Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC), which oversees the hiring and conduct of federal civil servants and investigates complaints, has given itself a rap on the knuckles.The
The PSC's 2012-13 annual report to Parliament includes an audit of its own hiring practices that found it didn't adhere to the government's policy that hiring be based on merit, The Canadian Press reports.
A sample of 40 PSC hires between April 2010 and last September found that in almost one third of the examples the agency did not demonstrate the decision was based on the winning candidate's qualifications.
The audit also found the PSC didn't look far enough afield for suitable candidates and also pointed to administrative mistakes, missing paperwork and ignoring basic hiring rules, CP said.
The audit recommended PSC President Anne-Marie Robinson, who stepped back from the audit process, review procedures and hiring-selection policies, and establish control mechanisms "to ensure that meaningful access isRead More »from Public service watchdog gives itself bad marks for its own hiring practices