Misconduct by DHS staff

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Human Services

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From: James Smith

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Dear Department of Human Services,

I request any relevant document(s) which summarise misconduct by
DHS staff. In particular, matters concerning unauthorised access to
DHS client records and misuse of Commonwealth resources.

I would like to see the broad spectrum of offences committed, and
what the resulting consequences were for staff generally, in
addition to the types of offences, and the number of occurrences of
each offence.

If such a document exists which covers any, or all, of these
matters for a recent, full financial-year period (eg, 2014-15),
that will be sufficient for my purposes.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your recent freedom of
information request.

 

If you have any queries, or require further information please do not
hesitate to contact me.

 

We look forward to your response.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

FOI Delegate

Freedom of Information Team
FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services

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From: James Smith

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Dear FOI.LEGAL.TEAM,

Thank your for your response.

The senates estimates links you provide are very informative and provide me with some of the information I've requested.

I refer to Table A in HS107. In that table, you broadly summarise the offences by each element of the APS Code of Conduct.

Is it possible to get a breakdown of the following breaches. I would like to see which kinds of behaviours led to the breach. A short paragraph, written in general terms, would be sufficient for my purposes:

(s. 13(8)) An APS employee must use Commonwealth resources in
a proper manner and for a proper purpose. (7 breaches)

(s. 13(10)) An APS employee must not improperly use inside
information or the employee’s duties, status, power or authority:
(a) to gain, or seek to gain, a benefit or an advantage for the
employee or any other person; or
(b) to cause, or seek to cause, detriment to the employee’s Agency,
the Commonwealth or any other person. (16 breaches)

Yours sincerely,

James Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Please see attached correspondence in relation to your freedom of
information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

FOI Delegate

Freedom of Information Team
FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services

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From: James Smith

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Dear FOI.LEGAL.TEAM,

I confirm withdrawal of both FOI requests.

Yours sincerely,

James Smith

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I confirm that your requests (LEX 18363 and LEX 18674) are withdrawn and
finalised.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

FOI Delegate

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FOI and Litigation Branch | Legal Services Division
Department of Human Services

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