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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 25 October 2018) . . Page.. 4390 ..


(2) Were any staff disciplined for unauthorised disclosure of information; if yes, (a) in what areas did those staff work and (b) when did the disciplinary action take place.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. Yes, ACT Health has had to take disciplinary action against staff in the period between 1 January 2017 inclusive to 21 September 2018.

a) ACT Health referred 25 cases for investigation to the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) for the period of 1 January 2017 inclusive to 21 September 2018. Of those 25 referrals, 7 sanctions were issued to employees following an investigation.

b) The nature of allegations that were referred to PSU include:

Item

Amount of cases referred

Fraud

1

Drug and Alcohol

1

Inappropriate behaviour

14

Bullying and Harassment

4

Unauthorised disclosure of information

1

Misuse of timesheets

1

Assault

1

Theft

2

c) Of those 25 referrals to PSU, the following penalties were imposed by an ACT Health delegate.

Item

Number

Written warning and admonishment

2

Financial penalty

Reduce employee’s incremental level

1

Defer employee’s incremental level

Impose fine on the employee

Fully or partially reimburse the employer

Transfer the employee

Remove any monetary benefit from ARiN or SEA

Termination of the employee

4

Not proven

4

Resigned before PSU investigation was completed

7

*4 cases are still being investigated by the PSU.

**3 cases are pending a sanction by the delegate

2. Yes, 1 employee was disciplined for unauthorised disclosure of information.

a) The employee worked in one of our Clinical Services.

b) The incident occurred in May 2018.


Schools—physical education(Question No 1739)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 21 September 2018:


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