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Evaluation of the Department for Correctional Services

   Updated 13 July 2020

   

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.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 the evaluation was temporarily suspended on 16 March 2020 to allow for resources to be allocated to business continuity planning.

The Deputy Commissioner recommenced the evaluation in June 2020. 

Scope of the evaluation

The evaluation will review and report 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 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.

As the evaluation progresses the Deputy Commissioner may amend its scope.

Written submissions

Written submissions closed on 10 July 2020.

The Deputy Commissioner thanks those who have provided a written submission to the evaluation.

The evaluation is not an investigation of individual conduct but a review of the Department’s practices, policies and procedures. Any specific matters involving alleged corruption, misconduct or maladministration in public administration should be directed to the Office for Public Integrity.

If you have any questions about the evaluation, please contact the ICAC evaluation team at evaluation@icac.sa.gov.au

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