Integrity and ethical behaviour are core public service values which it is important we reinforce through our recruitment processes. We need to apply the right checks when employing people and ensure that, where there are serious integrity issues, these are disclosed. In this way we will maintain the public’s trust and confidence in the State services.
The Workforce Assurance Model Standards (244KB | PDF) outline expectations for Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities when recruiting staff. They also set out expectations in regard to investigations into serious misconduct and settlement agreements.
These model standards are issued on 14 August 2020. Agencies are expected to start implementing the model standards immediately, with them being fully operational from 1 March 2021.