Since 1999, the Authority has adopted a code of conduct containing ethical rules and cases of incompatibility with the position of "member" or "employee" of the Authority; this happened even before the Italian "Code of Conduct for the Employees of Public Administrations" was adopted (by D.M. 28.11.2000).
This code regulates, inter alia, the possible cases of conflict between the role of member/employee and any other profession and activity, forbidding to take part to any decision in which personal interest are directly or indirectly involved, precluding to accept or ask for any kind of gift, from any kind of public or private subject to whom the functions and/or the power of the Authority is directly or indirectly addressed; it states that members and employees shall act with impartiality when exercising their institutional functions and forbids any kind of favourable treatment, of any kind of public or private subject.
Particularly, the Public Contracts Code declares the role of members/ employees to be in conflict with any other kind of function or appointment: members cannot practice any other kind of profession, nor consultancy activity; they cannot cover the positions of manager or employee in public or private firms nor public positions of any nature; they cannot be part of political parties nor cover elective positions (art. 6, par. 3 of the Public Contracts Code); employees are obliged not to be employed by any other employer, nor to practice any other kind of professional, commercial or industrial activity (art. 8, par 9).
An internal control system ensures the monitoring of offices performance and provides evaluations of targets achievement, according to the prescribed objectives of the Board directives.
This evaluation is led by an Evaluation Task Force, which is autonomously operating and reports directly to the Board...