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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Civil Service Commission
REPORT
FROM JANUARY 1st TO DECEMBER 31st
1951
VICTORIA, B.C.
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
1952  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, 1951.
WM. T. STRAITH,
Provincial Secretary.
Victoria, B.C., January, 1952. 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, 1951.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
H. M. MORRISON,
Chairman, Civil Service Commission.
Victoria, B.C., January, 1952. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Chairman: Hugh M. Morrison.        Member: J. V. Fisher.
Administrative Assistant: A. Partridge.
PERSONNEL STAFF
Chief Personnel Officer: R. L. W. Ritchie.
Classification Officer: A. G. Richardson.
Personnel Officer, Vancouver: S. B. Williscroft.
Personnel Officer: J. Meryl Campbell.
Personnel Assistant: D. J. Slader.
CLERICAL STAFF
Miss M. Dixon. Miss D. Thorpe.
Mrs. G. Knott. Mrs. Agnes DeGruchy.
Miss E. Wood. Mrs. M. K. Ross.
Mrs. M. Yole. Miss J. McCuaig.
Mrs. G. Brule. Miss D. Claydon.
Miss M. Clapp. Miss A. Beattie.
Miss S. Ford. Mrs. B. MacArthur.
Miss P. Hearle. Miss Beverley Meyers.
Mrs. T. Hole. Miss Violet McBeth.
Vancouver Office
Miss M. M. Paton. Miss J. M. Pederson. Example of Civil Service vacancy notice.    Promotion through open competition
is fostered and encouraged.   See page 11.
Important.—In order to ensure all notice possible, this poster should be displayed
in a conspicuous place immediately on receipt.
for service-wide posting. X^sSs April 18th, 1952
Civil Service Commission
POSITION    VACANT
ATTENTION—CIVIL SERVANTS
Applications from qualified Civil Servants are invited for the positions of:
INTERMEDIATE CLERKS, GRADE 1  (two positions) for the Department of
Agriculture, Victoria.
SALARY:   $214.50 rising to $258 per month, including Cost-of-living Bonus.
One position is in the office of the Director of Development and Extension,
one in the Horticultural Branch. Both involve supervision of records, completion
of summary reports and similar data; to assist in the maintenance of a reference
library and press clippings; to prepare and check vouchers, requisitions, and statements, etc.; dealing with routine correspondence; supervision of small staff;
related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS.—High School graduation or equivalent; good knowledge of
office practices and procedures; preferably knowledge of agricultural matters;
at least 5 years' clerical experience, preferably in work related to agriculture.
Applications to be made in writing and submitted to the Chairman, Civil
Service Commission, Victoria, NOT LATER THAN MAY 3rd,  1952.
COMPETITION No. 52-136 When applying for this position please
refer to the competition number. CONTENTS
Page
Report of the Civil Service Commission     9
Report of the Chief Personnel Officer  16
Report of the Classification Officer ,.  25
Appendix A.—Order in Council—Regulations re Sick-leave  31
Appendix B.—Order in Council—Regulations re Cost-of-living Bonus  31
Appendix C.—Statistics  32  Report of the Civil Service Commission
Pursuant to Section 7 of the " Civil Service Act," from
January 1st to December 31st, 1951
GENERAL
The inflationary economic curve continued its upward climb during 1951, the
economic index rising from 171.1 to 191.1, a rise of 20 points. This, with the accompanying general economic expansion, resulted in another year of keen activity for the Civil
Service Commission and its staff. The utmost effort was exerted to keep abreast of the
increased flow of work, which at all times must be handled accurately and promptly.
In addition to its usual activities of recruitment, promotion selection, training, position
classification and related activities, and employee relations, the Commission was requested
by the Executive Council to conduct general surveys throughout the Civil Service for the
purpose of checking sizes of staffs.
The Commission held frequent meetings throughout the year, and, in addition, each
member reviewed numerous reports for final consideration and disposal. From time to
time, certain Deputy Ministers and other officials were interviewed in order to discuss
matters affecting employee classification, departmental establishments, and other personnel problems. Representatives from various employees' associations were received to
hear representations covering a wide field of conditions of employment and classification.
AMENDMENTS AND REGULATIONS TO THE "CIVIL
SERVICE ACT "
By Order in Council No. 2478/51 {see Appendix A), the regulations governing
sick-leave were amended to stipulate the rate at which sick-leave may be granted during
the first six months of service. This Order also amended the sick-leave regulations by
applying sick-leave under the sections governing Workmen's Compensation and veterans'
cases to employees whose positions are of a permanent nature (excluding probationary
employees).
By Order in Council No. 1643/51 {see Appendix B), the cost-of-living bonus to
employees of the Provincial Government was increased, effective April 1st, 1951, in
accordance with a table of rates providing a cost-of-living bonus of 43 per cent of basic
salary, rising to a maximum bonus of $68 per month payable on salaries of $160 per
month and up.
RECRUITMENT AND PERSONNEL SERVICES
Appointments and Turnover Rate
During the year, 2,130 new (that is, probationary and temporary) and confirmed
permanent appointments (that is, employees who have successfully completed probationary periods in 1951) were made to the Civil Service {see Table II, Appendix C). There
were 1,963 separations between January 1st and December 31st, 1951, as against 1,418
separations in 1950 {see Table VII, Appendix C). In the same period, 887 gained
permanent appointment to the Service {see Table VI, Appendix C). This latter figure
includes probationary appointments carried over from 984 probationary employees
appointed in 1950. Of the 2,130 new appointments, 1,191 were probationary and 600
were temporary {see Table II, Appendix C).   Thus, there were 1,791 new appointments HH 10 BRITISH COLUMBIA
to the Service in 1951, being 22.4 per cent of the total enrolment of 7,994 as at December
31st, 1951. This 22.4-per-cent turnover rate for 1951 is a rough indication of the holding
power of the Service. During the past year, the holding power appeared not to be as
great, the turnover rate increasing from 18.5 to 22.4 per cent:—
Year
1947	
Percentage
Turnover
___  37
____ 31.7
  23.6
Year
1950	
Percentage
Turnover
  18.5
1948	
1951	
  22.4
1949	
The Chief Personnel Officer, in his report (page 16), presents an analysis of the
reasons given for leaving the Service.    He gives the relative order of occurrence as
IOllOWS. Percentage of Separations
1951 1950
To accept other employment  20 9
Unsatisfactory services  17 10
Marriage and home, etc  15 20
Moving from job locality  14 11
To further education  13 13
111 health  8 11
Miscellaneous reasons or unknown  13 26
Totals  100 100
The second column of the above tabulation affords a comparison with 1950. The
increase of from 9 per cent to 20 per cent for those seeking employment elsewhere may
be noted. This latter figure is not 20 per cent of the entire Civil Service enrolment, but
only 20 per cent of the 1,963 separations from the Service. The percentage, the 350 who
left to accept other employment, of the 7,994 total enrolment is 4.4.
Of the total number of temporary and probationary male appointments made during
the year and still on staff as at December 31st, 1951, 55.5 per cent were veterans with
war service {see Table XI, Appendix C). Sixty-one per cent of the 4,394 males in the
Civil Service are veterans {see Table XII, Appendix C).
SEPARATIONS
There were 1,963 separations from the Civil Service during the year. An analysis,
according to departments, is given in Table VII, Appendix C. Fifty-three 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 $32,643. Resignations amounted to 1,641; deaths in the Service, 14;
dismissals, 66;  completions of temporary appointments, 189.
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  43
(2) Number of Civil Servants who were suspended from duty,
but not dismissed  12
(3) Number of Civil Servants who were dismissed  66
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY EXAMINATIONS
General stenographic and clerical examinations for the establishment of eligibility
lists in the junior classifications were held quite frequently in Victoria. In Vancouver it
was found to be impossible to maintain lists for any practical period of time. Hence,
applicants were examined constantly in the Commission's Vancouver office.    Interior CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 11
points were served through the never-failing and courteous assistance of Government
Agents who, when necessary, conducted examinations.
The Chief Personnel Officer, in his report, states that 929 persons were examined in
Victoria, of which 621, or 67 per cent, qualified (as against 71 per cent in 1950). In the
Vancouver area, as reported by the Vancouver office, 347 persons were examined, of
which 307, or 88 per cent, qualified.
PROMOTIONAL POLICY
The policy of employee promotion, instituted officially last year, has been operated
quite satisfactorily. During 1951, 269 vacancies were advertised for employee competition. Of these, 87 per cent were filled from within the Service and 13 per cent from
without the Service. The Chief Personnel Officer, in his report, draws attention to some
problems which, through usage, no doubt will be satisfactorily solved in the interests of
both management and employee. His remarks on the necessity of pursuing an aggressive
and sound training programme to correlate with the promotional policy are quite pertinent.
IN-SERVICE TRAINING
The usual training courses, conducted by various departments and referred to in
previous Annual Reports of this Commission, were continued throughout the year. The
intensive supervisory courses, conducted by Personnel Officer Miss J. Meryl Campbell,
are continuing, despite some retardation caused by the excessive pressure of other work
demanding immediate attention. A start with these courses was made in Vancouver.
They were well received. The Civil Service Commission regrets keenly that this
important programme has suffered from so much retardation.
THE VANCOUVER OFFICE
The main functions of this office are as follows:—
(1) Recruiting personnel for clerical and institutional positions.
(2) Acting on " promotional panels " from time to time.
(3) Conducting investigations pertaining to recommendations for dismissals
from the Civil Service.
(4) Assessing positions for classification purposes.
(5) Conducting surveys as they affect the organization of departments.
(6) Providing information to Government officials and personnel relative to
the provisions of the " Civil Service Act " and its regulations.
This office referred 640 candidates, who subsequently gained appointments, to
supervisory officials of the institutions and offices, as compared with 495 in 1950 and 478
in 1949. A detailed list is given in Table XIII, Appendix C. This number does not
include persons referred to officials as a result of requests for immediate assistance of a
temporary nature.
Despite the temporary cessation of maintaining eligible lists for stenographic-clerical
positions, " all applicants seeking employment in clerical positions were subjected to
standardized examinations." The Personnel Officer believes that these examinations have
proved their worth, " as a negligible percentage of appointees of the past year have been
unsatisfactory to date."
Mr. Williscroft, as a member of the standing promotion panel in the Mental Health
Services, reports that sixty-two appointments resulted during the year in this Branch of
the Service. He states that " it appears indicative of the unprejudiced judgment of the
panel that none of its recommendations resulted in the submission of grievances by any
of the applicants."   The Personnel Officer generally reports:—
" The increased number of transfers of Civil Service personnel handled by this office
resulted, in the main, from the reorganization of two departmental offices on the Mainland. HH  12 BRITISH COLUMBIA
During the summer, the offices of the Child Welfare Division, Department of Welfare,
moved to Victoria, and later the office staff of the Hospital Insurance Service was reduced.
To date, other employment has been arranged for suitable members of these staffs
requesting transfer. In addition, seven employees were transferred to other positions as
a result of pleas made on compassionate grounds.
"The 'labour pool' instituted during 1949 in conjunction with the Division of
Tuberculosis Control continued to function satisfactorily during the past year, although
the general shortage of labour on the Mainland strained its functions at times. It is
anticipated that, as a result of the employment of a Personnel Assistant in the Division,
completely new recruiting procedures will be instituted during the coming year on a
basis of more direct liaison established between that official and this office. If such new
procedures prove to be satisfactory, attempts will be made to have them enlarged to
embrace the Provincial Laboratories, the Division of Venereal Disease Control, and the
Mainland institutions of the Mental Health Service.
"During 1951, this office provided assistance to the Classification Officer by
investigating a total of forty-three positions concerning individuals who had made requests
to have their positions reviewed. In addition, twenty-one investigations were conducted
in respect to general office organizations, staff surveys, and personnel grievances. Some
of these, as they concerned such organizations as Oakalla Prison Farm and the Home
for the Aged, Vernon, resulted in considerable change among former establishments while
others resulted in staff reductions when it was found that more efficient methods of work
production could be introduced. For example, five positions were deleted from one
departmental establishment when it was determined that the work involved was not of
sufficient quantity to warrant full-time employment for five incumbents, and that it could
be performed more efficiently by hiring part-time workers on a casual basis as they were
required.
"As during past periods, this office continued to act as a source of advice and
assistance to Government officials on the Mainland during 1951 on matters relating to
personnel administration and Civil Service Commission policy. To provide such assistance in its maximum scope, arrangements were made with the Public Works Department
and with the Hospital Insurance Service for the use of their teletype facilities as required.
The co-operation extended by these Departments has allowed this office to expand its
services and to provide quick advice on many matters that previously would have been
dependent on mail services."
CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY PLAN
The Lieutenant-Governor in Council approved recommendations from this Commission, instituting a more logical and consistent pay plan for the Civil Service, effective
on April 1st, the date upon which a further increase in the cost-of-living bonus was granted
{see Appendix B). One hundred and ninety-one salary ranges were reduced to fifty-eight,
with certain systematic percentage rates between minima and maxima, and between the
various pay levels. In addition, the " time span " of the salary ranges was reduced from
eight years to five years, thus eliminating the " skip year " principle; that is, the spreading
of five increases over eight years. All increases now are annual. Salaries without ranges
are fitted into this structure, at the minimum of the pay levels. The Civil Service pay plan
is shown in Table XIV, Appendix C.
At the time of the pay-plan revision and cost-of-living bonus addition, all Civil
Service salaries were checked with prevailing rates of fair employers, with the result that
some reallocations on the pay plan were recommended and approved, particularly with
respect to senior administrative and professional classes, which of late years are becoming
more and more pressed against the ceiling of the salary structure. It now is generally
recognized that Civil Service salaries must neither walk ahead of public opinion nor lag CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 13
behind it, but must occupy an appropriate position in the ranks of fair employers. The
reasons are plain, and a comparison of British Columbia Civil Service salaries with those
of private employers in this Province indicates that this policy has been followed to a
satisfactory degree in the Provincial Public Service.
The median gross salary (including cost-of-living bonus) in the Civil Service is $228
per month, and the median gross salary range is $200.20 to $243 per month. According
to Table IX, Appendix C, 10 per cent receive gross monthly salaries of over $318;
5 per cent over $368; 3.6 per cent over $418; 1.6 per cent over $468; 1.1 per cent over
$518; and 0.4 per cent over $568. About 90 per cent receive gross monthly salaries less
than $319; 77 per cent less than $269; 20 per cent less than $214.93; and 28 per cent
less than $179.18.
The Classification Officer reports {see page 25) an increase of about 30 per cent
of reviews over the number for the previous year. A tabulation of various kinds of
reviews and action taken is given in Table XV, Appendix C.
It will also be noted that, upon the request of the Department concerned, several
reviews of non-Civil Service establishments were made, as follows: Game Branch,
Attorney-General's Department; Gaol Service, Attorney-General's Department; Sheriffs,
Attorney-General's Department; Rentals Control Board office in Vancouver, Department
of Labour (upon transference from Federal Government); and Cancer Institute staff in
Vancouver (upon request of Department of Health).
DEPARTMENTAL ESTABLISHMENTS
The system of centralized card recording of Department staffs, described in our
1950 Report, continues in successful operation. In midsummer, this Commission was
given the task of surveying the entire Civil Service staff. The work has been carried on by
the technical staff, under the direction of the Classification Officer. This officer in his
report (page 29) outlines the work accomplished at the end of the year. Although
economies have been effected, no figures are given here, as the work still is in progress.
The Commission's approach to this task was first to use the reports of the
management firm of Stevenson & Kellogg as " springboards," in the departments where
such reports have been submitted. This Commission would like to record, at this
juncture, appreciation for the splendid and whole-hearted co-operation it has received
from the various departments and Deputy Ministers.
This type of work essentially is management engineering, and requires trained
personnel for the achieving of the greatest results. We are convinced that economies
could be achieved, particularly by instituting systems of work simplification in such large
operations as hospitals, institutions, and big accounting systems. It is obvious, as stated
in previous reports, that there should be a division on organization and methods, headed
by a competent and experienced management engineer. Such a division would operate in
co-ordination with the present Classification Division. Its members (probably two
technicians) would constantly operate in the field. Also, it would give the Commission
greater technical support when advising the Government in connection with section 15
of the " Civil Service Act."
SICK AND SPECIAL LEAVE
During the year October 1st, 1950, to September 30th, 1951, some 50,091 days'
sick-leave were granted, 40,659V^ with pay and 9,43\Vi without pay, an average of 6.2
days per Civil Servant enrolled as of December 31st, 1951, as compared with an average
of 5.3 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 to 212 cases. HH 14 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Special leave for the purpose of training and study, some with the assistance of
Federal health grants, was granted to fifty-one employees, and forty-six were granted
leave for military training.
Thirty-five employees are on leave of absence, serving in various units of the Armed
Forces of Canada, under the provisions of Orders in Council Nos. 2223/50 and 2857/50,
and fiv.e Civil Servants were granted leave to serve with United Nations organizations.
Effective October 1st, 1951, the recording of vacation and sick leave, which
heretofore had been maintained in the office of the Commission, was delegated to the
various departments, each department being furnished with an up-to-date record of the
sick-leave to the credit of each employee. All such recording is subject to periodic
inspection by the Commission. It is considered that this important change will eliminate
duplication of records and also a vast amount of correspondence.
GRIEVANCES
Two formal grievances were heard during the year. A senior official presented
one in respect to the allocation of his position on the salary plan. Upon appeal from
this Commission's decision, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council upheld the official's
contention.
The other grievance was presented on behalf of an employee by the B.C. Government
Employees' Association in respect to a promotional competition. At time of writing this
Report (January 15th), the Commission had not rendered its review decision.
RECORDS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS
The recording section of the Commission's staff was faced with the gigantic task of
issuing revised appointment notices to all Civil Servants consequent upon the implementation of the revised pay plan and revised allocations. Through the use of sustained effort
and overtime work, the task was completed by November 15th. The Commission is
appreciative of the excellent loyalty and support given by its clerical staff in this
connection.
An important step was taken by the Commission in the issuance of a " Manual of
Personnel Administration " for the guidance of Departmental Personnel Officers and
others, whose duties are of an administrative nature. The manual, compiled by the
Commission's Administrative Assistant, Arthur Partridge, contains all pertinent information governing Civil Service procedure, including the regulations made pursuant to the
" Civil Service Act."   It has received very favourable comment from many sources.
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Relations with the various employee associations continue generally on a high plane.
The doors of this Commission continually are open to their representatives and also to
individual employees who seek advice and guidance.
It is regretted that the programme begun in 1950, of visiting employees in points
distant from Victoria and Vancouver, had to be dropped during 1951 because of the
excessive pressure of other duties. The Commission hopes to have these visits resumed
as soon as possible.
CHANGES IN COMMISSION AND STAFF
E. W. Griffith submitted his resignation to the Government in early January of 1951.
The contributions which Mr. Griffith has made to the Civil Service are generally recognized, particularly during his years of service as member of two committees which led to
the present modern system of Civil Service, and as a charter member of the Civil Service
Commission as constituted under the " Civil Service Act" of 1945. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 15
The Commission was happy to recommend and have effected the promotion of
Miss J. Meryl Campbell from Personnel Assistant to Personnel Officer, Grade 1.
Towards the end of the year, when work on the revised pay plan had been completed,
and with the decentralization of sick-leave recording, it was found possible to effect a staff
reduction of four positions.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Commission desires to express its appreciation of the co-operation given in its
work by the various departments of Government, by Federal and Provincial Civil Service
Commissions, and by various other Governmental officials. The great assistance rendered
by Government Agents in conducting local clerical examinations again is noted with
thanks. Finally, appreciation is expressed to each member of its technical and clerical
staff for efficient and loyal support during a year in which duties were particularly heavy.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
H. M. Morrison,
Chairman.
J. V. Fisher,
Member. HH 16 BRITISH COLUMBIA
REPORT OF THE CHIEF PERSONNEL OFFICER,
R. L. W. RITCHIE, B.A.
1. Recruitment
Vacancies above the " beginning levels " continue to be posted for the benefit of
in-service applicants, and the greater number of positions are filled by promotion, as
Shown by the following table:  Number Per Cent
Positions posted in 1951  269
Positions filled by in-service appointments  206 87
Positions filled by outside appointments     31 13
This is evidence that the promotional policy is functioning effectively, and the fact
that a large number of Civil Servants were able to qualify successfully reflects credit on
the Service as a whole. The proportion of " outside " appointments largely is made up
of positions requiring special or technical qualifications not usually obtainable within the
Service.
Response to postings generally is good, and selection panels frequently are faced
with difficult decisions among a group of candidates of high calibre.
Certain problems have arisen in connection with the promotional policy, some of
which still are in the process of solution. One of the immediate effects of the policy has
been to limit the number of opportunities for applicants outside the Service, apart from
very junior positions. As the in-service candidate with minimum qualifications receives
preference over outside applicants, there is a danger that the Service may be deprived of
persons with outstanding qualifications while tolerating the mediocre. However, this
situation may be modified by two courses of action:—
(1) By improving and strengthening the selection processes at beginning levels.
At the present time, difficulty still is encountered in obtaining a sufficient
number of young single male applicants for junior positions in order to
make positive selection possible.
(2) By a more active and vigorous training programme to develop to the fullest
extent the potential of each employee. This is being developed and
encouraged, although at present the facilities of this Commission are
limited, and the ultimate obligation for staff training rests with the
individual departments.
Further problems in the administration of promotional policy are receiving attention
—for example, the emphasis to be given seniority; departmental preference; the extent
of distribution of posting notices; the constitution of examining panels and procedures
when panels fail to agree, etc. An expeditious and effective administration is being
developed in this regard.
" Beginning level " positions continue to be filled from eligible lists. Written
examinations are held for all clerical classifications up to Clerk, Grade 2. Civil Servants
may take any qualifying examination on request and, if successful, are placed on in-service
eligibility lists.
The following positions were posted for competition within the Service during 1951;
those marked with an asterisk also were publicly advertised:—
Assistant Bridge Engineer, Department of Public Works, Victoria.
*Assistant Comptroller of Hospital Accounting, Hospital Insurance Service,
Victoria.
Assistant Foreman Gardener, Department of Health, Tranquille.
Assistant Forester, Grade 3, Management Division, British Columbia Forest
Service, Victoria.
Assistant Paving Engineer, Surfacing Engineer's Office, Department of Public
Works, Vancouver. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 17
♦Assistant Photographer, Public Relations Division, British Columbia Forest
Service, Victoria.
Assistant Right-of-way and Claims Agent, Department of Public Works,
Victoria.
Assistant Superintendent of Farms, Colony Farm, Essondale.
Assistant  Supervisor of Municipalities,  Department of Municipal Affairs,
Victoria.
*Audit Accountant,  Grade 2, Accounts Division, British Columbia Forest
Service, Victoria.
Audit Accountant, Grade 3, Accounting Branch, Department of Education,
Victoria.
*Audit Accountant, Grade 2, Hospital Finance Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
* Audit Accountants, Grade 1 (three positions), Social Security and Municipal
Aid Tax Branch, Department of Finance, Vancouver.
♦Auditor, Utilities Investigations, Public Utilities Commission, Victoria.
Barber, Grade 1, Provincial Home, Kamloops, Department of Welfare.
♦Butcher and Instructor, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Carpenter, Department of Public Works, Tranquille.
Chief Clerk, Supreme and County Courts, Department of Attorney-General,
Vancouver.
Chief Dietitian, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Chief Dietitian, Pearson Hospital.
Chief Dietitian, Tranquille Sanatorium.
Chief Janitor, Grade 1, Government Agency, Department of Finance, Nanaimo.
Chief Janitor, Grade 1, Department of Public Works, Vancouver.
Chief Janitor, Grade 2 (night), Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Chief Janitor, Grade 2 (day foreman), Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Chief Janitor, Grade 2, Provincial Infirmary, Marpole, Hospital Insurance
Service.
Chief Stationary Engineer, School for the Deaf and the Blind, Vancouver.
Chief Stationary Engineer, Victoria Normal School, Department of Public
Works.
Clerk, Grade 2, Surveyor of Taxes Office, Department of Finance, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Group Payment Division, Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Provincial Infirmary, Marpole, Hospital Insurance Service.
Clerk, Grade 2 (two positions), Direct Payment Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Old-age Pension Board, Department of Health and Welfare,
Vancouver.
Clerk, Grade 2, Supreme and County Court Registry, Department of Attorney-
General, Vancouver.
Clerk, Grade 2, Accounting Branch, Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Registration and Exemptions Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Office of the Comptroller-General, Department of Finance,
Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2 (two positions), Direct Payment Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Branch, Department of
Finance, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Group Payment Division, Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria. HH  18 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Clerk, Grade 2, Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Branch, Department of
Finance, Vancouver.
♦Clerk, Grade 2, British Columbia Forest Service, Nelson.
Clerk, Grade 2, Government Agency, Nelson, Department of Finance.
Clerk, Grade 2, Government Agency, Cranbrook, Department of Finance.
♦Clerk, Grade 2, British Columbia Forest Service, Prince Rupert.
Clerk, Grade 2, Surveyor of Taxes Office, Department of Finance, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Office of Departmental Comptroller, Department of Public
Works, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Old-age Pension Board, Department of Health and Welfare,
Vancouver.
Clerk, Grade 2, Tranquille Unit, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Department
of Health and Welfare.
Clerk, Highway Sign Branch, Department of Public Works, Langford.
Clerk, Grade 2, Government Agency, Cranbrook, Department of Finance.
Clerk, Grade 2, Direct Payment Division, Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Government Agency, Quesnel, Department of Finance.
Clerk, Grade 2, Registration and Exemptions Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Public Relations Office, Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Supreme Court Registry, Department of Attorney-General,
Vancouver.
Clerk, Grade 2, Allco Infirmary, Haney, Hospital Insurance Service.
Clerk, Grade 2, British Columbia Forest Service, Kamloops.
Clerk, Grade 2, Surveyor of Taxes Office, Department of Finance, Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Departmental Comptroller's Office, Hospital Insurance Service,
Victoria.
Clerk, Grade 2, Hospital Claims Division, Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
Clerk-Stenographer, Physical Education and Recreation Branch, Department of
Education, Vancouver.
Clerk-Stenographer, Social Welfare Branch, Abbotsford.
Clerk-Stenographer, Reforestation Division, British Columbia Forest Service,
Victoria.
Clerk-Stenographer,  Motor  Carrier  Branch,  Public  Utilities  Commission,
Nelson.
Clerk-Stenographer, Government Travel Bureau, Department of Trade and
Industry, Victoria.
Clerk-Stenographer, Hospital Services Division, Hospital Insurance Service,
Victoria.
Clerk-Stenographer, Department of Labour, Victoria.
Clerk-Stenographer, Provincial Infirmary, Marpole, Hospital Insurance Service.
Clerk-Stenographer, Health Unit No. 7, Department of Health and Welfare,
Chilliwack.
Clerk-Stenographer, Division of Vital Statistics, Department of Health and
Welfare, Victoria.
Clerk-Stenographer, Social Welfare Branch, Penticton.
Clerk-Stenographer, Office of the Surfacing Engineer, Department of Public
Works, Vancouver.
Clerk-Stenographer, Office of the Superintendent of Brokers, Department of
Attorney-General, Victoria.
Clerk-Stenographer, Office of Departmental Comptroller, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 19
Clerk-Stenographer, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Department of Health
and Welfare, Jericho Unit, Vancouver.
Clerk-Stenographer, Visual Education Branch, Department of Education, Vancouver.
♦Clerk-Stenographer, Supreme Court Registry, Nelson.
Clerk-Stenographer, Social Welfare Branch, Field Service, Nanaimo.
Clerk-Stenographer, Social Welfare Branch, Victoria.
Clerk-Stenographer, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Department of Health
and Welfare, Vancouver.
Clerk-Stenographer,   Public   Utilities   Commission,   Motor   Carrier   Branch,
Kelowna.
♦Clerk-Stenographer, Water Rights Branch, Nelson.
♦Conciliation Officers, Grade 1 (two positions), Department of Labour, Vancouver.
Cook, Grade 1, Jericho Unit, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Vancouver.
Cook, Grade 5, Tranquille Sanatorium, Department of Health and Welfare.
♦Dairy Inspector, Live Stock Branch, Department of Agriculture, Vancouver.
♦Dental Assistants, Grade 2, New Westminster, Mission, Vernon, and Prince
George Health Units.
Deputy Court Registrar, Grade 2, Supreme and County Courts, Department of
Attorney-General, Victoria.
Deputy Business Manager, Provincial Mental Home, Colquitz.
Director of Apprenticeship, Department of Labour, Vancouver.
District Engineer, Department of Public Works, Grand Forks.
Divisional Engineer, Department of Public Works, Vancouver Island.
Draughtsman, Grade 2, Land Utilization Research and Survey Branch, Department of Lands and Forests, Victoria.
Electrician, Department of Public Works, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Foreman Painter, Department of Public Works, Vancouver.
Foreman Painter, Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Foreman Sign Painter, Department of Public Works, Langford.
Gardener Foreman, Department of Public Works, Essondale.
Gardener Foreman, Department of Public Works, Government House, Victoria.
Gardener Foreman and Grounds Overseer, Department of Health and Welfare,
Tranquille Sanatorium.
♦Gardener,  Grade   1,  Department  of Public Works,  Parliament  Buildings,
Victoria.
Gardener, Grade 1, Department of Public Works, Prince Rupert.
General Foreman, Grade  1, Department of Public Works, Nelson-Creston
District.
General Foreman, Grade 1, Department of Public Works, Boston Bar.
♦Handicraft Instructors, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale.
Head Ferryman, Castlegar Ferry, Department of Public Works.
Head Ferryman, Clayhurst Ferry, Department of Public Works.
Head Nurse, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Tranquille Unit.
Head Nurse, Provincial Home, Kamloops, Department of Health and Welfare.
Head Nurse, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Tranquille Unit.
Head Nurse, Willow Chest Centre, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Vancouver.
Head Nurse and Relief Supervisor, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Tranquille
Unit. HH 20 BRITISH COLUMBIA
♦Hospital Accounting Auditor, Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
♦Housekeeper (Home Supervisor), Home for the Aged, Vernon.
Hospital Housekeeper, Grade 1, Jericho Unit, Division of Tuberculosis Control,
Vancouver.
Hospital Housekeeper, Grade 2, Pearson Hospital.
♦Inspector of Apprenticeship, Department of Labour, Vancouver.
Inspector of Labour, Grade 1, Department of Labour, Vancouver.
♦Inspector of Motor Carriers, Grade 1, Motor Carrier Branch, Public Utilities
Commission, Vancouver.
♦Inspector, Grade 1, Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Branch, Vancouver.
Inspector of Auto Courts, British Columbia Government Travel Bureau,
Department of Trade and Industry, Victoria.
♦Inspector of Motor Carriers, Grade 1, Motor Carrier Branch, Public Utilities
Commission, Vancouver.
♦Inspector of Animal Brands, Office of the Recorder of Brands, Department of
Agriculture, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk,  Grade  1, Victoria District Office, Hospital Insurance
Service.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Motor Carrier Branch, Public Utilities Commission, Vancouver.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Department of Public Works, Cloverdale Garage.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Forest Management Office, British Columbia
Forest Service, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Office of the Sheriff, Department of Attorney-
General, Vancouver.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, British Columbia Forest Service, Vancouver.
Intermediate Clerks, Grades 1 and 2, District Office, British Columbia Forest
Service, Vancouver.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Surveyor of Taxes Office, Department of Finance,
Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Branch,
Department of Finance, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, British Columbia Forest Service, Vancouver.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Office of Departmental Comptroller, Hospital
Insurance Service, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Land Registry Office, Department of Attorney-
General, New Westminster.
♦Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Tabulating Division, Hospital Insurance Service,
Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1 (microfilm operator), Division of Vital Statistics,
Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Surveyor of Taxes Office, Department of Finance,
Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Accounts Section, Text-book Branch, Department
of Education, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade  1, Comptroller-General's Office, Department of
Finance, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1, Department of Municipal Affairs, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Direct Payment Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 21
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Water Rights Branch, Department of Lands and
Forests, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Group Payment Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Forest Management Office, British Columbia
Forest Service, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Tabulating Division, Hospital Insurance Service,
Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Direct Payment Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Group Payment Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Office of Departmental Comptroller, Hospital
Insurance Service, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Surveyor of Taxes Office, Department of Finance,
Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Branch,
Department of Finance, Vancouver.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2 (temporary), Victoria District Office, Hospital
Insurance Service.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Central Microfilm Bureau, Department of Education, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Branch,
Department of Finance, Kamloops.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Department of Municipal Affairs, Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, British Columbia Forest Service, Kamloops.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Accounting Branch, Department of Public Works,
Victoria.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Supreme and County Court Registry, Department
of Attorney-General, New Westminster.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2, Hospital Claims Division, Hospital Insurance
Service, Victoria.
♦Investigator, Labour Relations Board, Department of Labour, Vancouver.
Janitor-Engineer,   Grade  2,   Government  Agency,  Department  of  Finance,
Revelstoke.
Leading Blacksmith, Department of Public Works, Essondale.
Legal Stenographer, Supreme Court Registry, Department of Attorney-General,
Vancouver.
Mate, Kootenay Lake Ferry, Department of Public Works, Nelson.
Median
Mechan
Median
Mechan
Mechan
Mechan
Mechan
Mechan
Mechan
Mechan
Mechan
♦Mechan
c, Grade 4, Department of Public Works, Fernie.
c, Grade 4, Department of Public Works, Revelstoke.
c, Grade 4, Department of Public Works, Merritt.
c, Grade 4, Department of Public Works, Penticton.
c, Grade 4, Department of Public Works, Prince Rupert.
c, Grade 4, Department of Public Works, New Westminster.
c, Grade 4, Department of Public Works, Kamloops.
c, Grade 5, Department of Public Works, New Denver.
c, Grade 6, Department of Public Works, Courtenay.
c, Grade 6, Department of Public Works, Nelson.
c, Grade 6, Department of Public Works, Burnside.
cal Inspector, British Columbia Forest Service, Prince Rupert.
♦Nursing Counsellor, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale. HH 22 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Orderly (two positions), Provincial Home, Kamloops, Department of Health
and Welfare.
Orderly—Charge, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Jericho Unit, Vancouver.
Painters (five positions), Department of Public Works, Vancouver.
♦Personnel Assistant, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Department of Health
and Welfare, Vancouver.
♦Personnel Officer, Grade 1, British Columbia Forest Service, Victoria.
♦Photostat Operator, Office of the Registrar, Department of Education, Victoria.
♦Plasterer and Tile-setter, Grade 2, Department of Public Works, Tranquille.
♦Psychiatric Nurse Supervisor, Girls' Industrial School, Department of Health
and Welfare.
Purser, Kootenay Lake Ferry, Department of Public Works.
Radio Technician, British Columbia Forest Service, Prince Rupert.
♦Research Assistant, Grade 2, Motor Carrier Branch, Public Utilities Commission, Vancouver.
♦Research Assistant, Grade 2 or 3, Director of Conservation's Office, Department of Lands and Forests, Victoria.
Road Foreman, Grade 3, Department of Public Works, Salmon Arm.
Road-maintenance Engineer, Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Roll Supervisor, Office of Surveyor of Taxes, Department of Finance, Victoria.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, Mineralogical Branch, Department of Mines,
Victoria.
Secretarial Stenographer,  Grade   1,  Tranquille  Sanatorium,  Department of
Health and Welfare.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, Purchasing Commission, Department of
Finance, Victoria.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, Labour Relations Board, Department of
Labour, Vancouver.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, Willow Chest Centre, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Vancouver.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, Board of Industrial Relations, Department
of Labour, Vancouver.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, Public Health Branch, General Services,
Department of Health and Welfare, Victoria.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, Milk Board, Department of Agriculture,
Vancouver.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, Conciliation Branch, Labour Relations
Board, Department of Labour, Victoria.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 1, School Radio Broadcasts, Department of
Education, Vancouver.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 2, Office of Deputy Minister of Trade and
Industry, Victoria.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 2, Office of the Comptroller-General, Victoria.
Secretarial Stenographer, Grade 2, Office of the Deputy Minister of Railways,
Victoria.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Provincial Infirmary, Marpole.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, (Government Sub-Agent), Department of Finance, Fort
St. John.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, District Office, British Columbia Forest Service, Vancouver.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Creston Sub-Agency, Department of Finance.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Office of the District Engineer, Department of Public
Works, New Westminster. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 23
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Comptroller-General's Office, Department of Finance,
Victoria.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1 (field representative), Group Payment Division, Hospital
Insurance Service.
Senior Clerk, Grade  1, Accounts Branch, Department of Public Works,
Victoria.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, General Office, Department of Education, Victoria.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Surfacing Engineer's Office, Department of Public
Works, Victoria.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1, Supreme Court Registry, Department of Attorney-
General, Vancouver.
♦Senior Clerk, Grade 1 (regional representative), Hospital Insurance Service,
Prince George.
Senior Clerk, Grade 2, Equipment Branch, Department of Public Works,
Victoria.
Senior Clerk, Grade 2, British Columbia Forest Service, Kamloops.
Senior Clerk, Grade 2, Old-age Pension Board, Vancouver.
Senior Clerk, Grade 2 (Inspector of Offices), Accounting Branch, Department
of Public Works, Victoria.
Senior Business-machines Mechanic, Purchasing Commission, Department of
Finance, Victoria.
Senior Clerk-Stenographer, Public Utilities Commission, Victoria.
♦Senior Draughtsman, Chief Architect's Office, Department of Public Works,
Victoria.
Senior Key-punch Operator, Tabulating Division, Bureau of Economics and
Statistics, Department of Trade and Industry, Victoria.
Senior Key-punch Operator, Tabulating Division, Hospital Insurance Service,
Victoria.
Senior Stenographer,  Child Welfare Division, Department of Health and
Welfare, Victoria.
Senior Stenographer, Child Guidance Clinic, Mental Health Services, Department of Provincial Secretary, Vancouver.
Senior Stenographer, Social Welfare Branch, Field Service, Victoria.
♦Senior Tabulating-machine Operator, Bureau of Economics and Statistics,
Department of Trade and Industry, Victoria.
Senior Tabulating-machine Operator, Department of Finance, Victoria.
Social Worker, Grade 2 (Male), Division of Venereal Disease Control, Department of Health and Welfare, Vancouver.
Social Workers, Grade 5 (three positions), Department of Health and Welfare.
♦Speech Therapist, Child Guidance Clinic, Mental Health Services, Vancouver.
Staff Nurse, Grade 2, Tranquille Sanatorium.
Stockman, Grade 4, Department of Public Works, Prince George.
Stockman, Grade 5, Pearson Hospital, Department of Health and Welfare.
Stockman, Grade 5, Home for the Aged, Terrace.
Stockman, Grade 5, Home for the Aged, Vernon.
Superintendent of Ferries, Department of Public Works, Victoria.
♦Superintendent of Public Works, Essondale and New Westminster.
Supervisor of Field Staffs, Hospital Insurance Service, Victoria.
♦Supervisor, Grade  1   (mechanical tabulation), Hospital Insurance Service,
Victoria.
Supervisor, Grade 2 (mechanical tabulation), Department of Finance, Victoria.
Tabulating-machine Operator, Grade 2, Division of Vital Statistics, Department
of Health and Welfare, Victoria. HH 24
BRITISH COLUMBIA
♦Technical Draughtsman, Bridge Engineer's Office, Department of Public Works,
Victoria.
Timberland Appraiser, Surveyor of Taxes Office, Department of Finance,
Victoria.
♦X-ray Technicians,  Grade 2   (two positions),  Department of Health and
Welfare.
2. Examinations
Written examinations during 1951 were held as follows:—
Place
Date Held
Position
January 30th, 1951	
graphers, Grade 2;  Typists;  Junior Clerks (Male).
Victoria  	
March 6th, 1951	
Stenographers, Grade 1a; Stenographers, Grade 2; Typists; Junior
Clerks (Male and Female);  Clerks, Grade 1.
Victoria (in-service)	
March 6th, 1951     	
Stenographers, Grade 2;  Clerks, Grade 1 .
April 10th, 1951	
Clerks;  Clerks, Grade 1.
May 8th, 1951 	
Clerks (Male and Female); Clerks, Grade 1.
Victoria (in-service)	
May 8th, 1951 	
Stenographers, Grade 2;  Clerks, Grade 1.
June 19th,1951	
Stenographers, Grade 1a; Stenographers, Grade 2; Typists; Junior
Clerks;   Clerks, Grade 1;  Junior Draughtsmen.
Victoria  	
August 16th, 1951	
Stenographers, Grade 1a; Stenographers, Grade 2; Clerks, Grade
1 (Male and Female);  Clerk-Typists;  Junior Clerks (Male).
Victoria  	
September 18th, 1951
Stenographers, Grade 1a; Stenographers, Grade 2; Clerks, Grade
1 (Male and Female); Clerk-Typists; Junior Clerks (Male);
Junior Draughtsmen, Grade A.
November 14th, 1951
1 (Male and Female);   Clerk-Typists;   Junior Clerks (Male);
Junior Draughtsmen, Grade A.
The number of persons who were examined and who qualified in the Victoria area
were as follows:—
Classification
Number
Examined
Number
Qualified
Per Cent
Qualified
Junior Clerks	
Clerks, Grade L
Typists„
Stenographers, Grade 1~
Stenographers, Grade 2..
Junior Draughtsmen	
Totals 	
245
219
214
104
122
25
929
168
167
118
62
87
19
621
69
77
55
59
71
76
67
3. Training
The intensive course in supervisory training, started last year, is continuing successfully. Pressure of other work necessarily has slowed this programme, but during 1951
the following number of supervisors received this training:—
Number of
Department Supervisors
Attorney-General
Education	
Finance 	
Health and Welfare
Lands 	
Mines 	
Public Works
36
50
16
4
18
6
2
Total
132 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 25
The Personnel Division has given advice and assistance to the Public Works
Department in the matter of training apprentice gardeners. A regular programme of
training now is established, which should ensure a supply of qualified replacements for
gardener positions. A group of gardeners' helpers who had several years' " contact"
training were permitted to take an examination to qualify as gardeners, and all were
successful.
4. Staff Turnover
The following is an analysis of staff separations recorded during 1951:—
Reason for Separation Per Cent
To further education  13
Marriage, pregnancy, required at home, etc  15
Moved from job locality  14
111 health  8
To accept other employment  20
Services unsatisfactory, dismissed, etc  17
Miscellaneous reasons or unknown  13
Total   100
It is noteworthy that the principal reason for separation is to accept other employment, which constitutes 20 per cent of all separations. This is an increase over the figure
of 9 per cent for 1950, but may be largely accounted for by the fact that there were many
more " unknown " reasons for separations last year, of which a considerable proportion
probably would be included under this heading. An inspection of the specific cases
leaving for other employment indicates no significant trend—that is, they are distributed
over a variety of classifications. The shift in importance of this item indicates the
continued need for salary surveys to maintain the relative competitive level of the Civil
Service with other employers.
The percentage turnover does not differ significantly from that of 1950, which is
in keeping with normal expectations. There is no evidence of marked causes of
dissatisfaction resulting in an abnormal separation rate.
5. General
The Personnel Division continues to assist departmental officials in all matters of
personnel administration, interpretation of policy, etc. Counsel is given emoloyees on
individual problems, and a number of successful vocational adjustments have been
achieved. A number of minor individual grievances have been dealt with and broueht to
satisfactory conclusion with a minimum of formality. Service and assistance is offered
the general public in matters within the Commission's jurisdiction, and special attention is given to the problems of veterans and handicapped persons. Close liaison is
maintained with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the National Employment Service
of Canada, and the Workmen's Compensation Board, whose co-operation and assistance
is acknowledged with thanks.
REPORT OF THE CLASSIFICATION OFFICER,
A. G. RICHARDSON, M.A.
Table XV, Appendix C, indicates the number of different types of reviews conducted
during 1951, with comparative figures for 1949 and 1950. It will be noted that the total
of all reviews has increased approximately 30 per cent over 1950 and about 12 per cent
over 1949. The increase over 1948 is about 50 per cent. The table indicates that all
types of reviews increased considerably over 1950. HH 26 BRITISH COLUMBIA
A comparison of the number of reviews conducted in the various departments
indicates that by far the greatest was in the Hospital Insurance Service, 388, 210 of which
resulted in no change of salary or evaluation. The next greatest number was completed
in the Forest Service with 78; the Department of Public Works with 68; the Health
Branch with 46; the Attorney-General's Department with 45; the Lands Branch with 43;
the Finance Department with 42; the Provincial Secretary's Department with 40; the
Welfare Branch with 38; the Department of Trade and Industry with 25; the Department
of Education with 18; the Department of Agriculture with 12; the King's Printer with
10; the Department of Labour with 9; the Department of Mines with 6; the Department
of Municipal Affairs with 3; the Department of Fisheries with 2; and the Department of
Railways and " Provincial Elections Act " each with 1.
In addition to the above reviews, a number of positions were deleted from the
classification schedules as follows:—
Apprentice Business Machine Mechanic.
♦Engineer—Stationary, Grades 2a and 3a.
Instructor—Normal School, Grade 5.
Supervisor—Welfare Case Work.
Nurse—Staff—Deputy-Charge (Marpole Infirmary).
Nurse—Staff—Charge (Marpole Infirmary).
Actuarial Assistant.
♦Chief Auditor—Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Branch.
Research Assistant—Museum, Grades 1, 2, and 3.
Ranger, Grade 3.
Royalty Inspector.
Assistant Royalty Inspector.
Dentist.
♦Reaction-ferry Operators (Lillooet and North Caribou).
Accountant—Department of Education.
♦Stockman, Grade 1a.
♦Blue-printer's Assistant, Grade 1a.
♦X-ray Assistant, Grade A.
♦Operator—Microfilm, Grade A.
Chief Supervisor—Mechanical Tabulation.
♦Fire Inspector.
♦Supervisor of Apprenticeship Technical Training.
♦Examiner of Stationary Engineers.
♦Secretary—Coal and Petroleum Control Board.
♦Inspector—Coal and Petroleum Control Board.
♦Architect—Student, Grade A.
♦Nurse's Aide, Grade A.
♦Nurse's Aide (Tranquille), Grade A.
Inspector—Hospital Accounting.
Inspector—Assistant—Hospital Accounting.
Chief Photographic Processing Technician.
♦Outfit-maker and Glassware Cleaner, Grade A.
♦Dental Assistant.
♦Supervisor—Group Payment and Tabulation (Hospital Insurance Service).
Those positions marked with an asterisk were discarded entirely, while those not
marked were reclassified into existing or new classifications.
Also, in addition to those reviews tabulated, a number of new positions were defined,
classified, and evaluated.   These were as follows:— ——
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 27
Department of Health and Welfare
Architect, Grade 2, employed under Federal health grants.
Stenographer, Grade 2.
Public Health Nurse temporarily employed in the Nechako District.
♦Public Relations Officer.
Clerk, Grade 2.
♦Rehabilitation Officer.
♦Director of Treatment, Boys' Industrial School.
♦Epidemiologist.
Supervisor of Psychiatric Nurses—Girls' Industrial School.
♦Social Worker, Grade 3.
♦Social Worker, Grade 4.
♦Social Worker, Grade 5.
♦Supervisor of Welfare, Grade 3.
Department of A ttorney-General
Official Stenographer, Nanaimo.
♦Court Reporter, Grade 2.
♦Court Reporter, Grade 3.
♦Inspector—Fire Marshal's Office.
♦Chief Inspector—Fire Marshal's Office.
Hospital Insurance Service
♦Inspector of Hospitals and Consultant.
♦Supervisor of District Offices.
♦Director of Registrations and Collection.
Department of Lands and Forests
Survey Assistant, Grade 2.
Senior Clerk, Grade 1—Dyking Commission.
♦Map Editor-in-chief.
♦Chief—Geographical Division.
♦Assistant Chief—Geographical Division.
♦Supervisor of Air Operations.
♦Project Engineer.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2—Forest Office, Kamloops.
Clerk, Grade 2—Forest Office, Kamloops.
Clerk-Typist—Forest Office, Kamloops.
♦Billing-machine Operator.
♦Supervisor of Billing Machines.
♦Superintendent of Construction.
Draughtsman, Grade 2.
Forest Assistant, Grade 3.
Ranger, Grade 2.
Audit Accountants, Grade 2.
Departmental Comptroller.
Marine Mechanic.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1.
Assistant Forester, Grade 3. HH 28 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Department of Finance
♦Roll Supervisor—Surveyor of Taxes.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2—Surveyor of Taxes.
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 1—Surveyor of Taxes.
Clerk-Typist—Surveyor of Taxes.
♦Collections Officer.
Department of Provincial Secretary
Housekeeper (Home Supervisor)—Vernon.
♦Speech Therapist, Grade 1.
♦Speech Therapist, Grade 2.
♦Butcher (Essondale).
♦Bus-driver.
♦Psychiatric Aide (Male).
♦Psychiatric Aide (Female).
Department of Public Works
♦Paint Cleaner.
♦Foreman Painter (Vancouver).
♦Assistant Paving Engineer.
♦Assistant Right-of-way and Claims Agent.
♦Crusher Foreman, Grade 3.
♦Toll Collector, Grade 2.
♦Toll Collector, Grade 3.
♦Mate (Francois Lake Ferry).
Traffic Enumerator.
♦Roofer.
♦Ferry Engineer, Grade 2 (Gasoline).
♦Ferry Engineer, Grade 3 (Gasoline).
♦Foreman Carpenter and Overseer (Vancouver).
♦Superintendent of Public Works (Victoria).
♦Assistant Purser (Kootenay Lake Ferry).
♦Aircraft Mechanic, Grade 2.
Department of Municipal Affairs
Assistant Supervisor of Municipalities.
Department of Fisheries
♦Director of Biological Services.
Department of Education
Intermediate Clerk, Grade 2 (Microfilm).
Photostat Operator.
Microfilm Operators.
Department of Trade and Industry
♦Inspector of Auto Courts.
Department of Agriculture
Inspector of Cow-testing Associations. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 29
Department of Labour
Clerk-Typist.
Several Departments
♦Dental Officer, Grade 1.
♦Dental Officer, Grade 2.
♦Dental Officer, Grade 3.
♦Dental Officer, Grade 4.
♦Supervisor—Tabulating Machines, Grade 1.
♦Supervisor—Tabulating Machines, Grade 2.
♦Switchboard Operator, Grade 3.
♦Switchboard Operator, Grade 4.
♦Audit Accountant, Grade 4.
♦Senior Operator of Tabulating Machines, Grade 2.
Those positions marked with an asterisk required amendments to the classification
schedule.   Those not marked were classified in existing positions in the schedules.
A number of reviews also were made of salaries in non-Civil Service organizations.
These were as follows: Game Branch, Attorney-General's Department; Gaol Service,
Attorney-General's Department; Sheriffs, Attorney-General's Department; Rentals Control Board Office in Vancouver, transferred from Federal Government to Provincial
Government; and Cancer Institute staff in Vancouver.
The Classification Division was also given the responsibility for reviewing the
entire Civil Service staff to determine whether or not there was overstaffing and to
recommend reductions where possible. These reviews have been time-consuming, but
the assistance of other technical staff within the Commission has been of considerable
assistance. To December 31st, 1951, the following departments have been surveyed and
recommendations submitted:—
Lands Branch—Department of Lands and Forests
General Office.
Superintendent of Lands Offices.
Coal, Petroleum and Natural Gas Control Office.
Water Rights Offices.
Survey and Mapping Service Offices, which includes Geographic, Topographic,
Legal Surveys, and Air Survey Divisions.
Department of Trade and Industry
British Columbia Government Travel Bureau.
Bureau of Economics and Statistics.
Office of the Trade Commissioner.
Regional Development Division.
Public Utilities Commission
Headquarters Office.
Department of Finance
General Office.
Surveyor of Taxes Office.
Mechanical Tabulation Division.
Probate and Succession Duties Office.
Purchasing Commission.
Government Agencies.
Victoria Assessor's Office.
Postal Office.
Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Division. HH 30 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Department of Mines
General Office.
Mineralogical Branch.
Mine Inspector's Branch.
Analytical and Assay Branch.
Department of Health and Welfare
Minister of Health and Welfare's Office.
Department of Provincial Secretary
Civil Service Commission Office.
The staff surveys are continuing and reviews are currently being conducted in the
following departments which have not as yet been completed: Department of Health
and Welfare, Department of the Attorney-General, Department of Provincial Secretary,
and Department of Labour.
During 1951, a considerable proportion of the time of the Classification Officer was
devoted to general changes in the Civil Service pay plan. The inconsistent salary ranges,
amounting to 191 in number, were reduced to 58 pay-levels and all positions within the
Civil Service assigned to one or other of these levels. At the same time, the length of time
required to reach the maximum salary in the range was reduced from a period of eight
years to a period of five years, eliminating " skip-years " in all salary ranges. Also
instituted was a system of percentage difference between salaries, amounting to roughly
5 per cent to the nearest $5 per month, which resulted in roughly 25 per cent difference
between minimum and maximum salaries at each salary-level.
In conjunction with the revisions in pay plan, a large number of positions, most of
which were at the professional and senior-administrative levels, were reallocated on the
new salary ranges. These changes were co-ordinated with a general increase approved by
the Government in the cost-of-living bonus. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 31
APPENDICES
APPENDIX A
Order in Council—Regulations re Sick-leave
To His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in Council:
The undersigned has the honour to report that Order in Council No. 2879, approved December
30th, 1949, made regulations pursuant to the " Civil Service Act" governing the manner in which
sick-leave may be granted:
And that the Civil Service Commission, constituted under the " Civil Service Act," has amended
the said regulations in terms of the resolution attached hereto:
And to recommend that, pursuant to section 8 of the " Civil Service Act," the amendments to the
regulations as set out in the said resolution be approved.
Dated this 23rd day of October, a.d. 1951.
WM. T. STRAITH,
Provincial Secretary.
Approved this 23rd day of October, a.d. 1951.
H. ANSCOMB,
Presiding Member of the Executive Council.
Resolution Passed by the Civil Service Commission Pursuant to Section 8 of the
" Civil Service Act " on the 1st day of May, 1951
Resolved that the regulations in respect of sick-leave made by the Civil Service Commission,
pursuant to the provisions of section 8 of the " Civil Service Act," be amended as follows:—
(1) Regulation 1 be amended by adding thereto the following proviso: " Provided, however,
that during the first six months of service, the six working days' sick-leave shall not be
granted at a greater rate than one working-day for each month of service."
(2) Regulation 10 be amended by inserting after the word " employee," in the first line, the
words " whose position is of a permanent nature (excluding probationary appointees)."
(3) Regulation 11 be amended by inserting after the word " employee," in the first line of'
clause (b), the words " whose position is of a permanent nature (excluding probationary
appointees)."
(4) Regulation 11 be further amended by adding to clause (b) the following as subclause
(v):-
"(v) In the case of an employee holding a probationary or temporary appointment,
sick-leave may be granted in accordance with Regulation 1 as amended, but subject to the
requirements relative to remuneration and pay and allowances as provided under subclauses
(i) and (ii) of this clause."
H. M. MORRISON,
Chairman, Civil Service Commission.
APPENDIX B
Order in Council—Regulations re Cost-of-living Bonus
To His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in Council:
The undersigned has the honour to report that Order in Council No. 2144, approved October 25th,
1947, granted a cost-of-living bonus of 10 per cent of salaries to a maximum of $16 per month to
employees of the Provincial Government.
And that an amending Order in Council No. 1146, approved May 25th, 1948, increased the said
bonus to 20 per cent, the maximum bonus in any instance not exceeding $32 per month:
And that a further amending Order in Council No. 2376, approved October 28th, 1949, further
increased the said bonus to 30 per cent, the maximum bonus in any instance not exceeding $48 per
month: HH 32
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The undersigned now has the honour to recommend that the said Orders in Council 2144/47,
1146/48, and 2376/49 be rescinded as of March 31st, 1951:
And to report that a table has been prepared showing the cost-of-living bonus applicable to each
salary rate:
And to recommend that for the purpose of establishing the cost-of-living bonus payable to
employees of the Provincial Government, the attached table be made to apply, effective April 1st,
1951:
And to recommend further that the following regulations be adopted:—
(1) Where the bonus as formerly payable has been included in the daily wage rate for sundry
employees of the Provincial Government, an equitable table of rates shall be prepared,
such table to be consistently related to Civil Service salaries as now consolidated and
cost-of-living bonus payable.
(2) Employees to whom the bonus is payable, whose compensation in any pay period is less
than the usual full-time compensation, shall receive that proportion of the flat rate which
the compensation received bears to their ordinary full-time total compensation for the
pay period.
(3) The bonus shall not be considered as "salary" for the purpose of the "Civil Service
Superannuation Act."
(4) Where, upon retirement, an employee is entitled to a payment under section 69 of the
" Civil Service Act, 1945," such payment shall include the bonus as received immediately
prior to retirement.
(5) The bonus shall be payable for the full month in which death occurs, if the salary is paid
for the full month.
(6) The gratuity on death, provided under section 76 of the " Civil Service Act, 1945," shall
not include the bonus.
(7) The Civil Service Commission shall be charged with the administration of these regulations, and if any dispute should arise as to whether or not an employee is entitled to
receive the bonus, the matter shall be decided by the Civil Service Commission.
Dated this 13th day of July, a.d. 1951.
WM. T. STRAITH,
Provincial Secretary.
Approved this 13th day of July, a.d. 1951.
BYRON. I. JOHNSON,
Presiding Member of the Executive Council.
APPENDIX C—STATISTICS
Table I.—Enrolments in the Civil Service from 1933 to December 31st, 1951
Year
1933-34
Enrolment
... 1,424
1934-35  1,484
1935-36..
1936-37..
1937-38-
1938-39..
1939-40-
1,541
1,607
1,718
1,889
1,941
1940-41  1,951
1941-42  1,851
1942-43  1,822
Year Enrolment
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
1951 (11  under sec. 2  (a),
" Civil Service Act")..  7,994 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 33
Table II.—Appointments to the Civil Service from 1933 to December 31st, 1951
Year
Probationary
Temporary
Permanent
Total
1933-34                  	
1,230
984
1,191
170
248
258
279
297
328
342
356
352
474
491
547
2,058
2,048
2,041!
507
441
600
98
85
78
104
185
133
146
121
88
173
184
155
1,245
815
867
370
290
339
268
1934-35      	
1935-36        	
1936-37  _   	
1937-38                          . .
333
336
383
482
1938-39.                                      	
461
1939-40—                      ..
488
1940-41  	
1941-42 	
1942-43-                     	
477
440
647
1943-44...  	
675
1944-45       	
April 1st, 1945, to December 31st, 1946 	
1947    	
702
3,303
2,863
1948 	
2,908
1949	
2,107
1950 -        	
1,715
1951  	
2,130
1 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, 1951, According to Nature of Appointment and Sex
Department
Permanent
Probationary
Temporary
Total
M.
F.
T.
M.
F.
T.
M.
F.
T.
M.
F.
T.
Premier's Office.  .          .   ..
1
93
252
134
337
4
576
39
681
40
15
845
25
807
5
38
3
34
169
163
202
1
1,016
39
131
21
8
621
33
111
1
35
4
127
421
297
539
5
1,592
78
812
61
23
1,466
58
918
6
73
8
15
11
23
72
4
80
5
110
3
37
3
14
31
37
48
206
6
32
1
1
239
6
18
4
22
46
48
71
278
10
112
6
1
349
9
55
7
5
3
7
66
1
12
2
15
18
2
1
14
8
11
285
1
4
33
1
11
1
19
11
18
351
2
16
2
48
1
29
2
1
101
272
148
367
4
714
45
773
45
17
970
28
862
5
43
3
49
214
208
261
1
4
Agriculture 	
150
486
356
628
5
Health and Welfare 	
1.507
2.221
45 |      90
167 |    940
22 |      67
9 |      26
893  11.863
Public Utilities                          	
40
140
1
68
1,002
6
39 |      82
Totals            	
3,892
2,588
6,480
371
643
1,014
131
369
500
4,394
3.600 17.994 HH 34
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Table IV.—Sick-leave Granted from October 1st, 1950, to September 30th, 1951,
According to Departments of Government
Department
Premier's Office
Agriculture
Days' Sick-leave
with Pay
Attorney-General
Education	
Finance 	
Fisheries 	
Health 	
360/2
2,3271/2
1,578%
2,634V2
Hospital Insurance
Labour	
Lands and Forests
Mines	
Muncipal Affairs
Provincial Secretary	
Public Utilities Commission
Public Works	
Railways	
Trade and Industry	
Welfare 	
5,619*3
4,169
4961/2
3,593i/2
304
I881/2
12,389/2
349
3,894/2
60
46O/2
2,234
Days' Sick-leave
without Pay
6
235
273
212/2
2,514
1,561/2
45
482/2
31/2
53
3,260
II/2
389
30
327
Totals   40,659% 9,431%
An average of 6.2 days per employee—sick-leave with pay averages 5 days per employee and
sick-leave without pay averages 1.2 days per employee.
Table V.—Number of Civil Servants Appointed During 1951 and 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
6
2
7
36
1
9
25
27
1
15
3
15
90
4
8
2
62
2
12
1
2
21
5
22
126
5
17
2
87
2
39
1
7
12
11
22
68
4
56
3
106
3
33
3
12
30
35
44
193
5
30
1
1
219
6
17
4
19
42
46
66
261
9
86
4
1
325
9
50
7
5
2
7
45
1
11
1
9
17
2
14
6
10
182
1
4
	
26
10
19
8
17
227
2
15
1
35
27
2
8
23
15
36
149
6
76
3
,1
140
3
77
5
13
59
44
69
465
10
42
3
1
307
8
39
5
21
82
59
Finance 	
Health and Welfare	
105
614
Labour  	
16
118
6
Municipal Affairs.. — -
2
447
Public Utilities 	
11
116
10
Totals 	
114
215
329
328
597
925
100
253
353
542
1,065
1,607 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT
HH 35
Table VI.—Number of Civil Servants Granted Permanent Appointments During 1951 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
7
18
10
22
77
1
62
1
78
,1
59
3
4
33
17
32
229
3
28
3
167
3
26
3
11
51
27
54
306
4
90
4
245
Public Utilities               	
4
85
6
Totals                          	
338
549
887
Table VII.—Number of Separations in 1951, According to Department of Government
Department
Superannuated
Resigned
Deceased
Dismissed
Other
Total
2
1
5
11
1
8
9
16
17
99
53
102
714
9
102
6
2
402
16
108
1
9
1
2
1
1
3
1
4
2
4
2
20
4
30
6
12
5
20
89
2
10
2
23
3
19
1
2
1
19
Attorney-General 	
118
59
Finance.—   	
130
Health and Welfare ....                 ..    ..
837
Labour  	
12
125
8
2
468
Public Utilities  -	
19
151
Railways  — 	
2
11
Coal and Petroleum Control Board
2
Totals  	
53
1,641
14
66
189
■  1,963
Table VIII.—Civil Service Enrolment According to Certain Age Intervals,
December 31st, 1951
AS AT
Interval
Male
Female
Total
Under 21       	
125
408
658
633
672
486
460
370
338
234
10
838
841
572
410
398
226
132
120
63
963
21-25     	
1,249
1,230
1,043
-     1,070
712
26-30                      	
31-35                                         	
36^10                        	
41-45              	
46-50                                             	
592
51-55    	
490
56-60              	
401
61-64                       	
234
65                              	
10
Totals                   	
4,394
3,600
7,994 HH 36
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Table IX.—Salary Statistics
(Median salary range:  $140-$175 (basic), $200.20-$243 (gross); median salary:  $160 (basic),
$228 (gross).)
Basic Monthly Salary
Gross Monthly
Salary
Number of
Employees
Percentage of
Employees
$80-$125—    	
126- 150—                               -
$114.40-$178.75
179.18- 214.50
214.93- 268.00
269.00- 318.00
319.00- 368.00
369.00- 418.00
419.00- 468.00
469.00- 518.00
519.00- 568.00
Over 568.00
2,240
1,601
2,320
1,044
399
114
156
34
54
32
28.0
20.0
151- 200  	
29.0
201- 250...                                        .   ...
13.0
251- 300....                                            	
5.0
301- 350   .                                        .   ...     ..
1.4
351- 400  _  	
2.0
401- 450- — 	
0.5
451- 500  ...   	
Over 500    	
0.7
0.4
Totals    —
7,994
100.0
Table X.—Basic Monthly Salary Commitment According to Classification Groups
Group
AD .
CL .
EX ..
ML
PR
TE ...
Number of
Employees
84
... 2,964
17
... 1,134
... 1,272
- 2,523
Totals
7,994
Total Amount of
Basic Salary
$27,850
405,790
10,895
174,620
333,295
428,584
$1,381,034
Table XI.—Number of Male Veterans Appointed During the Period
January 1st, 1951, to December 31st, 1951
Veterans     301
Total males appointed    542
Percentage of veterans  55.5
Table XII.—Total Number of Male Veterans in Provincial Civil Service
Veterans   2,684
Total male employees  4,394
Percentage of veterans     61.0
Table XIII.—Distribution of Appointments by Position Classification Initiated
and Tabulated in the Vancouver Office
Assistant to Rodent Control Inspector-
Bacteriologist
Bacteriologist, Assistant
Baker 	
Barber	
9
10
11
12,
13
14.
15.
16,
17.
18,
19
20
Cleaner	
Clerk, Grade 1	
Clerk, Grade 2	
Clerk, Intermediate, Grade 1.
Clerk, Junior, Grade A	
Clerk, Senior, Grade 1	
Clerk-Stenographer 	
Clerk-Stenographer, Senior ...
Clerk-Typist 	
Coder 	
Cook	
Dietitian 	
1
1
7
1
1
32
47
12
7
15
2
1
106
Draughtsman 	
Draughtsman, Senior.
. Draughtsman, Senior, Electrical. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT HH 37
Table XIII.—Distribution of Appointments by Position Classification Initialed
and Tabulated in the Vancouver Office—Continued
21. Driver   2
22. Driver—Technician   1
23. Electrician   2
24. Engineer—Third Class   7
25. Gardener  L  1
26. Gardener, Apprentice  2
27. Glassware Cleaner   6
28. Hairdresser  1
29. Handyman   2
30. Home Supervisor  2
31. Housekeeper, Hospital  1
32. Industrial Therapist  4
33. Infirmary Assistant  1
3 4. Inspector—Electrical   2
35. Inspector—Motor Carriers  1
36. Inspector—Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax Branch  2
37. Instructor   3
38. Instructor, Assistant, Handicrafts  1
39. Interpreter  1
40. Investigator  1
41. Janitor   27
42. Janitor-Engineer   2
43. Kitchen Help, Male  6
44. Laboratory Assistant  1
45. Labourer   2
46. Laundress   1
47. Maid   34
48. Mechanic   ».  1
49. Nurse's Aide   24
50. Nurse, Head  2
51. Nurse, Public Health  1
52. Nurse, R.N.   21
53. Occupational Therapist  1
54. Operator—Machine   13
55. Operator—P.B.X.   7
56. Orderly  39
57. Orderly, Chief  1
58. Painter  6
59. Painter, Foreman  1
60. Personnel Assistant  1
61. Pharmacist   3
62. Physician   1
63. Physiotherapist   2
64. Psychiatric Nurse (Male)  1
65. Psychiatric Nurse Supervisor  1
66. Psychological Intern .  3
67. Research Assistant  1
68. Seamstress   6
69. Secretarial Stenographer .  3
70. Stenographer, Grade 1a  41
71. Stenographer, Grade 2  38
72. Supervisor, School for Deaf and Blind  8
73. Surgical Specialist   1
74. Teacher   9
75. Teacher (Music)    1
76. Toll Collector   3
77. Vegetable-man   2
78. Ward Assistant  26
79. Watchman  1
80. Watchman-Janitor   1
81. X-ray Assistant  2
Total  640 HH 38
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Table XIV.—Civil Service Basic Pay Plan, Effective April 1st, 1952*
Salary Ranges
Pay Level
First Step
Second Step
Third Step
Fourth Step
Fifth Step
Sixth Step
1	
70
75
80
80
85
,85
90
90
95
95
100
100
105
105
110
110
120
115
115
125
120
120
130
125
125
135
130
130
140
135
135
145
140
140
150
140
145
145
155
150
150
150
150
155
155
160
160
160
165
165
165
165
1
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
125
120
130
♦
125
135
130
140
135
145
140
150
145
155
145
150
160
155
155
160
160
165
170
170
170
175
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
130
125
135
130
140
135
145
140
150
145
155
150
160
150
155
165
160
160
170
165
170
180
175
175
185
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
135
130
140
135
145
140
150
145
155
150
160
155
165
155
160
170
165
170
180
170
175
190
180
185
195
1
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150
......
155
160
165
165
170
180
190
1
175
1
|
180
200
1
185
195
205
1
2  	
3  ....
3A—	
105
4 	
4a       	
5    	
5a  	
115
6	
6a   	
7
120
7a   	
125
8     	
8a _            	
130
9   	
9a ..   .      	
135
9b .
10.	
10a  	
10b
140
11 	
llA    	
145
llB  	
12            	
12a            	
150
12b   	
13...  	
13a        	
155
13b 	
14    	
14a             	
160
14b  	
15	
15a 	
165
15b   	
15c 	
16 	
16a 	
175
170
16b 	
17   	
17a
175
17b
190
17c  	
18 	
18a            	
200
180
19
19a   	
185 '
19b	
20    ....-.._._	
20a	
210
190
20b            	
205
20c    	
215
* Cost-of-living bonus of 43 per cent, rising to a maximum of %
, is payable in addition. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT
HH 39
Table XIV.—Civil Service Pay Plan, Effective April 1st, 1952—Continued
Salary Ranges—Continued
Pay Level
First Step
Second Step
Third Step
Fourth Step
Fifth Step
Sixth Step
21 	
170
170
170
175
180
180
190
185
200
	
190
210
21a       	
2lB  	
195
220
22 	
175
175
180
185
190
......
195
22a—	
200
23.... 	
180
180
180
185
190
190
200
195
210
	
200
220
23a 	
205
23b  	
230
24 	
185
25  	
25a     	
25b    —	
190
190
190
195
200
200
210
205
220
-
	
210
230
215
240
26     — .
195
195
200
205
210
215
26a  	
220
27       -  .
27a ----- - - - - -
200
200
205
205
210
210
220
215
230
220
......
240
	
225
250
28 	
28a.-- —	
230
29  	
210
210
220
230
240
250
29a - -
260
30 	
215
31 	
3l.A  - 	
3lB     -
220
220
220
225
225
230
230
240
--
235
250
240
260
245
270
32     	
33	
33a	
230
230
235
240
250
.....
260
	
270
280
34  - -
35   	
35a    	
240
240
250
260
—
270
280
290
36    .
245
37    	
37a     -
250
250
260
270
.....
280
290
300
38 	
260
260
270
270
280
280
290
290
270
280
290
300
280
290
300
315
—
290
300
315
330
300
315
330
345
38a 	
315
39	
39a         -	
330
40          -	
40A            	
345
41             	
4lA—   	
360
42         - —	
300
300
315
330
-----
345
360
42a       	
375
43    	
43a	
315
315
330
330
360
360
330
345
375
345
360
390
360
375
405
..-
375
	
390
	
425
390
44  	
44a	
405
45	
45a  - —	
-— HH 40
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Table XIV.—Civil Service Pay Plan, Effective April 1st, 1952—Continued
Salary Ranges—Continued
Pay Level
First Step
Second Step
Third Step
Fourth Step
Fifth Step
Sixth Step
46   	
375
375
390
405
425
445
465
580
590
600
500
525
550
550
......
390
405
425
445
465
485
537.50
562.50
575
587.50
405
425
445
465
485
505
575
600
600
625
—
425
445
465
485
505
530
445
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