Draft Public Interest Disclosure – Internal Reporting Policy

Consultation has concluded

Following a review of Council Policies, the Public Interest Disclosure – Internal Reporting Policy has been recommended for amendment.

The current Public Interest Disclosure – Internal Reporting Policy was adopted at the November 2011 Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act) sets in place a system to encourage public officials to report serious wrongdoing and requires Council to have an internal reporting policy and procedures in place for receiving, assessing and dealing with public interest disclosures.

The Public Interest Disclosure – Internal Reporting Policy has been reviewed in line with the current NSW Ombudsman’s model policy and guidelines with the following amendments:

Name of Document
Amendments
Policy – Public Interest Disclosure - Internal Reporting
· Staff position title updated for Group Manager Governance and Procurement (previously Group Manager Governance and Executive Services);
· Further aligned to the Ombudsman NSW “Model internal reporting policy – June 2014
· Inclusion of additional definitions and references
· Aligned to the revised Policy template
· Amalgamation of four documents into one.

Policy – Public Interest Disclosure - Internal Reporting (flowchart)
· Incorporated into the Policy
· Changes made to flowchart to reflect the text in the policy. Particularly that the Mayor can only receive Public Interest Disclosures (PIDs) relating to the General Manager. The previous flowchart (incorrectly) included receiving PIDs relating to the General Manager and Councillors.

Policy – Public Interest Disclosure - Internal Reporting - Disclosure Officers
· Incorporated into the Policy
· Staff position titles updated for Disclosure Officers
Policy – Public Interest Disclosure - Internal Reporting - External Authorities
· Incorporated into the Policy
· Contact details of external authorities updated


Before amending a policy it needs to be placed on exhibition so the community can have their say on this decision.

You can have a look at this policy located in the Document Library on the right.

To share your views about amendments to the policies, complete the Survey under the Submission tab below. Further details may be obtained by contacting Blair Hancock on 6581 8111.

Submissions close on Sunday 20 November, 2018.

Following a review of Council Policies, the Public Interest Disclosure – Internal Reporting Policy has been recommended for amendment.

The current Public Interest Disclosure – Internal Reporting Policy was adopted at the November 2011 Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act) sets in place a system to encourage public officials to report serious wrongdoing and requires Council to have an internal reporting policy and procedures in place for receiving, assessing and dealing with public interest disclosures.

The Public Interest Disclosure – Internal Reporting Policy has been reviewed in line with the current NSW Ombudsman’s model policy and guidelines with the following amendments:

Name of Document
Amendments
Policy – Public Interest Disclosure - Internal Reporting
· Staff position title updated for Group Manager Governance and Procurement (previously Group Manager Governance and Executive Services);
· Further aligned to the Ombudsman NSW “Model internal reporting policy – June 2014
· Inclusion of additional definitions and references
· Aligned to the revised Policy template
· Amalgamation of four documents into one.

Policy – Public Interest Disclosure - Internal Reporting (flowchart)
· Incorporated into the Policy
· Changes made to flowchart to reflect the text in the policy. Particularly that the Mayor can only receive Public Interest Disclosures (PIDs) relating to the General Manager. The previous flowchart (incorrectly) included receiving PIDs relating to the General Manager and Councillors.

Policy – Public Interest Disclosure - Internal Reporting - Disclosure Officers
· Incorporated into the Policy
· Staff position titles updated for Disclosure Officers
Policy – Public Interest Disclosure - Internal Reporting - External Authorities
· Incorporated into the Policy
· Contact details of external authorities updated


Before amending a policy it needs to be placed on exhibition so the community can have their say on this decision.

You can have a look at this policy located in the Document Library on the right.

To share your views about amendments to the policies, complete the Survey under the Submission tab below. Further details may be obtained by contacting Blair Hancock on 6581 8111.

Submissions close on Sunday 20 November, 2018.

Online Submission

Consultation has concluded