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B.C. Reg. 66/2014
210/2014
Deposited April 17, 2014
This consolidation is current to September 15, 2020.

Public Service Act

Political Staff Oath Regulation

Definition

1   In this regulation, "political staff member" means a person described in the Schedule to the Standards of Conduct for Political Staff Regulation.

Form of oath

2   The prescribed form of oath for a political staff member for the purposes of section 21 of the Public Service Act is as follows:

As an appointee under section 15 (1) (a) of the Public Service Act, I, ....................................... , [appointee name] do solemnly swear/affirm [circle one] that I will

1 loyally serve the people of British Columbia through their democratically elected government,

2 honour and faithfully abide by the Standards of Conduct for Political Staff, and

3 to the best of my ability,

(a) act with integrity, putting the interests of the public and the public service above my own personal interest and avoiding all conflicts of interest, whether real or perceived,

(b) safeguard confidential information, not divulging it unless I am either authorized to do so or required to do so by law,

(c) conduct myself honestly and ethically, in a manner that maintains and enhances the public's trust and confidence in the Province of British Columbia and does not bring it into disrepute.

Sworn/Affirmed [circle one] by me, at ........................................................., this ................. day of ......................................, 20...... .

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Person administering Oath or Affirmation

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Person giving Oath or Affirmation

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Public Service Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 385, section 25]