Supervisors are a point of contact for employees who wish to seek advice or report wrongdoing. It is the role of supervisors to
- familiarize themselves with PIDA in order to advise employees about the options for reporting and protections available,
- protect the confidentiality of employees who seek advice or report wrongdoing, and
- refer reports under PIDA to their organization’s Designated Officer.
Supervisors do not assess an employee’s allegations to decide whether they meet the threshold of potential wrongdoing and do not investigate reports. Supervisors are expected to provide reports to the Designated Officer for assessment and, where appropriate, investigation.