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Recommendations Of The Coroner's Inquest Into The Death Of Robert Gentles

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61. It is recommended that any agreement with the applicable union concerning the appropriateness of discipline or the conduct of investigations should be in writing and should be permanently preserved by both parties.

CSC'S RESPONSE:

The requirement to conduct an investigation should be identified by management and clear terms of reference should be made available to the Investigative Team. The employee who is the subject of the investigation should be made aware of the allegations and that an investigation into his/her conduct will be conducted.

In terms of whether the reports of investigation should be kept permanently, relevant legislation dictate the appropriateness and duration for which records can be kept, such as Privacy and Access to Information; collective agreements etc.

It should be noted that CSC's revised policy on Investigations (Commissioner's Directive #040) was promulgated in December 1998. Prior to the promulgation, the Union of Solicitor General Employees was consulted on the proposed amendments. Such consultation with the USGE will continue for any future policies or amendments which impact on CSC's investigative process. CSC will ensure that a record of the consultations is kept.