THE Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji is the latest public entity to have FICAC conduct a corruption prevention and risk reduction workshop in its bid to improve public service delivery.
MSAF legal risks and audit officer Mavis Joseph said it was a timely awareness campaign by FICAC because the institution was reviewing its policies and procedures.
The one-day assessment, conducted at the Fiji Ports Corporation Limited training room at Muaiwalu House, was attended by senior management of the institution including CEO Neale Slack.
Ms Joseph said participants were aware of the MSAF policies regarding the overall code of conduct of each employee.
"It was just that there were some grey areas that they needed clarification on, which at times sees them doing something with a clear conscience that is perceived otherwise by members of the public and could be labelled as corruption," she said.
"We have all experienced situations in which our professional responsibilities unexpectedly come into conflict with our deepest values and as such we are caught in a conflict between right and right.
"And no matter which option we choose, we feel like we've come up short.
"These troublesome grey areas are one of the reasons why we are conducting this CP2R assessment."
Mr Slack said each person must weigh alternatives and make choices in light of personal values and goals, but also with consideration to organisational and professional success.
"Decisions have to be made that are optimal and that we can live with in the long run," he said.