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The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector (VECPS) came into effect in April 2012 as an overarching guide for employees, to help clarify the role and expected behaviours of public servants, and outlines the fundamental values of the public sector of Canada. The VECPS was developed in consultation with public servants, public sector organizations and bargaining agents. The Code applies to the entire public sector, including departments, crown corporations and separate agencies. Based on the VECPS and in accordance with Section 6 of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA), Shared Services Canada (SSC) has developed its own Organizational Code (The Code) to provide guidance on ethical behaviour and decision-making in the context of day to day operations at SSC.
Based on the VECPS and in accordance with Section 6 of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, SSC developed its own Organizational Code in June 2013 to provide guidance on ethical behaviour and decision-making in the context of SSC's day-to-day operations. Adherence to both the VECPS and to SSC's Organizational Code is a condition of employment. The values and expected behaviours outlined in SSC's Organizational Code are intended to promote ethical decision-making and behaviour, and guide employees in the performance of their duties. The SSC Organizational Code also recognizes the unique role SSC plays in activities related to procurement, hospitality, gifts, and information security.
Part 7 (Political Activities) of the Public Service Employment Act and its Regulations provide a regime for governing the political activities of public servants, while recognizing the need to balance their rights to engage in political activities with the principle of an impartial public service. As such, public servants may engage in any political activity as long as it does not impair, or is not perceived as impairing, their ability to perform their duties in a politically impartial manner. The Public Service Commission (PSC) is responsible for safeguarding the political impartiality of the public service and public servants’ involvement in political activities, including:
providing guidance with respect to involvement in political activities;
granting permission and leave for candidacy in federal, provincial, territorial and municipal elections; and
investigating allegations of improper political activities and taking corrective action when they are founded
Public servants who are seeking nomination as or being a candidate in an election must obtain the PSC permission before entering into any public candidacy activities. The PSC’s decision is based on ensuring political impartiality, and encompasses the nature of the election, the nature of the public servant’s duties and the level and visibility of their position.
A guide to support ethics deliberation and decision-making in the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the various transition phases that will occur over the course of the pandemic.
Professional services contracts can be used to meet unexpected fluctuations in workload, to acquire special expertise not available in the public service or to fill in for public servants during temporary absences. This audit provides assurance that professional services contracts at Shared Services Canada (SSC) comply with government policies, specifically concerning employer-employee relationship. The scope of the audit included all professional services contracts and amendments in effect from March 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013.
The Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) Digital Academy is committed to creating learning products and experiences that meet the needs of public servants and their organizations, and help them acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to be successful in a modern age. In order to plan our future learning products, we’ve recently conducted a user study "Shape Your Learning" to help us gain insights into public servants’ knowledge and skills levels in areas related to digital, as well as into learning habits, preferences and interests. We received responses from 4,775 public servants, and we have great insights to share! The results are helping us better understand the digital literacy level of various organizations, identify specific learning needs, and make important decisions on how we can best support public servants.
This report explores historical data trends about existing public servants who apply to and are appointed from jobs open to the public. It also explores the employment equity
Shared Services Canada (SSC) plays a vital role in supporting the Government departments that are providing critical services to Canadians.
Amid the current COVID-19 Pandemic, SSC is working with Government departments and agencies to ensure that IT infrastructure and telecommunications needs across the Government of Canada continue to be met.
The questions and answers that follow are general, and provide insight how SSC is supporting the work of federal public servants across Canada as they deliver services to Canadians when they need it most.
Material prepared for the Minister’s appearance at the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI) of February 3, 2022
This dataset contains the object code classification structure and the descriptions for each of the object codes. The object code is a field in the government-wide coding block. It identifies the types of goods or services acquired, the transfer payments made, the source of revenue or the cause of increases or decreases in assets and liabilities. The object code information provides:
a structure for reporting the nature of transactions in the Estimates and in the Public Accounts
a standard classification of transactions for internal departmental analysis and use by central management
the basis used by Statistics Canada to more accurately determine and report the impact of government revenues and expenditures on the rest of the economy
In addition, the object coding allows the information to be useable at a government-wide level, which reduces the number of individual requests central agencies must make to departments and agencies.