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Myriam Denis story reveals some questionable HR practices in PMO, say labour experts

By Jolson Lim      

'He has no role in the investigation, period. He is seen as an agent of the PMO. In this case, he has, on the surface, an interest in protecting the PMO's reputation,' said one human resource specialist about the head of the new PMO harassment office, Brett Thalmann.

One expert also said that the politicized nature of the PMO, its headquarters on Wellington Street pictured, may interfere with its ability to field harassment complaints.PMO was currently working with the Treasury Board to add the “procedure for harassment inquiries to the official policy for exempt staff.”  The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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The PMO bureau charged with resolving harassment complaints shouldn’t have reached out to a potential victim of inappropriate behaviour while a third-party investigation was ongoing, because such an action can hurt the integrity of the workplace complaints resolution process in the country’s top political executive office, say human resource and labour experts.   Eddy Ng, a Dalhousie University professor specializing in human resources management, told The Hill Times he saw several issues with the way government officials dealt with

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