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Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Public Service Act

 

 

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​The Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Public Service Act has been appointed by the Legislative Assembly to review dismissal process reviews by the Merit Commissioner, pursuant to section 25.1 of the Public Service Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 385. For the full text of the Committee's mandate and referral, please see the Terms of Reference.

The Committee held a consultation on dismissal process reviews between August 15 and September 22, 2023. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views and recommendations. The Committee will release its report by May 10, 2024.

Further updates on the work of the Special Committee will be posted to this page. If you would like to be added to our email distribution list, please contact the Parliamentary Committees Office at PublicServiceActCommittee@leg.bc.ca

Terms of Reference

​On May 11, 2023, the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Public Service Act be appointed, pursuant to section 25.1 of the Public Service Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 385) to review that Act in relation to dismissal process reviews by the Merit Commissioner.

That the Special Committee have the powers of a Select Standing Committee and in addition be empowered to: 

  1. appoint of its number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Special Committee and to delegate to the subcommittees all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House; 

  2. sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House; 

  3. conduct consultations by any means the Special Committee considers appropriate; 

  4. adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and

  5. retain personnel as required to assist the Special Committee.;

That the Special Committee report to the House by May 10, 2024; and that during a period of adjournment, the Special Committee deposit its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, or in the next following Session, as the case may be, the Chair present all reports to the House.

Contact Information

Special Committee to Review Provisions of the Public Service Act
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Canada

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Fax: 250-356-8172
Email: PublicServiceActCommittee@leg.bc.ca

Members

  • Darryl Hol
    Clerk to the Committee

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