CSC's Office of Internal Disclosure (OID) recently completed an investigation under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA), following the receipt of a disclosure of wrongdoing in the Public Service. It was alleged that a manager was acting inappropriately towards employees. More specifically, it was alleged that the manager screamed at employees and said things that were inappropriate, vulgar or abusive. Three other allegations against the manager were reviewed during the course of this investigation, however it was concluded that no wrongdoing was committed with respect to those allegations.
A thorough investigation was completed in order to establish the veracity of these allegations. Based on the findings of the Board of Investigation, the Senior Officer for Disclosure determined that the supervisor had committed the following wrongdoings under the PSDPA:
SERIOUS BREACH OF A CODE OF CONDUCT – section 8(e) of the PSDPA
The manager committed a serious breach of Standard Two of CSC's Standards of Professional Conduct- Conduct and Appearance, as well as Standard Three of CSC's Standards of Professional Conduct- Relationships with Other Staff Members, by screaming and making disparaging comments towards employees.
The Senior Officer for Disclosure presented six recommendations addressing, amongst others, disciplinary measures, structured training, and mentorship. These recommendations have been approved by the Commissioner of Corrections and are in the process of being implemented.
Throughout the investigation, situations involving other employees and/or managers were brought to the attention of the Board of Investigation. Although the Board was not mandated to investigate those particular situations, these were noted in the Board's report in order to ensure that senior management was made aware of the situations so that appropriate steps could be taken.
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