The BC Public Service is
fundamentally changing how it is seen and how it
sees itself as an employer. Our Corporate Human
Resource Plan is a statement of the employer we are
and the employer we continue striving to be. The
purpose of our human resource policies is to enable
supervisors, individuals, and human resource
professionals to align the recruitment, retention,
and development of our organization’s people
resources with the current and future business goals
of the administration. The BC Public Service Agency
actively reviews and updates all human resource
policies to ensure they are clear, modern, and
Information on each of the
following topics is available by clicking on the
corresponding menu item on the left.
Accountability Framework for
Human Resource Management
Accountability for human
resource management in the BC Public Service is
shared among various individuals, including Deputy
Ministers, Senior Officials and other staff.
The accountability framework
establishes the context for delegation of human
resource management under the Public Service Act
from the Agency Head to Deputy Ministers, or other
Senior Officials. It also establishes the context
for further delegation of accountability to other
staff. By clarifying their roles and
responsibilities, the accountability framework
establishes clear accountability for human resource
management functions within the BC Public Service.
Core Policy Objectives
The five core policy
objectives identify the broad direction for human
resource management within the BC Public Service.
These policy objectives support the Corporate Human
Resource Plan that sets the strategic context and
priorities for human resource management.
Human Resource Policies
Human resource policies flow
from the core policy objectives and have been
developed with the context of the accountability
framework. Policy statements outline the mandatory
requirements for human resources management in the
BC Public Service.
While the Public Service
Act is the primary legislative authority in
respect of human resource management in the BC
Public Service, there are other legislative
authorities, collective agreements, and employment
contracts that also play a role. In those instances
where a policy statement addresses a topic also
covered in collective agreements or employment
contracts, the policy statements are meant to
enhance or provide additional information, but they
do not supersede them.
Terms and Conditions for
The Terms and Conditions of
Employment for Excluded Employees/Appointees applies
to all employees excluded from a bargaining
agreement, and to all appointments made by the
Lieutenant Governor in Council that are designated
for coverage under this policy.
Collective Agreements includes
the current agreements with the B.C. Government and
Service Employees Union (BCGEU), BC Nurses Union
(BCNU) and Union of Psychiatric Nurses of B.C.
(UPN), and the Professional Employees Association