"Integrity" serves as the core of our beliefs and is the underlying foundation upon which the mission, goals and beliefs of the Public Service stated within the corporate statement are built. This is briefly mentioned in Our Customers part of the corporate statement where we are held to high standards of integrity. Integrity is also closely linked to our key public governance principle of incorruptibility. Integrity enables us to safeguard the sovereignty, independence, security and prosperity of Singapore, and uphold justice and equality. Furthermore, the Singapore Public Service commands a high level of trust among our citizens and foreign investors because of our integrity. Thus, it is imperative that the Public Service maintains this high standard of integrity in our conduct.
"Service" defines the mission of public officers. The Singapore Public Service exists to serve the people of Singapore. Public Officers should always do what is right and reasonable; with empathy and respect for the people that we serve, while always bearing the overall interest of our nation and people in mind.
"Excellence" describes the outcomes of public service as envisaged in Our Goals of the corporate statement. In order to achieve these goals, public officers must manifest such excellence within themselves. Staff development is an important aspect of striving towards excellence for the public service. This is explicitly stated in Our Staff section of the corporate statement. Thus, public officers must possess a mindset for excellence that strives to be the best that one can be in his or her role.