Markus Mannheim reports:
Almost 600 federal bureaucrats breached their professional code of conduct last year. The latest State of the Service report, issued yesterday, shows misusing the internet and improperly accessing private records remain the most common violations of the Public Service Act.
Government agencies carried out 970 investigations in 2009-10, of which three in five found a breach had taken place.
The most common breaches were misuse of the internet or email (216 staff), improper access to personal information (120), inappropriate behaviour during work hours (85) and harassment or bullying (57).
Read more in the Canberra Times.