Title 45, Chapter 10, Section 1
There is established for and within the state and for and in all
governments therein a code of ethics for government service which
shall read as follows:
CODE OF ETHICS FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Any person in government service should:
I. Put loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country
above loyalty to persons, party, or government department.
II. Uphold the Constitution, laws, and legal regulations of the
United States and the State of Georgia and of all governments
therein and never be a party to their evasion.
III. Give a full day's labor for a full day's pay and give to
the performance of his duties his earnest effort and best
IV. Seek to find and employ more efficient and economical ways
of getting tasks accomplished.
V. Never discriminate unfairly by the dispensing of special
favors or privileges to anyone, whether for remuneration or not,
and never accept, for himself or his family, favors or benefits
under circumstances which might be construed by reasonable
persons as influencing the performance of his governmental
VI. Make no private promises of any kind binding upon the duties
of office, since a government employee has no private word which
can be binding on public duty.
VII. Engage in no business with the government, either directly
or indirectly, which is inconsistent with the conscientious
performance of his governmental duties.
VIII. Never use any information coming to him confidentially in
the performance of governmental duties as a means for making
IX. Expose corruption wherever discovered.
X. Uphold these principles, ever conscious that public office is
a public trust.