Managing integrity risks in the workplace
Last updated: 07 Nov 2016
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Welcome to the Managing Integrity Risks in the Workplace toolkit.
It is widely acknowledged that the Australian Public Service (APS) has a sound record on integrity. We have largely avoided the well-publicised cases of misconduct, unlawful conduct and corruption that have emerged in other jurisdictions. However, we have not been completely free of wrongdoing by employees. We cannot afford to be complacent.
The toolkit has been designed to help APS managers identify and deal with integrity risks in their workplaces, and provide some guidance about steps that they can take to help their agency maintain high levels of integrity.
Threats to integrity arise in a broad range of ways. Some are criminal, but most are not. They can come from mistakes, from poor judgement, or from not understanding what it means to be a professional public servant. They can arise from something as simple as a bad recruitment decision.
The toolkit complements existing guidance from the Attorney-General's Department, including Managing the Insider Threat to Your Business.
- information sheets with background information, good practice advice, examples and links to further information
- case studies providing real-life examples of integrity breaches in public sector agencies
- other tools and resources including useful tips, checklists and templates.
The Australian Public Service Commission's Ethics Advisory Service is available to assist managers and employees deal with ethical issues in the workplace and can be contacted on phone 02 6202 3737 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.