Members of the OIQ must respect a set of ethical obligations that are found mainly in the Code of ethics of engineers. And it is the responsibility of the Office of the Syndic to ensure that these obligations are met.
Its goal? To ensure the protection of the public.
The Office of the Syndic works in three areas:
Following a report of misconduct, the syndic or assistant syndic (a position held by engineers) conducts the investigation.
Syndics or assistant syndics are bound by a duty of discretion to preserve the confidentiality of the process as much as possible. However, the person who made the report may request to be periodically informed of the progress and conclusion of the investigation, which can take several months.
After conducting its investigation, the Office of the Syndic may decide as follows: Close the investigation without taking further action if it deems the report unfounded.
If the person who filed a complaint and made a report is not satisfied with the conclusion of the Office of the Syndic, they may request an opinion from the Review Committee or file a private complaint with the Disciplinary Council.
What can the Review Committee do? The Review Committee receives a request for review from any person who has filed a report and is dissatisfied with the syndic’s decision not to file a complaint.
This committee may: