best serves the public interest.

For its part, the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority confirmed that the implementation of these two training courses comes within the framework of cooperation and partnership extended between ACTA and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs represented by the Institute of Public Administration, to implement a number of training courses, in order to build public officials capacity on public office ethics and related topics for the governmental authorities.