Statement by Mr Michael Riches
Acting Independent Commissioner Against Corruption
On 3 February 2020 I announced that I had commenced an evaluation of the practices, policies and procedures of the Department for Correctional Services.
Today I invite any member of the public, industry group, union or other individual or body with an interest in the evaluation, to make a written submission.
I encourage those making a written submission to ensure it relates to the scope of the evaluation.
The scope of the evaluation is as follows:
- The extent to which the Department’s governance framework adequately guards against the risks of corruption, misconduct and maladministration.
- 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.
- 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 the misuse of information.
- The unique integrity risks associated with a custodial environment and whether the Department’s practices, policies and procedures adequately safeguard against those risks.
Written submissions will be received until 5:00pm, Friday 3 April 2020 and can be sent via email to email@example.com or by post to GPO Box 11066 Adelaide SA 5001.
I reiterate that this is not an investigation of individual conduct or of an individual matter. It is an evaluation of the Department’s practices, policies and procedures. If information is received during the evaluation that might give rise to a potential issue of corruption, misconduct or maladministration, that information will be assessed by the Office for Public Integrity and will be dealt with in accordance with the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012.
Any person wishing to obtain more information about the evaluation should visit the ICAC website www.icac.sa.gov.au.