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Investigations Center of Expertise

The Human Resources Division's (HRD) Investigations Center of Expertise (COE), investigates most HR-related complaints across Executive Departments.

The COE investigates complaints related to: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/Stalking, Workplace Violence, and Retaliation.  

When the COE receives a complaint it will investigate the allegations and work closely with the Agency/Secretariat throughout the process.  The Investigations COE will also provide regular updates to the employees involved in the complaint throughout the process. 


How to report a complaint

Employees can report a complaint directly to the COE or continue to report a complaint through any existing channels, including:

  • Employee’s manager
  • Diversity Officer
  • HR Director
  • Sexual Harassment Officer, and
  • General Counsel

Employees can report a complaint directly to the COE in any of the following ways:

Additional Resources

Investigations COE Frequently Asked Questions

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