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Common basic values for central government employees – a summary Reference No.: S2014.021

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As a central government employee, you should be familiar with and understand the central government administration’s common basic values and your role as a civil servant.

In central government administration, our actions must always stem from the constitutionally based principles of the equal value of all people, the rule of law and good service to citizens. This must be second nature in all we do; otherwise there is a risk that we as employees may forget who we are here to serve when we become absorbed by internal processes.

This booklet is a brief account of the central government’s common basic values and has been drawn up on behalf of the Council on Basic Values by former Director Lars Ångström. It is based on the publication entitled Common basic values for central government employees – fundamental legal principles(in Swedish only).It is based on the publication entitled Common basic values for central government employees – fundamental legal principles, which can be found (in Swedish only) on the Council’s website: www.vardegrundsdelegationen.se