Albertans expect wrongdoing in the public sector to be dealt with by the appropriate ministries, agencies and public entities. At the same time, public servants need an avenue to voice concern about wrongdoings – and the assurance they will be protected for blowing the whistle.
The Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act creates this avenue. Public sector employees covered by this legislation can choose whether to disclose a wrongdoing or complaint of a reprisal in their own workplace, or contact the Public Interest Commissioner.
This website provides employees with the information they need to learn how to make disclosures and complaints through either path. There are also resources available to the Chief Officers and Designated Officers appointed to manage the internal disclosure processes required to be in place in Alberta's public entities.
Our job is to ensure thorough investigations are conducted when wrongdoings have been reported and protection is provided for public sector employees who report a wrongdoing or face reprisals.
Our larger aim is to promote a culture within the public sector that encourages employees to report wrongdoings in their workplace, and management to encourage the reports.