The competences of the ACA in accordance with its establishment law No. 54 of 1964, as amended by Law No. 207 of 2017
- Examining and investigating the causes of the shortfalls of work and production and propose ways to avoid them.
- Detection of the flaws of administrative, technical and financial systems that hinder the regular functioning of public agencies and propose ways to avoid them.
- Monitoring the implementation of laws and ensuring that the applicable decrees, regulations and by-laws are adequate for their purpose.
- Detection of administrative, financial and technical violations committed by the employees in the course of performing their duties or resulting thereof.
- Uncover and detection of criminal offences committed by non-employees, which aim at harming the safety of the performance of the duties of the job or the public service.
- Examining complaints filed by citizens about violation of laws or negligence in performing the duties of the job and their proposals for insights or recommendations with the aim of improving services, streamlining workflow and speed of completion.
- Examining and study of the complaints or reportages published by the press addressing aspects of negligence, recklessness, mismanagement or exploitation, as well as the news about these aspects published by various media.
- Providing the Prime Minister, ministers and governors with any data, information or studies they request.
New Competencies introduced by Law No. 207 of 2017
- Uncover and detection of crimes aimed at obtaining or attempting to obtain any profit or benefit by impersonating a civil servant, holder of a public office at civil agency or the name of a civil agency provided for by article (4) of this Law.
- Crimes related to the regulation of foreign exchange transactions provided for under the Central Bank, Banking and Monetary Law No. 194 of 2020 in accordance with its provisions.
- Crimes provided for under Law 5 of 2010 on the regulation of human organ transplantation.
- Crimes provided for under Law No. 64 of 2010 on combating human trafficking.
- Developing and monitoring the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy in partnership with other relevant bodies and agencies in Egypt.
- Cooperation, coordination and exchange of expertise, documents and information with the state's regulatory bodies and agencies and other anti-corruption agencies around the world.
- Spreading the values of integrity and transparency and working to raise community awareness of the dangers of corruption and ways of cooperation to prevent and combat it. in so doing, the ACA collaborates with all concerned agencies and civil society organizations.
- Follow up on the results of international, regional and local indicators for prevention and combating corruption and making the necessary recommendations to avoid any negative impacts resulting from these indicators and monitoring implementation periodically and evaluating the performance of those responsible for implementation.
In addition to the following:
- Assisting the government, public agencies and the public business sector in investigating the incumbents of senior management positions and candidates for medals and decorations.
- Investigating cases of illicit gains in implementation of the Illicit Gains Law and based on the decisions of the examination and investigation agencies of the Illicit Gains Authority.
- Investigating financial transactions suspected of involving money laundering in coordination and exchange of information with the central bank's anti-money laundering unit.