ACCOUNTABILITY & ETHICS
Accountability - Is a formal relationship governed by a process. As a relationship, it involves a person or body in a position of authority assigning or negotiating with others the performance of certain responsibilities, ideally based on agreed-upon expectations and standards.
-Paul G. Thomas
To the Public, accountability is…
A general subjective sense of responsibility, the upholding of professional values and standards even in the absence of external scrutiny, a demonstrated responsiveness to particular clients or to the community at large, and to the requirement of openness.
Accountability & Responsibility
The accountable person is the individual
who is ultimately answerable for the
A responsible person is decision.
the who actually complete This includes “yes” or “no” authority
the task. The responsible person is and veto power.
Responsible for the action /
Only one accountable person can be
implementation. Responsibility can assigned to an action.
be shared. The degree of
responsibility is determined by the
individual with “accountability”.
A form of self -accountability
An “inner check” on public administrators’ conduct
Republic Act 6713
An act establishing a Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, to uphold the time-honored principle of public service being a public trust, granting incentives and rewards for exemplary service, enumerating prohibited acts and transactions and providing penalties for violations thereof and for other purposes.
8 Norms of Conduct in the Public Service:
Commitment to Public Interest
Justness and Sincerity
Responsiveness to the Public
Nationalism and Patriotism
Commitment to Democracy
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