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2015
Number Date Sent Subject
15-17 2015-12-17 New Direction in Staffing – Removal of requirements under the current Appointment Framework
15-16 2015-12-11 New second official language self-assessment tests
15-15 2015-11-24 Information sessions on Public Service Commission staffing solutions
15-14 2015-10-20 Public Service Commission executive assessment tools aligned with the new Key Leadership Competency profile
15-13 2015-10-20 Best practices for unsupervised testing – a new tool for human resources specialists and hiring managers
15-12 2015-08-07 2015 Federal Election - Political Activities of Employees
15-11 2015-07-23 Implementing the Veterans Hiring Act
15-10 2015-07-16 Administrative and clerical public service–wide pools are an effective and efficient solution for your staffing needs!
15-09 2015-07-14 Reference List update – Organizations' statutory links with the Public Service Commission and the Public Service Employment Act
15-08 2015-07-08 Launch of two New Political Activities Tools
15-07 2015-06-17 2015 Post-Secondary Recruitment campaign: Hire quickly & effectively
15-06 2015-03-10 Hire graduates now: Post-Secondary Recruitment Career Stream Inventories
15-05 2015-03-09 2015 Elections: Political Activities of Employees
15-04 2015-03-05 Launch of the new Public Service Entrance Exam
15-03 2015-02-06 Temporary unavailability of Public Service Commission Web sites, on-line systems and e-mail services
15-02 2015-02-03 Consolidation of online recruitment systems
15-01 2015-01-15 2014-2015 Assessment of organizational staffing performance
2014
Number Date Sent Subject
14-17 2014-12-11 Royal Canadian Mounted Police Casual Employment Regulations
14-16 2014-12-22 Survey of Staffing: Organizational data release, November 2014
14-15 2014-10-15 Release of the Updated Political Activities Self-Assessment Tool and Guidance Document for Participating in Non-Candidacy Political Activities
14-14 2014-09-10 The 2014 Post-Secondary Recruitment and Federal Student Work Experience Program Campaigns
14-13 2014-07-15 Design the 2014 Fall Post-Secondary Recruitment campaign based on your future staffing needs
14-12 2014-07-09 Political Activities Video – Candidacy Process
14-11 2014-06-06 2013 Post-Secondary Recruitment Program targeted career stream inventories now available for entry-level staffing
14-10 2014-05-06 Provincial Election Announcement in Ontario: Candidacy and Non-Candidacy Political Activities of Employees
14-09 2014-04-14 Public Service Commission releases two studies on Employment Equity designated groups
14-08 2014-03-28 Statistical Update on Appointments to the Public Service by Employment Equity Designated Group for 2012-2013
14-07 2014-03-27 Departmental Staffing Accountability Reports
14-06 2014-03-14 Provincial Election Announcement in Quebec: Candidacy and Non-Candidacy Political Activities of Employees
14-05 2014-02-25 Upcoming provincial and municipal elections: Candidacy and Non-Candidacy Political Activities of Employees
14-04 2014-02-05 2013-2014 Reporting Package for the Staffing Management Accountability Framework
14-03 2014-01-13 Revised approach to delegation and the Appointment Delegation and Accountability Instrument
14-02 2014-01-09 Employee Who Becomes Disabled Priority Entitlement
14-01 2014-01-09 2013 Survey of Staffing
2013
Number Date Sent Subject
13-18 2013-12-03 The Public Service Commission is moving to Gatineau
13-17 2013-11-12 Survey of Staffing: Organizational data release, October 2013
13-16 2013-11-08 Priority Administration: External access to Public Service Staffing Advertisements and Notifications for priority persons with a lay-off priority entitlement
13-15 2013-11-06 Tabling of the Public Service Commission Annual Report 2012-2013 and the Public Service Commission Audit Reports 2012-2013
13-14 2013-11-01 Priority Administration: Enhancements to the Priority Information Management System
13-13 2013-10-10 Priority Administration: Launch of the Priority Information Management System Support Centre
13-12 2013-10-01 New Staffing Management Accountability Framework
13-11 2013-09-17 Contact information needed for the evaluation of Student Employment Programs
13-10 2013-09-16 Provincial Election Announcement in Nova Scotia: Candidacy and Non-Candidacy Political Activities of Employees
13-09 2013-09-04 Launch of 2013-2014 student and graduate recruitment campaigns
13-08 2013-08-14 Support for Communicating Enhancements to the Policy Framework on Priority Appointments
13-07 2013-07-05 Evolution of the Public Service Commission’s Staffing and Assessment Services Branch
13-06 2013-07-02 The 2013 Fall Post-Secondary Recruitment Campaign
13-05 2013-04-02 Enhancements to the Priority Information Management System
13-04 2013-03-11 Public Service Commission’s Revised Political Activities Self-Assessment Tool
13-03 2013-03-05 Upcoming provincial and municipal elections: Candidacy and Non-Candidacy Political Activities of Employees
13-02 2013-01-16 Update on Second Language Evaluation computer-generated testing – Revised implementation date is February 11, 2013
13-01 2013-01-15 Launch of the Public Service Resourcing System Training Portal
2012
Number Date Sent Subject
12-31 2012-12-11 Amended Political Activities Regulations
12-30 2012-12-06 Survey of Staffing: Organizational data release, November 2012
12-29 2012-12-04 Employees from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission can now deploy to organizations subject to the Public Service Employment Act
12-28 2012-11-22 Seeking public service employees to participate in the development of an essential component of the new Public Service Entrance Exam
12-27 2012-11-13 2012 Survey of Staffing
12-26 2012-11-02 Priority Portal Implementation
12-25 2012-10-31 2012-2013 Assessment Guidelines and Reporting Template for Departmental Staffing Accountability Report
12-24 2012-10-30 Opportunity to participate in a Pilot of the Second Language Evaluation – Test of Reading Comprehension
12-23 2012-10-24 Update on Second Language Evaluation computer-generated testing
12-22 2012-10-23 Tabling of the Public Service Commission Annual Report 2011-2012 and the Public Service Commission Audit Reports 2012
12-21 2012-10-18 Public Service Commission system shutdown
12-20 2012-10-01 2012-2013 Assessment of Departmental Staffing
12-19 2012-09-19 Monitoring of the transition measure on the validity of Second Language Evaluation test results in work force adjustment situations
12-18 2012-08-27 Establishing a Priority Administration Community of Practice
12-17 2012-08-16 Launch of 2012-2013 Federal Student Work Experience Program Campaign
12-16 2012-08-14 Guidance on completing selection for retention or lay-off
12-15 2012-08-03 Provincial Election Announcement in Quebec: Candidacy and Non-Candidacy Political Activities of Employees
12-14 2012-08-03 Update on the Second Language Evaluation Test of Written Expression and Test of Reading Comprehension in the Second Official Language
12-13 2012-08-02 Use of electronic authorization in staffing files
12-12 2012-07-27 Launch of fall 2012 Post-Secondary Recruitment Campaign
12-11 2012-06-25 Priority Administration Initiatives
12-10 2012-05-08 Guidance on Leave of Absence and Selection of Employees for Retention or Lay-off
12-09 2012-04-12 Confirmation of Second Language Evaluation test results in work force adjustment situations in the Economic Action Plan 2012
12-08 2012-04-12 Appointment or Deployment of Alternates Exclusion Approval Order and Appointment or Deployment of Alternates Regulations
12-07 2012-04-02 Provincial Election Announcement in Alberta: Candidacy and Non-Candidacy Political Activities of Employees
12-06 2012-03-29 Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation
12-05 2012-03-19 Elimination of the PSC Quarterly Staffing Activity Reports
12-04 2012-03-05 Survey of Staffing – Data release, February 2012
12-03 2012-02-23 Upcoming 2012 municipal elections
12-02 2012-02-07 2011 Post-secondary targeted career stream inventories
12-01 2012-01-23 2012 Annual Designated Political Activities Representatives Meeting
2011
Number Date Sent Subject
11-29 2011-12-28 The Public Service Commission announces its updates to 2012-2013 fees for services
11-28 2011-12-22 New procedure for referring priority persons
11-27 2011-11-07 Streamlined Provincial and Territorial Candidacy Process
11-26 2011-11-03 Follow-up to the monitoring of the application of the Public Service Official Languages Exclusion Approval Order
11-25 2011-10-26 Employees from the Security Intelligence Review Committee can now deploy to organizations subject to the Public Service Employment Act
11-24 2011-10-25 Tabling of the Public Service Commission 2010-2011 Annual Report and 2011 PSC Audit Reports
11-23 2011-10-24 E-mail to Heads of PSEA Organizations
11-22 2011-10-14 Employees from Parks Canada and the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy can now deploy to organizations subject to the Public Service Employment Act
11-21 2011-10-07 2011-2012 Assessment Guidelines and Reporting Template for Departmental Staffing Accountability Report – micro organizations
11-20 2011-10-07 2011-2012 Assessment Guidelines and Reporting Template for Departmental Staffing Accountability Report – Small, Medium and Large Organizations
11-19 2011-09-27 Pilot of the Second Language Evaluation – Test of Written Expression
11-18 2011-09-20 Point of Contact for Investigations
11-17 2011-09-06 Survey of Staffing: Managers – Report of Findings
11-16 2011-09-05 Launch of 2011-2012 Federal Student Work Experience Program Campaign
11-15 2011-07-08 Changes to the Priority Information Management System
11-14 2011-06-30 Launch of Fall 2011 Post-Secondary Recruitment Campaign
11-13 2011-06-13 Upcoming Fixed-Date Provincial, Territorial and Municipal Elections: Political Activities of Employees
11-12 2011-05-31 Call letter to deputy heads and heads of human resources – micro organizations
11-11 2011-05-31 Call letter to deputy heads and heads of human resources – small, medium, and large organizations
11-10 2011-05-30 Terms of Public Service Commission President and Commissioner Extended
11-09 2011-05-26 Recruitment of Persons with Disabilities – A Literature Review
11-08 2011-04-07 The Framework for Deployments from Separate Agencies
11-07 2011-03-28 Federal Election Announcement: Candidacy and Non-Candidacy Political Activities of Employees
11-06 2011-03-24 Participation of federal employees in the development a new Public Service Entrance Exam
11-05 2011-03-22 Special Report to Parliament – Letter from the President
11-04 2011-02-25 Survey of Staffing
11-03 2011-01-17 Now available! The 2010 Post-Secondary Targeted Career Stream Inventories
11-02 2011-01-17 Designated Political Activities Representatives Annual Meeting
11-01 2011-01-06 Procedures related to the mobility provision for persons formerly employed in an excluded position at the Office of the Governor General's Secretary
2010
Number Date Sent Subject
10-31 2010-12-17 The Public Service Commission announces its 2011-2012 revised fees for services
10-30 2010-12-06 Amendment to the Appointment Delegation and Accountability Instrument
10-29 2010-11-30 2010-2011 Assessment Criteria and Reporting Template for Departmental Staffing Accountability Report – Micro Organizations
10-28 2010-11-30 2010-2011 Assessment Criteria and Reporting Template for Departmental Staffing Accountability Report   Small, Medium and Large Organizations
10-27 2010-10-23 Letter to Heads of Human Resources: Launch of New PSC-led Pools & Inventories Web Page
10-26 2010-11-22 Updated Statistics Canada Census and Survey Related Term Employment Exclusion Approval Order and Statistics Canada Census and Survey Related Term Employment Regulations
10-25 2010-11-18 Explanatory Notes on Employment Equity Self-declaration in the Appointment Process
10-24 2010-11-16 Priority Administration evaluation
10-23 2010-11-12 Employment equity hiring
10-22 2010-10-07 Launch of the fall 2010 Federal Student Work Experience Program campaign
10-21 2010-10-05 2009-2010 Annual Report   Letter from the President
10-20 2010-09-17 New Unsupervised Internet Tests
10-19 2010-09-16 Public Service Commission information session   Establishment and Application of Merit Criteria
10-18 2010-09-03 Survey of Staffing
10-17 2010-07-09 Updated Student Employment Programs Exclusion Approval Order and Student Employment Programs Participants Regulations
10-16 2010-07-07 Implementation of new Second Language Evaluation   Test of Reading Comprehension in the Second Official Language
10-15 2010-06-29 Amendment to the Appointment Delegation and Accountability Instrument
10-14 2010-06-28 Assessment of qualifications
10-13 2010-06-23 Launch of Fall 2010 Post-Secondary Recruitment Campaign
10-12 2010-06-11 Upcoming fixed-date provincial and municipal elections: political candidacy and political activities of employees
10-11 2010-05-27 Call letter to deputy heads and heads of human resources   large, medium and small organizations
10-10 2010-05-27 Call letter to deputy heads and heads of human resources   micro organizations
10-09 2010-05-17 Mobility provision for former ministers' staff
10-07 2010-05-12 Amendments to the Public Service Employment Regulations
10-08 2010-05-11 Changes and improvements to the jobs.gc.ca Web site
10-06 2010-05-05 Public Service Commission Information Sessions 2010
10-05 2010-05-03 Using self-declaration information for self-identification
10-04 2010-03-15 Change in presentation of Survey of Staffing results
10-03 2010-02-22 Provisions of the Public Service Official Languages Exclusion Approval Order
10-02 2010-01-22 Streamlined Municipal Candidacy Process
10-01 2010-01-08 The 2009 Post-Secondary General Inventory is now available
2009
Number Date Sent Subject
09-21 2009-12-30 Public Service Commission announces 2010-2011 revised fees for services
09-20 2009-12-30 Expansion of services offered through cost recovery and direct access to the Public Service Resourcing System
09-19 2009-12-02 Survey of Staffing
09-18 2009-11-26 Policy amendment: New minimum advertising period required for all advertised employment opportunities
09-17 2009-11-24 Implementation of affirmation of Aboriginal affiliation in the appointment process
09-16 2009-11-24 Affirmation of Aboriginal affiliation
09-15 2009-10-22 Test Security
09-14 2009-10-15 Opportunity to pilot-test new Second Language Evaluation tests
09-13 2009-10-09 2008-2009 Annual Report – Letter from the President
09-12 2009-10-01 Launch of Fall 2009 Federal Student Work Experience Program Campaign
09-11 2009-07-21 Public Service Commission Support and Guidance
09-10 2009-06-30 Upcoming fixed-date municipal elections: political candidacy and political activities of employees during an election period
09-09 2009-06-22 Launch of Fall 2009 Post-Secondary Recruitment Campaign
09-08 2009-05-14 Public Service Commission Tables Two Special Reports in Parliament
09-07 2009-05-12 Provincial Election Announcement: Political Candidacy and Political Activities of Employees During an Election Period
09-06 2009-05-11 New Structured Interviewing and Structured Reference Checking Guides
09-05 2009-03-06 Opportunity to Pilot Test Second Language Evaluation Tests
09-04 2009-02-20 Provincial Election Announcement: Political Candidacy and Political Activities of Employees During an Election Period
09-03 2009-02-09 Designated Representatives Network Meeting
09-02 2009-01-29 Exclusions on medical grounds – New Procedures for 2008/2009
09-01 2009-01-21 Development of a PSC On-line Test Results Service
2008
Number Date Sent Subject
08-29 2008-12-31 Update on PSC's Product and Service offerings for 2009-2010
08-28 2008-12-19 Implementation of a national area of selection for all external advertised appointment processes
08-27 2008-12-02 2007-2008 Annual Report – Letter from the President
08-26 2008-11-28 Survey of Staffing – Communiqué to Heads of HR
08-25 2008-11-06 Provincial Election Announcement: Political Candidacy and Political Activities of Employees During an Election Period
08-24 2008-10-31 2008-2009 Assessment of Departmental Staffing
08-22 2008-10-07 Public Service Commission Guidance for Employment Offers at Recruitment Events
08-21 2008-10-01 Launch of Fall 2008 Federal Student Work Experience Program Campaign
08-20 2008-09-07 Communiqué from the President to Deputy Heads on the Federal Election Announcement
08-19 2008-08-15 Amendment to the Appointment Delegation and Accountability Instrument – Sub-delegation to Interchange Canada Participants
08-18 2008-07-24 Launch of Fall 2008 Post-Secondary Recruitment Campaign
08-17 2008-06-17 Communiqué from the President to Deputy Heads on Territorial and Municipal Elections in the Fall of 2008
08-16 2008-06-12 Post-Secondary Recruitment
08-15 2008-05-23 PSC's Audit, Evaluation and Studies Plan for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 and the Five-Year Evaluation Framework of the PSEA
08-14 2008-05-19 Amendments to the Appointment Delegation and Accountability Instrument and Interpretation of Sub-delegation to Seconded Employees
08-13 2008-05-13 Implementation of the Modified SLE-Test of Written Expression in the Second Official Language
08-12 2008-05-07 Amendment to the executive assessment requirements
08-11 2008-05-06 Public Service Resourcing System communication strategy: E-learning
08-10 2008-05-02 Note to Deputy Heads: Audit Report
08-09 2008-04-21 Public Service Commission SmartShops 2008
08-08 2008-04-07 Implementation of new Second Language Evaluation Test of Oral Proficiency in the Second Official Language and associated 30-day retest period
08-07 2008-03-26 Communiqué from the President to Deputy Heads on Upcoming Fixed Date Municipal Elections in New Brunswick
08-06 2008-03-20 Expanded use of cost recovery
08-05 2008-03-07 Note to Deputy Heads: E-testing Update
08-04 2008-03-03 Information session on political activities of federal public servants
08-03 2008-02-12 Communiqué from the President to Deputy Heads on the Alberta Provincial Election
08-02 2008-01-29 Advertised vs. Non-Advertised Appointments for collective staffing processes
08-01 2008-01-07 Retrieval of scoring keys for second language evaluation tests