9. Fraud Roles, Responsibilities and Accountabilities

In order to ensure the department’s fraud control strategies are properly implemented, responsibilities for fraud control are clearly defined. This includes the designation of a FCO along with specific responsibilities for employees, management and the Secretary.

9.1 Overall Responsibility for Fraud Control

In accordance with Section 10 of the PGPA Rule, the Secretary has overall responsibility for fraud control within the department and developing and implementing the Fraud and Corruption Control Plan.

All staff have a vital role in the prevention and detection of fraud as part of their normal responsibilities. All staff are responsible for identifying potential fraud and considering fraud control at all stages of a programme’s lifecycle.

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