The Act and the Regulations replace the Civil Service Disclosure of Wrongdoing Regulations and Policy. The Act and Regulations provide current and former government employees of Nova Scotia, and members of the public, with a reporting process for the disclosure of allegations of wrongdoing. Protection against reprisal action as a result of making the disclosure is also provided for. Matters can be brought directly to the attention of the Ombudsman.
A wrongdoing is defined as:
The Office of the Ombudsman has established a Disclosure of Wrongdoing unit and Inquiry Line to provide a confidential avenue for individuals to obtain information regarding Disclosure of Wrongdoing. Government employees may access the Wrongdoing Inquiry Line toll free at (1-877-670-1100) to obtain information and speak with an Ombudsman Representative, or by email at Ombudsman_Disclosure@gov.ns.ca.
Additional information may be found at the Public Service Commission website at: http://gov.ns.ca/psc/about/overview/actsRegulations/disclosureWrongdoing/