Oct 25, 2013
ORILLIA, ON, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - In the year since receiving the Ombudsman's recommendations, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continues to surpass project milestones to pro-actively address operational stress injuries (OSI). That progress is now highlighted in the OPP's fourth quarterly report to the Office of the Ontario Ombudsman.
In the latest OPP update, the report includes significant progress on:
"We acknowledge our responses to some recommendations will always be 'in progress' as employee assistance programs -- created for the safety and well-being of our members and their families -- require ongoing evaluation and response to remain relevant and suitable," says Commissioner Chris Lewis.
The OSI Working Group continues to track health and wellness initiatives and confirms that the OPP is pro-actively hosting topical events for members at the local level across the province. The OPP encourages its members to review the OPP's quarterly reports to the Ombudsman (available on www.opp.ca) and reminds them of the various supports available to them through internal and external Employee Assistance Program services.
SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
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