Fraud and Corruption Control Policy
All employees have a responsibility for the mitigation of fraud and corruption in the department.
- Policy statement
- The Department of Education does not tolerate any form of fraud or corruption, and is vigilant in its prevention, deterrence, detection and investigation.
- All staff are required to act ethically at all times and with integrity in accordance with the Code of Conduct and related procedures.
- All staff need to be aware of the risks of fraud and corruption in their workplace and must report all suspected cases.
- Employees reporting suspected fraud and corruption will be afforded the protections under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994.
- Audience and applicability
- This policy applies to all Department of Education staff including any person, whether remunerated or not, employed on a permanent, temporary or casual basis, contractors, consultants, volunteers and committee members.
- This policy complies with NSW Treasury Circular TC18-02 NSW Fraud and Corruption Control Policy (PDF 120.31 KB), which requires all NSW public sector agencies to develop, implement and maintain a fraud and corruption control framework to prevent, detect and manage fraud and corruption.
- This policy is also based on Standards Australia AS8001-2008 Fraud and Corruption Control and incorporates the ten attributes of fraud control contained in the NSW Auditor-General Better Practice Guide Fraud Control Improvement Kit (2015).
- Responsibilities and delegations
- All staff:
- must be aware of their responsibility to comply with the Fraud and Corruption Control Procedures (PDF 254.54KB), including mandatory reporting requirements
- must take practical steps to avoid or manage the risks associated with fraud and corruption in the workplace, and must report all suspected cases
- must act in a manner that promotes fairness, respect, integrity and responsibility, and encourages the reporting of fraudulent and corrupt conduct.
- The Secretary, senior executives, principals, managers and supervisors:
- are accountable for effectively managing fraud control and corruption prevention
- need to ensure all staff are aware of their responsibilities.
- Monitoring and review
- All senior executives, principals, managers and supervisors are responsible for the operation of this policy and the implementation of the procedures for the relevant staff category.
- The Director, Fraud Prevention will monitor the currency of this policy and will report on its effectiveness annually, or as required, to the executive.
- Director, Fraud Prevention
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