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Government 'Rule Book' goes online 30 January 2006

    Corporate Governance LogoTHE rules and regulations governing the conduct of politicians and officers across Government have been made accessible to the public online for the first time.

    The Corporate Governance website www.gov.im/cso/corporate sets out the standards of behaviour expected from Ministers, Departmental members and civil servants, along with documents on financial regulations, public complaints, access to Government information, recruitment policies, minute taking and much more.

    The move follows Tynwald’s approval in November last year of the document ‘Corporate Governance Principles and Code of Conduct’, which restates the Government’s commitment to such principles as openness, integrity and accountability in dealing with public funds and public services.

    The document forms the basis of the new website, which is part of the Chief Secretary’s Office site, with links to other relevant information which will be added to in due course.

    Chief Minister Donald Gelling MLC commented:

    ‘The launch of this new website is an important step forward in reinforcing open government in the Isle of Man. The Chief Secretary’s Office has gathered together all the information related to good governance – Government’s rule book, if you like – so that it is available for public inspection in one place.
    ‘The fundamental principles of good governance include openness and accountability, so it is right that Government’s commitment to those standards should be clearly set out on the website.’

    The Chief Minister added:

    ‘Corporate governance is a recognised concept in both public and private sector organisations. It is about doing things properly in accordance with clearly stated standards and principles. It is also important to support public confidence in organisations, and to uphold their credibility and reputation.’

    30th January 2006

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