Chief & Designated Officers

Many public servants choose to report wrongdoings internally to their employer or organization. As a Chief or Designated Officer, you will often be the first point of contact for an employee who wishes to speak out.

Your role is to support and provide advice to the employee considering making a disclosure, and also to assess, investigate as required, and manage reports of wrongdoings.


When developing procedural guidelines, there is no “one-size-fits-all” template. At the same time, public entities should consider certain elements when developing a disclosure policy. Visit the Establishing Procedures  page for tips, examples and resources to assist you in developing a disclosure policy.

Click here to download examples of whistleblower policies and procedural guidelines developed by public entities in Alberta.

Procedures Checklist

On this page you can download a Best Practices checklist to help your organization develop internal disclosure policies and procedures.

Apply for Exemption

Some smaller public entities may wish to consider applying for a partial exemption from some provisions of the Act. Click here to learn more.

Notification of Change Form

To ensure efficient communication and assist our investigators and complainants, the Public Interest Commissioner maintains a list of Chief and Designated Officers. Visit this section to complete a form that allows your organization to ensure we have your latest contact information.