The Czech Government is currently working on a new regulation regarding the reporting of suspicions relating to the commission of offences in the state administration (“The Whistleblowing Regulation”). This is a requirement of the new Civil Service Act.
Civil service employees and their close relations are to be protected from facing any personal or punitive recourse for such reports. The Whistleblowing Regulation includes the obligation of each civil service bureau and ministry to set up publicly accessible locked boxes. In these boxes, the civil service employees will be able to anonymously post their reports. The regulation also introduces an obligation on every state administrative body to name an independent inspector. Inspectors shall collect and evaluate the reports within 30 days. They shall further notify the official responsible for an investigation of the reported matter. Reports other than those foreseen by the Whistleblowing Regulation will be treated under existing legislation.