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Whistle-Blower Program: overview


Whistle-blower Program: overview

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All Calgarians, including City employees and service providers, can report concerns of suspected waste and/or wrongdoing to the Whistle-blower Program (WBP).


The Whistle-blower Program was created by Council policy to support The City’s Code of Conduct.

Whistle-blower Policy (Council Policy CC026)

Code of Conduct (Administration Policy HR-LR-005)

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Program roles

City Manager

The City Manager ensures that appropriate policies are in place to clearly define the behaviour and conduct expected of City employees. This responsibility includes encouraging the reporting of waste and/or wrongdoing, and establishing sanctions for non-compliance.

City Auditor

The City Auditor ensures that all reports are subject to an appropriate investigation and resolution. The City Auditor establishes a team to conduct investigations, using available resources and processes within The City. The Manager, Whistle-blower Program, manages the investigative team and reports to the City Auditor. Due to the City Auditor’s Office not forming part of the City Administration, it is suitably positioned to provide each reported concern independent and unbiased review.

Triage Team

The WBP Triage Team assists the City Auditor’s assessment procedure. As necessary, reported concerns are reviewed by the Team who helps to determine the resource to conduct an appropriate investigation. The Team contributes knowledge and perspective relevant to each reported concern.

The Triage Team has representatives from the City Auditor’s Office, the City Manager’s Office, Law (including Corporate Security), and Human Resources.

Oversight Group

The Whistle-blower Oversight Group supports improved governance resulting from Whistle-blower Program activity and internal investigations. The Group provides advice and resource support to the City Auditor to ensure that substantiated allegations receive appropriate corrective action.

The Whistle-blower Oversight Group includes the City Auditor and senior members of City Administration.


What to report?

Learn the types of concerns that the WBP investigates: What to report?