The Victorian public service (VPS) relies on employees, contractors and consultants who are appropriately qualified, competent and act in the public interest.
To achieve this, VPS agencies and departments must have effective personnel security measures, including employment screening. If properly implemented, these measures help to control fraud and corruption risks during recruitment and maintain the integrity of the VPS.
This audit examined personnel security and conflict of interest (COI) measures at all eight government departments and the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) and undertook detailed file reviews at three agencies—the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) and the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF).
The audit objective was to determine whether fraud and corruption controls regarding personnel security are well‐designed and operating as intended at the audited agencies.