Effective date: September 1, 2011
Application: All WCB Employees
Policy subject: General
To establish the process to manage disclosures by Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) staff of wrongdoings in accordance with The Public Interest Disclosure Act.
The Act, for the purposes of this procedure, means The Public Interest Disclosure Act, Chapter P-38.1 of The Statute of Saskatchewan, 2011, as amended by the Statutes of Saskatchewan, 2014, c.E-13.1, and 2015, c.16.
Commissioner, means the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner appointed by an order of the Legislative Assembly, and includes any acting commissioner appointed pursuant to Part V of the Act.
Disclosure, for the purpose of this procedure, means a disclosure of wrongdoing made in good faith by an employee of the WCB.
Designated Officer means, at WCB, the Chair of WCB and, in the event of their absence or inability to act in this capacity, the CEO of WCB.
Employee, for the purpose of this procedure, means a person who is an employee of WCB at the time of making of the disclosure.
Government Institution includes the Workers’ Compensation Board.
Reprisal means any of the following measures taken against an employee because that employee has, in good faith, sought advice about making a disclosure, made a disclosure, cooperated in an investigation pursuant to this Act or declined to participate in suspected wrongdoing:
Management of Disclosures
Procedure for Receiving Disclosures
Complaint of Reprisal
Annual Reporting of Disclosures
The Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA)
(1) September 1, 2016. Definitions updated in accordance with amendments to The Public Interest Disclosure Act.
(2) January 1, 2014. References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013.
ADM PRO 01/2017 Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct – Board and Committee Meetings and Communications (WCB Staff)
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