The nature of the dispute at hand will often determine which resources are appropriate to your situation; information regarding most disputes is available on this webpage. However, you may always contact the Coordinator of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (CDRM), with your questions or concerns. The CDRM does not serve as an advocate for any party to a dispute, but as a resource for information on the various dispute resolution processes available at the University.
Queen’s University’s Safe Disclosure Policy outlines the regular process to confidentially report concerns about professional or financial misconduct. Although such concerns may be reported to your direct supervisor or University administrator, the Safe Disclosure Policy has established a Safe Disclosure Officer at the University Secretariat. It is possible to report concerns about professional or financial misconduct confidentially to the Safe Disclosure Officer by direct telephone line at 613-533-2030 or at email@example.com.
You may also contact the Safe Disclosure Officer if you are uncertain where in the University to go with an issue or concern. Queen’s University also has a variety of channels in place for addressing other specific concerns at the University. These are outlined at the back of the Safe Disclosure Policy, including the Queen’s University Policy on Integrity in Research and the Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedure.
For situations where Queen’s University faculty, students, staff, and administrators feel uncomfortable contacting the Safe Disclosure Officer, Queen’s University also provides the option of an external, toll-free third-party reporting service. Offering an anonymous hotline is current best practice at organizations across Canada, including a growing number of post-secondary institutions. This service is called ConfidenceLine.
Coordinator, Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Safe Disclosure Officer
University Secretariat Office
Richardson Hall Room 153
On-line Reporting: http://www.queensuniversity.confidenceline.net/
Additional contacts are published on a list of Help Lines.
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