An Advisory Committee was established to provide a more permanent mechanism for stakeholder consultation on disclosure of wrongdoing and reprisal complaints. The Committee comprises representatives from PSIC, unions, APEX, the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal, the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Senior Officers' community. Specifically, the Committee's mandate is to provide:
- recommendations on broad strategic directions, policies and priorities of PSIC;
- a challenge function to support PSIC being able to most effectively meet the needs of disclosers of wrongdoing and reprisal complainants;
- a forum for the provision of advice and the exchange of views of key stakeholders on issues affecting the management of disclosure of wrongdoing and complaints of reprisal.
The Committee’s mandate does not include reviewing or discussing specific files.
Edith Bramwell, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC);
France Duquette, PSIC -Secretariat;
Gary Corbett, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC);
Heidi Bartman, PSIC - Secretariat;
Joe Friday, PSIC;
Lisanne Lacroix, Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal;
Maggie Trudel-Maggiore, Department of Fisheries and Oceans;
Mario Dion, PSIC - Chair;
Hanny Toxopeus, Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX);
Ross MacLeod, Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS); and
Tim Leis, Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).
The Committee’s first meeting was in May 2011. The Committee meets every few months.
September 27 meeting brief
The PSIC Advisory Committee held its third meeting on September 27, 2011. Members were asked to review and discuss a proposed process and suggested topics for the development of decision making policies. The intent is for decision making policies to:
a) provide internal guidance to the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada staff;
b) bring greater transparency, predictability and consistency to decision making;
c) provide the public service, and Canadians with additional information about the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada;
d) provide greater accountability for decisions made by the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner.
This work will occupy much of the committee’s time over the next year.