Government of Canada

Government of Canada

June 29, 2005 11:28 ET

President of the Treasury Board Welcomes Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Senior Level Retention and Compensation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 29, 2005) - Reg Alcock, President of the Treasury Board, welcomes the Advisory Committee on Senior Level Retention and Compensation's recommendations on economic increases for the senior public service, and today announced that the Government of Canada will implement these recommendations immediately.

The Advisory Committee recommended a 3 per cent increase for public service executives, deputy ministers and chief executive officers of Crown corporations and a 2.5 per cent increase for other Governor in Council appointees.

"The Government will implement the economic increases recommended by the Committee in order to bring senior public service compensation more in line with the Canadian labour market and remain competitive," said Reg Alcock. "Total compensation for higher levels remains below the market and the gap increases at each higher level."

As part of the broader strategy to enhance human resources management in the public service, the Committee periodically reviews executive compensation to support the Government's efforts to attract and retain qualified senior executives. In the past year total compensation for senior levels of the public service has fallen behind the compensation paid in the Canadian labour market for equivalent jobs.

"At a time when demographics are pointing to an oncoming wave of retirements in the Canadian labour market, these economic increases will help maintain an attractive and competitive compensation regime for the senior levels of the public service," said Reg Alcock. "The Government of Canada's ability to attract and retain qualified and experienced personnel is essential to meet its priorities and to serve Canadians".

The Advisory Committee on Senior Level Retention and Compensation is comprised of private and academic leaders. Its mandate is to provide independent advice and recommendations to the President of the Treasury Board about compensation and overall human resources management matters concerning executives, deputy ministers, chief executive officers of Crown corporations and other Governor in Council appointees.

The recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Senior Level Retention and Compensation and relevant background information are available online at www.hrma-agrh.gc.ca/hr-rh/eg-gd/index_e.asp

IF THERE IS A DISCREPANCY BETWEEN ANY PRINTED VERSION AND THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THIS NEWS RELEASE, THE ELECTRONIC VERSION WILL PREVAIL.

This news release is available online at: www.hrma-agrh.gc.ca

Contact Information

  • Office of the President of the Treasury Board
    and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board
    Lise Jolicoeur, Press Secretary
    (613) 944-6512
    or
    Public Service Human Resources
    Management Agency of Canada
    Pierre Marquis, Manager, Media Relations
    (613) 957-2674