the DN in a series of articles, revealed irregularities at the state-owned authority Svenska kraftnät. It is among other things about the set-up where high-level managers in the myndighetsledningen been friends with consultants, then hired for various projects. The hr director Sirpa Holmroos is being investigated right now internally for their involvement in a mission that went to her own former partner and that she, of social media contacts to judge, have known well for a long time.
early in december, asked the DN to be a part of personaldirektörens mejllogg to be able to review her involvement in the deal with the designated consultant. The disclosure came out at the time.
the DN can now reveal that it was due to the director of human resources deleted a large number of general and public documents, in this case, the e-mail, in order to avoid disclosure. According to the data received by the DN, it involves several hundred e-mails that have been deleted. Another source with very good transparency states that "it is a significant number of e-mails". Svenska kraftnät confirms that the email has been deleted during DN's initial review, but would not comment on how many e-mails.
was, inter alia, correspondence between the director of human resources and the current consultant. In the e-mails discussed the formats that are now the subject of investigation.
Olle Lundin, professor of administrative law at the Legal department at Uppsala university, says that the management is very serious.
– It is no small thing this. It flies in the face of all what it means to be a public servant. It is actually quite incredible and rather unusual. It is downright stupid, but also criminally. To disclose public documents is an exercise of public authority, and if you start to delete in order to hide away, then you can be pretty sure that you fall over on the criminal side, " he says.
to the deleted referring Carina Netterlind on Svenska kraftnät's press office to the discomfort, human resources director, knew.
Carina Netterlind writes:
“That the act was carried out we derive to the discomfort that the person in question felt. It is not associated with statstjänstemannarollen to act so. However, we wish to call attention to all emails recreated, and were delivered to you promptly at your request.”
It took about a week to develop a mejllogg and a further three days to leave out a selection of emails.
But according to Olle Lundin, it does not matter that the documents are recreated in the post.
– Excuse and excuse.. the criminal proceedings have already been guilty of.
According to the tryckfrihetsexperten Nils Funcke can Svenska kraftnät's actions violate the law.
" It is extremely inappropriate and serious. It can be a crime if it is so that you have tried to cover up the tracks. Such conduct has the parliamentary Ombudsman is not seen with gentle eyes.
There are instances when officials have been convicted of crimes when public documents have been destroyed. The year 2002 was sentenced to a bishop in the Swedish church for misconduct after having destroyed a number of letters in the context of a request.
– There is room in the law to delete the documents that is of little importance. But because the authority has added resources to recover e-mails from a backup, it indicates that they believe that it is not about irrelevant e-mail messages, said Funcke.
the Swedish national grid has not made any complaint to the police. Carina Netterlind writes in an email on Tuesday afternoon:
”How the Swedish national grid intends to act in respect of the number of e-mails and the action to delete the email as it will be investigated by an external party.”
the human resources manager does not want to answer a few questions.Link to the graphics