Oranga Tamariki Integrity Line
If you have any need for support, please note that the Ministry has a confidential counselling and coaching service via its provider Benestar which can help you if you wish to seek some support.
You can also find more information about them on the Ministry’s intranet page Employee Assistance Programme. You are also able to get support from your supervisor, team leader or manager where appropriate.
The topics in this table appear as the drop-down list in the first question of the form.
Please read the topics and explanations so that you choose the appropriate topic for your submission.
In Oranga Tamariki fraud is defined as “Any practice where there is deliberate intent and involves deceit or dishonest means which causes actual or potential loss or gain to Oranga Tamariki and its service providers as a result of an employee’s or external parties’ association with Oranga Tamariki”.
Some fraudulent behaviour may also be criminal behaviour. However, it is not necessary for conduct to be criminal to be categorised as fraud. For example:
Receiving assistance from Oranga Tamariki where there is no entitlement or reduced entitlement
Theft of property, supplies or information
Misuse of fuel cards, taxi chits, taxi charge cards, petrol vouchers, credit cards, IEP cards, purchase orders, invoice payments
Releasing information without authorisation
Using a work car for private use
Substituting new goods with old
Making a false statement (oral or written)
Using assets for private gain
Inappropriate use of resources
Taking unrecorded leave
Falsifying or destroying records or reports
Bribery/accepting backhanders or substantial gifts, accounting irregularities, funding misappropriation or misallocation, personal expense fraud, document irregularities, procurement irregularities.
Fraud and Corrupt Practices
Drug or Alcohol
Drug use, drug selling, excessive alcohol consumption such that work performance is impaired.
Demands that are, or could be causing harm or safety issues, harassment or coercion, sexual harassment, racial harassment, bullying, discrimination, taking excessive risks.
Confidentiality breaches, privacy breaches, Code of Conduct breaches, drunken fights or abuse.
Computer systems misuse.
When your personal or private interests could be favoured or perceived to be favoured over your public duties.
Any activity that could potentially result in a charge under the Crimes Act. For example -violence, sexual violence, a threat to life and/or well-being, blackmail, fraud/embezzlement.