Eat your liver’: Director in gossipy PS office alleged she was threatened – Ottawa Citizen

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March 19, 2017

A public service director was told her workers wanted her dead and would eat her liver after a gossip problem in a deeply dysfunctional Gatineau government office descended into threats, allegations of tyranny, and a teary meeting between senior executives.

Things got so bad in the Research and Policy directorate at what was formerly known as the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in 2012 and 2013 that outside specialists in conflict resolution were brought in, according to a recent decision by the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board.

But that intervention only seemed to make things worse, inflaming one particularly disgruntled employee — known only as Mr. B in the board’s decision — and prompting a 28-page harassment complaint against his supervisor and a trip to sick leave.

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