ARCHIVED - 2010-2011 Assessment Criteria and Reporting Template for Departmental Staffing Accountability Report – Micro Organizations (10-29)
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The following was sent to Deputy Heads on November 26, 2010.
On May 27, 2010, I provided you with the Public Service Commission's (PSC) approach to assessing organizational performance for staffing for the fiscal year 2010-2011. At that time, the Staffing Management Accountability Framework (SMAF) was published and I committed to sending the reporting tools for the Departmental Staffing Accountability Reporting (DSAR).
The PSC's Assessment Guidelines and the DSAR reporting template for fiscal year 2010-2011 are now available. This year's DSAR will continue to be based on the SMAF that measures performance under the Public Service Employment Act. As was the case last year, the 2010-2011 DSAR evaluates progress with key success factors and short term outcomes.
The PSC expects you to continue to demonstrate the accuracy of your reports and your commitment to merit, non-partisanship and the staffing values by signing the management representation statement incorporated in the DSAR reporting template. Organizations will be asked once again to report on each key result area by providing a narrative and, in some cases, supporting documentation. For organizations being audited, the PSC will continue to coordinate its internal approach to minimize reporting requirements.
Some leading indicators will continue to be evaluated based on statistical data. In the case of micro organizations, statistical data will be provided as a point of reference for discussion with the oversight analyst (OA). Your OA will review these data with you to explore any potential issues, and subsequent reporting requirements.
To better align with the Management Accountability Framework and to provide input into deputy heads' performance evaluations (if applicable), the PSC asks that your final DSAR, including the management representation statement, be received by my office on or before Friday, February 18, 2011.
Our oversight analysts will be visiting your organization later in the 2010-2011 assessment cycle to share information with, and provide guidance to, your staff. We strongly encourage you to present your interim DSAR to your oversight analyst as soon as it is available.
I appreciate your continued commitment and support in ensuring the integrity of the appointment process in the public service.
Maria Barrados, PhD
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