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Department of Government Ethics

FAQ

What are the main duties and responsibilities of the Department of Government Ethics of Taipei City Government?

The Department of Government Ethics, Taipei City Government was established in January 19, 1993 in accordance with "Establishment Regulation of Government Ethics Officials". The main duties of the Department are "rectification of government ethics and promotion of integrity". The concrete contents of the duties are as follows:
• Development of laws and regulations related to the government ethics of the agencies.
• Propaganda of laws and regulations related to the government ethics of the agencies.
• Prevention, identification, and handling of impeachment related to the corruption and other related illegal acts committed by employees of the agencies.
• Suggestions related to the reform of the government ethics of the agencies.
• Suggestions of evaluation, award, and punishment related to the government ethics of the agencies.
• Protection of official secrets related to the agencies.
• Other affairs related to government ethics.
• In charge of compiling the report of public officail’s property and accepting the citizen's checking applications.
In addition to investigating and handling corruptive acts, the Department has the duty to prevent from corruption and forms an iron triangle with the inspection and investigation units of the juridical agency. This is also the major differences between the Department and the above units.