OTTAWA, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Ian McPhail, the Interim Chair of the
Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (Commission) has
initiated a complaint and a public interest investigation into the
conduct of RCMP members regarding the handling of allegations of
harassment within the workplace.
"I am satisfied that, given recent events, there are reasonable grounds
for me to conduct a review of RCMP procedures pertaining to workplace
harassment," said Mr. McPhail.
The investigation will look into whether RCMP policies and procedures
were adhered to and if they are adequate to deal with harassment
allegations. The Commission will also assess the thoroughness and
impartiality of investigations into allegations of workplace
The Commission's mandate is remedial in nature, and aims to identify any
improvements that could be made, if appropriate, with the goal of
satisfying the public's interest in enhancing and maintaining
confidence in the national police force.
The Commission is distinct and independent from the RCMP and has
jurisdiction over complaints regarding all members of the RCMP.
To view full terms of reference for the chair-initiated complaint and
public interest investigation, please visit the Commission's website
PDF with caption: "CIC (Workplace Harassment)". PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/11/16/20111116_C6122_DOC_EN_6714.pdf
SOURCE Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
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