The Public Service values detail how New Zealand expects public servants to behave to maintain Public Service integrity.


Impartial behaviour means treating all people fairly, without personal favour or bias.


Accountable behaviour means taking responsibility and answering for work, actions and decisions.


Trustworthy behaviour means acting with integrity and being open and transparent.


Respectful behaviour means treating all people with dignity and compassion and acting with humility.


Responsive behaviour means understanding and meeting people’s needs and aspirations.


The values are set out in section 16 of the Public Service Act 2020.

Section 16, Public Service Act 2020 — New Zealand Legislation