Investigations by the Public Service Commission
The investigations function plays an important role in the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) accountability to Parliament by helping safeguard the integrity of appointments and by overseeing the political impartiality of the federal public service.
Part 5 of the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) provides the Commission with the authority to conduct investigations into appointment processes. This includes:
- Section 66: Merit, errors, omissions or improper conduct in external appointment processes;
- Subsections 67(1) and (2): For non-delegated appointments, or errors, omissions or improper conduct in internal appointment processes at the request of a deputy head;
- Section 68: Suspicion of political influence in any appointment process; and
- Section 69: Suspicion of fraud in any appointment process.
Under the PSEA, the Commission also has exclusive authority to conduct investigations into allegations that an employee has failed to comply with subsections 113(1), 114(1) to (3) or 115(1) of the PSEA, that is, they engaged in improper political activity.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Public Service Commission of Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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