The Inspectorate has published a new report, Protecting integrity: leading the way – Managing the employment cycle of a council CEO, which includes views from across the sector and recommendations for improvements to legislation and policies or processes that would enhance future management of the CEO employment cycle.
In case studies reviewed for the report, there were either adverse outcomes for the CEO, adverse outcomes for the councillors, or significant challenges for the council as an organisation.
Chief Municipal Inspector David Wolf said the common factor in those cases was the cost of the outcome, which was ultimately borne by the community.
"With the cost to community in mind, the purpose of this review was to seek views from across the sector to assist in defining the issues and then identify where improvements to legislation, policies or processes could reduce the instances of adverse outcomes," Mr Wolf said.
Reviewed 19 March 2020