Employees working for the Council serve the whole Authority, are accountable to, and owe a duty to the Council. They must act in accordance with the principles set out in ‘The Code of Conduct (Qualifying Local Government Employees) (Wales) Order 2001’ recognising the duty of all public sector employees to discharge public functions reasonably and according to the law.
The Code of Conduct sets out the minimum standards that employees should observe and will form part of their Contract of Employment. Its aim is to lay down guidelines for employees that will help maintain and improve standards, and also protect them from misunderstanding or from criticism. Any breaches of this Code may lead to disciplinary action being taken.