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The most recent Public Service Staffing and Non-Partisanship survey shows some big disparities in the perception of merit in public service hiring practices between managers and employees, with only about half of employees believing their peers are competent. While about 92 per cent of managers said those hired met performance expectations and were a good fit within the team, only about 54 per cent of employees agreed that the people hired in their work unit can do the job.

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Public service staffing survey results show management ‘out of touch,’ says NDP MP Daniel Blaikie

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The ‘perception versus the reality seems to be a little out of whack,’ says Public Service Commission president Patrick Borbey.

Public Service Commission President Patrick Borbey says the commission is getting more data about the results from its Staffing and Non-Partisanship Survey to better understand and fix problematic stats on merit and transparency. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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