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As civil servants supporting ministers to deliver their Programme for Government, our watchwords are Delivery and Excellence.

We expect everyone working here to:

  • uphold core standards of behaviour set out in the Civil Service Code: honesty, integrity, objectivity and impartiality
  • comply with the Welsh Government Code of Conduct and internal policies and procedures
  • practice the proper stewardship of public money and ensure that expenditure gives value for money and complies with requirements of regularity and propriety
  • put the principles of sustainable development at the heart of everything we do, focusing our work on enhancing the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of people and communities
  • be innovative and prepared to take well managed risks, and learn lessons as we go along    
  • reduce complexity and bureaucracy in the organisation to the absolute minimum consistent with the requirements of good administration.

Civil Service values

Political neutrality, efficient administration, robust governance and sound management of public funds – the traditional core strengths of the British Civil Service - are the foundations upon which the Welsh Government Civil Service has grown.

Our Civil Servants follow the values and standards of behaviour set out in the Civil Service Code, which include:

  • Integrity – putting the obligations of public service above personal interests
  • Honesty – being truthful and open 
  • Objectivity – basing advice and decisions on rigorous analysis of the evidence 
  • Impartiality – acting solely according to the merits of the case and serving governments of different political parties equally well


If a member of our staff suspects these standards are not being met, they have a duty to raise their concerns through the channels set out in our whilstleblowing policy.

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