Still No Trophies for 2017 Public Service Award…

Last November, recipients in attendance of the 2017 Public Service Award of Excellence were disappointed to learn that trophies would not be awarded at the ceremony. It was only one of many examples of the disappointing execution…

Announcing Toddcast Season Four

James Earl Jones. The Borg. Obie Trice. Mortal Kombat. Eminem. Office Space. Admiral Ackbar. All this in the first 60 seconds of the first Toddcast of 2018. A fourth ride down the big slope. What…

2017 Public Service Award of Excellence Winners

The Public Service Award of Excellence recognizes employees who have demonstrated excellence in achieving results for Canadians and who reflect the priorities of the public service, while demonstrating key leadership competencies. This year, 131 recipients of…

Mid-Year Reviews: Strategies for Difficult Conversations

Mid-year reviews are meant to be informal, two-way conversations on progress. A successful mid-year conversation is one where the employee leaves feeling more engaged, motivated and acknowledged. But what to do when that doesn’t happen? Conversations…

Mid-Year Reviews: Self-Examination on Progress

Mid-year reviews are meant to be informal, two-way conversations on progress. Specifically, employees and managers should be discussing: commitments in the performance agreement that are related to work objectives; competencies and; the learning and development…

Mid-Year Reviews: They’re Coming

The mid-year review is important because it’s an opportunity for employees to review successes and discuss any challenges affecting work performance at the mid-point of the performance management annual cycle. Your manager/supervisor is responsible for telling…

Minister Issues Written Apology to All Affected by…

The Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has issued a written apology to all Government of Canada employees affected by the public service’s new pay system, Phoenix. It comes almost two and a…

Deputy Minister for Phoenix Provides Update

Marie Lemay, the Deputy Minister responsible for overseeing the implementation of Phoenix, provided another update to all public servants last week, saying that the timeline for resolving pay issues would run until the end of October.…

Deputy Minister for Phoenix Responds to Reports of…

Last Thursday, the Deputy Minister overseeing Phoenix provided another update to all public servants, this time responding to reports of privacy breaches with the new system. In the update, the Deputy Minister confirmed the breaches…