Operation Franklin identified a number of corruption vulnerabilities that enabled the employee to conceal her corrupt conduct, including issues related to supervision and oversight, finance systems and processes and staff awareness of corruption vulnerabilities.
IBAC identified opportunities for VU to reduce the risk of fraud and corruption by reviewing and revising its policies, procedures and practices concerning procurement, financial performance management, as well as its corruption awareness training, complaints handling system, leadership and supervision.
In March 2020, VU provided an initial response to IBAC, outlining the key actions it had taken and would take to address the corruption vulnerabilities identified in Operation Franklin. In October 2020, VU provided an update to IBAC regarding further progress made.
IBAC publishes responses to our investigations to inform the community about actions agencies advise they are taking, and to share learnings that may help other agencies improve their systems and practices to prevent corruption and misconduct.