PROTECTING WITNESSES AND WHISTLEBLOWERS

2019-06-26T05:02:22+04:00June 26th, 2019|Mauritius, Publication|

The goals of this study are dual in nature. The first is to determine what type of protective measures for witnesses, whistleblowers, and other reporting persons would be the most effective when implemented in small island States. The second involves determining how to encourage a person to report in the first place, whether that [...]

The Declaration of Assets Act 2018 Explained

2019-06-26T04:47:19+04:00June 25th, 2019|Mauritius, Publication|

Introduction The Declaration of Assets Act 2018 was enacted by the National Assembly on 12 December 2018 and came into force on 01 June 2019. The Act provides for a new legal framework governing the declaration of assets in the public sector in Mauritius. Click on the image below to view the [...]

Code of Conduct of Procurement for Public Officials

2017-08-20T18:29:46+04:00August 16th, 2017|Mauritius, Publication|

Introduction This revised Code of Conduct which emphasises on ethical issues complements the provisions of the law. We urge public officials to comply with the Code to uphold the standards of integrity in public procurement practices. Click on the image below to view the document

Managing Conflict of Interests

2017-08-16T14:29:47+04:00August 16th, 2017|Mauritius, Publication|

Introduction Conflict of interests is a situation in which a public official has a private interest that can influence the objective and impartial exercise of his official duties. Anybody can find himself in a situation of conflict of interests. However, in such situations, it is important to act in line with the provisions [...]

Integrity Management Toolkit

2017-08-16T10:03:57+04:00August 16th, 2017|Mauritius, Publication|

Introduction By acceding to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), countries have demonstrated their willingness to fight corruption. The Articles of Chapter II of the Convention pave the way to building integrity in the public sector. The preventive policies covered by the Convention include measures for both the public and private sectors. [...]

Guidelines on Gifts and Gratifications for Public Officials

2017-08-16T00:33:21+04:00August 16th, 2017|Mauritius, Publication|

Introduction The enactment of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PoCA) 2002 is a major landmark in the fight against corruption in Mauritius. The Act consolidates and strengthens the law against corruption. It gives the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) extensive responsibilities and the powers to forge a change of attitude and a mindset [...]

Recruitment and Selection in Parastatal Bodies

2017-08-11T14:44:34+04:00August 11th, 2017|Mauritius, Publication|

Abstract This document covers the different phases of the recruitment process and highlights the exposure to ethical dilemmas in the recruitment function. It allows PSBs to perform a self-assessment of their systems in respect of recruitment. It will guide organisations towards the best course of action in situations where the integrity of the [...]

Best Practice Guide on Overtime Management in the Public Sector

2017-08-11T14:23:58+04:00August 11th, 2017|Mauritius, Publication|

Abstract Overtime Management is becoming a real challenge in public sector organisations. During the past few years, overtime expenditure in government organisations has increased significantly both in terms of payments and as a percentage of regular salaries. In line with its mandate to exercise vigilance and superintendence over systems and procedures in public institutions, the [...]