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Violation of Code of Conduct(Report guide)

What to be reported

A violation of provisions stipulated in Code of Conduct for Public Officials

How to report

Any person may report a violation of code of conduct to the ACRC by the following channels.

  • Internet : www.clean.go.kr
  • Post Address : Government Complaints Counseling Center, Government Complex - Seoul 209, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03171
  • Fax : +82-44-200-7972 [Report Form]
  • Visit : You can visit the ACRC office in Seoul or Sejong to submit reports. Our office hours are 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Government Complaints Counseling Center : Government Complex - Seoul 209, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03171
  • ACRC main office : Government Complex-Sejong, 20, Doum 5-ro, Sejong 30102

Reports shall be made in writing (including electronic documents) with the reporting person's personal details along with the evidence in order to prevent irresponsible reporting, false reporting, etc.

Online Counseling / Online Reporting

How to handle a report

After receiving a report and verifying its details, the ACRC, if necessary, refers the case to the Board of Audit & Inspection, investigative agencies, or supervisory institution of reported public organization and informs the reporter of the investigation result notified.

In case the report directly contributed to recovering or increasing the revenue of a public institution or reducing its expenses, the reporter may be paid rewards up to 3 billion won.

The ACRC provide protective measures such as guarantee of employment, physical protection, confidentiality for reporters, cooperators, etc. in order for them to report the violation without fear.

Handing Procedure

The ACRC may file a direct accusation with the prosecution against "high-ranking" public officials with suspected corrupt conduct.

The ACRC may request reinvestigation when the initial investigation is deemed inadequate.

If an accusation against high-ranking officials is dismissed, the ACRC may file an application for adjudication with the High Court.

Related laws

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