09 March 2012
Draft fraud and corruption policy and procedure
The draft fraud and corruption policy and procedure are now closed for comment.
In 2005, VCE approved the Fraud Control Plan for RMIT and its Controlled Entities which sets out the processes and procedures in place within the University to minimise the risk of fraud occurring and fraud investigative guidelines for staff involved in the investigation of suspected or alleged fraud.
A review of the approach for the identification and management of fraud and corruption risks set out in the Fraud Control Plan has identified a number of measures to strengthen the University’s fraud and corruption control framework. These include the adoption by the University of a Fraud and Corruption Control Policy with linkages to policies relating to staff and student conduct and a more holistic approach to identifying and capturing fraud risks as part of the Enterprise Risk Management process.
The proposed Fraud and Corruption Control Policy (which is now attached for consultation) covers the prevention, detection and management of fraud and corruption and fair dealing in matters pertaining to fraud and corruption. It aims to raise the awareness of fraud and its prevention in the University environment and to give guidance to both the reporting of suspected fraud and corruption and how the investigation of that report will proceed. Further guidance is included in the Fraud and Corruption Control Procedure (also now attached for consultation) which sets out a clear process for making complaints or disclosures of misconduct involving fraud or corrupt behaviour and a co-ordinated approach for the management and investigation of complaints or disclosures.
- Draft fraud and corruption policy (Staff log-in required)
- Draft fraud and corruption procedure (Staff log-in required)
Please email your comments to Craig Stagoll, Director Internal Audit & Risk Management (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by COB Friday 9 March 2012.