(back row, left to right) Claire Smith, Cara Gould, Richard Farrelly, Sheryn Anderson, Deidre Egan, Phil Carpenter, (front row) Sarah Hill, Kerrie McNicol
Hosted by the Victorian Public Sector Commission, the Victorian Public Sector Integrity Community of Practice (Integrity CoP) is a relatively new group, which formed late last year. The group of 10 integrity managers is committed to promoting professionalism and integrity across government departments, Victoria Police and the broader public sector.
The group works to strengthen integrity in the Victorian public sector by:
- identifying, providing or helping to develop best practice materials, which can be shared on the Victorian Public Sector Commission’s (VPSC) website
- discussing tips for developing departmental integrity frameworks, policies and practices
- examining ways to influence employee behaviour including communication strategies, case studies and improved probity processes
- identifying risks to integrity and potential ways of mitigating those risks
- solving other shared integrity problems.
Members have shared ideas for establishing integrity champion networks in their department and encouraging staff to ‘speak up’ about integrity issues. Their insights have contributed to development of the VPSC's whole of Victorian government initiatives such as integrity in recruitment and managing consensual relationships. IBAC and other integrity agencies can share information on their processes, research and findings at future meetings.
The group meets quarterly and has become a productive forum for learning, sharing and support.
If you would like further information about the group contact the the Victorian Public Sector Commission