Internal Audit long descriptions 2015

Figure 1 - Public Service Staffing activities broken down by SEP, compared with other non-student hiring, from 2007-2008 to 2012-2013

Staffing activities 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Public Service (non-student hiring) 41 134 42 443 41 040 33 923 29 729 21 142
FSWEP 9 810 9 932 9 613 8 781 8 305 5 835
CO-OP 3 757 4 216 4 842 4 810 4 520 3 408
RAP 33 99 204 245 274 318


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Note: Due to a change in methodology used to estimate the number of hires through RAP, 2012-2013 data are not comparable to previous years.

Student Employment Programs Logic Model


  • Analysis, Policy Instruments (Includes: Student Employment Policy, Terms and Conditions, Student Rates of Pay, Student Employment Program Exclusion Approval Order, Student Employment Programs Participants Regulations, Appointment Delegation Accountability Instrument, guidance material, etc.) Development and Interpretation
  • Program and Policy Monitoring and Reporting
  • Program Administration
  • Government-wide Human Resources Planning


Outputs for Analysis, Policy Instrument Development and Interpretation

  • Governance structure
  • Policy consultations and engagement
  • Coordination of policy options
  • Policy framework aligned with legislative authorities
  • Guidance and support

Outputs for Program and Policy Monitoring and Reporting

  • Databases
  • Audit and evaluation reports
  • Student assessment review documents
  • SEP usage reported in PSC Annual Report
  • Management Accountability Framework assessments

Outputs for Program Administration

  • Communications strategy, including Career fairs and content
  • DM involvement in promoting the PS (University champions)
  • CO-OP programs approved
  • CO-OP programs clearly listed on Web site
  • Job advertisements (RAP and CO-OP)
  • FSWEP campaign posters
  • Student referrals
  • Student assessments
  • Students hired and re-hired
  • Students compensated for their work
  • Students provided with learning opportunities
  • Students fulfill requirements of their academic program (RAP and CO-OP)
  • Students eligible for bridging

Outputs for Government-wide Human Resources Planning

  • Integrated HR plans
  • PS shortage groups identified in consultation with functional communities
  • Environmental scans, projections, etc.
  • Inter-organizational partnerships

Immediate Outcomes

Intermediate Outcomes for Analysis, Policy Instrument Development and Interpretation and for Program and Policy Monitoring and Reporting

  • Systematic, valid information for program management, continuous improvement and performance measurement
  • Ongoing policy assessments
  • Effective and relevant policies and guidance
  • Effective and relevant services and automated systems
  • Clear communication on requirements, roles and responsibilities for administering SEP

Intermediate Outcomes for Program Administration

  • Greater awareness and interest among high demand students (shortage groups)
  • Students’ employability skills are enhanced
  • Consistent approach to program administration
  • Students feel engaged in their work experiences
  • Students work in their field of study
  • Student jobs are accessible to students from all regions

Intermediate Outcomes for Government-wide Human Resources Planning

  • Students bridged as per Integrated HR plans
  • Hiring organizations make informed hiring decisions
  • Hiring organizations’ needs are met

Intermediate Outcomes

  • Alignment of student programs with integrated plans
  • Student skills, interests and learning are aligned with PS staffing needs
  • New talent is developed and is in line with government renewal objectives
  • Policy decisions result in programs that meet the needs of the PS

Ultimate Outcome

Student employment programs that enable organizations to meet their current and future resourcing needs while contributing to Government of Canada renewal

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