Office of the Ombudsman
Today the Chief Ombudsman published a new guide for agencies on whistle-blowing, and his submission to the State Services Commission consultation on the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA).
Guide for agencies
The new guide contains best practice for agencies’ internal policies and procedures. We also have an updated guide for people who are thinking about making a protected disclosure, and a checklist that can be given to people who are ready to blow the whistle.
This guidance can be used by both the public and private sectors.
The State Services Commission held a public consultation on possible reform of the PDA last year. The Chief Ombudsman made a submission, which is now available to read.