Building agency capacity
We help build agency capacity by:
- referring complaints of official misconduct to the public sector agency concerned and monitoring how they deal with the complaint
- visiting regional and rural areas to offer advice and listen firsthand to specific concerns
- conducting liaison officer forums i.e. providing opportunities for senior officers of public sector agencies to get together with us and each other to discuss their concerns
- surveying a range of government agencies on their capacity to deal with and prevent misconduct
- developing guidelines for dealing with suspected official misconduct
- researching, and providing advice on, the management of staff who 'blow the whistle'
- carrying out risk-management system reviews for government agencies that have been the subject of a CMC investigation.
Liaison officers are responsible, nominated people within public sector agencies who represent their agency in dealings with the CMC. It is their responsibility to tell us immediately of any suspicion of misconduct or official misconduct, in accordance with section 15 of the Crime and Misconduct Act.
Facing the facts — comprehensive and practical guidelines for dealing with suspected official misconduct in Queensland public sector agencies.