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What is wrongdoing?

Wrongdoing is defined by legislationIt means any of the following conduct by an employee acting in his or her public service capacity:

(a) contravention of an Act of the Legislative Assembly, the Parliament of Canada or the legislature of a province or territory, or of a regulation made under any such Act;

(b) failure to comply with applicable directives made by the Minister, the Minister responsible for the Financial Administration Act, or the Financial Management Board with respect to management of the public service or public assets for which the employee is responsible;

(c) misuse of public funds or public property;

(d) gross mismanagement of public property or resources for which the employee is responsible, including an act or omission showing a reckless or willful disregard for the proper management of public property or resources;

(e) harassment or verbal or physical abuse of any person other than an employee or violation of the human or contractual rights of any person providing services to or receiving services or information about services of any kind from a department or public body;

(f) an act or omission that creates a substantial and specific danger to the life, health or safety of persons, to public or private property, or to the natural environment, other than a danger that is inherent in the performance of the duties or functions of an employee;

(g) a serious breach of the Code of Values and Ethics;

(h) any act of reprisal against an employee or other person;

(i) a request, direction or encouragement by a supervisor or senior manager to an employee or by an employee to any other person to commit a wrongdoing set out above.


Are you unsure if certain conduct constitutes wrongdoing?  You can contact the Ethics Officer for advice.