Decision details

Officers' Code of Conduct

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider a recommendation from the Constitution Committee to adopt a revised Officers' Code of Conduct


(a)       That Council notes that the Chief Executive, as Head of Paid Service, expects and encourages all senior officers to make full disclosure in line with the intention of the Committee as one of his expectations of them in the interests of the highest standards of conduct in office.


(b)       That Council endorses the revised Officers’ Code of Conduct in Appendix 1 with the exception of the mandatory register contained within Clauses 8.11 and 8.12, which would not be enforceable;


(c)        That a voluntary register be introduced for Chief Officers, those Managers reporting to them and Officers having delegated powers to register their membership of all Clubs, societies and organisations as set out in paragraph 3.12; and


(d)       That Welsh Government be asked to amend the mandatory provisions of the Officers’ Code of Conduct to require senior officers to register (as well as declare) their interests.


Report author: Peter Evans

Publication date: 25/06/2015

Date of decision: 14/04/2015

Decided at meeting: 14/04/2015 - Flintshire County Council

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