The Commissioner may at any time make recommendations to a public body or public officer in relation to preventing, detecting, investigating, prosecuting or otherwise dealing with improper conduct if the Commissioner considers the recommendations are within the functions of the body or officer to implement or progress.

Recommendations must be in writing and may be contained in a report.

If recommendations are made in relation to an investigation, the Commissioner must:

  • identify in the recommendations the investigation to which they relate; and
  • provide information to help the public body or public officer to understand why the recommendations have been made and what they are intended to achieve.