How are reviews part of the integrity framework?

Reviews support the integrity of the APS and the future capability and capacity of our Public Service.

The integrity of the APS is enhanced as:

  • decision-makers are accountable for decisions—deters poor decisions
  • agencies give feedback to decision-makers on review outcomes and improve their decision-making
  • reviews minimise nepotism, cronyism and undue influence and counter criminal infiltration and corruption.

Reviews are staff-initiated and target specific workplace issues and concerns on every-day activities of the public service. All reviews address:

  • differences in perceptions of fairness or merit
  • shortcomings in the original decision.

Code of Conduct, promotion and general employment reviews expose a wide range of decisions, actions and behaviours to scrutiny.

Reviews, when complemented by formal audits and inquiries, provide insights on ethical behaviours in agencies and the APS.