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Memorandum on Ethical Behavior


On April 22, 2019, Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan signed a new Memorandum on Ethical Behavior emphasizing that all DHS employees must hold themselves to the highest standards of honor, integrity, and ethics. To avoid even the appearance of impropriety, the memo encourages employees to conserve and protect government resources, act with impartiality, avoid acting when private interests conflict with official duties, consider declining gifts even when they may be accepted, and to report fraud, waste, and abuse whenever it is detected.

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Last Updated: 07/07/2022
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