Administrative Investigations

What do we do?

RHEA Security Administrative Investigations types and approach

RHEA Security possess the expertise and experience in conducting five types of administrative investigations; Misconduct and or violations of the Values and Ethics Code of the Public Sector, Wrongdoing, Violence in the workplace, Harassment (including sexual harassment) and Resolution of Doubt (as part of the Security Screening process). Our approach consists of obtaining the available information about the allegation, the incident from related documentation, the victims, the witnesses and the respondents followed by a detailed analysis, assessment and validation of facts. Each report contains recommended actions. Seasoned investigators are assigned to every case to ensure the matter is fully investigated. An investigation assists Executives in making informed decisions as it relates to discipline and or security screening. It also identifies, when applicable, trends or gaps which contributed to the perpetration of the allegation, misconduct.

An administrative investigation is not a criminal procedure or a disciplinary process and as such is guided by case law relating to the conduct of the interview. However, the Canada Evidence Act does apply if seized items are to be introduced at an administrative tribunal or handed over to a Police Service.

An administrative investigation is a tool that confirms to the Executive the circumstances of the event, the intent, the means and the results. It is used to address in a timely manner to address any reporting of allegations of misconduct. 

How we do it?

The conduct of any investigation requires that we follow a rigorous process.

1. Gathering information about related policies, Code of Conduct, Collective bargaining, victim(s), witness(es) and respondent(s). This is done in two (2) ways. We start by reviewing documentation. Secondly we interview involved personnel.

2. Remaining non-judgmental and objective during the interview stage.

3. Ensuring that due process is followed.

4. Maintaining constant communication with the client to ensure any additional wrongdoings uncovered are brought to the attention of the proper authorities for immediate action, if required.

5. Providing an investigational report covering the key components of an investigation; the how, what, when, where and why.

What do we deliver?

A complete investigational report that summarizes the allegation(s), the legislation concerned, the information collated, the victim(s), the witness(es) and the respondent(s) interviewed, the analysis and recommendations.

What experts do we have?

Seasoned investigators are selected on a case-by-case basis based on the expertise required for the allegation(s) at hand. These experienced investigators are very familiar with any requirements related to the incident they are investigating. The can establish proper strategies to ensure that the incident is fully investigated and that no potential avenues of investigations have been omitted.

What projects have we delivered?

  • Elections Canada conducting Fact Finding Investigations and Resolution of Doubt interviews.
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans leading and managing Administrative Investigations.
  • Parks Canada conducting a Fact finding investigation.