Anti-corruption policy

1. Goals and objectives of the implementation of anti-corruption policy

1.1. The anti-corruption policy was developed in accordance with the provisions of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Combating Corruption" dated November 18, 2015 No. 410-V ЗРК and methodological recommendations of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the development and adoption of measures to prevent and combat corruption by universities.

  • This Anti-Corruption Policy is a regulatory document of NJSC Atyrau Oil and Gas University (hereinafter referred to as AOGU), aimed at preventing and suppressing corruption offenses in the activities of AOGU.
  • Anti-corruption policy - legal, administrative and organizational measures aimed at reducing corruption risks, creating an anti-corruption culture, increasing public confidence in the activities of AOGU.
  • The main objectives of the Anti-Corruption Policy implementation in AOGU are:
  • minimizing the risk of involvement of the university in corruption activities;
  • formation of AOGU employees, regardless of their position, of a uniform understanding of AOGU's policy on rejection of corruption in any form and manifestation;
  • generalization and explanation of the basic requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of combating corruption, applied in AOGU;
  • to achieve the set goals, the following tasks are set for the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Policy in AOGU:
  • consolidation of the basic principles of anti-corruption activities of AOGU;
  • determination of the scope of the Policy and the circle of persons falling under its effect;
  • determination of AOGU officials responsible for the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Policy;
  • establishment of a list of anti-corruption measures implemented by AOGU, standards and procedures and the procedure for their implementation;
  • securing responsibility of AOGU employees for non-compliance with the requirements of the Anti-Corruption Policy.

2. Basic principles of anti-corruption activities of AOGU

2.1 The system of anti-corruption measures in AOGU is based on the following principles:

1) The principle of compliance of the AOGU Anti-Corruption Policy with the current legislation and generally accepted standards: compliance of the anti-corruption measures implemented with the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Combating Corruption" and other regulatory legal acts applicable to universities.

2) The principle of personal example of AOGU leadership: AOGU leadership must form an ethical standard of irreconcilable attitude towards any forms and manifestations of corruption at all levels, setting an example by their behavior.

4) The principle of involvement of teaching staff and employees: active participation of teaching staff and employees, regardless of position, in the formation and implementation of anti-corruption standards and procedures.

5) The principle of zero tolerance: rejection of corruption in AOGU in any form and manifestation.

6) Principle of periodic risk assessment: on a periodic basis, AOGU identifies and evaluates corruption risks characteristic of AOGU's activities in general and for its individual divisions in particular.

7) The principle of openness: informing the public about the Anti-Corruption Policy carried out at AOGU.

3. Responsible for the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Policy

3.1 The person responsible for organizing all anti-corruption measures in AOGU is appointed by order of the AOGU Rector.

3.2 Main responsibilities of the person responsible for the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Policy:

  • preparation of recommendations for decision-making on anti-corruption issues in AOGU;
  • preparation of proposals aimed at eliminating the causes and conditions that give rise to the risk of corruption in AOGU;
  • development and submission for approval to the Academic Council of AOGU of draft regulations aimed at implementing measures to prevent corruption;
  • carrying out activities aimed at identifying corruption offenses by AOGU employees; organization of assessment of corruption risks;
  • organization of training events on prevention and combating corruption;
  • rendering assistance to authorized representatives of control and supervisory and law enforcement agencies during their inspections of the activities of AOGU on the issues of preventing and combating corruption;
  • organization of events on prevention and combating corruption;
  • participation in the organization of anti-corruption propaganda;
  • assessment of the results of anti-corruption work and preparation of relevant reporting materials.

4. Obligations of AOGU employees related to preventing and combating corruption

All employees, regardless of their position and length of service in AOGU in connection with the performance of their duties, must:

  • be guided by the provisions of this Policy and strictly comply with its principles and requirements;
  • refrain from behavior that can be interpreted by others as a willingness to commit or participate in the commission of a corruption offense.

5. Anti-corruption measures

5.1. As an appendix to this Policy, AOGU annually approves the Anti-Corruption Action Plan, indicating the timing of their implementation and the responsible executor.

5.2. In order to introduce anti-corruption standards of conduct among employees, AOGU establishes general rules and principles of employee conduct, affecting the ethics of business relations and aimed at fostering ethical, conscientious behavior of employees.

Such general rules and principles of conduct are enshrined in the Code of Ethics and Official Conduct of AOGU Teachers, approved by the AOGU Rector.

5.3. One of the elements of the Anti-Corruption Policy is the assessment of corruption risks. The purpose of the assessment of corruption risks is to identify specific operations in the activities of AOGU in the implementation of which the most likely is the commission of corruption offenses by AOGU employees in order to obtain personal gain.

5.4. AOGU should conduct training for employees on prevention and combating corruption on the following topics:

  • legal responsibility for committing corruption offenses;
  • familiarization with the legal requirements and internal documents of AOGU on anti-corruption issues and the procedure for their application in the activities of AOGU;
  • interaction with law enforcement agencies on prevention and anti-corruption.

5.5. Internal control carried out by AOGU contributes to the prevention and detection of corruption offenses. At the same time, the implementation of such tasks of the internal control and audit system as ensuring the compliance of AOGU's activities with the requirements of regulatory legal acts and local regulatory acts of AOGU is of the greatest interest.

5.6. When interacting with partners, AOGU informs about the anti-corruption standards of business adopted at the university, including the possibility of including certain provisions on compliance with anti-corruption standards in contracts. AOGU strives to establish and maintain business relationships with those partners who conduct business relationships in a conscientious and honest manner, care about their own reputation, demonstrate support for high ethical standards in doing business, implement their own anti-corruption measures, and participate in collective anti-corruption initiatives.

5.7. AOGU informs the public about the degree of implementation and success in the implementation of anti-corruption measures, including by posting relevant information on the official website on the Internet.

6. Responsibility for non-compliance with the requirements of the Anti-Corruption Policy

6.1. AOGU and all its employees must comply with the norms of the current anti-corruption legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

6.2. All employees of AOGU are responsible, provided for by the current legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, for compliance with the principles and requirements of this Policy.

6.3. Persons guilty of violating the requirements of this Policy may be brought to disciplinary, administrative, civil and criminal liability.