Code of Ethics

Chapter 4: Avenues of Resolution

Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas

Any Parks Canada employee who wants to raise, discuss and clarify issues related to this Code should first talk with the appropriate manager in his/her chain of command or contact the Ombudsman designated by the Chief Executive Officer under the provisions of this Code .

Any Parks Canada employee who witnesses or has knowledge of wrongdoing in the workplace may refer the matter for resolution, in confidence and without fear of reprisal, to the Ombudsman who is the designated officer in the Parks Canada Agency, serving as the Senior Integrity Officer and the Senior Values and Ethics official. Employees may also refer to the Policy on the Internal Disclosure of Information Concerning Wrongdoing in the Workplace .

Furthermore, any Parks Canada employee who believes that he or she is being asked to act in a way that is inconsistent with the qualities and ethics set out in this Code can report the matter in confidence and without fear of reprisal to the appropriate manager in his/her chain of command or to the Ombudsman, as described above.

It is expected that most matters arising from the application of this Code can and should be resolved at the working unit level.

Measures on Conflict of Interest and Post Employment

With respect to the appropriate arrangements necessary to prevent conflict of interest or to comply with the post–employment measures described in Chapters 2 and 3 of this Code , it is expected that most situations will be addressed by discussing the matter with the Parks Canada employee, identifying avenues of resolution and taking appropriate action. When a Parks Canada employee and the supervisor, manager, or Director General disagree on the appropriate arrangements to prevent conflict of interest or to comply with the post–employment measures in this Code , the disagreement shall be resolved through the Ombudsman.

Failure to Comply

A Parks Canada employee who does not comply with the requirements of this Code is subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Form

Code of Ethics Report

This form can be accessed through the Parks Canada intranet, in the Human Resources section.

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