Volume Management

The Public Service Commission has developed an electronic posting and screening tool called the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS), in part to help deal with high volumes of applications for certain external processes. Eliminating the need to screen by hand, PSRS can effectively screen large volumes of applications for you in a matter of minutes. The system electronically eliminates all applications not meeting the mandatory screening requirements. Additional screening can be done by applying assets, organizational needs, operational requirements and other criteria.

Contact your nearest PSC office for more information.

Examples of Public Service Resourcing System at work

Clerical Support positions (CR-3 and CR-4)

A Collective Staffing process was posted to staff Clerical Support CR-3 and CR-4 Clerical Support positions.  This process attracted a total of 1987 applications.  By using an experience questionnaire, PSRS screened out 71% of the applicants that did not meet the mandatory screening requirements.

Applications submitted 1987
Applications screened out automatically 1409
Percentage screened out 71%

Database Officers (SI-2)

For a Database Officer (SI-2) recruitment process, yes/no screening questions were used to screen out 77 per cent of applications not meeting the mandatory screening requirements.

Applications submitted 950
Applications screened out automatically 730
Percentage screened out 77%

Supply Specialist (PG-4)

A total of 392 applications were received for this PG-4 Supply Specialist process.  An experience questionnaire identified 306 (78%) applications that did not meet the mandatory screening requirements.

Applications submitted 392
Applications screened out automatically 306
Percentage screened out 78%

Communications Advisor (IS-4)

Multiple departments and agencies collaborated to advertise this IS-4 Communications Advisor collective staffing process.  Both an experience questionnaire and yes/no screening questions were used to screen a total of 62% of applications for not meeting the mandatory screening requirements.

Applications submitted 299
Applications screened out automatically 184
Percentage screened out 62%
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