An effective public service depends on the commitment of everyone who works in it to maintain the highest possible standards of honesty, openness and accountability. The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act creates a safe avenue for public servants to speak out about wrongdoings or make complaints of reprisal. Employees covered by this legislation can choose whether to report internally or directly to the Public Interest Commissioner.
Our job is to conduct thorough investigations if employees disclose wrongdoing or complaints of reprisal to our office. Our larger aim is to promote a culture within the public sector that encourages employees and management to report wrongdoings in their workplace.
This website provides information on how to make disclosures and complaints either internally or externally. There are also resources for the Chief Officers and Designated Officers appointed to manage the internal disclosure processes required of Alberta’s public entities.
No matter who you report to, you are equally protected from reprisals.