Policy on disclosure of wrongdoing in the workplace
The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is committed to fostering an appropriate environment for addressing concerns relating to potential serious wrongdoing in the workplace and to providing the necessary support for staff and others working with us who raise concerns regarding such matters.
If you have a reasonable belief that a serious wrongdoing relating to the workplace has occurred, is occurring or is likely to occur, then you should make a disclosure by reporting this in the first instance to your line manager, setting out the basis for your belief. If your line manager is not available to receive your disclosure or if for any other reason you feel unable to raise the matter with your line manager, then you may make a disclosure in writing to a more senior officer and copy to the Assistant Secretary – Corporate Division.
The policy and procedures set out in the document below will govern how such disclosures are dealt with.