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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