Could payroll problems derail the government’s agenda?
It is difficult to engage public servants to think about tackling large, transformational change when they’re spending their time wrestling with red tape and trying to make sure they have money in their bank account to meet their next mortgage payment.
Treasury Board President Scott Brison, pictured here, answering questions in a scrum. Treasury Board secretary Yaprak Baltacioglu told the Commons Government Operations Committee that the second phase of the Phoenix payment system would not be rolled out until Public Services and Procurement is 99 per cent sure it will work. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright