If you make a report of wrongdoing to our office, an investigator from our office will contact you
within 2 business days to clarify the details of your report.
You can submit your report of wrongdoing in writing by completing our form.
Once you have submitted your report, you can expect the following from us:
We will review the information provided to determine if there is a reasonable basis to launch an investigation. This includes assessing whether, if proven, the allegations meet the threshold of wrongdoing under the law. Not all allegations will qualify as potential wrongdoing.
Your identity will be kept confidential during this process.
You will be informed of our decision to investigate your report.
Our investigations are conducted in a timely and fair manner. This includes providing any person who is the subject of an investigation with notice of the allegation and the opportunity to respond.
If your report is investigated, additional contact with you will depend on the individual circumstances of the investigation.
All investigations are completed as quickly as possible.
Following an investigation, we will issue a report containing any findings and recommendations to the public body involved. The discloser, or person who report the wrongdoing, will also receive a summary of conclusions and findings.
If in the public interest, we may report publicly on the outcome.
Please contact our office immediately if you experience any threats or acts of retaliation because of your report or if you believe that retaliation against you may take place.
See reprisal for more information on retaliation.
For a more detailed explanation of our investigative process, please use the interactive graphic below.