Annual Report 2007-08 Part 3 Probity measures
CASA has continued its internal and external protected disclosure arrangements (whistleblower) to enable confidential reporting of fraud and matters related to organisational corruption.
During 2007–08, CASA received three protected disclosure reports through its confidential reporting service, STOPline. All matters were considered and were found to be administrative complaints.
Code of conduct
All CASA staff must comply with a comprehensive code of conduct as a condition of their employment or engagement.
The CASA code of conduct fully reflects the values and behaviours expected of CASA employees working within the Australian Government framework.
The CASA Fraud Control Framework identifies fraud control activities to be undertaken during the year. CASA has maintained confidential internal and external reporting arrangements to enable staff and contractors to report any instances of suspected fraud. Areas of high risk are managed in conjunction with the Risk Management and Internal Audit area. Fraud control has been incorporated into the CASA orientation program and all staff have access to the CASA Fraud Control Framework.
There have been no incidents of fraud reported during the year.
Conflicts of interest
As a regulatory authority, CASA takes particular care to guard against actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest for all its staff.
All employees complete a conflict of interest declaration form on commencement of their duties. Staff receive an annual reminder of their obligations and are asked to update their declaration.
With consultants and contractors, CASA’s standard form of contract of engagement imposes the obligation to declare any conflict of interest that may arise during the life of the contract.