Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act

The Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA) came into force on April 15, 2007. The objective of the PSDPA is to encourage public servants to come forward if they suspect wrongdoing in the workplace and provide them protection from reprisal when they do so.

Under the PSDPA, a "public servant" is defined as every person employed in the public sector, every member of the RCMP and every chief executive (the Commissioner of the RCMP).

Under section 11 (1) (c) of the PSDPA, the Chief Executive is responsible to promptly provide public access to information on founded cases of wrongdoing.

Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA) - Disclosure of Information on Founded Wrongdoing

  • 2013-2014
  • 2012/2013 (no founded cases of wrongdoing to report)
  • 2011-2012
  • 2010/2011 (no founded cases of wrongdoing to report)
  • 2009-2010
  • 2008/2009 (no founded cases of wrongdoing to report)
  • 2007/2008 (no founded cases of wrongdoing to report)

Making a disclosure

RCMP employees who wish to disclose a possible wrongdoing can bring the matter to:

  • their immediate supervisor;
  • the RCMP's designated Senior Officer under the PSDPA, currently the Professional Responsibility Officer; or
  • the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner at Public Sector Integrity Canada.

Under the PSDPA, members of the public can also make disclosures to Public Sector Integrity Canada if they suspect possible wrongdoing in the public sector.

RCMP employees can contact the Professional Ethics Office for more information.

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