Who to Talk to About BC Public Service Employee Ethics

Ask your supervisor or manager if you have questions about ethics. You may also choose to talk with your organization’s ethics advisor.

General questions about the Standards of Conduct can also be submitted through AskMyHR.

 

Ethics Advisors

The role of the ethics advisor is assigned to a deputy minister, associate deputy minister, assistant deputy minister, or executive lead. Ethics advisors are expected to demonstrate active leadership in upholding the BC Public Service commitment to integrity and ensuring ethics are understood to be a corporate priority.

Responsibilities

  • Provide advice on Standards of Conduct issues, including addressing possible conflicts of interest and ethics issues
  • Promote knowledge and resources within their ministries to encourage a BC Public Service culture that supports employees and supervisors to address ethics issues
  • Seek guidance and advice from the BC Public Service Agency and other central agencies on ethics issues that are complex or cannot be easily resolved
  • Actively and visibly champion the importance of ethics within their ministry and the corporate network of ethics advisors
  • Work with government’s Corporate Ethics Lead to ensure a consistent and coordinated approach to ethics management across the public service
  • Direct employee questions to the right services - ethics advisors do not usually perform investigations
  • Receive disclosures and provide advice to employees within their ministry under the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA), including transferring disclosures to the Agency Designated Officer in a timely way.

Contact Your Ethics Advisor

The ethics advisors are listed below by organization.

Ministry Ethics Advisor
Office of the Premier Alex MacLennan
Intergovernmental Relations Alex MacLennan
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training Kevin Brewster
Ministry of Agriculture Wes Shoemaker
Ministry of Attorney General Geoff Moyse
Liquor Distribution Branch Todd Cooper
Ministry of Children & Family Development Rob Byers
Ministry of Citizens’ Services Bobbi Sadler
Ministry of Education Sally Barton
Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources Les MacLaren
Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy Jennifer McGuire
Ministry of Finance and Deputy Premier Heather Wood
BC Public Service Agency Rueben Bronee
Government Communication & Public Engagement

Donna Evans

Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat Chris Rathbone
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Diane Nicholls
Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Doug Caul
Ministry of Health Heather Davidson
Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology Tracy Campbell
Ministry of Labour Trevor Hughes
Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions Dara Landry
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing David Curtis
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Patricia Boyle
Emergency Management BC Alex Chandler
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Debi Upton
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture David Curtis
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure David Greer

Corporate Ethics Lead

Ethics advisors work with the corporate ethics lead to ensure a consistent and coordinated approach to ethics management across the public service.

The current corporate ethics lead is:

Okenge Yuma Morisho, Deputy Minister, BC Public Service Agency & Corporate Ethics Lead

Corporate Ethics Governance Council

The deputy ministers representing three central agencies comprise the Corporate Ethics Governance Council. The Council has an overarching mandate for ethics and compliance management in the BC Public Service (BCPS). It is responsible for the coordination, management and oversight of the integrated ethics framework to ensure that government is meeting its core HR policy objective that “all public service employees will exhibit the highest standards of conduct”.

Ethics Framework Contacts

Find contact information for the Treasury Board, Office of the Comptroller General, BC Public Service Agency, Corporate Information & Records Management Office and the Office of the Chief Information Officer.