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Center for Government Interoperability

Code of Ethics

There is a strong public service ethic built into the business model that allows many government agencies to centrally share software costs. Public service spirit and transparency are part of the Center's culture.

The Center for Government Interoperability Employees, Vendors, Team Members, and Volunteers, in keeping with high standards of ethical conduct:

  • Will be honest and impartial, and will serve with devotion employers, clients, and the public;
  • Will use his or her knowledge and skill for the advancement of citizen welfare.

SECTION 1. Promote enterprise-wide application and data integration, promote creation of multi-tenant applications if they better serve government, promote application and data sharing, avoid building redundant systems, and improve related government client business processes wherever feasible.

SECTION 2. Promote transparency in government, provide highest value and lowest cost solutions to save taxpayers money, provide general cost-savings suggestions, and assist in mapping out the target enterprise-wide blueprint to transform government into a public service center of excellence.

SECTION 3. Will be guided in all professional relations by the highest standards of integrity, and will act in professional matters for each client or employer as a faithful agent or trustee.

SECTION 4. Have proper regard for the safety, health, and welfare of the public in the performance of professional duties.

SECTION 5. Avoid all conduct or practice likely to discredit the Center or deceive the public.

SECTION 6. Endeavor to extend public knowledge and appreciation of the Center's mission and its achievements and to protect the Center from misrepresentation and misunderstanding.

SECTION 7. Express an opinion only when founded on adequate knowledge and honest conviction.

SECTION 8. Not disclose confidential information concerning the business affairs or technical processes of any present or former client or employer without consent.

SECTION 9. Endeavor to avoid conflicts of interest with his employer or client, but when unavoidable, he or she shall fully disclose the circumstances to employer or client.

SECTION 10. Cooperate in extending the effectiveness of the Center by interchanging information and experience with other employees, vendors, team members and students, and will endeavor to provide opportunity for the professional development and advancement of others under his supervision.