OPW Annual Protected Disclosures Reports
Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act, 2014 requires every public body, including the Office of Public Works, to prepare and publish, not later than 30 June in each year a report on protected disclosures in the year immediately preceding it.
This report sets out the following information:
- The number of protected disclosures made to the OPW
- The action (if any) taken in response to those protected disclosures, and
- any other information relating to those protected disclosures and the action taken as may be requested by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform from time to time.
Protected Disclosures Policy
The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the Act) became law on 15 July 2014.
The Act provides the process for workers to raise concerns about workplace wrongdoing, such as fraud, theft or danger and requires public bodies to act appropriately in response.
Under the Act, public bodies are required to have internal procedures for making and receiving a protected disclosure. The OPW’s internal procedures are outlined in the Protected Disclosures Policy . A worker who wishes to make a written disclosure should use the OPWPD01-1 form.