Branch overview

Corporate Secretariat

The Corporate Secretariat provides support, advice and services to the Commission, the President and senior management, and acts as the custodian of the Commission governance framework. It is also responsible for the Access to Information and Privacy Legislations and their related responsibilities.

Corporate Affairs Sector

This sector provides central corporate services in support of all the Public Service Commission (PSC) program activities, such as modern comptrollership, finance, Human Resource management, assessment and internal audit.

Legal Services

Legal Services unit deals with employment law and government law.

Oversight and Investigations Sector

Through independent audits, data analyses, surveys and investigations, the Oversight and Investigations Sector provides objective and timely information on the integrity and effectiveness of the public service staffing system, including the protection of merit and non-partisanship.

PSC investigations are an important oversight tool to help monitor the staffing system and the non-partisanship of the public service. Through investigations into specific appointment processes and allegations of improper political activities, the Sector helps to promote the application of merit, fairness, access, transparency and non-partisanship.

Policy and Communications Sector

The Policy and Communications Sector supports independent oversight by the Public Service Commission (PSC) to Parliament. This sector develops policies related to merit in the federal public service and provides federal organizations with policies and guidance related to appointment, delegation and accountability. The sector is responsible for strategic policy, political activities and non-partisanship, alignment of key PSC activities and outreach to the broader Government of Canada agenda and special projects aimed at supporting strategic recruitment across the public service.

The sector also provides corporate communications and parliamentary affairs services to support all PSC program activities.

Services and Business Development Sector

The Services and Business Development Sector offers integrated, professional recruitment and assessment services, adapted to the needs of clients and the public service. It is responsible for the Public Service Resourcing System and provides to hiring managers expert assessment products and services developed by the Personnel Psychology Centre. It administers the central recruitment programs, the regional offices and second language evaluations.

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