Application of Code of Ethics: Strengthen Tax Administration and Customsadministration Internal Control Mechanisms (ME0034)
Action Plan: Not Attached
Action Plan Cycle: 2012
Lead Institution: Ministry of Internal Affairs
Support Institution(s): Human Resources Administration, Tax Authority, Customs Administration
Policy AreasAnti-Corruption, Conflicts of Interest, Fiscal Openness, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies, Social Accountability
In order to ensure full application of code of ethics for the overall public administration, Montenegro will: a. Establish an Ethical Board, as an independent body, consisting of representatives of employees and of a representative trade union organisation, which citizens and employees can address in case of breach of standards and rules of the Code of Ethics; b. Carry out training on the Code of Ethics of civil servant and state employees both on the central and local level, along with making mandatory signing of a statement on acceptance of the Code of Ethics (at the event of taking employment); c. Ensure application of the Code of Ethics through operation of disciplinary bodies and periodic checks on adherence to the Code of Ethics, in order to ensure that a service-oriented public administration builds confidence with citizens – users of services; d. Strengthen mechanisms of internal control with the Tax Administration and Customs Administration, in particular concerning detection of corruption and conflict of interest and report on semi-annual basis on results of internal controls to the NC.