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Conflicts of interest and disclosing confidential information — grounds for dismissal This Prevention in focus aims to highlight the importance of appropriately dealing with a conflict of interest and consequences of disclosing confidential information.

Failing to disclose and properly manage a conflict of interest — such as when your work requires you to take action or make a decision in relation to a person with whom you have a relationship — can constitute corrupt conduct.

Public sector employees need to be mindful of social, personal and family relationships, who you engage with, and how much information you share — particularly if you work in finance, contract management, law enforcement, regulatory compliance, or procurement. It may mean that you are seen as a person who can facilitate beneficial outcomes for others.

This edition explains how a person who resigns, prior to a disciplinary matter being finalised, can be the subject of a disciplinary declaration that may impact their future employment in the public sector.

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Last updated: 06 July 2021
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Prevention in focus series
Corruption prevention
Public sector
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