The purpose of the study was to determine the extent of work ethics and job performance of employees in a Local Government Unit in the calendar year 2020 using descriptive correlational research design. This was conducted to 273 respondents composed of 137 permanent employees and 136 non-permanent employees who were selected through a stratified-random sampling technique. The Statistical tools used were the frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation for the descriptive problems. T-test, Mann-Whitney U-test, One-way ANOVA, Kruskal Wallis H-test, and Pearson Product Moment of Correlation were used to treat the inferential problems. Using a researcher-made and validated questionnaire, the findings revealed that the extent of work ethics of employees was high and the level of job performance was also high. A significant relationship existed between the extent of work ethics and job performance of employees. These findings are necessary for the Local Government through the Human Resource Management Office to design programs to enhance the performance of government employees based on practice of far above standards work ethics. This study concludes that excellent work ethics results in outstanding job performance.