Another Tasmanian public servant has been stood down over an allegation of child sexual abuse, the 15th in about eight months.
The accusation against the employee from the state's south is contemporary in nature, the Department of Premier and Cabinet revealed on Friday.
Tasmania has launched a royal commission-style inquiry into the government's response to child sex abuse allegations in public institutions.
It opened for submissions on Thursday and will hold public hearings across the state before delivering a final report by August 2022.
Fifteen state service employees have been stood down since October, with nine of the cases considered historical in nature. One person has returned to their job.
Premier Peter Gutwein called the Commission of Inquiry in November after abuse allegations were levelled against a nurse and workers at Ashley Youth Detention Centre.
The wide-ranging inquiry is expected to cost the state government between $5 million and $10 million.
Australian Associated Press