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Organizational Structure

The New Organizational set-up

The Commission is comprised of various Directorates and three Services.
The Directorates are identified as Public and International Relations, Ethics Liaison and Corruption Prevention, Ethics building and Public Participation Coordination, Training Study and Research, Asset Disclosure and Registration, Anti-Corruption legal Advice, Implementation and Experience Formulation, Regional Affairs Coordination, Change Management and Capacity Building, Plan and Budget Administration, Human Resource Administration, Procurement, Finance and Property Administration, Information Communication Technology, Internal Audit, Women and Children Affairs and General Services. The Commissioner’s Office and the Deputy Commissioner’s Office are also part of the Organizational set-up. The Commission currently has 282 staff members (164 male and 118 female). The core Directorates of the Commission and the major function they perform are presented as follows:

Public and International Relations

  • Preparing various media messages on anti-corruption,
  • Creating public awareness through anti-corruption messages using mainstream and social media,
  • Building the image of the Commission by organizing corruption prevention, information and preparing a report in a foreign language and making it accessible to continental and international institutions and organizations,
  • Creating relations with continental and international anti-corruption institutions,
  • Preparing and distributing media messages of ethics and
  • Making information on ethics accessible to customers

Ethics Liaison and Corruption Prevention

  • Organizing and maintaining detailed information on various institutions of the country,
  • Organizing Ethics Liaison Units in all institutions of the country,
  • Providing capacity building training for all Ethics Liaison Units,
  • Encouraging all Ethics Liaison Units to conduct a study on practices that are prone to corruption,
  • Ensuring the management and staff of all government institutions in the country to register and renew their assets,
  • Capacitating Ethics Liaison Units to raise awareness among the management and staff of their respective institutions on the prevention of corruption,
  • Providing written feedback and rating all Ethics Liaison Units by evaluating their performance,
  • Establishing forums for best practice and experience sharing on corruption prevention with Ethics Liaison Units ,
  • Establishing ethics and anti-corruption clubs at all public and private universities in the country.
  • Rating Institutional Corruption prevention level.

Ethics building and Public Participation Coordination

  • Identifying and organizing 10 civil society organizations that have a natural work relationship, mission and objective with the Commission,
  • Assigning, monitoring and supporting the implementation of capacity building training provided for the anti-corruption coalition,
  • Identifying, commissioning, monitoring and supporting volunteer and leading anti-corruption ambassadors,
  • Identifying and working together with stakeholders who play a key role in the fight against corruption,
  • Facilitating experience and expertise sharing forum for the Anti-Corruption Coalition and
  • Organizing workshops, seminars, etc. on ethics and anti-corruption.

Training Study and Research

  • Developing and implementing a variety of action-oriented teaching materials derived from the strategic and fiscal year plans,
  • Undertaking research activities by benchmarking strategic focus areas and
  • Formulating and expanding best practices that help to achieve strategic focus areas

Asset Disclosure and Registration

  • The FEACC has also been implementing the Assets Disclosure and Registration Proclamation No. 668/2002 that is expected to play a key role in the fight against corruption. The FEACC, which is in charge of the registration of the assets and financial interests of elected persons, political appointees and public servants, has launched the registration as of December 1, 2010. The execution of the proclamation is believed to have a paramount importance towards the practical implementation of the provision in Article 12 of the country’s constitution, which states that enhancing transparency in the conduct of public affairs with a view to strengthening the bond and creating mutual trust between the public and the government,
  • The implementation of the proclamation is also a timely response to international obligations Ethiopia has entered through singing various agreements. The following are the activities of the Directorate,
  • Maintaining and updating information of the management and staff of institutional asset registrants (identifying and administering those who have registered, not registered, and those who have dropped out and renewed),
  • Enabling all management and staff of institutions to register and renew their assets and properties.
  • Verifying the genuineness of the registered asset information,
  • Providing information of the registered asset to the applicant and
  • Prevention and management Conflict of interests.

Anti-Corruption legal Advice, Implementation and Experience Formulation

  • Developing and implementing a variety of action-oriented teaching materials derived from the strategic and fiscal year plans,
  • Undertaking research activities by benchmarking strategic focus areas and
  • Formulating and expanding best practices that help to achieve strategic focus areas

The Commission had been responsible for investigating and prosecuting corruption offences in public offices, public enterprises, and public organizations until 2016. Currently, these mandates are transferred to the Federal Police and to the Attorney General as it is deemed necessary for effective functioning of the law enforcement measures as of the stated period.

 

In the past four years the Federal Police received 1,455 tip-offs and complaints. Out of the 1,455 tip-offs the investigation of 547 files were completed, while the remaining 881 files are under investigation. It has sent 523 files for the Attorney General.

The Federal Police also received some 54 letters that demand protection for whistleblowers.