April 07, 2017

Ombudsperson Receives Response from Government to Misfire Report

On April 7, 2017 the Ombudsperson received government’s response to the recommendations made in Misfire: The 2012 Ministry of Health Employment Terminations and Related Matters.

Government’s response, set out in a letter and accompanying chart from the Head of the Public Service, confirms government’s acceptance of all the recommendations.

In addition, the letter advises that the Honourable Thomas Cromwell has been engaged to administer a reparation process, including individuals receiving ex gratia payments as recommended in the Ombudsperson’s report.

Ombudsperson monitoring of recommendations accepted by public authorities is regularly done following the issuance of a public or special report. The Ombudsperson will monitor this referral report in a similar manner.