On 3 February 2020 Deputy Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Mr Michael Riches commenced an evaluation of the practices, policies and procedures of the Department for Correctional Services.

The Deputy Commissioner’s report on his evaluation makes 24 recommendations aimed at preventing or minimising corruption, misconduct and maladministration in public administration.

Report

On 24 June 2021 the Deputy Commissioner’s report — Evaluation of the Practices, Policies & Procedures of the Department for Correctional Services — was tabled in Parliament and published on the ICAC website.

The report was prepared in accordance with sections 40(3) and 41(2) of the ICAC Act.

A4, 183 pages, PDF, 2.3MB

ICAC Report - Evaluation of the Practices, Policies and Procedures of the Department for Correctional Services

Scope of the evaluation

The evaluation reviewed and reported on:

  1. The extent to which the Department’s governance framework adequately guards against the risks of corruption, misconduct and maladministration.
  2. The Department’s practices, policies and procedures in respect of human resource management and whether those practices, policies and procedures efficiently manage human resources and control the risks of corruption, misconduct and maladministration.
  3. The Department’s practices, policies and procedures in respect of information management and whether those practices, policies and procedures ensure the accuracy and integrity of information whilst protecting against the misuse of information.
  4. The unique integrity risks associated with a custodial environment and whether the Department’s practices, policies and procedures adequately safeguard against those risks.

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