Ethics begins with integrity. Integrity means different things to different people, but in essence it means being honest, doing what you say you will do, and doing what is right even when no one else is watching. Personal integrity is a prerequisite to ethical behavior, and it is the foundation for Peoria’s six core values.
Professional - Continually reviewing my own behavior and questioning whether what I do is consistent with the City’s and my profession's values. Maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality and honoring legal restrictions on political activity.
Ethical - Being honest and objective in performing my duties and deciding all matters on the merits, free from improper influences. Being guided by principle and conscience and the desire to do the “right thing”.
Open - Communicating truthfully and completely with others, supporting diversity and treating others with respect. Participating positively in the community.
Responsive - Responding to all internal and external customers in a prompt, efficient, friendly and patient manner.
Innovative - Seeking out opportunities to contribute to the daily and future work of the City in ways that are new and creative.
Accountable - Observing both the letter and the spirit of laws and rules. Engaging only in appropriate personal and professional conduct in all matters