This statement is intended to
capture the values of the Commission and to remind us all to conduct ourselves
in ways that makes us worthy of trust and respect. The values do not supersede
or replace the policies and laws to which each employee is subject, nor do they
alter any Memorandum of Understanding. To the extent that there is a conflict,
the memorandum of understanding, policy, or law will govern.
These core values describe the culture of integrity and excellence we
strive for at the CPUC. The CPUC’s success depends on our individual and
organizational commitment to these core values, to our fellow employees, and to
the public interest. The values apply to all CPUC employees, volunteers, and
Accountability: Operating with transparency and accepting
responsibility for our actions.
We hold ourselves accountable when we:
- Take ownership and get the job done, showing
leadership and courage.
- Provide transparency to enable public scrutiny.
- Admit our mistakes and learn from them.
- Evaluate project processes and outcomes to
identify areas for improvement.
- Meet commitments by engaging the necessary
resources and working collaboratively with other groups.
Excellence: Striving to achieve exceptional performance by
consistently delivering quality work in a timely manner.
We strive for excellence when we:
- Take pride in our work and continually seek to
improve and welcome new challenges.
- Produce well-reasoned, evidence-based decisions,
resolutions, and other work products.
- Work with initiative and creativity across
programs and divisions to achieve agency objectives.
- Contribute to providing an open, fair, timely,
and inclusive process.
Integrity: Behaving in an open, honest, trustworthy manner,
both professionally and personally.
We act with integrity when we:
- Conduct our work objectively and place the
public interest above personal interest.
- Behave professionally, displaying good character
and high ethical principles.
- Treat everyone with courtesy and dignity, build
relationships based on trust, and respect others’ time.
Open Communication: Exchanging information, thoughts and
concerns in an open, timely manner.
We communicate effectively when we:
- Listen to, and communicate with, others with an
open mind, caring attitude, and respectful tone.
- Solicit input from those with relevant expertise
before making decisions.
- Acknowledge limitations and request assistance
- Respond to internal and external stakeholders
with relevant and timely information.
Stewardship: Serving as responsible caretakers of the
human, financial, information, and natural resources entrusted to us.
We engage in responsible stewardship when we:
- Act with a commitment to the health and safety
of Californians and the preservation of the natural environment.
- Design and implement public policies that
promote California’s environmental sustainability goals.
- Allocate resources to high-priority objectives
that deliver real value to Californians.
- Seek and employ contributions from diverse
backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
This statement is intended to capture the values of the Commission and to remind us all to conduct ourselves in ways that makes us worthy of trust and respect. The values do not supersede or replace the policies and laws to which each employee is subject, nor do they alter any Memorandum of Understanding. To the extent that there is a conflict, the memorandum of understanding, policy, or law will govern.