This Code of Conduct is a public declaration of the principles of good conduct and standards of required behavior that the public can expect from the officials and employees of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).

The purpose of the Code is to provide PVAO officials and employees with a framework for ethical behavior, actions, and decisions in the performance of their official duties. It supports the Agency’s continuing commitment to honest and ethical conduct and compliance with laws, rules, and regulations, and company policies, standards, and procedures.

WHY DO WE NEED A CODE OF CONDUCT?

The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office as an organization is made up of individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Each of us has our own set of experiences and expectations, which can often influence our own views of what is right and proper.

Sometimes we are called upon to make decisions or implement policy in circumstances in which our personal values and beliefs, or our individual interests, may be in conflict with Agency policies.

We are also required to recommend courses of action in matters involving conflicting interests or competing views about what “the public interest” requires. To ensure that consistent standards and approaches are adopted in our actions, and that other views are considered, this Code of Conduct has been designed to provide common guiding principles and standards of behavior.

Ethics are the principles that help determine the choices and decisions we make, especially in cases where no specific rule exists, or where there may be conflicting interests or opinions.

TO WHOM DOES THE CODE APPLY?

The provisions of this Code shall apply to all officials and employees of the PVAO, including temporary and contractual employees. Consultants, contract of service personnel, and on-the-job trainees are also covered by this Code.

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