Appendix E: Compliance statements

In accordance with Section 31(2) of the PSM Act, organisations which are not listed in Schedule 1 of the Financial Management Act 2006 are required to provide a statement to the Commissioner each year on the extent to which they have complied with the Public Sector Standards in Human Resource Management, Code of Ethics and any relevant Code of Conduct. These compliance statements are reported below, in accordance with Section 31(4) of the PSM Act.

Compliance statements provided under s.31(2) of the PSM Act, 2016/17

Architects Board of Western Australia

No compliance issues concerning public sector standards, Codes of Ethics or the Board’s Code of Conduct arose during the period from 1 July 2016 to 31 March 2017.

Commissioner for Children and Young People

It is expected by CCYP that all its employees comply with the public sector standards and ethical codes.

Conservation and Parks Commission

In accordance with Section 31(2) of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, the Conservation and Parks Commission is not a statutory authority within the meaning of the Financial Management Act 2006, but is a statutory body established by Section 18 of the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984. Conservation and Parks Commission staff are employees of Parks and Wildlife. Parks and Wildlife provides the framework for human resource management within the Conservation and Parks Commission through an operational relationship agreement. In the management and direction of the Conservation and Parks Commission service unit, the Director has complied with Public Sector Standards in Human Resource Management, the Western Australian Public Sector Code of Ethics and the Conservation and Parks Commission’s Code of Conduct. Information on both the Code of Ethics and the Code of Conduct is provided to new employees and members of the Commission on commencement with the Conservation and Parks Commission.

Equal Opportunity Commission

In accordance with Section 31(1) of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, the Equal Opportunity Commission has fully complied with regard to the public sector standards, Commissioner’s instructions, the WA Code of Ethics and the Commission’s Code of Conduct.

Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC)

The OIC has a Code of Conduct which was last updated in April 2017. The Code has been distributed to all staff and is available on the intranet. New staff members are provided a copy as part of their induction. Among other things, the Code outlines the requirement to: refer to the WA Public Sector Code of Ethics to guide decision-making; not divulge any information received under the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (FOI Act) for any purpose except in accordance with the FOI Act; adhere to the principles of natural justice when dealing with matters before the Information Commissioner; report conflicts of interest; treat stakeholders without discrimination; and report any gift or hospitality offers. The OIC’s gift decision register and all purchasing card transactions are published on our website. The OIC is guided by the public sector standards in our employment processes. During 2016/17, no staff were redeployed, terminated or disciplined, and no grievances lodged. Two short-term secondments were arranged during the year, both for three month periods.

Legal Practice Board

All public sector standards and ethical codes are adhered to within policy and are published in the Employee manual.

Parliamentary Commissioner for Administrative Investigations

In the administration of the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administrative Investigations, I have complied with the Public Sector Standards in Human Resource Management, the Code of Ethics and the office’s Code of Conduct. I have put in place procedures designed to ensure such compliance, and conducted appropriate internal assessments to satisfy myself that the above statement is correct.

Veterinary Surgeons’ Board

The public sector standards and ethical codes have been complied with.

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