Ondrej Mitaľ


The article provides a conceptual framework for the importance of ethical workplaces in the sphere of public administration. The main aim of this paper is to identify the attributes of ethical workplaces, which are included in codes of ethics adopted by the selected group of local self-government units in the Slovak Republic. The integral part of the article is devoted to the analysis of ethical norms for public officials in the Slovakian cities. The main finding of this paper is that attributes of ethical workplaces are: mutual rights and duties, reporting of misconduct, ethical virtues and ethical leadership. However, the key benefit of the identified attributes of ethical workplaces might be a comprehensive view, which from the conceptual and inspirational point of view deals with current situations in local self-government in the Slovakia. Various limits and perspectives of the indentified attributes are discussed in the final part of the article.


workplaces, codes of ethics, public officials, local self-government units.

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