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2010-06-28

Contact persons: Strategic consultants

The Public Service Commission has noted deficiencies in the assessment of qualifications.

Under the Public Service Employment Act, a candidate must meet each essential qualification in order for an appointment to be based on merit.Footnote i 

Each essential qualification must be assessed against its own established pass mark or grade. Essential qualifications cannot be assessed globally, as strengths in one qualification cannot be used to compensate for a qualification in which the candidate does not meet the minimum established pass mark. Applying a global or compensatory approach to the assessment of essential qualifications means that an essential qualification has not been assessed and that a subsequent appointment would not be based on merit.

Should you require additional information, please contact the strategic consultant responsible for your organization.

Donald Lemaire
Senior Vice President
Policy Branch

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