This directive describes how the authority to discipline employees is delegated.
Delegation of authority
The deputy minister has the authority to discipline employees and to delegate that authority to employees (see Sections 25 and 9 of the Public Service Act).
The authority to discipline employees will always be delegated in writing. The document will include a statement delegating authority to a position (not to an individual) and to any individual formally designated to act on behalf of the employee who occupies that position.
For information on appealing disciplinary action, see directive Discipline Appeal Process.