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Section II - Analysis of Program Activity by Strategic Outcome

Analysis of Program Activity

The Public Appointments Commission Secretariat has one strategic outcome, described below, which in turn is supported by one Program Activity. The strategic outcome supports the overall plan to strengthen accountability in government as outlined in the Federal Accountability Act.

Strategic Outcome

To ensure fair and competency-based processes are in place for the recruitment and selection of qualified individuals for Governor-in-Council appointments across agencies, boards, commissions and Crown corporations.

Program Activity
Oversight of Governor-in-Council appointments

Financial Resources (thousands of dollars)

Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending



Human Resources (full-time equivalents)

Planned Authorities Actual
0 4 4

This covers the activities relating to and including support to establish guidelines governing selection processes for Governor-in-Council appointments to agencies, boards, commissions and Crown corporations; approve the selection processes proposed by ministers to fill vacancies within agencies, boards, commissions and Crown corporations for which they are responsible; monitor, review and evaluate selection processes in order to ensure that they are implemented as approved; and submit an annual report, including recommendations to the Prime Minister on the Government’s performance in following the guidelines, to be tabled before each House of Parliament.

All the work of the Public Appointments Commission Secretariat during 2006-2007 supported this Program Activity by ensuring the organization was well structured and prepared for the establishment of the Commission.