Presentation thesis to the Court of Audit

ORANJESTAD – Recently Ms. Marilynn Hermans presented her thesis titled ‘The Court of Audit of Aruba and its commitment to Integrity -An example of Integrity Management’ to the president of the Court of Audit, Mrs. drs. Xiomara Croes-Williams.

Ms. Marilynn Hermans presents her thesis titled ‘The Court of Audit of Aruba and its commitment to Integrity -An example of Integrity Management’ to the president of the Court of Audit, Mrs. drs. Xiomara Croes-Williams. While completing her studies at the Faculty of Organization, Governance, and Management at the University of Aruba, Marilynn Hermans focused her thesis on the integrity policy at the Court of Audit of Aruba.

The result is the thesis called 'The Court of Audit of Aruba and its commitment to Integrity ~An example of integrity management. 

In the research, the General Court of Auditors was chosen as the starting point because the General Court has already introduced a full-fledged integrity policy and code of conduct. The question was how the Court of Audit protects and promotes integrity within its organization. It also addressed how the Court of Audit can be an example within the government.

Ms. Marilynn Hermans presents her thesis titled ‘The Court of Audit of Aruba and its commitment to Integrity -An example of Integrity Management’ to the members of the Court of Audit. Therefore, both internal and external stakeholders were approached. Significant findings were the impact of 'leading by example during an incident at the Court of Audit. It involved compliance with the integrity policy and the code of conduct during an actual incident. A striking finding is that of the external stakeholders, the majority is aware of an integrity policy and the code of conduct, but only one of the external stakeholders has read these documents.

The General Court has had an integrity policy and a code of conduct in place since t 2020. Its provisions apply to both the College and staff members.

The General Court thanks Marilynn for her thesis and wishes her much success with her studies in the Netherlands.

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