President’s message - 2015-16 Departmental Performance Report - Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

President’s message

The Honourable Scott Brison

The Honourable
Scott Brison

I am pleased to present the 2015–16 Departmental Performance Report of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. We promised Canadians a government that would bring real change. We set the bar high, and we have been clear about how we define success.

In my mandate letter, the Prime Minister gave me an ambitious set of priorities in this regard. I am encouraged by our progress so far, and have been constantly impressed by the commitment and collaboration of federal employees, who are a force for positive change in our country.

In 2015–16, we engaged, listened and laid the foundation for future success. We defined the approach to Open Government and revitalizing access to information and laid the groundwork for public consultations. We initiated a culture change in the public service by working on a strategy to recruit the best and the brightest people, including millennials and mid-career professionals to its ranks. We took early action to restore fair labour laws for the public service and introduced legislation to repeal Bill C-59, which had provided the government with the authority to unilaterally override the collective bargaining process and impose a new sick leave system on the public service.

We are off to a good start, but there is much more to do to deliver better public services for Canadians. Going forward, the Secretariat will continue to seek opportunities to work in the spirit of openness, innovation and collaboration, and I know I can count on a fully engaged, dedicated and professional public service. Together, we will make the Government of Canada the best it can be.

I invite all Canadians to read this report to find out more about our efforts at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat to create the effective, responsible government Canadians expect and deserve.

The Honourable Scott Brison
President of the Treasury Board

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