Valencia, October 24, 2022.- The AVAF and the FVMP have launched a cycle of conferences where integrity in public administration will focus the sessions organized by both institutions.
“Integrity strategies in local administrations” was the first of the conferences held in collaboration with the FVMP, at the MUVIM (Valencia). The staff at the service of local entities in the province of Valencia were the recipients of the session, inaugurated by Joan Llinares, director of the AVAF and Eugenio de Manuel Rozalen, general coordinator for the FVMP
“From anti-fraud plans to integrity plans” was the conference Víctor Almonacid, director of Prevention, Training and Documentation of the Valencian Anti-fraud Agency. In his speech, he explained the work carried out by the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency in matters as diverse as fraud prevention, through the recommendations of the AVAF, as well as the training that is given, in terms of integrity and aimed, among others, at local and regional administration.
The internal and external complaint mailboxes and the protection of whistleblowers were the subject of the presentation given by Amparo Martí, head of the Agency’s Support and Expertise unit. The obligation to count these mailboxes makes it essential to know about the procedures for managing complaints that are filed in them. The complaints mailbox of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency is articulated as an external channel in the field of the Valencian Community for the management of complaints from all legal persons in its public sector.
Regarding the protection of corruption whistleblowers, the definition of them contemplated in Law 11/2016 creating the AVAF was shared, “a whistleblower, for the purposes of this law, is any natural or legal person who communicate facts that may give rise to the demand for legal responsibilities”
After the presentations by the director of Prevention, Training and Documentation and the head of the Support and Expertise Unit, a discussion session was opened among the public employees present, in which the legal assistance provided by the AVAF to whistleblowers and the reprisals they may suffer at their jobs.
From these lines, the appreciation of the AVAF for the interest shown in the training day to all attendees, keys to advancing in the culture of integrity in public organizations.