WHEREAS, government is based upon the consent of those governed; and
WHEREAS, every citizen of the State of Missouri must have complete confidence in the integrity of his or her government; and
WHEREAS, conduct of state employees and state officials should be in accordance with the highest standards; and
WHEREAS, the Governor is the Chief Executive Officer of the State of Missouri and is therefore responsible for establishing standards of conduct for appointed officials and state employees,
NOW THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, I, Christopher S. Bond, Governor of Missouri, do hereby proclaim the following Standards of Conduct for appointed officials and employees of the executive branch of the government of the State of Missouri, and further proclaim that this Order shall supercede and be in lieu of all previous Executive Orders pertaining to the same subject:
|(1)||All appointed officials and state employees shall be required to perform a full day's work for a day's pay.|
|(2)||Unless expressly provided for by constitutional provisions or statute, membership in a political organization, participation in political campaigns, payment of dues or contributions to a political organization or candidate and attendance at political events shall not be a condition of appointment or employment.|
|(3)||Political affiliation of any individual shall not be a condition for any state department or agency in determining what individual, firm or corporation may do business with the state.|
|(4)||No appointed official or state employee shall engage directly or indirectly in any personal business, transaction, or private arrangement for personal profit which accrues from or is based upon their official position or authority, nor shall any confidential information coming to them in their official capacity be utilized for any personal gain or for the benefit of any private interest. No appointed official shall represent or act as agent for any private interest whether for compensation or not in any transaction in which the state has a direct and substantial interest and which could be reasonably expected to result in a conflict between a private interest of the official and their official state responsibility.|
|(5)||No appointed official or state employee shall directly or indirectly solicit, accept, or agree to accept any gift of money or goods, loans or services, or other profit arrangement for personal benefit under and circumstances which would tend to influence or have the appearance of influencing the manner in which they perform their official duties.|
|(6)||No appointed official or state employee shall engage in or accept private employment or render services for private interest when such employment or service is incompatible or in conflict with the proper discharge of their official duties or would tend to impair their independence, judgment, or action in the performance of their official duties. All merit system employees shall fully comply with the rules and regulations of the Personnel Advisory Board regarding supplementary employment.|
|(7)||State employees shall report any known violations or attempted violations of Section 105.450 through 105.482, RSMo., 1978, (relating to conflicts of interest) and Chapter 576, RSMo., 1978, (relating to bribery) within 24 hours of when any occurrences are first known: (a) to the prosecuting attorney of the county in which they reside, and (b) to theirdepartrnent or agency head.|
|(8)||The head of each department is responsible for the enforcement by suspension or discharge of each provision in paragraphs one through seven above within that department.|
|(9)||The head of each department is responsible for reporting directly to the Governor, within 24 hours of when the facts are first known to them: (a) any violation of paragraphs one through six above, and (b) any alleged criminal violation (other than traffic) of any employee in their agency or department.|
IN WITNESS WHEREOF: I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson on the 10th day of February 1981.
[Christopher S. Bond's signature]
[James Kirkpatrick's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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