Fraud and Corruption Control Policy

All employees have a responsibility for the mitigation of fraud and corruption in the department.

Changes since previous version

2020 Oct – Minor policy review including change of policy name from Corruption Prevention Policy to Fraud and Corruption Control Policy and the amalgamation of the previous two implementation documents into one document.

Superseded Documents

Corruption Prevention Framework (PDF 459 KB)

Fraud and Corruption Control Procedures (PDF 500 KB)

Document History

2020 Jun – updated implementation documents to reflect current style, formatting and branding.

2020 Apr – updates to contact details and updated implementation documents addressing contact details and broken links.

Corruption Prevention Policy, PD/2004/0009/V01
Fraud Prevention Program, NSW TAFE Commission, 1991
Fraud Control Manual, Department of Industrial Relations, Employment, Training and Further Education, 1995

  1. Policy statement
    1. The Department of Education does not tolerate any form of fraud or corruption, and is vigilant in its prevention, deterrence, detection and investigation.
    2. All staff are required to act ethically at all times and with integrity in accordance with the Code of Conduct and related procedures.
    3. All staff need to be aware of the risks of fraud and corruption in their workplace and must report all suspected cases.
    4. Employees reporting suspected fraud and corruption will be afforded the protections under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994.
  2. Audience and applicability
    1. 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.
  3. Context
    1. 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.
    2. 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).
  4. Responsibilities and delegations
    1. All staff:
      1. must be aware of their responsibility to comply with the Fraud and Corruption Control Procedures (PDF 254.54KB), including mandatory reporting requirements
      2. must take practical steps to avoid or manage the risks associated with fraud and corruption in the workplace, and must report all suspected cases
      3. must act in a manner that promotes fairness, respect, integrity and responsibility, and encourages the reporting of fraudulent and corrupt conduct.
    2. The Secretary, senior executives, principals, managers and supervisors:
      1. are accountable for effectively managing fraud control and corruption prevention
      2. need to ensure all staff are aware of their responsibilities.
  5. Monitoring and review
    1. 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.
    2. The Director, Fraud Prevention will monitor the currency of this policy and will report on its effectiveness annually, or as required, to the executive.
  6. Contact
    1. Director, Fraud Prevention
      02 7814 1493
      corruption.prevention@det.nsw.edu.au
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