Findings of the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner in the matter of an investigation into a disclosure of wrongdoing: PG4-22/2017E-PDF

Fisheries and Oceans Canada : case report.

“This case report, which I have tabled in Parliament as provided for in the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (the Act) outlines wrongdoing committed at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans when vital information about harmful sound levels on program vessels was withheld from employees for a period of seven months. Employers have an obligation to ensure a safe and healthy work environment and to notify employees of every known health or safety hazard in the workplace. In this case, not sharing and directing employees not to share information with their staff and colleagues about an issue that could affect something as important as someone’s hearing is of serious concern. It is not in keeping with management’s responsibilities and certainly does not demonstrate transparency, engagement, collaboration and respectful communication. This case report can also serve as a caution that long‐term goals of establishing national approaches within federal organizations cannot come at a cost to employees’ health and safety”--Foreward, p. 2.

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Department/Agency Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner.
Title Findings of the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner in the matter of an investigation into a disclosure of wrongdoing
Subtitle Fisheries and Oceans Canada : case report.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Conclusions du Commissariat à l’intégrité du secteurpublic dans le cadre d’une enquête concernant une divulgation d’actes répréhensibles : Pêches et Océans Canada : rapport sur le cas. Cover title. "June 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 10 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-08565-4
Catalogue Number
  • PG4-22/2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Public service, Disclosure of wrongdoing