Dutch National Integrity Office
From 2006 up until 2016, the Dutch National Integrity Office (BIOS) advised and supported public sector organisations in the development and implementation of ethics and integrity policy. In 2016, BIOS stopped its activities and several tasks of the Office were transferred to the newly established Dutch Whistleblowers Authority.
The Minister for the Interior and Kingdom Relations coordinates and promotes integrity for the public sector in the Netherlands. In this role, the Minister established the Dutch National Integrity Office. The Office was set up to help government organisations improve their integrity policies.
Due to recommendations in the 2003 VN treaty on fighting corruption, it was decided to situate the Dutch National Integrity Office outside the Ministry, and within the CAOP, which is the Netherlands' largest knowledge and service centre for the labour market and labour relations within the public domain. This guaranteed the independence of the Dutch National Integrity Office and ensured it could carry out its functions with the necessary resources and autonomy. To ensure as much synergy as possible, in July 2016 several tasks of BIOS were transferred to the newly established Dutch Whistleblowers Authority and BIOS stopped its activities.