Personal use of publically-funded facilities by public officers

17 November 2016

Data and information from the first year of operation of the new minor misconduct reporting arrangements led the Public Sector Commission to examine the way public authorities manage the integrity risks around personal use of public facilities by public officers. A particular area of interest was publicly funded workshops and recreational venues—as personal use would generally be perceived by the community to constitute a private benefit to a public officer.

The management of publicly-funded facilities carries a range of risks. Not least, is the integrity risk associated with public officers and, by extension, their families or friends having personal access to such resources. Uncontrolled access may create a potential for inappropriate use of a public facility for a private commercial gain.

The evaluation report is now available.


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