On 10 July 2014, an own-motion investigation regarding the policies, practices, or procedures, or the failure of those policies, practices, or procedures, was commenced into the receipt of gifts and benefits in State Service agencies.
The investigation stemmed from information that had come to the Commission’s attention during other investigations and from contact with employees during our training activities, indicating that gifts and benefits may be a problem within the Tasmanian State Service.
As part of the investigation, we collected gift policies and gift registers (covering three years) from 12 State Service agencies and reviewed good practice materials from all Australian jurisdictions.
Sector: Tasmanian State Service
Respondent level: Designated Public Officer
Misconduct risk(s): Mismanagement of gifts and benefits
Outcome: Referred to relevant State Service organisations for action - report released in the public interest