Organization Profile - Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner



Mandate

The mandate of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner is set out in the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act,which entered into force on April 15, 2007. The Office of the Commissioner provides for a means and mechanisms for public servants to make disclosures concerning potential wrongdoing in their workplace, and to be protected from reprisal for making such disclosure.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Public Sector Integrity Commissioner after consultation with the leader of every recognized party in the Senate and House of Commons and approval of the appointment by resolution of the Senate and House of Commons.

The Commissioner holds office during good behaviour for a term of seven years, but may be removed for cause by the Governor in Council at any time on address of the Senate and House of Commons. The Commissioner is eligible to be re-appointed for a further term of not more than seven years. The Commissioner has the rank, and all the powers, of a deputy head of a department.

The Commissioner shall not hold any other office or employment in the public sector or carry on any activity that is inconsistent with his or her powers and duties.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Commissioner, or if that office is vacant, the Governor in Council may appoint any qualified person to hold that office in the interim for a term not exceeding six months, and that person shall, while holding office, be paid the salary or other remuneration and expenses that may be fixed by the Governor in Council.



Eligibility/Conflicts

Must be able to speak and understand clearly both official languages at the time of his or her appointment.

(Language Skills Act - http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/L-6.2/index.html)

Consultation

The Governor in Council shall, by commission under the Great Seal, appoint a Public Sector Integrity Commissioner after consultation with the leader of every recognized party in the Senate and House of Commons and approval of the appointment by resolution of the Senate and House of Commons.

Remuneration

The Commissioner is to be paid the remuneration determined by the Governor in Council. The Commissioner is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and other expenses incurred in the course of his or her duties while absent from his or her ordinary place of work if he or she has been appointed to serve on a full-time basis or his or her ordinary place of residence if he or she has been appointed to serve on a part-time basis.
Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Public Sector Integrity Commissioner
Dion, Mario
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2011-12-21
2018-12-20