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2009-11-26

Contact: Michael West, Director, Policy Improvement, at 613-996-6261

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is amending the policy requirements of its Policy on Advertising in the Appointment Process.

Effective December 1, 2009, when posting their employment opportunities, deputy heads will be required to do so for a minimum period of one business day (at least 24 hours), closing at 23:59, Pacific Time. For the purpose of the minimum advertising period, a business day is defined as Monday to Friday and excludes statutory (i.e. paid) holidays. This requirement enhances access to employment opportunities for Canadians and employees with disabilities.

Deputy heads may need to review and amend their own organizational policies and procedures, as each organization is responsible for ensuring compliance with PSC policies.

Questions and answers have been developed to provide supplementary information about this new requirement.

The PSC will monitor the compliance of organizations with the minimum advertising period, thereby strengthening its commitment to enhancing Canadians’ access to job opportunities in the public service.

We would like to express our appreciation for your co-operation.

Donald Lemaire
Senior Vice President
Policy Branch

c.c: Chiefs of Staffing

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