DAOD 7026-0, Administrative Investigations

1. Introduction

Date of Issue: 2015-05-06

Application: This DAOD is a directive that applies to employees of the Department of National Defence (DND employees) and an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF members).

Approval Authority: Chief Review Services (CRS)

Enquiries: Director Special Examinations and Inquiries (DSEI)

2. Policy Direction

Context

2.1 The Canadian public expects:

  1. the Government of Canada to be well managed and accountable for the prudent stewardship of public funds, the safeguarding of public property, and the effective, efficient and economical use of public resources; and
  2. all DND employees and CAF members, in the performance of their duties and functions, to:
    1. comply with applicable federal, provincial and territorial acts, regulations made under such acts, federal central agency policies, directives and standards, and DND and CAF directives, orders and instructions;
    2. demonstrate integrity when exercising delegated authorities; and
    3. exercise prudence and probity in the expenditure of public funds and the use of public property.

2.2 DND employees and CAF members are entrusted with public resources to deliver programs and services. They are responsible and accountable for managing those resources with due regard for effectiveness, efficiency and economy.

Policy Statement

2.3 The DND and the CAF are committed to conducting administrative investigations when allegations, reports or disclosures are received with respect to administrative irregularities, impropriety, mismanagement and other irregularities in the DND and the CAF.

Requirements

2.4 The DND and the CAF must ensure that administrative irregularities, impropriety, mismanagement and other irregularities are identified. DSEI is mandated to conduct administrative investigations into these matters and make recommendations to responsible managers and commanders for corrective action.

2.5 The DSEI must notify the CRS of any non-compliance with this DAOD.

3. Consequences

Consequences of Non-Compliance

3.1 Non-compliance with this DAOD may have consequences for both the DND and the CAF as institutions, and for DND employees and CAF members as individuals. Suspected non-compliance with this DAOD will be investigated. The nature and severity of the consequences resulting from actual non-compliance will be commensurate with the circumstances of the non-compliance.

Note – In respect of the compliance of DND employees, see the Treasury Board Framework for the Management of Compliance for additional information.

4. Authorities

Authority Table

4.1 The following table identifies the authorities associated with this DAOD:

The …has or have the authority to …
Deputy Minister and the Chief of the Defence Staff
  • direct DSEI, or instruct CRS to direct DSEI, to conduct administrative investigations into allegations, reports or disclosures of administrative irregularities, impropriety, mismanagement and other irregularities in the DND and the CAF.
CRS
  • approve DSEI policies, procedures and programs, and establish strategic direction and oversight of DSEI activities, in respect of administrative investigations;
  • task DSEI to conduct administrative investigations into allegations, reports or disclosures of administrative irregularities, impropriety, mismanagement and other irregularities, including disclosures of wrongdoing, in the DND and the CAF;
  • approve DSEI reports; and
  • take appropriate action in respect of non-compliance with the DAOD 7026 series.
level one advisors
  • request DSEI administrative investigations through the CRS; and
  • take appropriate action as a result of DSEI investigations, reports and recommendations.
managers and commanding officers
  • take appropriate action as a result of DSEI investigations, reports and recommendations.
DSEI
  • formulate DSEI policies, procedures and programs in respect of administrative investigations; and
  • direct and oversee the planning and conduct of administrative investigations.

 

5. References

Acts, Regulations, Central Agency Policies and Policy DAOD

Other References