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Public service hiring up, but report finds manager, employee concerns around feds’ new staffing process

By Mike Lapointe       

A recent government survey found that although just under 92 per cent of public service managers believe that appointees can do the job they were hired for, just under 54 per cent of employees agreed.

Public Service Commission President Patrick Borbey says that according to survey results, managers had a very different perspective on the complexity of the staffing system than employees, 'because they felt that by and large, the people that they were hiring did meet the requirements of the position.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Although a recent government report shows fairly substantial growth in the federal public service, as well as an increase in the promotion rate within the service for the sixth year in a row, there are concerns among both managers and employees around a new staffing policy—as well as perceptions of fairness around hiring.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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