Calgary is one of the most liveable cities on earth. We are all part of this success story by serving the city we live in, the city we love – and it shows! As public servants, we have been entrusted by Calgarians to develop and deliver services in an efficient, effective and ethical manner. Your individual behaviour matters because what you do reflects on us all. We need to be mindful of our character by behaving in the right way, committed to the greater good of the city, collaborative with our colleagues and partners to deliver integrated solutions, and to use our skill and competence to make life better every day. In short, we live our 4 Cs!
Our Code of Conduct lays out the expectations The City has for your behaviour in greater depth. The standards are high and so they should be. Citizens should expect nothing less from employees whose work and services
I see passion for public service when I talk to City employees. I know we are often drawn into conversations with family, friends and neighbours about City business, events and services. At work or after work, the Code ensures we remain positive ambassadors for the great work we do as City employees.
Knowing how to behave in the right way is not always straight forward. The Code cannot cover all types of situations but it does cover many scenarios. Most importantly, it provides you with the information and tools that help you think through what you are facing. Remember, there are many resources for when you have concerns or questions starting with your supervisor. If you don’t know, pause and ask questions before you take action. And if you see behaviours that seem uncharacteristic for a City employee, speak up!
We are all responsible for understanding the Code of Conduct and how we, in our different roles, support an ethical culture. I hope you will find this policy guide helpful throughout your career here at The City of Calgary.
– jeff, City Manager