During the course of the investigation, it became apparent that the Board had faced costs that could be due to the recruitment of a new CEO rather than the withdrawal of the complaint. This issue was considered by the Commissioner as a potential problem of public maladministration and referred to the Ombudsman for consideration. It was found that the Council`s failure to withdraw the complaint and terminate the recruitment procedure was not maladministration, since the costs incurred by the Council in not withdrawing the complaint could have been incurred even if it had withdrawn the complaint. Consequently, the Ombudsman found that the Council had not committed maladministration in the public administration. In addition, the Ombudsman found that Mr Dowd`s conduct was not a fault. Mr Dowd has fulfilled his obligations under the Code of Conduct for Workers. The Ombudsman noted that Mr Dowd`s previous experience in the information technology sector could be beneficial to the Council as regards the choice of an appropriate product and it did not appear that Mr Dowd had any personal links with the supplier company. July 2015: Association of Polish Organisations of SA Inc – Alleged abuse of funds received under a contractual agreement The Ombudsman received a transfer from ICAC to verify whether the Association of Polish Organisations of SA Inc abused funds received under a contractual agreement with the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion. The Ombudsman found that the organisation had committed dysfunctions in the public administration within the meaning of section 5(4)(a)(i) of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012. It is negotiated within the framework of a public procurement security network to help employers and workers define employment conditions that meet their needs. .