– Code of Conduct and Ethics for the Public Service of Alberta –

Part 1

Definitions

1 For purposes of this Code, unless the context otherwise requires,
 
(a) "Code" means this Code of Conduct and Ethics for the Public Service of Alberta, as amended from time to time;
 
(b) "employee" includes individuals appointed pursuant to the Public Service Act, Senior Officials, wage staff and persons employed on a contractual basis;
 
(c) "minor child" refers to a child under the age of majority;
 
(d) the "private interest" of an employee does not include an interest;
 
(i) in a matter that is of general application, or
 
(ii) that affects a person as one of a broad class of the public, or
 
(iii) that affects the compensation or benefits of an employee, or
 
(iv) an interest that is trivial;
 
(e) "relative" includes spouse, children, step-children, legal dependents, parents, siblings, in-laws, grandparents, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and first cousins;
 
(f) "Senior Official" means an individual appointed pursuant to O.C. 107/2000, as amended from time to time, and whose appointment is made pursuant to the Public Service Act;
 
(g) “spouse” includes a party to a relationship who is living together with another person on a bona fide domestic basis but does not include a spouse who is living apart from the employee if the employee and spouse have separated pursuant to a written separation agreement or if their support obligations and family property have been dealt with by a court order; and
 
(h) "supervise" means to directly supervise or exercise influence over the assignment of duties, performance evaluation or related responsibilities of an employee.

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Last Review / Update: 2011-08-04

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