Recommendations for corruption prevention

The Commission has made seven corruption prevention recommendations to the University of Sydney as follows:

Recommendation 1

That, where possible, the University of Sydney should establish a single point of access for employment of IT contractors, using multiple C100 recruitment firms in competition.

Recommendation 2

That, where access to IT contract employment is not feasibly managed through C100 firms in competition, the University of Sydney should establish the probity and competence of alternative recruitment firms independently of the views of operational university staff. Such a process should include the conducting of background checks.

Recommendation 3

That the University of Sydney implements its proposed financial analysis framework.

Recommendation 4

That the University of Sydney's management of contract labour through recruitment suppliers be the responsibility of SydneyRecruitment or a specialist unit.

Recommendation 5

That the relevant University of Sydney policy for non-exempt general staff selection committees requires:

  • the presence of an independent member on selection committees
  • members of selection committees to be more senior than the position for which they are recruiting.

Recommendation 6

That the University of Sydney ensures the authority and responsibility of SydneyRecruitment is such that it is able to influence policy compliance at critical points in the recruitment process, and that it is held accountable for the exercise of that influence.

Recommendation 7

That the University of Sydney adopts an electronic approval system as part of any major enhancement of its human resources systems.

Implementation Plan

The implementation plan posted below has been provided by the University of Sydney 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.

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Progress report

The progress report posted below has been provided by the University of Sydney 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.

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Final report

The final progress report posted below has been provided by the University of Sydney 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.

University of Sydney - final progress report