Public Service Commission of Canada

Public Service Commission of Canada

November 08, 2007 11:16 ET

Media Advisory: The Public Service Commission Tables its 2006-2007 Annual Report and Four Audits

OTTAWA, OTTAWA--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2007) - The Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) will table its 2006-2007 Annual Report to Parliament and four audit reports on Tuesday, November 13, 2007. In addition, two statistical studies will be released on that day.

Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference with Maria Barrados, President of the PSC, to take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, at the National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

Upon tabling of the Annual Report at approximately 10:00 a.m. on November 13, the following documents will be available at www.psc-cfp.gc.ca. Copies will also be available through the Parliamentary Press Gallery.

Reports to be tabled in the House:

The Public Service Commission's 2006-2007 Annual Report is the formal means by which the Commission reports to Parliament on its oversight of the integrity of the staffing system and non-partisanship in the federal public service. Fiscal year 2006-2007 was the first full year of operation under the modernized Public Service Employment Act (PSEA).

The Audit of the Movement of Public Servants between the Federal Public Service and Ministers' Offices

The focus of this government-wide audit was to determine the extent of movement of public servants between the public service and ministers' offices, and whether the staffing requirements of the applicable legislation and policies were met for public servants returning from ministers' offices.

The Audit of the Office of the Correctional Investigator

The objectives of the audit were to determine whether the Office of the Correctional Investigator has an appropriate framework, systems and practices in place to manage its staffing activities; and whether staffing activities comply with the PSEA and other applicable legislation and policies and with the instruments of delegation signed with the PSC.

The Audit of the NAFTA Secretariat - Canadian Section

The objectives of the audit were to determine whether the NAFTA Secretariat (Canadian Section has an appropriate framework, systems, and practices in place to manage its staffing activities and whether staffing activities comply with the PSEA and other applicable legislation and policies and with the instruments of delegation signed with the PSC.

The Audit of the Canadian Forces Grievance Board

The objectives of the audit were to determine whether the Canadian Forces Grievance Board has an appropriate framework, systems and practices in place to manage its staffing activities, and whether staffing activities comply with the PSEA and other applicable legislation and policies and with the instruments of delegation signed with the PSC.

Studies to be released:

The statistical study To what extent do casuals become employed under the Public Service Employment Act?

The purpose of this study was to describe the incidence of specified-period (term) or indeterminate (permanent) appointments in the federal public service, subsequent to casual employment. Casual employment is a short-term employment option to hire persons to the public service. In 2005-2006, casual hires represented 39% of all hiring activities to the public service.

The statistical study New indeterminate employees: Who are they?

This study takes a closer look at the prior federal public service experience of new indeterminate hires for fiscal years 1998-1999 through 2005-2006. It distinguishes appointees with no prior experience from those appointed with or without a break in service following employment as a term, a casual, a student, a trainee or in an organization that is not subject to the PSEA.

Entry is restricted to journalists accredited through the Parliamentary Press Gallery.

For more information on accreditation, please contact Terry Guillon, Chief of the Press Gallery, at 613-992-4511.

Contact Information

  • Public Service Commission of Canada
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