The Division is a public agency established to provide public services which have been determined
to be necessary through the representative governmental process. It is the responsibility of each
employee to perform their assigned tasks, in the delivery of service to the client, with appropriate
and professional conduct. Any personal interaction with the public, other agencies, clients, or any
other person that comes in contact with an employee as a part of their assigned job duties, must
occur with the employee displaying proper respect toward the individual. Alaska's population is
composed of a diversity of lifestyles, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It is expected that those
differences will be respected and every individual will be treated with dignity. State employees must
adhere to the State Code of Ethics.
Because of the perceived and real power of the agency, it is essential that employees not misuse their
The National Association of Social Workers code of ethics is the Division's adopted conduct code
for the staff members directly involved in providing services to clients. The code sets forth the
values, principles, and standards of the social work profession.
See the NASW Code of Ethics, and the State of Alaska Code of Ethics for more detail.
ALL but one social worker we ever met concerning our grand children were the most lying, arrogant (God like attitudes) self centered people we have ever met. I almost threw up when I read this. The one social worker that was nice, was transferred... somewhere.