3. Who does this policy apply to
This policy applies to, and is for the benefit of, all public officials in NSW. You are a public official if you are:
- a person employed in or by an agency or otherwise in the service of an agency
- a person having public official functions or acting in a public official capacity whose conduct or activities an integrity agency is authorised by another Act or law to investigate
- an individual in the service of the Crown
- a statutory officer
- a person providing services or exercising functions on behalf of an agency, including a contractor, subcontractor or volunteer
- an employee, partner or officer of an entity that provides services, under contract, subcontract or other arrangement, on behalf of an agency or exercises functions of an agency, and are involved in providing those services or exercising those functions (for example, contractors working in corporate or other support roles)
- a judicial officer
- a Member of Parliament (MP), including a Minister
- a person employed under the Members of Parliament Staff Act 2013.
The Secretary of DCS, the heads of other agencies covered by this policy, other disclosure officers and managers within DCS and other agencies covered by this policy have specific responsibilities under the PID Act. This policy also provides information on how people in these roles will fulfil their responsibilities.
Other public officials who work in and for the public sector, but do not work for DCS or other agencies covered by this policy may use this policy if they want information on who they can report wrongdoing to within DCS or other agencies covered by this policy.