Expansion of services offered through cost recovery and direct access to the Public Service Resourcing System (09-20)


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Contact: Cheryl Geeson, Director, Operations Support

As part of our evolution as a modern, responsive service provider, we would like to inform you of the continuing expansion of our cost-recovery authority for the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS).

Effective June 2010, the Public Service Commission (PSC) will recover costs for services related to the use of the electronic screening tools of the PSRS. While posting a basic job advertisement will remain free of charge, beginning in June 2010, all federal organizations that do not have direct access to the PSRS will be charged for assessment services related to the screening of merit criteria using the electronic tools of the PSRS. These electronic tools will be available at a cost of $180 per job posting.

The PSRS has a proven record of volume management and helping hiring managers target the right fit in an external selection process. Organizations effectively use the PSRS to facilitate their collective staffing, as an effective communication tool, for rapid and efficient organization of applicant data and to electronically manage their applicant pools. Presently, 31 federal organizations are benefiting from direct access to the PSRS on a national or regional level. We encourage all federal organizations to obtain direct access to the PSRS and benefit from greater control and quality of staffing.

The PSC is committed to providing human resources advisors and hiring managers with the expertise and tools that will enhance the quality and speed of recruitment of a talented public service workforce. Federal organizations that wish to explore direct access to the PSRS are asked to contact Cheryl Geeson, Director, Operations Support, Staffing and Assessment Services Branch (PSC), by e-mail at Cheryl.Geeson@cfp-psc.gc.ca or by telephone at 613-947-9737.

Yours sincerely,

Gerry Thom
Staffing and Assessment Branch (PSC)

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