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Contact persons: Michelle Langille at 902-426-5803 and Strategic Consultants

We are pleased to invite you to the Public Service Commission (PSC)’s information session on the Establishment and Application of Merit Criteria.

This session explores the subject of merit, focusing on the legal requirements and respect for values in setting and applying merit criteria. It will deal with the establishment and application of merit criteria as described in section 30 of the Public Service Employment Act and present recent interpretations of the Act. In addition, situations and issues drawn from real life will provide fodder for discussion, enabling participants to share their ideas and examine possible approaches to the PSC’s expectations with regard to the establishment and application of merit criteria.

To minimize travel for regional employees, information sessions have been organized in several locations. Sessions may be canceled if there are not enough participants.

For detailed information, including locations, dates and registration procedures, please see our Web page: Information Sessions 2010-2011. For any additional clarification, please contact the PSC Strategic Consultant responsible for your organization.

Yours sincerely,

Gerry Thom
Staffing and Assessment Services Branch

c.c.: Chiefs of Staffing