Recommendations for corruption prevention and updates

The ICAC has made the following seven corruption prevention recommendations to NSW Maritime to minimise or prevent similar conduct occurring in the future:

Recommendation 1

That all employees of NSW Maritime in a supervisory role undertake training (and refresher training) in the operation of policies on:

  • secondary employment, including guidance on the identification and management of possible conflicts of interest that can occur within secondary employment
  • use of public resources, including how to identify and manage possible conflicts of interest that can occur when using public resources for personal purposes
  • recruitment processes, including their obligations under the personnel policies of NSW Maritime and applicable circulars, and ministerial memoranda issued by the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Particular attention is to be given to the requirements of merit selection, disclosure of conflicts of interest, and impartial decision-making during recruitment of staff.

Recommendation 2

That all employees of NSW Maritime in a supervisory role ensure their staff understand their responsibilities in relation to the policies referred to in the previous recommendation.

Recommendation 3

That NSW Maritime include in its audit program an audit (by way of sampling) of segregation of duties to ensure there is no end-to-end control of financial approval processes. 

Recommendation 4

That NSW Maritime ensures that its Finance Branch is alert to the possibility of fraud and corruption, and takes steps to identify and report irregularities to the relevant general manager. 

Recommendation 5

That supervisors monitor staff and be held accountable for the consistent adherence by staff to the policies relating to secondary employment, personal use of resources, recruitment, and performance management.

Recommendation 6

That NSW Maritime includes each of the policies referred to in the previous recommendations in the audit program.

Recommendation 7

That NSW Maritime ensures that managers and supervisors understand their responsibilities in relation to performance management, and requires managers and supervisors to hold annual, formal and documented performance discussions with their staff.

Implementation Plans

The implementation plan posted below has been provided by NSW Maritime in response to the ICAC's corruption prevention recommendations. Its appearance here is for information only and does not constitute the approval or endorsement of the plan by the Commission. 

NSW Maritime - Implementation plan

Progress Report

The progress report posted below has been provided by NSW Maritime in response to the ICAC's corruption prevention recommendations. Its appearance here is for information only and does not constitute the approval or endorsement of the plan by the Commission. 

NSW Maritime - Progress Report

Final progress report

 

The progress report posted below has been provided by NSW Maritime in response to the ICAC's corruption prevention recommendations. Its appearance here is for information only and does not constitute the approval or endorsement of the report by the Commission.

 

NSW Maritime - Final progress report