Reported Case for 2011-2012, 1st Quarter

Natural Resources Canada

Reported Case for 2011-2012, 1st Quarter

Disclosures were received under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act in which it was alleged that a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Executive used his influence with his subordinates to hire a non-public servant with whom he had a personal relationship.  During the investigation, the Executive admitted the actions and it was determined that the allegations were founded. As a result of this founded disclosure, disciplinary action was taken. The Executive is no longer employed in the Public Service of Canada.

NRCan promotes PSC staffing values as a key component of required training for staffing sub-delegation.

NRCan holds engagement sessions with our Managers’ Community.

Additionally, as part of ongoing awareness and staff engagement, the duty of NRCan managers to avoid personal favouritism in the hiring process will be a component of the NRCan Values and Ethics Code, which will follow the Treasury Board Values and Ethics Code anticipated to be released in the fall of 2011.