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Providing Housing SA services to DCSI employees
The purpose of this policy
This policy sets out how Housing SA manages requests for services from Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) employees.
These Housing SA services include, but are not limited to:
- private rental assistance
- registering interest in public, Aboriginal or community housing
- receiving an offer of public or Aboriginal housing.
Approval process for DCSI employees
Decisions to provide a service to DCSI employees are made on merit, without bias or self-interest.
The DCSI employee must be eligible for the service in line with the appropriate policies and guidelines.
Written submission from Housing SA
The Housing SA officer assessing the DCSI employee’s request for a service must make a written submission to their manager. The manager and the appropriate Housing SA Director must approve the request before the service can be provided.
The written submission must include all of the below information:
- the DCSI employee’s circumstances
- why the staff member is recommending that the service is or isn’t provided
- confirmation the DCSI employee meets all the relevant eligibility criteria for the service, and that policy and guidelines have been applied correctly and fairly
- confirmation the DCSI employee hasn’t used their knowledge or relationships developed while working at DCSI for their own personal benefit
- confirmation that providing the service isn’t a conflict of interest
- any other supporting evidence or information.
The Director will approve the submission if both of the below conditions are met:
- offering the service doesn’t conflict, or isn’t perceived to conflict, with the DCSI employee’s duties
- the DCSI employee hasn’t misused information or a relationship developed while working at DCSI to get the service.
The manager notifies the DCSI employee in writing of the Director’s decision.
All the information about the DCSI employee’s application for a service, including the written submission, must be kept on the DCSI employee’s customer file.
DCSI employees’ customer files should be stored in a secure location - eg in a locked cupboard.
This policy is based on and complies with:
- Code of ethics for the South Australian public sector.
Related policies and other documents
- Eligibility for public housing policy
- Private Rental Assistance Program policy
- Public and Aboriginal housing registration and allocation policy.
Date this policy applies from
21 October 2016
The online version of the policy is the approved and current version. There is no guarantee that any printed copies are current.