Public Officials' ethics relates directly to transparency and trust of a government and functions as a social capital to help strengthen government competitiveness. We should make an attempt to secure transparency, trust, and ethics throughout the society in the era of rapid globalization.
In the theoretical review, we identified the impact variables of public officials' ethics as personal, organizational and institutional, and cultural factors. Based on this theoretical framework, we have constructed model for analyzing the phenomenon of government's executive branch ethics.
Methodology in this study includes literature study and questionnaire survey. The ethics survey was delivered to civil servants who belong to some departments and agencies of central government. Based on the findings of the empirical analysis of the results of the ethics survey, We have proposed some alternatives for improving government's executive branch ethics as follows.
1. Collecting various views of subject matter and ethics experts as well as public employees is needed to revise the code of ethics periodically. In addition, supplemental agency regulations in every executive branch which contain detailed and differentiated standards of ethical conduct should be prepared for increasing their effectiveness.
2. Building departmental Ethics Committee which consists of about 3 members, including an external ethics expert and a subject matter expert as well as a current department or agency ethics official.
3. Providing public employees with enough opportunity of various ethics education to retrospect ethics norm critically.
4. Securing system for discovering the violation of code of ethics. The level and content of sanction should be proportional to the violation of code of ethics.
5. Integrating ethics programs into important organizational activities, such as the design of performance appraisal systems, management training, and disciplinary processes.
공직윤리제도의 문제점과 개선방안
서울 : 한국행정연구원
|Series Title; No||KIPA 연구보고서 / 2007-24|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Government and Law < Public Administration|