Recommendations for corruption prevention

The Commission has made five corruption prevention recommendations to Corrective Services NSW as follows:

Recommendation 1

That the draft, Public Correctional Centre Operating Standards – Security, be further developed by CSNSW and include relevant recommendations made by the Commission in its 2010 report, Investigation into the smuggling of contraband into the John Morony Correctional Centre, and those made as a result of this investigation.

Recommendation 2

That CSNSW implements a post rotation system for roles where familiarity can impact on officer behaviour; for example, roles that involve security screening and extensive interaction with inmates.

Recommendation 3

That the Early Intervention System (EIS) currently being development by CSNSW includes, at a minimum, management observations, staff disclosures, HR records, performance review information, minor incidents and misconduct.

Recommendation 4

That CSNSW implements a performance management system.

Recommendation 5

That CSNSW educates managers on risk factors and supports managerial preventative intervention with regard to staff considered a potential security risk.

Action Plan

The action plan posted below has been provided by CSNSW 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.

CSNSW - Action plan

Progress Report

Corrective Services NSW has submitted an interim progress report to the ICAC regarding the status of the plan of action developed in response to the corruption prevention recommendations arising from Operation Drake. For security reasons the progress report cannot be made public.

The action plan adopted all of the five recommendations as described in the investigation report. The interim report indicated that four of the recommendations had been fully implemented and work to implement on the fifth is continuing.

Final Report

The NSW Department of Justice has submitted a final progress report to the ICAC regarding the status of the plan of action developed in response to the corruption prevention recommendations arising from Operation Drake. For security reasons this final report cannot be made public.

The action plan adopted all of the five recommendations as described in the investigation report and the final report indicates that all have been fully implemented as described in the investigation report.