To meet the District’s responsibilities for implementing the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act by assigning roles, responsibilities and defining expectations for district procedures that facilitate employees to make confidential disclosures about wrongdoing in a safe setting that is free from reprisal.
In this regulation, Act means the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act, and any regulations thereunder.
The Superintendent of Schools is the Chief Officer,as per the Act, with overall responsibility for procedures related to the Act.
In this regulation, Commissioner refers to the Office of the Public Interest Commissioner.
The Designated Officer is the individual designated by the Chief Officer with responsibility for the management and investigation of any disclosure under the Act.
Disclosure means informing an appropriate person about wrongdoing or believed wrongdoing of another district employee or related official.
For the purposes of this regulation, Employee refers to an individual employed by Edmonton Public Schools who makes a disclosure under the Act.
Reprisal means any adverse action, or threat of action, taken or directed to be taken against an employee for participation in a disclosure.
Wrongdoing is defined as: