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New Direction in Staffing
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We are in the process of moving our services and information to Canada.ca.

The Public Service Commission's current website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.


2015-2016 Annual Report - Building tomorrow's public service today

The Public Service Commission's (PSC) 2015-2016 Annual Report provides an overview of the health and integrity of the staffing system and non-partisanship of the public service. This year's report has been modernized and includes infographics on the state of the public service, to complement PSC data that is now available on the Open Data Portal.

New Direction in Staffing – Message from the Public Service Commission to all Public Servants

The New Direction in Staffing (NDS) is the most significant change to the staffing system we have seen in over ten years. Designed to simplify and streamline staffing, these important changes come into effect on April 1, 2016.

Best Practices for Unsupervised Testing

The paper details best practices in the use, development, administration and scoring of unsupervised assessment in appointment processes subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

Understanding the Public Service Entrance Exam suite of products

The Public Service Entrance Exam is a suite of unsupervised and supervised tests, for assessing Reasoning and Judgement. These tests are now available to assess candidates for entry-level officer positions in the federal public service.

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.