Whistleblowing in the Foreign Service

Updated: April 2014

Employees are encouraged to report illegal, unethical or other unacceptable circumstances in the Foreign Service, including financial irregularities related to projects financed by the Ministry.

Employees are encouraged to report illegal, unethical or other unacceptable circumstances in the Foreign Service, including financial irregularities related to projects financed by the Ministry.

Examples of unacceptable circumstances include financial irregularities, bullying, harassment, discrimination or drug misuse. Whistleblowing reports should be supported by documentary evidence that indicates where there has been a breach of legislation or agreement.

Whistleblowing

As a general rule, Foreign Service employees should in the first instance discuss the matter in question with their immediate superior or, if more appropriate, a more senior line manager.

Employees may also report unacceptable circumstances to the Foreign Service Control Unit or through the Foreign Service’s external reporting channel. Such matters may be reported to the Foreign Service Control Unit either by email to: 

s-kontrollenhet@mfa.n

or by letter to:

Sentral kontrollenhet
Postboks 8114 Dep,
0032 Oslo

Mark the email or envelope “Varsel”.

If you wish to make use of the external reporting channel, you may do so by completing this online QuestBack form.

by email to: integrity@bdo.no  

or by letter to:

BDO AS v/granskingsenheten,
Postboks 1704 Vika,
0121 Oslo

Mark the email or envelope “Varsel”.

Unacceptable circumstances may also be reported by telephone to: (+47) 970 86 000.

Whistleblowing reports may be made anonymously, regardless of the channel you choose to use.