LODGING A COMPLAINT
 
Firstly, please read the guidance document posted on this website under Public Resources- "Internal Auditors Intimidated for Blowing the Whistle". It provides clear guidance on how to proceed when thinking about blowing the whistle (also referred to as making a protected disclosure).
Contact your own professional body for advice. All participating organisations have received guidance and training on how to assist their members.
Upon receipt of the complaint (and/or dossier of information), the participating professional body may refer the matter to the AEPF Evaluation Panel if necessary. The Evaluation Panel will discuss the case, and recommend a course of action. Typically such action may be a referral to an authority such as the Auditor General, Public Protector or Public Service Commission.
You will be notified by your professional body as soon as possible regarding the course of action taken.
 
The AEPF process to "Blowing the Whistle"
Contact your own Professional Membership organisation for guidance.
The matter will be referred to the AEPF Evaluations Panel via the affiliated Professional Membership (Body) organisation.
The AEPF Evaluations Panel will review the case once all the facts have been provided.
The AEPF Evaluations Panel, after deliberation, will make recommendations on the case to the AEPF Executive Committee.
The AEPF Executive Committee will make final recommendations and may inform Government regulators and authorisers on the case.
The AEPF will then endeavour to communicate the recommendations to you, dependent upon the complexity of the case.