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Recruitment Options for Managers
New Direction in Staffing
Veterans Hiring Act


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.

2014-2015 Annual Report

The Public Service Commission's (PSC) 2014-2015 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament. The report comprises two volumes. The first provides an overview of the PSC's activities and the second, Audits report 2014-2015, contains audits of 13 organizations.

Mobility provision for former ministers' staff

Certain persons who were employed in ministers' offices, the office of the person holding the recognized position of Leader of the Opposition in the Senate or Leader of the Opposition of the House of Commons are eligible to participate in advertised internal appointment processes open to all employees of the public service and/or persons employed in the public service.

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.

Alignment of executive assessment tools with the new Key Leadership Competency profile

The Public Service Commission's executive assessment tools for selection and development will be aligned with the new Key Leadership Competency (KLC 2015) profile implemented by the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer. These tools will be available for use by federal organizations on January 1st, 2016.

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.