Fraud and conflict of interest prevention
EU-OSHA is committed to improve the prevention and detection of fraud, and the conditions for investigations of fraud and achieve adequate reparation and deterrence, with proportionate and dissuasive sanctions, and respecting due process.
To this purpose, the Agency has adopted a comprehensive anti-fraud strategy that defines the responsibilities of the various stakeholders.
This is in line with the Agency’s financial regulation (Article 30 and 111) and with the requirements from the Roadmap on the follow up of the common approach on the future of EU Agencies by the Interinstitutional Working Group.
- Agency's Decision of 18 June 1999 concerning the terms and conditions for internal investigations in relation to the prevention of fraud, corruption and illegal activity
- Agency's Decision of 6 March 2004 amending the Decision of 18 June 1999
- EC Regulation concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF)
- Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission concerning internal investigations by the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF)
Conflict of interest prevention
EU-OSHA is committed to ensure the integrity of the decisions and information issued by the Agency and foster accountability in relation to its work and activities. For these reasons, prevention and management of conflict of interest play an important role.
Upon appointment and every 4 years, Management Board and Executive Board members submit a declaration of absence of conflict of interests in compliance with the Agency’s policy on prevention and management of conflict of interests. Acceptances of declaration of absence of conflict of interests are available on the website. The same provisions apply to external experts.
In addition, in order to ensure transparency, the Executive Director and senior staff members’ acceptances of declaration of absence of conflict of interests are also publicly available.