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Excerpt from State Personnel System Employee Handbook FY 10-11

I.  Workplace Basics

D. Work Behavior

  1.  Conduct 

As a representative of the state you are required at all times to use your best efforts to perform assigned tasks promptly and efficiently and to be courteous and impartial in dealing with those we serve.  Courtesy, tact, and helpfulness on your part will do much to create the positive image state employees deserve.

Maintain the public's confidence in the integrity of state government by refusing outside compensation for performing your state duties.  Do not take additional compensation (fee, gift, reward, gratuity, expenses, etc). that could result in real or perceived preferential treatment, impediment of governmental efficiency or economy, loss of complete independence and impartiality, decision making outside official channels, disclosure or use of confidential information acquired through state employment. *  If you receive such compensation and it cannot be returned, turn it over to your supervisor immediately.  Please see the Independent Ethics Commission Web site for further guidance.

*Exception:  You may accept awards from non-profit organizations for meritorious public contributions.  Honoraria or expenses for papers, demonstrations, and appearances made with prior approval of your supervisor may also be kept if it occurs during a holiday, unpaid leave, a scheduled day off, or outside normal work hours.

Protect and conserve state property and use taxpayer dollars prudently.  No state time, property, equipment, or supplies shall be used for private purposes or any other purpose not in the interests of the State of Colorado.

You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.  It is to the state's benefit to employ a diverse workforce to assist in providing effective customer service.  Discrimination against any person is prohibited because of race, creed, color, gender (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, organizational membership, veteran's status, disability, or other non-job related factors.

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