Review finds no bullying trends

Last updated 15:07 21/03/2014

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A three-year review of formal bullying complaints at Hamilton City Council has reported no common trends.

A brief summary of the review was reported to the council's audit and risk committee this week.

It noted all formal allegations of bullying and harassment for the last three years were reviewed and the analysis shared with the Public Service Association - local government's largest union.

The summary said a council anti-bullying and harassment system had been developed to report and resolve any future cases of bullying but no common bullying trends had been identified in the review.

Bullying and harassment has been included on the council's risk register and is reported on as part of the ongoing risk management report.

Meanwhile, council organisational development general manager Oliver Te Ua said the council's protected disclosures policy had been signed off by senior management this week.

The council had also appointed Tauranga lawyer Mary Hill, an associate at Cooney Lees Morgan, as another external designated officer to assist with protected disclosures matters.

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- Waikato

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