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Hiring activities refers to indeterminate and term appointments to the public service, the hiring of casuals as per subsection 50(1) of the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) and the hiring of students under the Student Employment Programs Participants Exclusion Approval Order. Indeterminate and term appointments to the public service include appointments from the general public, including former casuals, students and employees of government organizations that are not subject to the PSEA. Staffing activities to and within the public service include appointments to the public service as well as promotions, lateral and downward movements and acting appointments of indeterminate and term employees. Deployments of employees within or between organizations that are subject to the PSEA are counted in lateral and downward movements.
The investigations function plays an important role in the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) accountability to Parliament by helping safeguard the integrity of appointments and by overseeing the political impartiality of the federal public service. Part 5 of the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) provides the Commission with the authority to conduct investigations into appointment processes. This includes:
- Section 66: Merit, errors, omissions or improper conduct in external appointment processes;
- Subsections 67(1) and (2): For non-delegated appointments, or errors, omissions or improper conduct in internal appointment processes at the request of a deputy head;
- Section 68: Suspicion of political influence in any appointment process; and
- Section 69: Suspicion of fraud in any appointment process. Under the PSEA, the Commission also has exclusive authority to conduct investigations into allegations that an employee has failed to comply with subsections 113(1), 114(1) to (3) or 115(1) of the PSEA, that is, they engaged in improper political activity.
Applicant data refers to information on selected characteristics (e.g. geographical area and educational profile) for applicants to externally advertised processes, via the Post-Secondary Recruitment program (PSR), the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) and general external recruitment advertisements of departments and agencies. The Public Service Commission (PSC) administers a number of programs to support departments and agencies in their renewal efforts and to enable targeted recruitment based on the skills required for the future. These programs also provide economies of scale for departments and agencies that are undertaking strategic recruitment.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) collects data on individuals who apply through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) for advertisements open to Canadians on the PSC’s jobs.gc.ca website. This enables the PSC to assess employment equity (EE) trends and performance regarding the share of external applicants of the following EE groups: Women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Student hiring EE data for Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities are based on those who applied and self-declared through PSRS and where a match was found in the PSC hiring and staffing activities files covering the current fiscal year. Students hired under the Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR) and Co-op/Internship (CO-OP) Programs are excluded.
The Public Service Commission’s (PSC) Priority Entitlement Program supports the referral and placement of persons with a priority for appointment in the public service, as outlined in the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) and the Public Service Employment Regulations (PSER). Under this legal framework, persons who meet specific conditions have a right, for a specified or indeterminate period of time, to be appointed to positions for which they are qualified. Priority Administration data refers to information on the number of persons with a priority entitlement registered with the PSC, the number of placements of persons with a priority entitlement and the number of removals for other reasons, by priority type. This information is taken from the PSC’s Priority Information Management System (PIMS).
National Collision Database (NCDB) – a database containing all police-reported motor vehicle collisions on public roads in Canada. Selected variables (data elements) relating to fatal and injury collisions for the collisions from 1999 to the most recent available data.
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Population data refers to the number of active employees in organizations under the exclusive appointment authority of the Public Service Commission (PSC) (employees of organizations named in the Financial Administration Act — Schedule I, most of Schedule IV and some agencies in Schedule V). This differs from numbers reported by the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) that reflect employment in organizations under the Public Service Staff Relations Act. In addition, a number of separate agencies are subject to Part 7 of the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA), which administers the political activities of public servants. The population count represents the number of active employees at a specific point in time.
The Government of Canada and some provincial/territorial governments are providing free rapid COVID-19 tests to organizations for regular workplace screening of close-contact employees. Rapid tests are easy to administer and provide a result in 15 minutes.
Serological tests do not detect the virus itself. Instead, they detect the antibodies produced in response to an infection. Serology tests are also known as antibody tests. Serological tests are not appropriate for diagnosing COVID-19.