House to add 22 new HR jobs, as MPs deal with new workplace standards
By Charelle EvelynMar. 27, 2019
The Board of Internal Economy approved $2.49-million in new human resources funding to help MPs better respond to what HR chief Pierre Parent calls ‘evolving social expectations.’
Pierre Parent, the House of Commons chief human resources officer, says the House administration is getting more requests from MPs and employees for help handling HR issues. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Members of Parliament will be getting more support as they learn to navigate being employers in a post-#MeToo world, with the House of Commons administration getting a boost to its human resources department.
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Some employees have no designated desks, leaving little space for personal belongings or accessibility accommodations, say critics. But the government says the change is meant to design workspaces around client departmen