On 15 October, State Secretary Visser received the long-awaited report from the Giebels Committee. This ‘investigation into a socially safe working environment at the Ministry of Defence’ led to a deluge of publications. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence will discuss the report next Wednesday. Co-author and committee member Prof. Kees van den Bos will attend as well.
The Giebels Committee was established on 7 December 2017 in response to reports of serious misconduct in the barracks at Schaarsbergen. Committee members Ellen Giebels, Frans van Oostrum and Kees van den Bos investigated aspects including the willingness to report undesired behaviour, the reporting system and the follow-up support provided to whistle-blowers.