After a spate of arrests of Northern Marianas government officials on corruption allegations, the administration is starting ethics training.
The cabinet of Governor Eloy Inos's government will be the first to do the training provided by the CNMI's Office of the Public Auditor.
It is being conducted to "uphold the trust and integrity" of government offices.
Department heads will then be expected to have their respective staffs within six months.
The Public Auditor Michael Pai says they want to promote an awareness among government employees to minimise unethical behaviour.