Work Ethics and Job Performance of Government Employees in a Component City
The public sector plays a significant role in the state of society. Public servants are expected to meet challenges and perform and improve public sector performance and tackle corruption allegedly due to the lack of ethics in governance. The highest standards of ethics in the country are embodied in the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines enunciated in RA 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees). The paper assessed the extent of the practice of work ethics of government employees in the areas of commitment to the public interest, professionalism, justness and sincerity, political neutrality, responsiveness to the public, nationalism, patriotism, commitment to democracy, and simple living. Likewise, the study investigated the level of job performance of government employees in terms of quality, efficiency, and timeliness. Also, it correlated the relationship between work ethics and job performance. Moreover, the study explored the challenges encountered by local government employees in the practice of work ethics and job performance.