Acts of Founded Wrongdoing

Reference Number: FW-2018-Q2-00001

Organization: Global Affairs Canada

File Identification Number: PSDPA2018-0006

File Identification Date: 2018-04-09

Findings and Conclusions: a gross mismanagement in the public sector; a serious breach of a code of conduct established under section 5 or 6

Case Description: On April 9, 2018, the Global Affairs Senior Office for Internal Disclosure received a disclosure alleging wrongdoing under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA) against an Executive within the Department, relating to managerial style/conduct, exercise of authorities and conflicts of interest. The investigation supported findings of wrongdoing in accordance with sections 8(c) and 8(e) of the PSDPA and identified systemic factors, cultural differences, changing departmental practices and miscomprehension of the ethical standards expected of an Executive.

Recommendations and Corrective Measures: The Deputy Minister has accepted the recommendations and the executive employee resigned before the investigation was concluded.