Appeals and Investigation Division
Through an arms-length position, the Public Service Commission administers
the processes established to resolve complaints arising from a number of
different policies and programs, as well as providing support services to
departments in the resolution of conflicts within their organizations.
- Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the resolution of current complaints and, in partnership with stakeholders, exploring positive
alternatives for "early" prevention and resolution of complaints.
- Strengthening understanding of conflict of interest issues throughout the public service specifically as it relates to the function and role of the
Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee.
- Conduct of in depth and comprehensive investigations on behalf of Government.
The Appeal and Investigation Commission will be responsible for the
- Investigate formal complaints regarding the staffing process received by the Commission;
- Facilitate the conduct of Commission inquires;
- Administer the preparation, coordination and conduct of Classification Appeal Boards Proceedings;
- Provide support and facilitate referrals by Deputy Ministers to the Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee;
- Coordinate action in response to requests to the Public Service Commission under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act;
- Provision of a Government wide investigation service.
Current Program and Service Areas
- Classification Appeals: The Commission supports and coordinates the
Classification Appeal Board's adjudication of appeals from Bargaining Unit
positions through a formal hearing process.
- Staffing Complaints: The Commission accepts and adjudicates complaints
arising from the administration of the Staffing Process. The Strategic
Staffing Division will normally conduct staffing investigations that involve
competitions that are conducted by departments and scheduled agencies. The
Appeal and Investigation Commission will become engaged in staffing
complaints when participation in the conduct involves Commission Staffing
Officers or with specific competitions mandated by the Commission to chair.
- Conflict of Interest: The Commission supports the work of the Conflict of
Interest Advisory Committee established to provide advice to Deputy
Ministers who ultimately are responsible for determining whether a conflict
of interest exists.
- Investigation Services: The Commission has the capacity to provide
comprehensive investigative service to Government departments and agencies.
- Investigation Unit: The purpose of the unit is to fulfill the full spectrum of
investigative needs of government, including but not limited to the
- be of a sensitive nature, based on multi-party involvement or on the nature and
- involve senior government employees;
- potentially high profile matters;
- potentially generate significant public interest;
- matters that could potentially place government in a position of liability.
Depending on the service demands investigations may have to be undertaken on a priority related basis. Investigators are available to senior
officials in order to conduct investigations on request and to Directors of Strategic Human Resource Management, and to the
greatest extent possible, relieve some of the current pressure that exists within departments and agencies in this area.
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