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Evaluation of the Department for Correctional Services

   

   

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

Mr Riches says “in light of the changing circumstances with respect to COVID-19 and in consultation with the Chief Executive of the Department for Correctional Services Mr David Brown, I have decided to suspend the evaluation effective immediately.”

Resources attributed to the evaluation from both the Department and the ICAC have been reallocated to business continuity planning at this time.

A Department all-staff survey has been placed on hold. However the Acting Commissioner will still receive written submissions relevant to the scope of the evaluation from staff, members of the public and interested stakeholders until 5pm, Friday 3 April 2020.
 
The evaluation has not been cancelled.

Information regarding the recommencement date will be made publicly available once determined.

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.

Submissions

The Deputy Commissioner has invited submissions which are relevant to the scope of the evaluation from members of the public and interested stakeholders.

Written submissions will be received until 5:00pm, Friday 3 April 2020 and can be sent via email to evaluation@icac.sa.gov.au or by post to GPO Box 11066 Adelaide SA 5001.

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. 

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