Professional Integrity

Displays and promotes conduct and behaviors consistent with agency and governmental standards.

Key Behaviors:

  • Familiarizes oneself with the pertinent rules and regulations that govern their area of responsibility.
  • Applies rules and regulations in a consistent, non-biased manner.
  • Refrains from behavior that fosters the appearance of conflict of interest.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Guards the handling of sensitive or high risk information appropriately.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to surroundings and acts accordingly in conversations.
  • Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with standards for professional and ethical conduct.
  • Follows up with a manager after identifying unethical conduct.
  • Adheres to the standards of ethical conduct and compliance.
  • Maintains composure at all times.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.