Investigation Munro arose from a complaint about an employee falsifying timesheets to show they were at work when on leave, making inappropriate claims for leave, improperly managing grant funds, and not declaring conflicts of interest resulting from their outside employment. The employee’s manager was alleged to have failed to take proper actions in relation to this conduct.
Our investigation found four of the five allegations to be unsubstantiated. The allegation relating to failing to adequately declare benefits was substantiated, however was found not to be deliberate, and more likely due to a lack of awareness and support. It appears that this is not uncommon in the particular organisation, with a high likelihood that other employees are similarly failing to make such declarations...
Sector: Tasmanian State Service
Respondent level: Public officer; Designated Public Officer – Senior Executive
Misconduct allegation(s): Dishonest conduct relating to falsification of workplace documents
Outcome: Referred to Principal Officer for action