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Navy Code of Ethics

10 November 2005

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY CODE OF ETHICS

Key References: Title 5--Administrative Personnel Chapter XVI--Office Of Government Ethics Part 2635--Standards Of Ethical Conduct For Employees Of The Executive Branch--Table of Contents Subpart A--General Provisions Sec. 2635.101; Employees’ Responsibilities under Executive Order 12674 (as amended).

DO
  • Place loyalty to the Constitution, the laws, and ethical principles above private gain.

  • Act impartially to all groups, persons, and organizations.

  • Give an honest effort in the performance of your duties.

  • Protect and conserve Federal property.

  • Disclose fraud, waste, and abuse, and corruption to appropriate authorities.

  • Fulfill in good faith your obligations as citizens, and pay your Federal, State, and local taxes.

  • Comply with all laws providing equal opportunity to all persons, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.

DO NOT
  • Use nonpublic information to benefit yourself or anyone else.

  • Solicit or accept gifts from persons or parties that do business with or seek official action from DOD (unless permitted by an exception).

  • Make unauthorized commitments or promises that bind the government.

  • Use Federal property for unauthorized purposes.

  • Take jobs or hold financial interests that conflict with your government responsibilities.

  • Take actions that give the appearance that they are illegal or unethical.

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