PSC now responsible for oversight of minor misconduct and misconduct prevention and education

Public Sector Commission

The functions and responsibilities of the Public Sector Commission (PSC) and Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) changed on 1 July.

The PSC now has responsibility for the oversight of minor misconduct management by public authorities, as well as providing for ongoing education and capability building in the area of integrity. The CCC will focus its attention on serious and police misconduct and corruption.

From 1 July, principal officers are required to notify PSC of all reasonable suspicions of minor misconduct and the CCC of all reasonable suspicions of serious misconduct. Members of the WA community will now also be able to report suspected minor misconduct to the PSC.

Public Sector Commissioner Mal Wauchope said that the PSC and CCC had been working together over the past six months to ensure a smooth transition of functions.

Public authorities will have to modify their notification processes to accommodate the changes but both agencies are committed to providing resources and advice to assist with this process,' he said.

The new minor misconduct section of PSC’s website is now live. It contains useful information, resources, fact sheets and FAQs that will assist public authorities and members of the public to understand the PSC’s new role.

On Friday 3 July 2015, the PSC and CCC hosted a Joint Commissioners' Forum to outline their new roles under the new integrity landscape.