In February 2013, the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner released a case report on the findings of an investigation into a disclosure of wrongdoing by a CIDA executive under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act.
The investigation found that the acts of wrongdoing in question were the result of the actions of one executive who demonstrated a serious lack of judgment and disregard for government policies and rules. The report did not reveal any systemic issues of wrongdoing at CIDA, nor any shortcomings or contributing factors on the part of the organization.
CIDA has taken measures to address the recommendations of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner and has documented this abuse of resources on the individual's record. This could serve to inform decisions in the event of a possible contract or other type of employment.
Following a disclosure of wrongdoing, it was found that the failure to conduct appropriate oversight of contribution agreements led to payments to non-for-profit organizations that should not have been made. In response, CIDA has taken remedial measures including the reassignment of the employee to other unrelated duties and is pursuing repayment of relevant amounts from the non-for-profit organisations. In addition, the Agency is examining measures to strengthen the oversight of contribution agreements.
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Guide on Policy and Procedures for the Internal Disclosure Process (PDF, 112.59 KB, 23 pages)