Improving Hiring and Appointment Processes in the Public Service
As part of our preparations for bargaining, we are developing proposals to improve hiring processes and appointments in the Public Service.
Some of these proposals will take the shape of bargaining proposals and some will be communicated to the Public Service Agency as part of a larger discussion around possible amendments to the Public Service Act. We have an opportunity to meet with the Deputy Minister in the coming weeks to begin this process.
It may be helpful to review existing rights under the collective agreement and the Public Service Act:
Article 12 of the collective agreement outlines the Service Career Policy. It contains important information regarding union observers on selection panels (article 12.01), notification (article 12.02), selection procedures (article 12.03), appeals (article 12.04), relocations (article 12.05), rehabilitation committee (article 12.06), transfers without posting (article 12.07) and interview expenses (article 12.08).
At this time we are looking for information from our members regarding their experiences with hiring and appointment processes in the public service. We are also looking for your suggestions regarding how the Public Service Act and our collective agreement could be changed.