Organisations and governments rarely see the connection between records management and the prevention of corruption, fraud and maladministration. This article gives an overview of what corruption and fraud entail and points out the importance of records management in ensuring accountability and providing a safeguard against corruption, fraud and maladministration. Good records management systems are essential to support financial management and financial accountability. Records management also ensures the public sector‘s ability to function effectively and provides documentary evidence to assist in ensuring accountable and transparent government.
Palmer, M. (2000), "Records management and accountability versus corruption, fraud and maladministration", Records Management Journal, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 61-72. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007256
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