Sanction imposed for breach of a COVID-19 related health direction

An employee was found to have breached section 13(11) of the Code of Conduct by failing to comply with a state COVID-19 quarantine direction to stay in their home for 14 days following their return from overseas. This section of the Code of Conduct refers to upholding the good reputation of the employee’s agency and the APS.

As a result of this determination, a sanction of a reprimand and a small fine was imposed.