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IFSP Integrity: Campaign addresses the issue of conflict of interest

Published: Tuesday, April 06th, 2021, 12:19 am | Last updated on Tuesday, 06 April 2021, at 12:22

Initiative aims to promote a culture of integrity within the bodies and entities of the Federal Executive

The Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) launched, on September 3, 2020, as part of the 2nd Technical Meeting with the Integrity Management Units, the Campaign # IntegritySomosTodosNós. The initiative aims to improve public integrity programs and promote a culture of integrity within the bodies and entities of the Federal Executive Branch.

Continuing the joint and uniform performance, in the service to the Decree No. 9.203, of November 22, 2017, which requires federal agencies and entities to create their integrity programs. Throughout the month of April, the topic of Conflict of Interest will be discussed.

Public integrity seeks to prioritize the public interest over private interests. For the public interest to prevail, situations in which there is a conflict of interest must be combated.

Public officials can also engage in paid activities in the private sector, such as teachers. Duplication of functions, in principle, is not illegal. However, in order to reconcile activities, it is necessary to know well the limits imposed on performance in the public and private areas. This is precisely what the Conflict of Interest Law (Law No. 12.813, of May 16, 2013).

The Conflict of Interest Law defines the situations that configure this type of conflict during and after the exercise of a position or job in the Federal Executive Branch. The situation is characterized when the confrontation between public and private implies damage to the collective interest or to the performance of the public function. And there can be conflict even if there is no damage to public assets or financial gain from private activity.

Check out more information at Campaign website.

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