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ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS FIRST REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ANTI CORRUPTION CONFERENCE JAMAICA March 22-23, 2011

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  • ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS

    FIRST REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENTANTI CORRUPTION CONFERENCE JAMAICA March 22-23, 2011

  • MayaCreoleGarinaguEast IndianMestizoNorth AmericansChineseMennonite

  • Established in 1922

    Has responsibility to appoint public officers, set a code of conduct, fixing salaries and managing public service in general

    employees

    Types of employees: PE, contract and open vote

    1997 first set of Regulations

    2001- Services Commission Regulations enacted

  • Prevention of Corruption in Public Life Act (Ch. 12) 2008

    Prevention of Corruption Act (Ch. 105) updated 2007

    Finance and Audit Act (Ch. 15) 2007

    Ombudsman Act (Ch. )

    Interception of Communication ( Act 2010 )

    Services Commission Regulations 2001

    Has not ratified any international convention

  • Complaint madeInvestigation initiatedComplainant informed in writing (with evidence of allegation where necessary) May be suspended by HODAfter investigation, if action is contemplated, officer must be informed in writingMatter to be taken before the Services Commission for review/decisionOfficer can have his attorney present

  • Commission/Officer may call such witnesses as are necessary to establish case

    At conclusion of hearing, officer to be notified of outcome, penalty imposed, right to appeal

    Criminal proceedings not a bar to disciplinary proceedings

    If officer pleas or is found guilty

    Commission to take into consideration courts findings

  • Lack of resourcesHumanFinancial TechnicalLegalWhistle blowing legislation Witness protection

  • Establishment of Complaints Unit within the Officer of GovernanceEnactment of legislation relating to financing of election campaignsRatification of international ConventionsPublic Awareness Campaigns

  • Q U E S T I O N S/ C O M M E N T S ???