Our Staffâ€™s Responsibilities
Every member of staff has a duty to ensure that public funds are safeguarded and therefore, everyone is responsible for. Acting with propriety in the use of official resources and the handling and use of funds in all instances. Conducting themselves in accordance with the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. Being vigilant to the possibility that unusual events or transactions could be indicators of fraud and alerting their line manager where they believe the opportunity for fraud exists. In addition, it is the responsibility of every member of staff to report details immediately to their line manager or Compliance Officer if they suspect that a fraud has been attempted or committed, or see any suspicious acts or events. Staff must also assist any investigations by making available all relevant information, by co-operating in interviews and if appropriate provide a witness statement. As members of a regulated financial services firm, you must have, and be seen to have, high standards of personal integrity. Staff including temporary staff or contractors should not accept gifts, hospitality or benefits from a third party, which might be seen to compromise their integrity. It is also essential that staff understand and adhere to systems and procedures including those of a personnel/management nature such as submission of expenses claims and records of absence, and annual leave.