The Victorian Public Sector Commission has published new resources for public entity boards, providing a consolidated and comprehensive suite of integrity and governance resources for both new and established public board directors.
The resources have been developed to support boards, chairs and directors of Victorian public entities to comply with the Code of Conduct for Directors of Victorian Public Entities and the Public Administration Act 2004.
They also provide public entity boards with practical advice to help strengthen governance processes, focusing on the following areas:
- financial management
- compliance and risk
- recruiting and overseeing the CEO.
Ensuring these obligations are met is essential to maintaining integrity in the public sector and public trust in government. Public entities and departments can also draw on these resources when recruiting and inducting new board directors, to ensure they are aware of their key obligations.
The resources are now available to view on boards.vic.gov.au, the Victorian Government’s website for public entity boards.