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Annual Report 2013-2014

Bill C-520 – An Act supporting non-partisan Agents of Parliament
The Public Service Commission (PSC) is a resource for both Parliament and the government on matters related to safeguarding the merit principle and the non-partisanship of the public service. In this context, the PSC developed this document with the goal of contributing constructively to Parliament's study of Bill C-520.

The Public Service Commission tables its 2013-2014 Annual Report
In 2013-2014, the population covered by the Public Service Employment Act decreased by 2.6% as compared to 2012-2013; however, hiring to the public service increased by 16.2% in 2013-2014 over the previous year.

Political Activities Video – Candidacy Process
Are you thinking of becoming a candidate in a federal, provincial, territorial or municipal election? Remember federal public service employees must first request and obtain permission from the Public Service Commission. The following video explains the process.

Statistical Study – Members of EE Groups: Perceptions of Merit and Fairness in Staffing Activities
This study consists of an analysis of perceptions of merit and fairness in staffing activities as measured respectively by the extent to which candidates feel they were assessed for the actual job requirements related to the position to which they applied and the staffing activity in which they participated was run in a fair manner.

Statistical Study – Members of EE Groups: Chances of Promotion
This study consists of an analysis of promotions of members of EE groups based on the public service workforce as of June 30, 2010 and on staffing activities concluding between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011.

Appointments to the Public Service by Employment Equity Designated Group for 2012-2013 – Statistical Update
This document provides information on appointments to the public service by employment equity (EE) designated groups for 2012-2013.

New Staffing Management Accountability Framework
The Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) has introduced a more focussed Staffing Management Accountability Framework. It sets clear expectations of how delegated staffing authority should be managed and will serve as a more meaningful management tool for organizations. This enhanced guidance will support organizations in their ongoing improvement of staffing management and performance.

PSC Symposium
On January 22, 2014 the PSC hosted a symposium for Heads of Human Resources (HR) and senior HR managers in the federal public service. Presentations from this event are now available.

Workforce management
Information about selection for retention or lay-off, staffing and assessment services and priority administration.