Ethics play an important role today in the fast-paced technological and developmental modern lifestyle because income and personal benefits seem to be more important than the ethics. The public administration plays an important role because its activities work within the interest, wherein follows the ethical standard, the citizens can have it as a model. Actually, it unites the general values with the values of the public and reflected administration in its actions. In my graduate thesis, I have represented the sphere of ethics and values in the public administration as well as the general importance of both spheres of a human, and a statutory frame that all employees of the public administration should follow.
In diploma thesis is presented the area of ethics and vlues in public administration and also general meaning of both areas for people. A legal framework for public servants is also presented. The focus is on Code of ethics for public servants in state authority and administration of local communities. Area of unethical behaviour with emphasis on corruption, discrimination and violence is also presented.
With the help of a questionnaire, a research has been carried out in three Local Administration Units (LAU Brežice, LAU Krško and LAU Sevnica) the result of which have been presented in the fifth chapter. The results have shown that public employees are aware of the importance of ethics and familiar with the Ethics Codex of Public Employees in Public Bodies and Local Public Administrations. As expected, some of the employees have encountered unethical behaviour at their work. However, it is to a certain extent surprising that some values, which are crucial for the operations and activity of the Administration, are not important to the to the employees.