The training technicians of the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, Marita Oliver and Pilar Moreno, gave the third session of the course that the AVAF is holding at the UV on February 23.
“The anti-corruption cycle” contained in Order HFP/1030/2021 of September 29, which configures the management system of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, focused on the theme of the module taught and put in the spotlight in the four phases that compose it: prevention, detection, correction and prosecution.
Pilar Moreno, in the first part of the session, insisted on the importance of integrity and control systems as the central axis of the first phase of the anti-fraud cycle: prevention. And, in the same way, he stopped at the need to enhance the preventive approach and promote a system of institutional integrity will be possible through the development of an ethical culture and the promotion of ethical values. Training and awareness must be present at all hierarchical levels, with the involvement of the organization’s authorities. Appropriate risk assessment mechanisms, training in public ethics and the proper use of data analysis will be tools to improve prevention in a broad sense.
Marita Oliver, for her part, explained the work carried out by the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency in the phases of detection, correction and prosecution in the anti-fraud cycle. The training technician explained the operation of the AVAF complaints mailbox (https://www.antifraucv.es/buzon-de-denuncias-2/), its characteristics and functionalities. He also explained the system of guarantees for the analysis process of the alerts received at the Agency, as well as the process of analysis and investigation of these.
The questions and reflections of the students referred to the existing risks in public contracting, as well as the necessary transparency in this area, emphasizing the conflict of interest in the field of contracting and management of selection processes and human resources contest.
The course, prepared by the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, is managed by the Permanent Training and Educational Innovation Service (SFPIE) of the University of Valencia, is taught in 3-hour sessions in conference and debate format, and aims to generate interest, reflection and debate among students against fraud and corruption.