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Public Service (Civil Service) Values

  • Integrity:
    Integrity refers to the quality of being truthful, honest, and genuine. An honest person has strong ethical and moral principles. It is the quality of being flawless, perfect, and complete. A person of high integrity shows steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
  • Perseverance:
    Perseverance is analogous to persistence in doing something in spite of difficulty or delay in achieving success. It is the quality to grant someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult.
  • Spirit of service:
    Quality of being committed to public service in the absence of any self motives.
  • Commitment:
    Commitment refers to the state, value, or quality of being committed to a cause, activity, etc.
  • Courage of conviction:
    The state or quality of intelligence or spirit that allows one to face danger or fear with self-possession, confidence, and resolution. The term defines one form of courage or bravery, which makes one make strong decisions without any fear of repercussions. The courage of conviction makes one admit his mistakes and denounce others’ false actions.

Sherman discovered the following values that are most common:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Impartiality
  • Respect for the law
  • Respect for persons
  • Diligence
  • Economy and effectiveness
  • Responsiveness
  • Accountability

Categories of Public Service Values

Ethical
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Accountability
  • Loyalty
  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Probity
Democratic
  • Rule of law
  • Neutrality
  • Accountability
  • Loyalty
  • Openness
  • Responsiveness
  • Representativeness
  • Legality
Professional
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Quality
  • Creativity
People
  • Caring
  • Fairness
  • Tolerance
  • Decency
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Benevolence
  • Humanity