B.C. adopts new conflict rules
The province of B.C. has adopted new conflict of interest rules. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)
The B.C. government is recommending new restrictions on post-employment work for certain staff in ministries, agencies and Crown corporations after a report indicated a former top staffer was in a conflict of interest.
The review said former the CEO of the B.C. Lottery Corporation, Michael Graydon, was in talks about a position at a company affiliated with a private gaming company before he finished his job at BCLC.
Graydon served notice in January the job would begin in March of 2014.
But the review also found Graydon’s new company did not receive any benefit from the situation.
The Ministry of Finance said the BCLC will now implement new post-employment restrictions for its next CEO or senior executives.
The new rules would bar employment with private-sector employers in the B.C. gaming industry for one year after they leave the BCLC.
Other public entities were also urged to do the same.
“Government has now provided direction to public-sector entities on standards of conduct, including post-employment restrictions, requiring them to develop comprehensive codes of conduct,” said the ministry in a release.
The BCLC said it will also be developing policy and procedures related to mobile devices when an employee moves on.