An anonymous complaint alleged a specific instance of serious misconduct by a senior public officer and other inappropriate behaviour. The matter had been reported to a Head of Agency, yet no action had been taken.
Our investigation found that the misconduct had occurred but that in all circumstances, the matter had been handled appropriately. We found that the organisation’s records relating to both the reports of and response to the person’s behaviour were inadequate.
Sector: Tasmanian State Service
Respondent level: Designated Public Officer
Misconduct risk(s): Sexual harassment
Outcome: Referred to organisation for action