28) At the individual level, staff need to be alert to circumstances that might expose them to integrity vulnerabilities related to working for the SAI and in the public sector environment, and avoid or disclose them as appropriate.

These circumstances may relate to:

a) personal, financial or other interests or relationships that conflict with the SAI’s interests;

b) acceptance of gifts or gratuities;

c) abusing power for personal gains;

d) involvement in political activities, participation in pressure groups, lobbying, etc.;

e) access to sensitive and/or confidential information;

f) access to, and use of, valuable resources of the SAI.

(parent: 4. [Application Guidance for] Fundamental Ethical Values)

INTOSAI ref. Code of Ethics(pdf) (ISSAI-P 30).
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