Non-partisanship in staffing
As the guardian of merit and non-partisanship in the federal public service, the Public Service Commission (PSC) is responsible for ensuring that staffing decisions are free of political influence.
The PSC carries out this role by investigating appointment processes (internal or external) where there is reason to believe that an appointment or proposed appointment was not free from political influence. Investigations are conducted based on the principles of procedural fairness. In cases where allegations or concerns are founded, corrective actions may be warranted, up to and including the revocation of the appointment.
For more information
- Public Service Commission Appointment Policy
- PSC Investigations Branch
- Policy on Considerations for Investigations Conducted by the PSC Relating to External Appointments, Non-delegated Internal Appointments, Appointments Involving Political Influence or Fraud
- Policy on Investigations Conducted under the new PSEA by the Public Service Commission at the Request of a Deputy Head
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