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A publication of the Polish Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) with the guidelines on establishing and implementing effective compliance programs in the public sector. The document was drawn up in connection with implementation of the task 4.2. of the Government Programme for Counteracting Corruption for the Years 2018–2020.
The publication introduces the definition and the goal of compliance and components of this program, thus it introduces a general framework that may be used for establishing and implementing effective compliance programs in the public sector entities, that is literally in every public office in Poland. And in consequence, the programs are supposed to let to reach some main goals of the norm-makers of the public sector, including: minimizing risks, threats elimination and solving problems – in any subject configuration. This paper is addressed to the management in particular. It is worth to remember that compliance serves not only to ensure conformity of operations with commonly binding law and internal rules, but also with adopted ethical codes, organizational culture and work ethos, and thanks to this it lets the institution to minimise potential risks and loss.
The public sector’s mission, and especially public administration’s mission, is to serve the state and the citizens. This task is not an easy one. One may have an impression that with every successive year of the XXI century the public authorities find it more and more difficult to reach this goal. On the one hand, numerous regulations of bygone era are still binding, and on the other hand, legal offensive at supranational level goes on in the attempt to keep up with technological revolution. And though we cannot forget that the public authorities act in accordance with the law.
The Polish Central Anti-Corruption Bureau is a special service, created to combat corruption in public and economic life, particularly in public and local government institutions as well as to fight against activities detrimental to the State’s economic interest. A survey conducted in March 2019 by Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS) shows, that 47% of respondents positively evaluate the activities of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau, what is the best result in history of the Bureau. The Bureau conducts its activities under the Act of 9 June 2006 on the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau.
1. Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA), The Guidlines Establishing and Implementing Effective Compliance Programs in Public Sector Entities. The Government Programme for Counteracting Corruption for the Years 2018–2020 (28.09.2020),
2. Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA), About CBA.
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