National Fraud Initiative – Submission of Payroll Data, Notification to Employees

We are providing this information to you so that we comply with the Audit Commission’s Code of Data Matching and the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

You are reminded of the use of payroll data which is submitted with personal identifiers such as contact details to help prevent and detect fraud.

The National Fraud Initiative (NFI) is an exercise that matches electronic data within and between public and private sector bodies to prevent and detect fraud. This includes police authorities, local probation boards, fire and rescue authorities as well as local councils and a number of private sector bodies.

The Fire Authority has a zero tolerance towards fraud and in addition we are required by law to protect the public funds we administer. As such, the Fire Authority participates in the NFI exercise to promote the proper spending of public money.

Our involvement means that the Fire Authority provides key payroll data to bodies responsible for auditing and administering public funds for the purposes of preventing and detecting fraud. For more details, please contact Joanne Coadey on 01743 260 215 if you require any further information.

27th September, 2012