Evaluation of the Department for Correctional Services
On 3 February 2020 the Commissioner announced that Deputy Commissioner, Mr Michael Riches, will conduct an evaluation of the practices, policies and procedures of the Department for Correctional Services.
The evaluation commenced on that date.
An evaluation of practices, policies and procedures is not an investigation of individual conduct. To the extent that matters are identified which require investigation, they will be dealt with separately and in accordance with legislation.
The evaluation will conclude with the provision of a report to both Houses of Parliament. While there is no set definitive timeframe for the evaluation, the Deputy Commissioner hopes to be in a position to deliver that report by December 2020.
Scope of the evaluation
The evaluation will review and report on:
- 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.
As the evaluation progresses the Deputy Commissioner may amend its scope.
The Deputy Commissioner will invite submissions which are relevant to the scope of the evaluation from members of the public and interested stakeholders. Information about making a submission will be published on the ICAC website in due course.