2.21.4022 CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS
(1) Agency managers shall make every attempt to protect the privacy of individuals involved in the complaint process; however, individual privacy cannot be guaranteed.
(2) Agency managers may not prohibit employees from discussing a complaint or ongoing investigation with coworkers unless management conducts an individualized assessment and demonstrates that one of the following factors exists:
(a) there are witnesses in need of protection;
(b) evidence is in danger of being destroyed;
(c) testimony is in danger of being fabricated; or
(d) there is a need to prevent a cover-up.
(3) Agency managers shall document their rationale for requiring that employees refrain from discussing a complaint or ongoing investigation.
(4) The human resource staff shall maintain the investigative report and supporting documents in a secure, confidential case file separate from the regular employee file.
History: 2-18-102, MCA; IMP, 2-18-102, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 8/26/11; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 110, Eff. 2/1/13.