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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Civil Service Commission
REPORT
FROM JANUARY 1st TO DECEMBER 3 1st
1950
VICTORIA, B.C.
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty
1951  To His Honour Clarence Wallace, C.B.E.,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
The undersigned respectfully submits the Report of the Civil Service Commission,
Province of British Columbia, from January 1st to December 31st, 1950.
WM. T. STRAITH,
Provincial Secretary.
Victoria, B.C., February, 1951. The Honourable W. T. Straith,
Provincial Secretary,
Province of British Columbia.
Sir,—In conformity with the provisions of section 7 of the " Civil Service Act"
(chapter 51, "Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1948"), I have the honour to
submit herewith the Report of the proceedings and work of the Civil Service Commission
from January 1st to December 31st, 1950.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
H. M. MORRISON,
Chairman, Civil Service Commission.
Victoria, B.C., February, 1951. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Chairman: Hugh M. Morrison.
Member: J. V. Fisher.      Member: E. W. Griffith.
PERSONNEL STAFF
Chief Personnel Officer: R. L. W. Ritchie.
Classification Officer: A. G. Richardson.
Personnel Officer, Vancouver: S. B. Williscroft.
Personnel Assistant: J. Meryl Campbell.
Personnel Assistant: D. J. Slader.
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Administrative Assistant: A. Partridge.
CLERICAL STAFF
Miss M. Dixon. Miss S. Watson.
Mrs. G. Knott. Miss J. McCuaig.
Miss E. Wood. Miss D. Claydon.
Miss M. Farmer. Miss A. Beattie.
Mrs. G.Brule. Miss D. Baillie.
Miss M. Clapp. Miss P. Nash.
Miss S. Ford. Mr. D. Butler.
Mrs. G. McIntosh. Miss B. Dodgshon.
Miss P. Hearle. Mrs. E. White.
Miss T. Obee. Miss D. Thorpe.
Mrs. B. White. Miss L. Stocker.
Vancouver Office
Miss M. M. Paton. Miss J. M. Pederson.
Miss M. P. Holmes.  CONTENTS
Page
Report of Civil Service Commission     9
Report of Chief Personnel Officer  15
Report of the Classification Officer _•_  25
Appendix A.—Order in Council—Regulations re Canadian Army Special Force  32
Appendix B.—Order in Council—Amendment to Regulations re Canadian Army
Special Force  32
Appendix C—Statistics  33  Report of the Civil Service Commission
Pursuant to Section 7 of the " Civil Service Act, 1945," from
January 1st to December 31st, 1950
GENERAL
During the calendar year 1950 the Civil Service Commission and staff adhered to
the pattern of personnel administration as designed and as evolved during the past few
years. Recruitment and promotional policies, based, in the public interest, on merit,
were vigorously pursued. Position-classification work was administered with a view
toward maintaining equitable relationships within the salary structure. A firmer system
of staff-complement control was instituted. In-service training was continued, and an
intensive training of office supervisors was started. Co-operation in personnel administration with the various Government departments was continued through general meetings
with Deputy Ministers and their chief personnel assistants. Employee relationships were
cultivated, particularly by official visits of the Chairman and Personnel Officers to Government centres throughout the Province. The Chairman also attended, through the
courtesy of the Provincial Secretary, various meetings between the sub-committee of the
Cabinet on personnel, and representatives of the British Columbia Provincial Government
Employees' Association.
The Commission held frequent meetings throughout the year, and, in addition, each
member reviewed numerous reports for final consideration and disposal. At a number
of meetings the Commission interviewed certain Deputy Ministers and other officials in
order to discuss matters affecting employee classification and Departmental establishments. Representatives from various employees' associations were received from time
to time to hear representations covering a wide field of conditions of employment and
classification.
AMENDMENTS AND REGULATIONS TO THE " CIVIL
SERVICE ACT "
One amendment was made to the " Civil Service Act " in 1950. It was enumerated
as section 2a. This amendment empowers the Lieutenant-Governor in Council to appoint
directly and establish salaries for incumbents of positions requiring " special professional,
technical, or administrative qualifications." In essence, this amendment excludes, if
thought desirable, the provisions of the Act " relating to classification of positions, rates
of compensation, and promotion," in connection with the assessment of such professional
and other positions.
New regulations made pursuant to the " Civil Service Act" were approved by the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council as follows:—
Order in Council No. 2223, 1950 {see Appendix A), effective October 5th,
1950, provided that Provincial Government employees holding positions
which can be considered of a permanent nature could be granted leave of
absence without pay for the period during which they are enlisted for
service in the Canadian Army Special Force.
Order in Council 2857, 1950 {see Appendix B), effective December 19th,
1950, amended Order in Council 2223/50, extending the privileges
granted to Provincial Government employees who have enlisted with the
Active Armed Forces of Canada on or after August 7th, 1950. DD  10 BRITISH COLUMBIA
RECRUITMENT AND PERSONNEL SERVICES
Turnover Rate
During the year, 1,715 new (that is, probationary and temporary) and confirmed
permanent appointments (that is, employees who have successfully served probationary
periods in 1950) were made to the Civil Service {see Table II, Appendix C). There
were 1,418 separations between January 1st and December 31st, 1950, as against 1,255
in 1949 {see Table VII, Appendix C). In the same period, 1,036 gained permanent
appointment to the Service {see Table VI, Appendix C). This latter figure includes
probationary appointments carried over from the 1,737 probationary and temporary
employees appointed in 1949. Of the 1,715 appointments, 984 were probationary and
441 were temporary {see Table II, Appendix C). Thus, there were 1,425 new appointments to the Service in 1950, being 18.5 per cent of the total enrolment of 7,692 as at
December 31st, 1950. This 18.5-per-cent turnover rate for 1950 is an indication of the
holding power of the Service. Since 1947 the holding power has improved steadily, as
indicated in the following figures:—
Percentage Percentage
Year Turnover Year Turnover
1947  37 1949  23.6
1948  31.7 1950._-_._  18.5
The Chief Personnel Officer, in his report (page 24), presents an analysis of the
reasons given for leaving the Service.   He gives the relative order of importance as:—
Percentage of
Separations
(1) To further education  13
(2) Marriage  __:  12
(3) Moving from job locality  11
(4) 111 health  11
(5) To accept other employment     9
These figures may be taken as significant as showing little cause for dissatisfaction
in the Civil Service, " the main reasons for separation being in keeping with normal
expectations."   About 9 per cent leave to take other employment.
Of the total number of temporary and probationary appointments, 375 or 26.3 per
cent were appointees with service in His Majesty's Forces.
In addition to Civil Service recruitment, the officials of this Commission assisted in
recruiting, when requested, clerical staff for non-Civil Service establishments.
SEPARATIONS
There were 1,416 separations from the Civil Service during the year. An analysis,
according to departments, is given in Table VIII, Appendix C. Forty-one Civil Servants
were retired under section 69 of the " Civil Service Act," and in accordance with the
" Civil Service Act Amendment Act, 1946," retiring-leave payments were made to the
total of $32,419.50. Resignations amounted to 1,125; deaths in the Service, 28; dismissals, 45; completions of temporary appointments, 156; and transfers to non-Civil
Service Government work, 21.
Evidence of screening during probationary periods and of disciplinary action is to
be found in the following figures, as reported for the year:—
(1) Number of Civil Servants whose probationary periods were
extended   55
(2) Number of Civil Servants who were suspended from duty,
but not dismissed      4
(3) Number of Civil Servants who were dismissed  45 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD  11
EXAMINATIONS
General stenographic and clerical examinations for the establishment of eligibility
lists in the junior classifications were held at frequent intervals in Vancouver and Victoria,
and once at Courtenay. In addition, all Government Agents co-operated and assisted in
examining local applicants at various other points in the Province. The Chief Personnel
Officer, in his report, states that 1,279 persons were examined directly by his division in
Victoria, of which 909 or 71 per cent qualified.
When necessary, written and oral examinations were held for appointments to the
intermediate and senior classifications.
PROMOTIONAL POLICY
This Commission always has followed a sound policy of employee promotion in
order to encourage in-service training or extra-service training, maintain morale, and
increase efficiency. No definite regulations in respect to a policy on promotion were
drawn up until 1949, mainly because of divergence of views of the various parties
concerned, who agreed in general principle but often differed in details. However, by the
end of 1949, through the efforts of a joint committee of the Civil Service Commission
staff and the B.C. Provincial Government Employees' Association, agreement was arrived
at. As a result, regulations were drawn up by the Civil Service Commission which
received Government approval.
The main points of the regulations are as follows:—
(1) Vacancies shall be advertised widely throughout the Service.
(2) For purposes of advertising, the Civil Service is divided into three groups,
according to the qualifications necessary, that is, (1) Service-wide advertising, (2) Departmental advertising, and (3) Branch advertising.
(3) Selection panels shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Civil Service
Commission, and are to be composed of Commission and Departmental
officials.
(4) Bases of selection shall be qualifications and merit, and where these factors
are equal, seniority of service shall be the determining factor.
IN-SERVICE TRAINING
The Commission's policy in respect to in-service training was briefly stated in its
Annual Report for 1949, pages 9 and 10. In this Report the opinion was recorded that
" a definite programme of training of office and other supervisors needs to be undertaken."
We are happy to report that this necessary training is now taking place. The Chief
Personnel Officer, in his report (page 23), describes the work already achieved. The
direct organization and conduct of these courses is carried out by Miss J. Meryl Campbell,
Personnel Assistant on this Commission's staff. It is planned to extend these courses
to the Mainland, under the direction of the Commission's Personnel Officer stationed
in Vancouver, S. B. Williscroft. These courses have been heartily received and welcomed
as being of value.
THE VANCOUVER OFFICE
During the year the Personnel Officer in Vancouver was concerned mainly with:—
(1) Recruiting personnel for clerical and institutional positions.
(2) Conducting investigations pertaining to dismissals from the Civil Service.
(3) Assessing positions for classification purposes.
(4) Conducting surveys as they affect the organization of departments.
(5) Providing information to Government officials and personnel relative to
the provisions of the " Civil Service Act" and employment regulations. DD  12 BRITISH COLUMBIA
This office referred 495 candidates, who subsequently gained appointment, to supervisory officials of the institutions and offices, as compared with 478 in 1949. A detailed
list is given in Table XI, Appendix C. This number does not include persons referred
to officials as a result of requests for immediate assistance of a temporary nature. All
applicants for clerical positions are subjected to standardized examinations.
Personnel Officer S. B. Williscroft and F. J. Jeffery, business manager for the
tuberculosis hospitals, have worked out a pool arrangement which serves efficiently as
the basis for temporary and permanent recruitments to the sundry semi-skilled positions
in the hospitals.   The Personnel Officer described the system as follows:—
" Considerable progress was made in the operation of a ' labour pool' instituted for
the purpose of supplying a continuous source of semi-skilled labour to the tuberculosis
hospitals of the Department of Health and Welfare. As one would expect, the labour
turnover in such institutions is large, and yet it is imperative that a full complement be
maintained at all times. To meet this demand, it was deemed advisable to institute
a system whereby a continuous supply of selected candidates are referred by this office
to the supervisory officials of the institutions. The candidates are then interviewed and
placed in categories deemed most suitable to their qualifications and physical conditions.
The lists comprising these selected candidates then constitute the ' pool.' Copies of the
' pool' lists are supplied to the department heads of the institutions, who are then free
to call any ' pool member,' as a necessity arises for an immediate temporary replacement,
without further reference to this office. It is of interest to note that ' pool members '
have been called as often as twenty to thirty times in one month for emergency work.
This demonstrates the necessity of maintaining a constant reservoir of labour. As vacancies occur on the permanent staff of the institutions, appointments are made from among
' pool members ' who have proven their worth during previous periods of temporary
employment.
It is anticipated that the procedure whereby candidates are selected for inclusion
in the ' labour pool' will be revised during the coming year following the establishment
of a personnel office to represent the Division of Tuberculosis Control. When such a
revision is complete, it is anticipated that little difficulty will be experienced in maintaining
a constant supply of sundry labour for service in the hospitals."
During 1950 the Vancouver office assisted the Classification Officer in conducting
over sixty classification investigations.
In general matters of personnel administration and Commission policy, this branch
office continues to serve a very useful purpose by continuing to advise and serve the
various Government establishments on the Lower Mainland.
INVESTIGATIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS
The Classification Officer's report {see pages 25 to 31) indicates that 1950 was
another busy year for him. Although there were not as many reviews as in 1949, those
conducted in 1950 were generally of classification with more complex duties. Hence,
investigations were, on the whole, more intense and more time-consuming. A tabulation
of position-classification reviews, according to type and Department, is presented in
Table XII, Appendix C.
DEPARTMENTAL ESTABLISHMENTS
The Classification Officer, in his report, indicates that his division is " feeling "
its way toward evolving a system for encouraging efficiency in work, organization, and
methods. A new card system for recording staff complements is now in operation.
Departments lend ready assistance in reviewing and investigating requests for expansion
of staff. Eleven such surveys are mentioned by the Personnel Officer (page 30). In
this division there could be the germ of a division dealing with Civil Service organization, CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD  13
methods, and classification, similar, but on a much smaller scale, as is at present in
operation as part of the staff of the Dominion Civil Service Commission.
SICK AND SPECIAL LEAVE
During the year October 1st, 1949, to September 30th, 1950, some 40,63014 days'
sick-leave were granted, 32,974Vi with pay and 7,656 without pay, an average of 5.3
days per Civil Servant enrolled as of December 31st, 1950, as compared with an average
of 4 days for the previous twelve months {see Table IV, Appendix C). Not included
in the above total are cases granted under the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the
Workmen's Compensation Board, amounting in all to 270 cases.
Special leave for the purpose of training and study, some with the assistance of
Federal health grants, was granted to seventy-three employees, and twenty-eight were
granted leave for military training.
Six employees have been granted leave of absence to enlist in the Canadian Army
Special Force, and two Civil Servants have been granted leave to serve in Korea with
welfare units.
GRIEVANCES
No formal grievance was heard during the year, but numerous problems, rulings,
and misunderstandings were screened and clarified.
Several of the employees dismissed took advantage of their privilege to present their
cases, before departmental recommendations to terminate their services were presented,
to the Executive Council.    One appeal was allowed.
RECORDS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS
Further experience with the I.B.M. system of printing appointment notices revealed
some weaknesses. As a result, it was decided that on January 1st, 1951, the Commission
staff would return to typing the appointment notices. Copies of such notices will be
sent to the Bureau of Economics and Statistics for recording and statistical purposes.
In this manner, the Commission always will be assured of speedy returns of accurate
statistics when necessary. At the same time, speedier service to appointees and greater
economy is achieved through the Commission staff directly typing the notices. However,
for very large classification runs the LB. machines will still be available.
BONDING OF EMPLOYEES
The blanket bond designed to automatically bond each Civil Servant in the sum of
$10,000 continues in force. This form of coverage has proved to be superior to the
former Civil Service Schedule Bond, much detail work having been eliminated.
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
The value of personal contact with employees is appreciated keenly by members
and staff of this Commission. Many misunderstandings can be corrected instantly
through face-to-face discussion. It is far superior to written communications. In addition, the Civil Servants in the many points distant from Victoria and Vancouver feel
that they are not being forgotten by their employer—the Government—when they receive
a visit from a member of the Civil Service Commission. Employee relations thus are
improved.
In accordance with this policy, the Classification Officer and the Chairman paid
visits to over 75 per cent of the Government centres. At many of these centres, they
spoke in the evenings at meetings sponsored by the local branch of the B.C. Provincial
Government Employees' Association. DD 14 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Generally, the procedure used was as follows:—
(1) Personal meetings with each supervisory official for purposes of studying
his organization and assisting with his problems in respect to personnel
administration.
(2) Meeting individually with each employee, whenever possible.
(3) Speaking at evening meetings, explaining nature of Government Service,
and answering questions directed.
The programme, we have good reason to believe, was very well received, and
expression often was made that such visits be a continuing policy.
The following centres were visited by the Classification Officer: Prince Rupert,
Terrace, Smithers, Burns Lake, Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake, and Clinton.
Those visited by the Chairman were: Kamloops, Tranquille, Grand Forks, Rossland-
Trail, Nelson, New Denver, Creston, Cranbrook, Fernie, Duncan, Nanaimo, Alberni,
and Courtenay. In addition, a well-attended meeting of the Vancouver-New Westminster
Employees' Association Branch was addressed.
In March of 1950 the Commission published an employees' handbook, In the
Service of the People.
The booklet is intended primarily for new appointees, and a copy is mailed with
each notice of probationary appointment. It outlines the history of our Civil Service;
it tells the new appointee of his rights; it tells the employee his responsibilities to the
Service and the people of British Columbia.
CHANGES IN COMMISSION STAFF
One major change in senior staff occurred during the year. P. F. Ramsay, Chief
Clerk, was promoted to a senior position in the Hospital Insurance Service. A reallocation of duties made it possible to replace the position of Chief Clerk by a technical
position of Personnel Assistant to work with the Classification Officer. In this way the
classification division was strengthened.
The vacancy was, of course, advertised and selection was by competitive examination. D. Slader, B.A., social worker stationed in Prince Rupert, won and accepted
the appointment.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The members of this Commission once again take pleasure in recording their
appreciation for the co-operation received from all departments of Government throughout the year. They wish to express particular thanks to the Government Agents, who,
with their many other duties, carry on so efficiently the clerical examinations for local
applicants. Appreciation also is expressed to each member of the staff for the loyal and
intelligent support received during the year.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
H. M. Morrison,
Chairman.
J. V. Fisher,
E. W. Griffith,
Members. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD  15
REPORT OF THE CHIEF PERSONNEL OFFICER,
R. L. W. RITCHIE, B.A.
1. Recruitment
In keeping with the provisions of section 62 of the " Civil Service Act," a policy has
been adopted whereby all vacancies above junior or beginning levels are posted for competition within the Civil Service. Postings may be limited to the department or branch
concerned, if the qualifications required include some experience within that department,
but the Commission may extend the posting, if it is felt that a better-qualified candidate
may be obtained thereby. Such postings serve the dual purpose of (a) the fostering of
good personnel relations by apprising all interested Civil Servants of the fact that the
vacancy exists and is to be filled by open competition, and {b) assisting the Commission
in identifying and appraising the special qualifications of Civil Servants in the interests
of efficiency.
Junior and " beginning level " positions continued to be filled from eligible lists, the
qualifying examinations for which may be taken by Civil Servants at their request.
The following positions were posted for competition within the Civil Service during
1950:—
Blacksmith, Public Works Department, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2 (Chief Cashier), Social Security and Municipal
Aid Tax Division, Victoria.
Plasterer and Tile-setter, Grade 2, Department of Public Works, Tranquille.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1  (Male), Tabulation Division, Bureau of Economics and Statistics, Department of Trade and Industry, Victoria.
Inspector, Grade 1, Motor Carrier Branch, Public Utilities Commission, Vancouver.
Legal Stenographer, Supreme Court Registry, Vancouver.
Stationary Engineer, Grade 2, Home for the Aged, Terrace.
Carpenter (Maintenance), Home for the Aged, Terrace.
Occupational Therapist, Grade 3 (Director of Occupational Therapy), Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
' Stationary Engineer, Grade 3, Provincial Mental Hospital, New Westminster.
Senior Clerk, Grade 2, District Office, Forest Service, Prince Rupert.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Jericho Unit, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Vancouver.
Gardener, Grade 1, Provincial Mental Hospital, New Westminster.
Tax Auditor, Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Division, Vancouver.
Tax Auditor, Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Division, Victoria.
Deputy Business Manager (Senior Clerk, Grade 1), Provincial Mental Home,
Colquitz.
Stationary Engineer, Grade 2, Government Agency, Vancouver.
Chief Janitor, Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Electrical Inspectors, Grade 1 (5), Electrical Energy and Inspection Branch,
Department of Public Works, Vancouver.
Personnel Assistant or Senior Clerk, Grade 2 (Male), Civil Service Commission, Victoria.
Inspector, Motor Carriers, Grade 1, Motor Carrier Branch, Public Utilities
Commission, Vancouver.
Fire-fighter, Department of Health and Welfare, Tranquille Sanatorium.
Chief  Clerk,   Grade  2,  Tabulation  Division,  Hospital  Insurance  Service,
Victoria.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 2, Civil Service Commission, Victoria.
Steam-fitter, Tranquille Sanatorium, Department of Public Works. DD  16 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1 (Male), Government Travel Bureau, Department
of Trade and Industry, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerks, Grade 2 (five positions) (to act as section heads), Direct
Payment Division, Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Regional Representatives (Senior Clerks, Grade 1)   (two positions), Direct
Payment Division, Hospital Insurance Service, Cranbrook and Trail.
Senior Clerk, Grade 2  (District Registrar and Collector), Victoria district
office, Hospital Insurance Service.
Clerk-Typists, Clerks, Grades 1 and 2, Direct Payment Division, Hospital
Insurance Service, Victoria.
Secretarial  Stenographer,  Grade  2,  office  of the Assistant Commissioner,
Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerks, Grade 2 (five positions) (to act as section heads), Direct
Payment Division, Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Electrical Inspectors, Grade 1 (two positions), Electrical Energy and Inspection Branch, Department of Public Works, Vancouver.
Clerk-Stenographer, office of the Chief Mining Engineer, Department of Mines,
Victoria.
Secretary, Provincial Advisory Committee on Indian Affairs.
Senior Library Assistant, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Assistant Director, Land Utilization Research and Survey Branch, Department
of Lands, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Old-age Pension Board, Vancouver.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, office of the Director of School Radio
Broadcasts, Department of Education, Vancouver.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1 (Male), Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax
Division, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2  (Male), Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Division,
Victoria.
Janitor, Department of Public Works, Kamloops.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, office of the Deputy Minister of Health,
Victoria.
Audit Accountant, Grade 1, office of the Comptroller-General, Victoria.
Hospital Administrator Trainee, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Vancouver.
(Federal health grant position.)
Clerk, Grade 2, general office, Department of Finance, Victoria.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, office of the Business Manager, Provincial Mental
Hospital, Essondale.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, office of the Business Manager, Provincial Mental
Hospital, Essondale.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, office of the Registrar and Collector, Hospital
Insurance Service, Victoria.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 2, general office, Department of Finance,
Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Group Payment Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
Superintendent of Nurses, Grade 3a, Tranquille Unit, Division of Tuberculosis
Control, Department of Health and Welfare.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Registrar of Companies office, Department of
Attorney-General, Victoria.
Maintenance Engineer, Department of Public Works, Tuberculosis Hospital,
Vancouver.
Clerk, Grade 2, Hospital Claims Division, Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD 17
Research Assistant, Grade 1, Department of Health and Welfare, Victoria.
(Federal health grant position.)
Clerk, Grade 2, accounts office, Public Works Department, Essondale.
Senior Stenographer, general office, Department of Labour, Vancouver.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, district office, Hospital Insurance Service,
Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2 (Temporary) (six positions), Hospital Insurance Service,
Vancouver.
Cook, Grade 2, Provincial Home, Kamloops.
Chief Janitor, Grade 1, Government Agency, Nanaimo.
Divisional Engineer, Department of Public Works, Prince Rupert.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Jericho Unit, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Department of Health and Welfare, Vancouver.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2 (Supervisor), Allco Infirmary, Hospital Insurance
Service, Haney.
Clerk, Grade 2, Provincial Infirmary, Marpole.
Clerk, Grade 2 (Male Preferred), Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax
Division, Victoria.
Chief Clerk, Grade 2 (Purchasing and Stores Co-ordinator), Purchasing
Commission, Victoria.
Buying Agent, Grade 1, Purchasing Commission, Victoria.
Audit Accountant, Grade 4 (Hospital Accounting Inspector), Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Safety Responsibility Division, Motor-vehicle Branch, Department of Attorney-General, Victoria.
Switchboard Operator, Grade 2, Department of Public Works, Vancouver.
Clerk-Stenographer, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Apiary Inspection
Branch, Department of Agriculture, Vancouver.
Postal Clerk, Grade 1, Department of Finance, Victoria.
Audit Accountants, Grade 1, and Inspectors, Grade 1, Social Security and
Municipal Aid Tax Division, Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Prince
George, Kamloops, and Vernon.
Stenographer, Grade 2, for Provincial Advisory Committee on Indian Affairs,
Victoria.
Switchboard Operator, Grade 2 (Female), Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, New Westminster district office, Hospital Insurance Service.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Insane Estates Branch, Department of Municipal
Affairs, Victoria.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Direct Payment Division, Hospital Insurance Service,
Abbotsford.
Inspectors of Labour, Grade 1 (four positions), Department of Labour, Vancouver and Victoria.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, office of the Assistant Chief Forester,
Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1 (Issuer of Licences), Motor-vehicle Branch,
Department of Attorney-General, Vancouver.
General Foreman, Grade 2, Atlin-Prince Rupert Districts, Public Works
Department.
Senior Examiner of Titles, Land Registry Office, New Westminster.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Land Registry Office, New Westminster. DD 18 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Conciliation Officer, Grade 1, Conciliation Branch, Department of Labour,
Vancouver.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Management Division, Forest Service, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Bureau of Economics and Statistics, Department of Trade and
Industry, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1 (Temporary), Bureau of Economics and Statistics,
Department of Trade and Industry, Victoria.
Superintendent of Brokers, Department of Attorney-General, Victoria.
Cook, Grade 2, Provincial Mental Home, Colquitz.
Senior Stenographer, Industrial Conciliation Branch, Department of Labour,
Vancouver.
Senior Stenographer, Child Welfare Division, Social Welfare Branch, Vancouver.
Mechanic, Grade 5, Department of Public Works, Williams Lake.
Nursing Counsellor (Female), Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, Government House, Victoria.
Senior Clerk, Grade 2, Direct Payment Division, Hospital Insurance Service,
Victoria.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Text-book Branch, Department of Education, Victoria.
Staff Nurse, Grade 2, New Westminster Stationary Clinic, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Department of Health and Welfare. (Federal health grant
position.)
Clerk, Grade 2 (Temporary), office of the Public Relations Officer, Hospital
Insurance Service, Victoria.
Deputy Superintendent of Brokers, Department of Attorney-General, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2 (Cashier); Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1; Clerk,
Grade 2 (Accounts); Clerk, Grade 2 (Calculations), Social Security and
Municipal Aid Tax Division, Victoria.
Supervisor, Welfare Case Work, Department of Health and Welfare.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1 (Female), Provincial Laboratories, Department
of Health and Welfare, Vancouver.
Clerk, Grade 1 (Supervisor, Key-punch Operators), office of Comptroller-
General, Department of Finance, Victoria.
Chief Janitor, Grade 2, Government Agency, Department of Finance, Vancouver.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, office of the Departmental Comptroller,
Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, office of the Sheriff, Department of Attorney-General, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Equipment Branch, Department of Public Works,
Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Accounts Branch, Department of Public Works,
Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Surveyor of Taxes office, Department of Finance,
Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Mechanical Superintendent's Branch, Operations Division,
Forest Service, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Forest Service, Prince George.
Clerk-Stenographer, Accounts Branch, Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Clerk-Stenographer, Division of Laboratories, Department of Health and Welfare, Vancouver.
Chief Stationary Engineer, Department of Finance, Court-house, Vancouver. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD 19
Vacancies which were advertised publicly during the year are as follows:—
Radio Operator, Forest Service, Department of Lands and Forests, Nelson.
Stenographer, Grade 2, Social Welfare Branch, Department of Health and
Welfare, Pouce Coupe.
Clerk-Stenographer, Regional Development Division, Department of Trade and
Industry, Nelson.
Supervisor of Payroll Division, Hospital Insurance Service, Department of
Health and Welfare, Victoria.
Stationary Engineer, Grade 2, Home for the Aged, Terrace.
Carpenter (Maintenance), Home for the Aged, Terrace.
Occupational Therapist, Grade 3 (Director of Occupational Therapy), Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Psychiatric Nurses-in-training, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Medical Superintendent, Grade 1, Provincial Home for the Aged, Vernon.
Stenographer, Grade 1a or Grade 2, Social Welfare Branch, Department of
Health and Welfare, Prince George.
Stenographer, Grade 2, Social Welfare Branch, Department of Health and
Welfare, Vernon.
Inspector, Cow-testing Associations, Department of Agriculture, Victoria.
Radio Operator, Forest Service, Department of Lands and Forests, Nelson.
Stenographer, Grade 1a, Development and Extension Branch, Department of
Agriculture, Creston.
Stenographer, Grade 1a, Department of Finance, Lillooet.
Mechanical Engineer, Architectural Branch, Department of Public Works,
Victoria.
Seamstress, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Junior Draughtsman, Forest Service, Department of Lands and Forests, Nelson.
Tax Auditor (Inspector, Grade 1), Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax
Branch, Vancouver.
Tax Auditor (Inspector, Grade 1), Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax
Branch, Victoria.
Electrical Inspectors  (five positions), Electrical Energy Inspection Branch,
Department of Public Works, Vancouver.
Stenographer, Grade 1a, Development and Extension Branch, Department of
Agriculture, Quesnel.
Stenographers, Grades 1a and 2, for Provincial Government offices on Lower
Mainland.
Senior Mechanic, Business Machines  (Typewriter and Adding Machines),
Purchasing Commission, Department of Finance, Victoria.
Clerk-Typist, Government Agency, Department of Finance, Kamloops.
Entomologist, Department of Agriculture.
Studio Helper, Photographic Branch, Government Travel Bureau, Department
of Trade and Industry, Victoria.
Janitor-Engineer, Government Agency, Revelstoke.
Stenographer, Grade 1a, Development and Extension Branch, Department of
Agriculture, Smithers.
Dietitian, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Inspectors of Schools (three positions), Department of Education.
Physiotherapist (Female), Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Stationary Engineer, Grade 2, Department of Public Works, Allison Pass,
Hope-Princeton Highway.
Personnel Assistant (Male), Civil Service Commission, Victoria. DD 20 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Inspector, Motor Carriers, Grade 1, Motor Carrier Branch, Public Utilities
Commission, Vancouver.
Stenographers, Grades 1a and 2, for Provincial Government offices on Lower
Mainland.
X-ray Technician, Grade 2, Vancouver Unit, Division of Tuberculosis Control,
Department of Health and Welfare.
Supervisor (Chief Clerk, Grade 2), Tabulation Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
Instructor and Caretaker, Department of Mines office, Nelson.
Psychological Clinic Assistant, Provincial Mental Hospital, New Westminster.
Junior Clerks and Clerks, Grades 1 and 2, Forest Service, Prince Rupert.
Clerk-Stenographer, Cariboo Health Unit, Department of Health and Welfare,
Prince George.
Occupational Therapist, Grade 1, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Tranquille
Unit.
Stenographer, Grade 1a, Land Registry Office, Department of Attorney-
General, Kamloops.
Clerk, Grade 1 (Male), Department of Finance, Duncan Agency.
Junior Draughtsman, Forest Service, Department of Lands and Forests,
Kamloops.
Dietitian, School for Deaf and Blind, Vancouver.
Tabulation-machine Operators (Senior Operators and Operators, Grade 2),
Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Stenographer, Grade 1a, Department of Finance, Williams Lake Agency.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1 (Male or Female) (as Supervisor of Coding and
Key-punch Section), Mechanical Tabulation Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
Stenographers, Provincial Government Service throughout British Columbia.
Electrical Inspectors, Grade 1, Electrical Energy Inspection Branch, Department of Public Works, Vancouver.
X-ray Technician, Grade 1, Kootenay Travelling Clinic, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Department of Health and Welfare, Nelson.
Audit Accountant, Grade 4, Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Senior Library Assistant, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Utility Attendants; Cooks, Grade 1; Kitchen Helpers; one Registered Nurse;
and one Housekeeper, Home for the Aged, Terrace.
Junior Clerk, Grade A, Land Registry Office, Department of Attorney-General,
Kamloops.
Stenographer, Grade 2, North Okanagan Health Unit, Department of Health
and Welfare, Vernon.   (Federal health grant position.)
Instructor, Grade 4 (Primary Specialist), Vancouver Normal School, Department of Education.
Audit Accountant, Grade 1, office of the Comptroller-General, Department of
Finance.
Teachers, Grade 2 (two positions) (Female), Provincial Mental Hospital, New
Westminster.
Stationary Engineer, Grade 2, Government Agency, Department of Finance,
Prince Rupert.
Dietitian, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Senior Library Assistant, Public Library Commission, Prince George.
Public Health Nurses, Grade 1, Department of Health and Welfare.
Hospital Administrator Trainee, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Vancouver.
(Federal health grant position.) CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD 21
Stenographer, Grade 1a, office of District Horticulturist, Abbotsford.
Stenographers, for relief and permanent employment in the Vancouver district.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, Health Branch, Department of Health and
Welfare, Vancouver.    (Federal health grant position.)
Stenographer, Grade 1a, Government Agency, Department of Finance,
Smithers.
Stenographers, Grades 1a and 2, Williams Lake, Prince George, and Lillooet.
Janitor, Government Buildings, Department of Public Works, Creston.
Assistant Dyking Commissioner, Department of Lands and Forests, Victoria.
Apprentice Gardener and Apprentice Steam Engineer, Department of Public
Works, Victoria.
Registered Nurses for general staff duty, Division of Tuberculosis Control,
Vancouver and Tranquille Units.
Apprentice Gardeners, Department of Public Works, Vancouver and New
Westminster areas.
Drivers' Examiner, motor-licence office, Motor-vehicle Branch, Department of
Attorney-General, Vancouver.
Chief Janitor, Grade l, Government Agency, Department of Finance, Nanaimo.
Stenographer, Grade 1a, Land Registry Office, Kamloops.
Stenographer, Grade 1a, Central Vancouver Island Health Unit, Port Alberni.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Jericho Unit, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Department of Health and Welfare, Vancouver.
Junior Clerk, motor-licence office, Department of Attorney-General, Kimberley.
Purchasing and Stores Co-ordinator (Chief Clerk, Grade 2), Purchasing Commission, Department of Finance, Victoria.
Buying Agent, Grade 1, Purchasing Commission, Department of Finance,
Victoria.
Hospital Accounting Inspector (Audit Accountant, Grade 4), Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Stenographers, Grades 1a and 2, for the New Westminster and Lower Mainland areas.
Audit Accountants, Grade l, and an Inspector, Grade l, Social Security and
Municipal Aid Tax Division, Department of Finance, Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Prince George, Kamloops, and Vernon.
Launch Captain, Surveys and Mapping Service, Department of Lands and
Forests, Victoria.
Junior Clerks, Grade a, for employment in various departments in Vancouver
area.
Inspectors of Labour, Grade 1 (four positions), for the Department of Labour,
Vancouver and Victoria.
Stenographer, Grade 2, Land Registry Office, Kamloops.
Conciliation Officer, Grade 1, Conciliation Branch, Labour Relations Board,
Vancouver.
Stenographer, Grade 1a, Agricultural Development and Extension Branch,
Department of Agriculture, Creston.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Direct Payment Division, Hospital Insurance Service,
Abbotsford.
Junior Library Assistant, Provincial Library, Department of Education, Victoria.
Instructress, Girls' Industrial School, Department of Health and Welfare,
Vancouver.
Supervisor, Grade 1 (Female), Deaf and Blind School, Department of Education, Vancouver.
Public Health Nurses, Grade 1, Department of Health and Welfare. DD 22
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Stenographers, Grade Ia, for general placement in the Vancouver area.
Assistant Agricultural Extension Engineer, (Agriculturist, Grade 2), Department of Agriculture, Victoria.
Junior Clerks, Grade A, for general placement in the Vancouver area.
Nursing Counsellor, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Cook, Grade 1, Home for the Aged, Vernon.
Janitor, Government Agency, Department of Finance, Prince George.
Stenographer, Grade 2, Social Welfare Branch, Department of Health and
Welfare, Nanaimo.
Stenographer, Grade 1a, district office, Public Works Department, Rossland.
Stenographer, Grade 2, Central Vancouver Island Health Unit, Department of
Health and Welfare, Port Alberni.
Deputy Superintendent of Brokers, office of Superintendent of Brokers, Department of Attorney-General, Victoria.
Inspector of Hospital Accounting (Audit Accountant, Grade 3 or 4), Hospital
Insurance Service, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 1, Forest Service office, Department of Lands and Forests,
Nelson.
Occupational Therapist, Grade 1, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Tranquille
Unit.
Stenographers, Grades 1a and 2, and Typists, for general placement in Vancouver and Lower Mainland areas.
Occupational Therapist, Grade 1, Crease Clinic, Essondale.
2. Examinations
Written examinations continue to be held for all clerical classifications up to Clerk,
Grade 2, from which eligible lists are compiled.
Written examinations during the year were held as follows:—
Place
Date Held
Position
Victoria _
Victoria -
February 3rd, 1950..
January 25th, 1950.
April 26th, 1950	
Vancouver .
Victoria High School -
North Saanich High
School
Courtenay 	
Victoria
May 12th, 1950.
May 17th, 1950 -
May 19th, 1950.
May 26th, 1950 -
June 21st, 1950 .
Vancouver „
Vancouver ..
Victoria	
Vancouver.
Victoria	
Victoria -
Victoria (in-service)
June 16th, 1950	
July 14th, 1950..-.-	
August 23rd, 1950	
September 22nd, 1950
October 10th, 1950	
November 28th, 1950.
December 14th, 1950 -
Eligibility examinations for Typists (Female); Junior Clerks (Male
and Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female); Junior Clerks (Male and Female);
Clerks, Grade 1 (Male and Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female); Junior Clerks (Male and Female);
Clerks, Grade 1 (Male and Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female);   Junior Clerks (Male and Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Junior
Clerks (Male and Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Junior
Clerks (Male and Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female);   Junior Clerks (Male and Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female); Junior Clerks (Male and Female);
Clerks, Grade 1 (Male and Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female);   Junior Clerks (Male and Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female); Junior Clerks (Male and Female);
Clerks, Grade 1 (Male and Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female);   Junior Clerks (Male and Female).
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female); Junior Clerks (Male and Female);
Clerks, Grade 1 (Male and Female);  Junior Draughtsmen.
Typists (Female); Stenographers, Grade 1 (Female); Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female); Junior Clerks (Male and Female);
Clerks, Grade 1 (Male and Female).
Stenographers, Grade 2 (Female);   Clerks, Grade 1. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD 23
Number of Persons Examined and Qualifying in Victoria Area, 1950
Classification
Number
Examined
Number
Qualified
Per Cent
Qualified
Junior Clerks	
Clerks, Grade 1.
Typists _
Stenographers, Grade 1.
Stenographers, Grade 2.
Junior Draughtsmen	
Totals _	
468
279
276
126
98
32
1,279
342
201
192
80
76
18
~909~
73
72
66
63
77
56
~71~
" In-service" eligibility examinations have been instituted and will be held
periodically, to enable junior employees to qualify for promotions to Clerk, Grade 1,
or Stenographer, Grade 2, as vacancies arise. The first of such examinations was held
on December 14th with seventeen candidates writing, five of whom qualified as Clerk,
Grade 1, and one as Stenographer, Grade 2.
3. Training
An intensive training course for all supervisors was instituted in the summer of 1950,
and is being continued to cover all departments. Groups of approximately twelve supervisors, including senior departmental officials, are called together for one hour each day
for a week. The topics of discussion include human relations, public relations, discipline
and morale, instruction of employees, Civil Service regulations and procedures, improving
and rating efficiency, and communication with employees, etc. These courses are under
the guidance of Miss J. M. Campbell, of the Personnel Division, and include original
material obtained through research in this Division, as well as material already successfully used by the training divisions of other public-service agencies. Many favourable
comments already have been received, and it is apparent that these discussions are of
material value in improving the quality of supervision as well as mutual understanding
and co-operation between this Commission and the various departments.
Courses completed up to December 31st, 1950, are shown as follows:—
Department and Branch
Number of
Supervisors
Date
Agriculture, Victoria..
Attorney-General—
Administration.....
Companies.
Superintendent of Insurance-
Securities 	
Land Registry..
Motor-vehicle Branch-
Health and Welfare, Hospital Insurance Service, Vancouver-
Total	
6
5
3
2
9
37
27
101
June 19-23, inclusive.
September 18-22, inclusive.
November 20-December 8.
October 16-28, inclusive. DD 24
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4. Staff Turnover
During the year, this Commission has endeavoured to obtain more comprehensive
information as to reasons for staff separations, and a separation report is now submitted
by department heads for each employee leaving the Service.
An analysis of the separation reports received since September 23rd, 1950, is shown
in the table below, indicating the reasons for separation:—
Reason for Separation
Services
Satisfactory
Services Unsatisfactory
Total
Per Cent
of All
Separations
To further education  _
Marriage (female employees)..
Pregnancy
Required at home, or illness in family, or preferred part-time
employment	
Ill-health     .  	
Moved away from job locality-
Position redundant, laid off..
Unwilling to accept transfer or reduction  	
Critical of working-conditions or prospects of advancement	
Lack of transportation facilities, or for employment nearer home.
Felt unsuited or lacking in education for job requirement	
To accept other employment—
Armed Forces (permanent) 	
Auto court   	
Boarding or rooming house	
British Columbia Telephone Company..
British Columbia Power Commission —
City Welfare Department, Vancouver-
Federal Government Marine Service.	
Federal Health Grant position	
Gaol service  	
Library work
Medical practice	
Nursing (R.N. training)	
Nursing (staff or practical)	
Pulp, paper, logging, or allied industries-
Railway companies	
Sanitary inspection 	
Stenographic work :	
Teaching      	
Electronic engineering	
Unsatisfactory service, dismissed or requested to resign.
Reasons not stated or not clear  	
Totals :.	
46
41
4
23
37
40
10
2
3
2
9
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
6
1
1
3
3
1
52
39
18
49
43
4
25
40
42
11
2
3
2
9
2
3
6
1
1
3
3
1
— 33
39
70
372
13
12
1
7
11
11
3
0.5
1
0.5
2
9
10
_19_
Too"
In commenting on this analysis, the following points are observed:—
{a) The total number of separations listed here covers roughly one-quarter of
the year; hence, the number of separations per annum is estimated at
about 1,500, which is approximately 20 per cent of the total Civil Service
enrolment.
{b) The reasons for separation show considerable variety, thus indicating that
there is no major single reason causing employees to leave the Service.
It is interesting to note the relative order of importance of the reasons for
voluntary separations: (1) To further education; (2) marriage; (3)
moving from job locality; (4) ill-health; and (5) to accept other employment. If this information is valid, and there is every reason for accepting
it as such, the Civil Service may take some pride in the fact that there is
little cause for dissatisfaction, the main reasons for separation being in
keeping with normal expectations. Only a small proportion of Civil
Servants leave to take other employment,
(c) The fact that 19 per cent of separations reported were not classifiable, by
reason of insufficient information, indicates the need for further co- CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD 25
operation from the departments in ascertaining by an exit interview the
true causes of resignation and in reporting this as fully as possible on the
separation report. In this manner, sources of friction or dissatisfaction
may be identified and appropriate corrective action taken.
5. General
A considerable part of the work of the Personnel Division consists of advising
departmental officials on questions of personnel administration, interpretation of policy,
regulations, etc., counselling on individual problems, and also in interviewing and assisting
the public generally in matters within the scope of this Commission. Special attention
is given to the problems of veterans and handicapped persons. Acknowledgment is made
of the continued co-operation and assistance of the Federal Department of Veterans'
Affairs and the National Employment Service of Canada.
REPORT OF THE CLASSIFICATION OFFICER,
A. G. RICHARDSON, M.A.
The attached table indicates that there has been a considerable drop in the number
of reviews of classification and evaluation in 1950 as compared with 1949. This may be
attributed, in some measure, to the type of reviews conducted. In 1949 a great many
reviews were made of low-level positions, particularly in the Hospital Insurance Service.
In 1950 there were more reviews of higher-level positions, which require a longer period
of time to conduct. Also, in 1950, a system of establishment records and control was
set up, which has demanded some attention. This activity will be mentioned later.
A further contributing factor is the addition to staff of D. J. Slader, Personnel Assistant,
requiring some time to be allocated to his training.
The table indicates that there was a total of 697 reviews conducted in 1950, compared with 874 in 1949 and 492 in 1948. These totals include reviews of the evaluation
and classification of individuals resulting in a higher evaluation and an increase in salary,
amounting to 474 in 1950, 540 in 1949, and 351 in 1948; reviews of the evaluation and
classification of individuals resulting in a lower evaluation, though, in the great majority
of instances, no reduction in salary, amounting to 32 in 1950, 31 in 1949, and 9 in 1948,
a slight increase; reviews of the evaluation and classification of individuals resulting in
no change in classification and salary, amounting to 174 in 1950, 248 in 1949, and 63 in
1948, a decrease; reviews of the classification and evaluation of departmental positions,
including several employees, resulting in a higher evaluation and increases in salary,
amounting to 10 in 1950, 22 in 1949, and 6 in 1948, a considerable decrease; reviews of
the classification and evaluation of departmental positions, including several employees,
resulting in a lower evaluation but maintaining incumbents' salaries, amounting to 1 in
1950 and 5 in 1949, a decrease; and reviews of the classification and evaluation of
departmental positions, including several.employees, resulting in no change in evaluation
of salaries, amounting to 6 in 1950 and 28 in 1949, a considerable decrease.
A comparison of reviews conducted in the various departments of Government indicate that the greatest number were in the Hospital Insurance Service. This was also the
case in 1949. In the order of number of reviews conducted, the Health Branch was
second (third in 1949), the Public Works Department third (second in 1949), the Forest
Service fourth (ninth in 1949), the Lands Branch fifth (tenth in 1949), followed by the
Department of the Attorney-General (fourth in 1949), the Department of Finance (sixth DD 26 BRITISH COLUMBIA
in 1949), the Provincial Secretary's Department (fifth in 1949), the Department of
Education, the Welfare Branch, the Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and
Industry, Department of Labour, " Provincial Elections Act" staff, Department of
Municipal Affairs, Department of Mines, King's Printer, Public Utilities Commission,
Department of Railways, and the Department of Fisheries.
In addition to the reviews mentioned above, a number of classified positions were
deleted from the classification schedules and absorbed in other classified positions. These
were as follows:—
Director of Recreation.
Provincial Psychiatrist.
Clerk—Manuscript, Grade 1.
Clerk—Manuscript, Grade 2.
Helper—Studio, Grade A.
Watchman—Night.
Upholsterer—Apprentice, Grade A.
Supervisor of Claims (Hospital Insurance Service).
Mate—Purser, Grade 1 (Kelowna-Westbank Ferry).
Mate—Purser, Grade 2 (Kelowna-Westbank Ferry),
Gardener—Apprentice, Grade A.
Mechanic—Typewriter—Apprentice, Grade A.
Supervisor of Inspectors—Labour.
Commissioner—Superannuation—Deputy.
Mate—Second (Kootenay Lake Ferry).
Mate—Third (Kootenay Lake Ferry).
Seamstress.
Seamstress—Senior.
Seamstress—Helper.
Seamstress (Tuberculosis Unit, Vancouver and Jericho).
Inspector—Assistant—Home Economics (Educational Officer, Grade 5).
Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture.
Supervisor (Deaf and Blind School).
Supervisor—Probationary (Deaf and Blind School).
Director of Clinic.
Buying Agent—Chief.
Buying Agent, Grade 1.
Buying Agent, Grade 2.
Engineer—Mining—Assistant.
Engineer—Mining—Associate.
Engineer—Mining—Chief.
Engineer—Mining.
Dental Assistant, Grade A.
Executive Director (Hospital Insurance Service).
Nurse—Dental.
Supervisor of District Offices (Hospital Insurance Service).
Supervisor—Payroll Division (Hospital Insurance Service).
Supervisor—Machine Tabulation and Statistical Research (Hospital Insurance
Service).
Executive Director—Assistant (Hospital Insurance Service).
A number of new positions were defined, evaluated, and included in the classification
schedules, or assigned to existing position classifications as follows (the positions marked
with an asterisk are entirely new; those not marked are reclassified positions):— CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD 27
Department of Public Works
♦Painter—Sign, Grade 1.
*Painter—Sign, Grade 2.
* Painter—Sign—Helper.
♦Painter—Sign—Foreman.
♦Engineer—Traffic.
♦Engineer—Construction—Assistant.
*Engineer—Bridge—Assistant.
*Engineer—Bridge Designing—Chief.
* Janitor—Chief, Grade 3.
♦Operator—Switchboard, Grade 1.
* Operator—Switchboard, Grade 2.
*Operator—Switchboard, Grade 3.
♦Foreman—Bridge, Grade 1.
Mate—Purser (Kelowna-Westbank Ferry).
Mate (Kootenay Lake Ferry).
♦Tradesmen:  Twelve new positions included within institutional organizations.
Lands Service
♦Commissioner—Dyking.
♦Commissioner—Dyking—Assistant.
♦Engineer—Petroleum and Chief Sample Examiner.
Department of the Attorney-General
Censor of Moving Pictures—Assistant.
♦Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1.
Hospital Insurance Service
Chief Clerk, Grade 2 (Payroll Division).
Chief Clerk, Grade 2 (Tabulating Division).
Supervisor of Direct Payment and Collections Division.
Supervisor of Hospital Construction and Operation.
Supervisor of Group Payment and Tabulation.
Supervisor of Hospital Rates and Claims.
Supervisor—District:
♦Twelve positions in sections of Payroll Division.
♦Eight positions in District Office, Vancouver.
Department of Finance
♦Supervisor—District (Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax).
Buyer, Grade 1.
Buyer, Grade 2.
Buyer, Grade 3.
Chief Clerk, Grade 2 (Purchasing Commission).
Administrative Assistant, Grade 3 (British Columbia House, London).
Department of Labour
♦Secretary (Provincial Advisory Committee on Indian Affairs).
Supervisor of Labour Inspectors, Grade 1.
♦Supervisor of Labour Inspectors, Grade 2. DD 28 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Department of the Provincial Secretary
♦Chief Electoral Officer and Registrar-General of Voters.
Director of Mental Health Services.
Assistant Deputy Provincial Secretary and Deputy Superannuation Commissioner.
Director of Clinical Services.
Supervisor (Home for the Aged, Terrace).
Nurse—Psychiatric—Male—Deputy Chief (Terrace).
Terrace Home for the Aged:  Twenty-one positions classified and evaluated.
Clinical Director.
Director of Child Guidance Clinic.
Deputy Chief Nurse (Crease Clinic):   Three new positions.
Welfare Branch
♦Rehabilitation Officer.
Department of Education
Clerk—Manuscript.
Inspector—Home Economics (Educational Officer, Grade 5).
Supervisor, Grade 1 (Deaf and Blind School).
Supervisor, Grade 2 (Deaf and Blind School).
Department of Mines
Geologist—Assistant.
Geologist—Associate.
Geologist.
♦Engineer—Mineral, Grade 1.
♦Engineer—Mineral, Grade 2.
Chief (Mineralogical Branch).
Department of Agriculture
Horticulturist—Provincial.
Engineer—Agricultural Extension.
Engineer—Agricultural Extension—Assistant.
Department of Trade and Industry
♦Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1 (Travel Bureau).
♦Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1 (Bureau of Economics and Statistics).
Department of Municipal Affairs
♦Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1.
Several Departments
Barber, Grade 1.
Barber, Grade 2.
Apprentice—Trades.
Seamstress, Grade 1.
Seamstress, Grade 2.
Dental Assistant, Grade 1.
Dental Assistant, Grade 2.
Departmental or Branch Secretary. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD 29
A number of positions were discarded from the classification schedules entirely.
These are as follows:—
Clerk—Photograph, Grade 1.
Clerk—Photograph, Grade 2.
Clerk—Library.
Gardener—Lawns.
Hydrotherapist (Essondale).
Attendant—Deputy Chief and Steward (Colquitz).
Driver—Truck—Assistant and Relief Watchman.
Commissioner—Assistant (Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax).
Pharmacist—Apprentice.
Pharmacist—Apprentice, Grade A.
Clerk—Research.
Clerk—Research—Junior.
Maid (Deaf and Blind School).
Cook, Grade 1 (Public Works).
Cook, Grade 2 (Public Works).
Cook—Second (Public Works).
Chief of Party (Seasonal; Road Construction) (Public Works).
Draughtsman (Seasonal), Grade 1 (Public Works).
Draughtsman (Seasonal), Grade 2 (Public Works).
Chainman (Seasonal), Grade 1 (Public Works).
Chainman (Seasonal), Grade 2 (Public Works).
Instrument-man (Seasonal), Grade 1 (Public Works).
Instrument-man (Seasonal), Grade 2 (Public Works).
Leveller or Topographer (Seasonal), Grade 1 (Public Works).
Leveller or Topographer (Seasonal), Grade 2 (Public Works).
Rodman (Seasonal), Grade 1 (Public Works).
Rodman (Seasonal), Grade 2 (Public Works).
Engineer—Resident, Grade 1 (Seasonal) (Public Works).
Engineer—Resident, Grade 2 (Construction; Seasonal) (Public Works).
Engineer—Resident, Grade 3 (Construction; Seasonal) (Public Works).
Shirtmaker.
Driver and Assistant Technician—X-ray.
Inspector—Chief (Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax).
Instructor, Grade 1—Staff Nursing (Tranquille).
Instructor, Grade 2—Staff Nursing (Tranquille).
Gardener—Foreman (Pattullo Bridge).
Maintenance-man (Pattullo Bridge).
Foreman—Bridge, Grade 1 (Second Class).
Foreman—Bridge, Grade 2 (Second Class).
Inspector—Hospitals and Private Institutions—Chief.
Research Officer and Supervisor (Vancouver Office, Department of Labour).
Inspector and Resident Engineer—Mines, Grade 1a.
Inspector and Resident Engineer—Mines, Grade 2a.
Foreman—Tailor Shop (Colquitz).
Collector—Toll (Yale).
Collector—Toll—Head (Yale).
Engineer—Marine and Structural.
Field Assistant (Safety Branch).
Safety Adviser.
Safety Supervisor. DD 30 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Inspector—Departmental Institutions.
Recorder—-Assistant—Animal Brands.
Attendant—Utility (Mental Hospitals).
Supervising Compiler.
During the year a new card system of maintaining records was instituted, making it
possible to exercise a measure of control over the establishment of positions in departments and offices. This control of establishments has resulted in investigations into the
necessity for new positions within a particular organization. These are lengthy and time
consuming, since an intelligent recommendation cannot be made unless the investigator
is familiar with all procedures. In some instances, the requested additional positions
have been found to be unnecessary. In others, a reallocation of duties has been effected
to eliminate the requested positions. In connection with the organizational and establishment reviews, the assistance of specialists in the particular fields are solicited. In
several cases, these specialists have conducted the actual investigation, in co-operation
with the Civil Service Commission officials, as, for example, dietary staff at the Jericho
Unit conducted by Miss E. Love, dietitian, and the boiler-room staff at the Provincial
Mental Hospital, Colquitz, conducted by W. Mills, Architect Engineer in the Department
of Public Works. In the case of the former investigation, two positions were eliminated
entirely, and in the case of the latter, a requested additional fireman was found to be
unnecessary. It must be remembered that this is a new field and one in which we are
"feeling our way." A list of organizational and establishment reviews conducted
follows:—
(1) Chief Electrical Energy Inspector's Office, Vancouver.—The review was
conducted in co-operation with J. E. Moore, Chief Clerk in the accounts
office of the Department of Public Works. No major organizational
change resulted, though a clarification of duties and responsibilities was
made.
(2) General Office, Labour Relations Board, Victoria.—The review was conducted in co-operation with B. Goult, Chief Executive Officer of the
Labour Relations Board. Result showed this volume of business did not
indicate that the additional stenographer requested was necessary.
(3) Revenue Control Section, Hospital Insurance Service.—The review was
conducted by the Classification Officer; not as yet concluded.
(4) Record Division, Hospital Insurance Service.—The review was conducted
in co-operation with W. Oliver, head of Records Division; P. Thomas,
Supervisor of Payroll Division; and L. F. Detwiller, Commissioner of
Hospital Insurance Service. Results indicated a lack of proper channels
of authority and a revision was made to correct this; responsibility was
delegated to allow for proper supervision.
(5) Travel Bureau General Office.—The review was conducted in co-operation
with the Travel Bureau Commissioner, E. W. Evans. Result indicated
the necessity for reallocating duties and the including of a new supervisory
position.
(6) General Office, Horticultural Branch, Department of Agriculture.—
Pending.
(7) Boiler-room Staff, Provincial Mental Hospital, Colquitz.—The review was
conducted by W. Mills and indicated the requested additional fireman was
unnecessary.
(8) Dietary Staff, Jericho Tuberculosis Unit.—The review was conducted by
Miss E. Love, in co-operation with departmental officials, resulting in
reorganization of staff and elimination of two positions. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD 31
(9) Dietary Staff, Provincial Home, Kamloops.—The review was conducted
by Commission officials, indicating the necessity to employ an additional
kitchen helper.
(10) Vital Statistics Office, Vancouver.—The review was conducted by S. B.
Williscroft, Personnel Officer, which resulted in no major organizational
change.
(11) Tradesmen Staffs in Institutions.—A cursory review was conducted by
Commission officials into the necessity for employing additional trades
personnel.    Result indicated the departmental requests were justified. DD 32 BRITISH COLUMBIA
APPENDICES
APPENDIX A
Order in Council—Regulations re Canadian Army Special Force
To His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in Council:
The undersigned has the honour to report that the following regulations, relating to Provincial
Government employees enlisting with the Canadian Army Special Force, be made:-—
(1) All permanent employees, and all temporary employees holding positions which can be
considered of a permanent nature, may be treated as being on leave of absence without
pay from their civil positions for the period during which they are enlisted or enrolled
for service with the Canadian Army Special Force.
(2) The benefits of this Order shall not be extended to:—
(a) Any person who is not honourably discharged from the forces; or
(b) Any person who fails, within six months of the date of his discharge, to return
to the duties of his position or to make application to the Civil Service Commission for
appointment to a position, unless his failure to return is due to the fact that he has been
discharged to the Department of Veterans' Affairs and is still undergoing treatment. In
such cases, leave of absence shall be considered as not terminating until six months after
discharge from that department.
(3) The rights and privileges granted by these regulations are conditional upon each
employee obtaining permission to enlist from the head of the department in which he
is employed.
And that these regulations shall be deemed to be retroactive and to apply to Provincial Government employees who have enlisted or shall enlist in the Canadian Army Special Force on or after the
7th day of August, 1950.
Dated this 5th day of October, a.d. 1950.
WM. T. STRAITH,
Provincial Secretary.
Approved this 5th day of October, a.d. 1950.
WM. T. STRAITH,
Presiding Member of the Executive Council.
APPENDIX B
Order in Council—Amendment to Regulations re Canadian Army Special Force
To His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in Council:
The undersigned has the honour to report that Order in Council No. 2223, approved the 5th day
of October, 1950, made certain regulations relating to Provincial Government employees enlisting with
the Canadian Army Special Force:
And that it is desired to extend the privileges granted under said regulations to Provincial Government employees enlisting with the Active Armed Forces of Canada:
And to recommend that all privileges granted to Provincial Government employees who have
enlisted on or after the 7th day of August, 1950, or shall enlist, with the Canadian Army Special Force,
be extended to Provincial Government employees who have enlisted since the said date, or shall enlist,
with the Active Armed Forces of Canada.
Dated this 19th day of December, a.d. 1950.
WM. T. STRAITH,
Provincial Secretary.
Approved this 19th day of December, a.d. 1950.
H. ANSCOMB,
Presiding Member of the Executive Council. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT
DD 33
APPENDIX C—STATISTICS
Table I.—Enrolments in the Civil Service from 1933 to December 31st, 1950
Year Enrolment
1933-34  1,424
1934-35 .  1,484
1935-36 .  1,541
1936-37  1,607
1937-38  1,718
1938-39  1,889
1939-40 _•_  1,941
1940-41  1,951
1941-42  1,851
Year Enrolment
1942-43  1,822
1943-44  2,018
1944-45  2,159
April   1,   1945,  to  Dec.   31,
1946  4,664
1947  5,425
1948  6,417
1949-  7,345
1950   (2   under   sec.   2   (a),
"Civil Service Act")  7,694
Table II.—Appointments to the Civil Service from 1933 to December 31st, 1950
Year
Probationary
Temporary
Permanent
Total
1933-34  _	
1,230
9S4
170
248
258
279
297
328
342
356
352
474
491
547
2,058
2,048
2,041*
507
441
98
85
78
104
185
133
146
121
88
173
184
155
1,245
815
867
370
290
268
1934-35                         	
333
1935-36     *	
1936-37                            	
336
383
1937-38	
482
1938-39  	
461
1939-40   -	
488
1940-41                                         	
477
1941-42-	
440
1942-43    	
1943-44    	
647
675
1944-45       .
April 1st, 1945, to December 31st, 1946                                   ...    .
702
3,303
2,863
2,908
2,107
1,715
1947   	
1948  	
1949	
1950   _
* Included in this number are 1,062 appointments of a probationary nature.
Table III.—Number of Civil Servants Enrolled in Departments of Government as at
December 31st, 1950, According to Nature of Appointment and Sex
Department
Permanent
Probationary
Temporary
Total
M.
F.
T.
M.
F.
T.
M.
F.
T.
M.
F.
T.
1
90
256
127
336
4
557
43
636
40
16
828
29
801
6
41
1
3
40
160
168
203
1
968
39
118
20
8
556
33
97
2
39
3
4
130
416
295
539
5
1,525
82
754
60
24
1,384
62
898
8
80
4
7
17
11
26
51
59
4
88
2
42
2
5
30
27
21
180
2
28
2
262
5
26
2
12
47
38
47
231
2
87
6
350
7
68
4
	
2
4
94
1
1
11
14
1
1
9
4
18
336
3
2
16
1
5
__
1
9
6
22
430
4
2
1
27
1
19
1
1
97
273
140
366
4
702
43
696
44
17
927
31
857
6
44
1
3
46
199
199
242
1
1,484
41
149
24
8
834
39
128
2
41
3
4
143*
472
Education 	
Finance _ 	
Fisheries 	
339
608
5
2,186*
84
Lands and Forests 	
Mines 	
Municipal Affairs	
845
68
25
1,761
70
Public Utilities
985
8
85
Coal and Petroleum Control Board
4
Totals  	
3,812
2,458
6,270
309
590
899
128 I    395
1
523
4,249
3,443
7,692t
* Plus one under section 2 (a), " Civil Service Act."
f Plus two under section 2 (a), " Civil Service Act.,: DD 34
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Table IV.-
-Sick-leave Granted from October 1st, 1949, to September 30th,
According to Departments of Government
1950,
Department
Premier's Office
Agriculture
Days' Sick-leave
with Pay
275
Attorney-General    2,030]/4
Education   l,236Vi
Finance    2,481 Vi
Fisheries  	
Health   4,899'
Hospital Insurance   2,967
Labour        29 8 Vi
Lands and Forests  3,130
Mines       30m
Municipal Affairs         105^
Provincial Secretary  8,443
Public Utilities Commission        501
Public Works   3,296
Railways  18
Trade and Industry        521Vi
Welfare  2,470
Totals "  32,9741/2
Days' Sick-leave
without Pay
30
124
183
272
3,077
1,180
13
2211/2
10
1,903
1
307
221/2
312
7,656
An average of 5.3 days per employee—sick-leave with pay averages 4.3 days per employee and
sick-leave without pay averages 1 day per employee.
Table V.—Number of Civil Servants Appointed to Departments of Government from
January 1st to December 31st, 1950, Still on Staff at the End of the Year, According
to Nature of Appointment and Sex.
Department
Permanent
Probationary
Temporary
Total
M.
F.
T.
M.
F.
T.
M.
F.
T.
M.
F.
T.
Agriculture  	
1
3
11
20
1
7
1
3
45
17
3
1
13
5
14
58
5
6
1
59
1
5
1
1
2
16
5
25
78
6
13
1
4
104
1
22
4
1
7
14
11
23
43
43
2
81
2
26
1
5
28
22
19
165
2
28
1
248
4
25
2
12
42
33
42
208
2
71
3
329
6
51
3
1
54
1
4
13
1
6
2
13
189
2
2
5
3
6
2
14
243
2
2
1
9
1
8
17
11
35
117
1
50
3
4
130
2
56
5
6
47
29
46
412
7
36
3
1
312
5
33
3
1
14
64
40
Finance.     .   .         _
Health and Welfare 	
81
529
8
86
6
5
442
Public Utilities -
7
89
Trade and Industry —	
Coal and Petroleum Control Board
8
1
Totals	
112
170
282
253
549
802
74
222
296
439
941
1,380 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT
DD 35
Table VI.—Number of Civil Servants, According to Sex, Granted Permanent Appointments
in the Departments of Government during the Period January 1st to December 31st,
1950, and Still on Staff at the End of the Year.
(These figures include probationary appointments carried over from the previous year.)
Department
Male
Female
Total
Agriculture	
Attorney-General-
Education	
Finance	
Fisheries	
Health and Welfare .
Labour	
Lands and Forests..
Mines 	
Municipal Affairs—
Provincial Secretary-
Public Utilities	
Public Works	
Railways -
Trade and Industry 	
Coal and Petroleum Control Board-
Totals..
9
33
12
37
1
73
4
60
4
6
105
2
72
1
3
422
4
41
29
43
235
6
22
1
3
207
4
16
614
13
74
41
80
1
308
10
82
5
9
312
6
88
1
5
1
1,036
Table VII.—Number of Separations in 1950, According to Department of Government
Department
Superannuated
Resigned
Deceased
Dismissed
Temporary
Appointment, Work
Completed
Total
Agriculture —
Attorney-General-
Education 	
Finance	
Health and Welfare-
Labour	
Lands and Forests..
Mines	
Municipal Affairs	
Provincial Secretary-
Public Utilities	
Public Works	
Trade and Industry—
Totals-
11
6
41
13
52
38
70
494
10
60
6
1
281
10
73
17
1,125
28
24
45
1
11
4
22
106
2
12
1
1
6
2
10
1
179
15
68
47
105
620
14
82
9
2
328
12
97
19
1,418
Table VIII.—Civil Service Enrolment According to Certain Age Intervals, as at
December 31st, 1950
Interval
Male
Female
Total
Under 21              	
159
425
628
573
604
450
447
366
339
258
866
821
521
390
356
199
122
107
61
1,025
1,246
1,149
963
21-25              	
26-30                                    	
31-35	
36-40—  	
960
41-45	
649
46-50          .  	
569
51-55   -   	
473
56-60      	
400
61-64                       	
258
Totals                           	
4,249
3,443
7,692*
* Plus two under section 2 (a), "Civil Service Act.' DD 36
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Table IX.—Civil Service Enrolment According to Certain Annual Basic-salary
Intervals, as at December 3 1st, 1950*
$ 1,200 and under  753
$l,201-$l,500 .  1,690
1,501- 1,800  1,536
1,801- 2,000  908
2,001- 2,500  1,452
2,501- 3,000  648
3,001- 3,500  282
  166
  85
  76
  23
  23
  24
  12t
  14t
3,501- 4,000 ....
4,001- 4,500....
4,501- 5,000—
5,001- 5,500—..
5,501- 6,000—
6,001- 6,500.....
6,501- 7,000......
7,001 and over-
Total—
7,692
* In addition, cost-of-living bonus amounting to 30 per cent of basic salary to a maximum of $576 per annum is
currently paid " across the board."
t Plus two under section 2 (a), " Civil Service Act."
Table X.—Basic Annual Salary Commitment According to Classification Groups,
as at December 3 1st, 1950
Number of
Group Employees
Administrative (AD)         84
Clerical (CL)  2,941
Executive (EX)  :        18
Manual (ML)   1,073
Professional (PR)   1,161
Technical (TE)  2,409
Miscellaneous, pending classification   6
Totals
7,692
Total Amount of
Basic Salary
Involved*
$310,500
4,679,880
129,600
1,932,835
3,448,830
4,732,740
19,940
$15,254,325
Exclusive of cost-of-living bonus. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT DD 37
Table XI.—Distribution of Appointments by Position Classification Initiated
and Tabulated in the Vancouver Office
1. Attendant  .  1
2. Assistant Bacteriologist  8
3. Bacteriologist   1
4. Cleaner   26
5. Clerk, Grade 1   12
6. Clerk, Grade 2 :  6
7. Clerk—Intermediate, Grade 1   1
8. Clerk—Intermediate, Grade 2    2
9. Clerk-Typist  .  103
10. Clerk-Stenographer   4
11. Collection Interviewer—Hospital Insurance Service  6
12. Coppersmith   1
13. Dairyman   1
14. Dietitian   2
15. Drivers' Examiner .  2
16. Drivers' Examiner—Student  1
17. Engineer—Third Class :  5
18. Engineer—Fourth Class  2
19. Gardener  .  2
20. Glassware Cleaner   5
21. Handy Man i 1
22. Housekeeper   1
23. Industrial Therapist .  1
24. Inspector—Electrical .  5
25. Instructress—Girls' Industrial School   2
26. Janitor   10
27. Junior Clerk  12
28. Kitchen Help—Female  .  38
29. Kitchen Help—Male  .  5
30. Laboratory Assistant  11
31. Labourer  .  1
3 2. Linenkeeper   1
33. Maid  .  9
34. Nurse Aide   19
35. Nurse—Matron .  1
36. Nurse, R.N .  19
37. Operator—Comptometer   2
38. Operator—Graphotype   2
39. Operator—Switchboard   2
40. Orderly   15
41. Painter .  1
42. Pharmacist—Apprentice       1
43. Public Health Nurse   1
44. Physiotherapist   1
45. Seamstress   2
46. Secretarial Stenographer   3
47. Senior Library Assistant  1
48. Senior Stenographer, Grade 1  2
49. Stenographer, Grade 1   41
50. Stenographer, Grade 2  43
51. Stenographer—Legal    1
52. Supervisor—Deaf and Blind School  5
53. Teacher   5
54. Waitress  3
55. Ward Assistant   31
56. Watchman   2
57. Window Cleaner  1
58. X-ray Technician .  3
Total  495 DD 38
BRITISH COLUMBIA
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