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.
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.
- 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.
|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|
|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:
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.