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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Civil Service Commission
Forty-second Annual Report
JANUARY 1st TO DECEMBER 31st
1960
Printed by A. Sutton, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1961
  To Major-General the Honourable George Randolph Pearkes,
V.C., P.C., C.B., D.S.O., M.C.,
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, 1960.
WESLEY D. BLACK,
Provincial Secretary.
Victoria, B.C., January, 1961.
 The Honourable Wesley D. Black,
Provincial Secretary,
Province of British Columbia.
Sir,—In conformity with the provisions of section 8 of the Civil Service Act
(chapter 56, Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1960), 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, 1960.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
HUGH M. MORRISON,
Chairman, Civil Service Commission.
Victoria, B.C., January, 1961.
 HIGHLIGHTS DURING 1960
• Group insurance for permanent and full-time employees.
• Increase in annual vacation.
• 881 persons were appointed to permanent positions.
• 1,036 persons were appointed to casual or temporary positions.
• 1,837 persons left the Service.
• There was an 18.14-per-cent turnover of staff.
• 304 Civil Servants gained promotion through open competition with other employees and with candidates from outside the Service.
• 8 per cent of promotions were made from one department to another.
• The second class of the Executive Development Training Plan received their
diplomas in public administration.
• A fifth class of thirty students commenced the Executive Development Training
Plan.
• Eighty-four students completed courses in appraisals leading toward accreditation by the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
• Professional and administrative employees received salary increases amounting
to $700,000 per annum.
• Two grievances were presented formally to the Civil Service Commission.
• There was a decrease in the average sick leave.
• Fifty-two Civil Servants received  twenty-five-year continuous-service  awards
from the Premier and Executive Council at two luncheons.
• A monthly employee news-letter was introduced in February.
• Seven administrators from four Far Eastern countries and one Near East country
studied personnel practices of the Commission in some depth.
• A new employee's handbook was published.
 Premier W. A. C. Bennett presenting Mrs. C. Farquharson with her long-service
certificate at a luncheon given by the Premier and the Executive Council.
 CONTENTS
Introductory	
Size and Composition of the Civil Service	
Appointments	
Separations	
General Entrance Examinations	
Competitions for Promotion _	
In-service Training	
The Vancouver Office	
The Essondale Office	
Classification and Salary Plan	
Departmental Establishments	
Sick and Special Leave   17
Grievances  18
Concluding Observations  18
Acknowledgments  18
Appendix   19
Statistics  20
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  Report of the Civil Service Commission
Pursuant to Section 8 of the Civil Service Act, from January 1st to
December 31st, 1960
The Civil Service Commission had a busy year in 1960. Frequent meetings
with department heads were held. The Chief Personnel Officer chaired three all-
day conferences with Personnel Officers throughout the Province. Reports and
problems from Personnel Officers dealing with personnel administration were carefully studied and discussed. Matters on interpretation of various subjects were
explained, resulting in a clearer and closer understanding of personnel administrative procedures.
The Commission is constantly striving to improve employer-employee relationships in the Civil Service by close contact with senior officials of all Government
departments. In addition, the Chairman and the Chief Personnel Officer visited
most of the Interior centres of the Province, and in so doing met most Civil Servants
in these areas on a personal basis.
The internal operation of the Commission's office procedure has been reviewed,
resulting in a more efficient working plan. These new changes include reorganization of the card records of applicants; postings have been completely streamlined; the redocumenting procedure of re-employed personnel has been eliminated
and substituted with a modern method, thus reducing paper work to a minimum;
the use of inter-office memograms has eased the load on the stenographic staff.
In February, the Commission introduced a news-letter. This is printed and
mailed to Government employees at the end of each month and contains explanations and brief outlines of numerous personnel policies and regulations, and various
departmental programmes.
Further, in June, the Commission prepared a new employee handbook, entitled "Civil Service of British Columbia," designed to present to the employee
information on policies, regulations, obligations, rights, and privileges.
As in previous years, regular monthly meetings of the Commission were held
to review reports of the Civil Service Commission and to hear deputations from
departmental officers.
A complete revision of the Sick Leave Regulation was approved, giving more
equitable coverage to Government employees.
The Vacation Leave Regulation was revised, and now provides three weeks'
vacation after five years' service and four weeks after twenty years' service.
In July of 1960 the Government inaugurated a group life insurance plan for
permanent and full-time employees, under authority of an enabling Act passed in the
1960 Session of the Legislative Assembly.
The Commission is particularly pleased to draw attention to the various training programmes it has the privilege of sponsoring. Twenty-eight career employees
received diplomas in public administration from the University of British Columbia.
The winning of these diplomas signified three years of concentrated study by each
of these hard-working officials.
The full fruits of the courses in appraising are now starting to appear. Eight
Civil Servants, through these courses and their own extra studies, have gained the
A.A.C.I, designation from the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
After several attempts a course for the training of court reporters was organized. To the knowledge of this Commission, this is the first time a public service
agency in Canada has inaugurated such training.
SIZE AND COMPOSITION OF THE CIVIL SERVICE
The number of probationary and permanent Civil Servants at December 31st,
1959, was 8,541. This number at December 31st, 1960, was 8,629 (see Appendix,
Table 3), an increase of eighty-eight. The total number of Civil Servants, including
temporary or casual employees, at the end of 1959 was 9,819, with the corresponding number at the end of 1960 being 10,035, an increase of 216.
Again, as with last year, this increase was largely due to the addition of 152
to the Mental Health Services, twenty-one to the Public Works Department, fourteen
to the Social Welfare Department, and thirty-seven to the Public Health Services.
As a result, the remaining departments had a total decrease of eight.
APPOINTMENTS
During the year 1,917 appointments were made (see Appendix, Table 2), as
compared with 2,032 appointments during 1959, a decrease of 115 or 6 per cent.
The number of appointments to probationary-permanent positions amounted to 881,
as compared with 1,019 in 1959. There were 1,036 appointments to casual or
temporary positions, as compared to 1,013 in 1959. The Chief Selection Officer
reports that 2,871 requisitions for staff in the Civil Service were processed, as
compared to 2,995 in 1959, a decrease of about 4 per cent.
SEPARATIONS
The number of employees leaving the Civil Service during 1960 was 1,821,
as compared to 1,550 in 1959 and 1,979 in 1958.   Using the formula of
Number of employees leaving
     X  100
Total enrolment including casual employees
the turnover for 1960 was
1,821
 X 100=18.14%
10,035
For purposes of comparison, the following table indicates the rate of turnover
for the last ten years, using the above formula. (The figures include employees
leaving for all reasons, not only those leaving to accept employment elsewhere.)
Year
Total
Employees
Leaving
Total
Enrolment
at Dec. 31
Percentage
Rate of
Turnover
1951                          _   	
1,963
1,992
2,187
2,529
2,388
2.637
2,689
1,979
1.6141
1,821
7,994
8,543
8,543
8,523
8,893
9,270
9,621
9,263
9,819
10,035
24.56
1952                                    .   —        ..
23 32
1953                         	
25 60
1954  	
26.67
1955    ...  	
26 85
1956                            	
28 45
1957   - -	
1958                                   - -    -
27.84
21 36
19 .Q
16.341
I960
18.14
1 Corrected
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT
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The rate of turnover in 1960 increased 1.8 per cent. The main reason for this
increase was the larger number of short-term employees, which increased from 234
in 1959 to 400 in 1960. Within the board classification groups, the rate of turnover
in 1960 compares with previous years as follows (this tabulation does not include
short-term employment mentioned above): —
Group
Year
1959
1960
Per Cent
16.86
11.40
8.06
15.30
Per Cent
17
11
7
Professional          	
14
With the exception of the clerical group, where turnover increased somewhat,
the rate of turnover continues to decline slightly. Experienced employees are being
retained, reducing the costs of training. The appreciable reduction in the rate of
turnover of professional employees is particularly noteworthy. A special effort was
made to retain this type of worker by increasing salaries, as mentioned later in this
Report.
The reasons for employees leaving the Service are listed in Table 6 of the
Appendix for each department.
Termination reports received by the Commission indicate the following percentages leaving for the reasons indicated during the past seven years:—
Reasons for Leaving
Year
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
Per Cent
8
18
12
8
201
4
30
Per Cent
9
19
13
7
26i
4
22
Per Cent
7
22
14
9
371
4
7
Per Cent
5
26
11
9
331
5
11
Per Cent
7
34
10
9
26i
6
8
Per Cent
8.09
35.21
12.85
7.69
27.281
2.78
6.10
Per Cent
6.9
36.9
17.2
111 health         	
8.9
To accept other employment-	
23.9i
5.3
0.9
1 Includes enlistment in Her Majesty's forces.
During the past five years the percentage of employees leaving to further education and due to ill health has remained fairly constant. Those leaving for marital
reasons and as a result of moving from the locality continue to increase, the former
at a considerable rate. Those leaving for other jobs continue to decline in number.
Of those employees leaving, 76 per cent are females and 24 per cent males. The
shortest time worked was two weeks and the longest time twenty-five years, with an
average time worked of two years and nine months. This probably indicates that
employees with longer service are more likely to remain.
The following tabulation indicates the number of suspensions, dismissals, and
extensions of probationary periods for the past seven years:—
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
Probationary periods extended     .
61
10
54
59
4
52
56
2
42
58
3
64
|      50
36
27
6
30
37
10
33
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
GENERAL ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
Entrance examinations for the purpose of establishing eligibility lists for appointments to beginning-level stenographic, business-machine operators, and draughting
positions were held in Victoria, Vancouver, and Essondale centres.
At the Victoria centre a total of 1,327 applicants were tested, compared to
1,135 in 1959. Of the number tested in 1960, 789 or 59 per cent qualified, compared to 751 or 66 per cent in 1959. The positions for which eligibility tests were
conducted were as follows: —
Classification
Number
Examined
Number
Qualified
Per Cent
Qualified
Clerk-Typist.  	
lunior Clerk  ._._
Clerk—Grade 1— 	
Clerk-Stenographer—Grade 1	
Clerk-Stenographer—Grade 2	
Junior Draughtsman.... 	
Draughtsman—Grade 2— —	
Senior Draughtsman	
Technical Draughtsman	
Mapping Assistant—Grade 3—	
Field Survey Assistant—Grade 4..
Photographic Assistant 	
Totals 	
473
410
192
86
108
35
14
2
2
3
1
1
242
280
111
41
77
24
8
1
2
2
1
51
68
58
48
71
71
57
50
100
67
100
1,327
789
59
At the Vancouver centre 579 wrote examinations, of which 542 or 93 per cent
qualified, as compared to 248 examinations, of which 184 or 74 per cent qualified,
in 1959. At Essondale, stenographic or clerical tests were administered to 258
applicants, of which 214 or 84 per cent qualified, compared to 102 examinations
administered and eighty-two or 82 per cent qualifying in 1959. Other eligibility
examinations were administered at Essondale, as indicated later in this Report. The
higher percentages rates of successful candidates at the two Lower Mainland centres
is explained by the fact that at these two centres more experienced candidates apply
for clerical positions than at the Victoria centre.
Percentage of Qualifications on General Eligibility Examinations for
Entrance to Some Junior Level Grades
Centre
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
61
89
66
69
69
62
83
68
57
84
86
58
75
95
66
74
80
59
93
84
In addition, the Commission staff assisted the B.C. Ferry Service and the Toll
Highways and Bridges Authority in the recruiting of staff. Considerable time was
devoted early in the year to the recruiting of crews and shore personnel for the
" Sidney " and " Tsawwassen " ferries.
COMPETITIONS FOR PROMOTION
There were 561 competitions for promotion conducted in 1960, a decrease of
107 compared to 1959. Five hundred and sixty-nine candidates were appointed as
a result of the competitions, 304 or 53 per cent from within the Service and 265 or
47 per cent from outside the Service. The number of promotional appointments
made from one department to another amounted to forty-four or 8 per cent.
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The following tabulation illustrates the operation of the promotional policy
during the past four years:—
Appointment
1957
1958
1959
1960
Number
Per Cent
Number
Per Cent
Number
Per Cent
Number
Per Cent
384
346
53
47
369
197
65
35
369
56
304
265
53
Outside appointments.
289
44
47
730
60
100
15
566
70
100
19
658
58
100
9
569
44
100
Promotions made from
one department to an-
8
Total number  of requisi-
4.151
2.772
2.995
2.871
In the Mental Health Services, included in the foregoing tabulation, there were
thirty-five promotions made from the eligibility lists to Assistant Charge and Charge
Psychiatric Nursing positions.
IN-SERVICE TRAINING
Executive Development Training Plan
Twenty-six Civil Servants enrolled in Class II of the Executive Development
Training Programme received diplomas in public administration from the Chancellor of the University of British Columbia at the fall congregation.
Thirty candidates enrolled in Class III entered the third and final year of the
programme.   Twenty-eight employees, enrolled in Class IV, centred in Kamloops,
Twenty-six Civil Servants, graduates of Class II of the Executive Development
Training Programme, photographed following the presentation of diplomas in public
administration at the University of British Columbia on October 27th, 1960.
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entered the second year of the course. Class V commenced in the fall of 1960,
with twenty-five Civil Servants and four employees from other Government agencies
enrolled.
Interest in this training programme continues to be high, and over 100 candidates applied for Class V.
Courses in Appraisal
The Civil Service Commission, in co-operation with the British Columbia
Department of Education and the Appraisal Institute of Canada, sponsored one
course in Appraisal I and one in Appraisal II for personnel employed in appraising,
assessing, land valuation, and allied fields. Twenty-one candidates attended the
Appraisal I course and seventeen attended the Appraisal II course. A total of 183
candidates has attended the courses to date. Fifteen of the candidates have received
their full accreditation in the Appraisal Institute of Canada and may use the
designation A.A.C.I. Eight of these are Civil Servants, four are municipal employees, and three are from private industry.
Court Reporting Course
In co-operation with the Technical and Vocational Branch of the Department
of Education, a course in court reporting was started in May of this year. Selected
candidates were given tests in shorthand, and twelve candidates with a speed of not
less than 100 words per minute commenced the course. Instruction is given in the
evening, two nights a week. Mr. Dennis Pearce, Official Stenographer, Supreme
Court Registry, Victoria, is the instructor. The students are progressing very
favourably.
Electronics Course for Business-machine Mechanics
In co-operation with the Technical and Vocational Branch of the Department
of Education, seven business-machine mechanics of the Purchasing Commission
attended a thirty-five-hour course in basic electronics. As more and more electronic
dictating equipment is being used, it was felt that time and money could be saved
by training our own mechanics to service and repair this equipment. The employees were required to write an examination on the completion of this course. It
is planned to give a second session of this course in the summer of 1961. Students
are continuing their studies by correspondence and (or) night-school during the
intervening months. Mr. H. F. R. Adams, a graduate electrical engineer and
presently on the staff of the Burnaby Vocational School, was the instructor.
Supervisory Training
Four sessions of twelve hours each were held with supervisory personnel of
the Motor-vehicle Branch, Victoria.
Five issues of "Supervision—Tips for Supervisors" were prepared and distributed to supervisors throughout the Service.
Preliminary work has been done regarding the establishment of a safety training programme and the establishment of an up-grading training plan for the clerical
and technical staffs in Land Registry Offices.
THE VANCOUVER OFFICE
The main activities engaging this office during 1960 were the recruitment and
placement of personnel, the conduct of staff and organizational surveys, the investigation of grievances, the assessment of positions for classification purposes, and the
provision of advice to local Government officials and to the public in matters relating
to personnel practices and employment opportunities.
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT V 15
Recruiting and placement activities carried out during the year resulted in a
total of 512 appointments, as against 496 in 1959. These were required to fill a
wide variety of manual, clerical, technical, and professional positions.
All candidates for clerical and stenographic positions were subject to qualifying
examinations. Examinations were also utilized extensively in the selection of such
technical staff as carpenters, electricians, and stationary engineers and in the selection of toll collectors. A summary of the examinations administered is presented
in the following table:—
Passed Failed
Clerk-Stenographer     70 18
Clerk  103 8
Clerk-Typist   125 11
Building Service Worker—Grade 4     19
Electrician's Helper      26
Carpenter      13
Toll Collector  152
Senior Examiner of Titles       5
Drivers' Examiner     29
Totals   542 37
Grand total, 579 (248 in 1959).
THE ESSONDALE OFFICE
Recruitment was the major activity at Essondale during the year, with a total of
1,036 requisitions being filled, an increase of four over the previous year.
There were no major expansions in the Mental Health Services during the year,
such as new buildings being opened. However, 127 new positions were filled, which
were the residual of establishment approved in 1959 but not required until 1960.
During 1960 there were 133 competitions. A total of 790 applicants applied
for various positions. There was an increase in the recruitment of psychiatric
nurses over last year.   A total of 243 was hired in 1960, as against 193 in 1959.
Recruitment of psychiatric nurses was as follows:—
Essondale graduates—
1960 class    106
Other than 1960 class     97
Non-Essondale graduates—
Great Britain   19
Alberta   4
Saskatchewan   6
Manitoba   6
Holland    5
243
Of the above, 223 were hired from British Columbia. Female psychiatric
nurses hired, 178; male psychiatric nurses hired, 65.
Qualifying examinations were given in twenty-one competitions, as listed below.
There was an increase this year of 53 per cent over last year in the number of
persons examined.
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Examinations were held for the following classifications:—
Number Writing Number
Examination Passed
Driver       5 5
Gardener        3 3
Cook—Grade 1     48 33
Cook—Grade 2 _'_     29 28
Superintendent of Nurses—Grade 2       8 8
Carpenter      11 3
Electrician      18 4
Chief Psychiatric Nurse—Grade 1 .     31 (:)
Charge Psychiatric Nurse     17 6
Assistant Charge Psychiatric Nurse     45 25
Stenographer (shorthand)    102 79
Typist  :  156 135
i Not available at this time.
CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY PLAN
The number of classification reviews was considerably more than last year and
similar in number to previous years, as indicated in Table 7 of the Appendix. The
number of these reviews resulting in an upward revision in salary was 350, or
approximately 55 per cent, as compared to 60 per cent in 1959. The number of
reviews resulting in no change in salary was 266, or approximately 40 per cent,
compared to 34 per cent in 1959.
Along with the classification reviews, the Division completed surveys of wages
paid by other employers to the many types of employees in the Service. These
surveys formed the basis for a revision to the salaries of professional employees and
senior officers which took effect on April 1st, 1960, at a cost of approximately
$700,000 per annum.
The Classification Division also completed a number of special studies, as
follows:—
(1) A survey of the organization of the Microfilm Bureau.
(2) The organization of dining-room personnel in the Mental Hospitals.
(3) A review of the evaluation of " fringe benefits."
(4) Organization and classification of Land Registry and Court Registry at
Prince Rupert.
(5) Organization and classification of the Fire Marshal's Office.
(6) Stenographic production study in the Civil Defence office in Victoria.
(7) Stenographic production study in the Construction Branch, Department of
Highways.
(8) Stenographic production study in the Research and Development Branch,
Department of Highways.
(9) Stenographic production study in the Child Welfare Division.
(10) Organization of clerical and maintenance staffs at the Burnaby Vocational
School.
(11) Organization of maintenance services at the Nanaimo Vocational School.
(12) A review of procedures followed in reimbursing employees on call.
(13) A review of working conditions and hours of work of field staffs.
(14) A review of board and lodging allowances.
The Classification Division also investigated seventy-five requests for appointment as to need, and twenty-five requests to extend casual appointments.
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During the year, sixteen titles were added to the classification schedules, and
eight were deleted.
DEPARTMENTAL ESTABLISHMENTS
The following tabulation illustrates the number of positions added to and
deleted from permanent establishments of departments during the year:—
Department Addition Deletion
Agriculture   	
Attorney-General   15
Commercial Transport  10
Education        2 19
Finance  - - 9
Forest Service       7
Health Branch        4
Highways        1 9
Hospital Insurance Service       9
Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce       2
Labour   ___
Lands Service  	
Mental Health Services  22
Mines and Petroleum Resources       2
Municipal Affairs        2
Provincial Secretary  31
Public Utilities Commission	
Public Works        2
Recreation and Conservation  	
Social Welfare  17
Totals  .  126 37
SICK AND SPECIAL LEAVE
Effective April 1st, 1960, the Vacation, Sick, and Special Leave Regulations
were amended, the principal change being that vacation and sick leave now is
granted on an " earned " basis. It is felt that this, particularly so far as vacation
leave is concerned, is more equitable as allowance for vacation leave now is provided
for employees who serve for less than six months.
Sick leave granted during the period October 1st, 1959, to September 30th,
1960, totalled 58,190 days—49,945 days with pay and 8,245 days without pay—
an average of 5.73 days (see Table 5, Appendix) and a decrease of 0.12 day over
the average for the previous twelve-month period of 5.85 days. These figures do not
include sick leave granted under the Workmen's Compensation Board and under the
Department of Veterans' Affairs section of the Sick Leave Regulation. The average
number of days sick leave per employee for the past ten years was as follows:—■
Year Ended
Sept. 30
1951	
Average per
Employee
  6.20
Year Ended
Sept. 30
1956	
Average per
Employee
..... 5.60
1952	
  6.00
1957	
  5.85
1953	
  6.40
1958	
  6.54
1954	
  6.60
1959
5.85
1955	
  5.50
1960	
  5.73
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The average daily salary for the year from October 1st, 1959, to September
30th, 1960, was $16.08, bringing the cost of sick leave with pay for 49,945 days to
$803,115.*
Twenty-two employees were granted special leave of absence for the purpose
of training with Reserve units of Her Majesty's forces. One employee was granted
leave to serve with the United Nations Organization. Sixty employees were granted
special leave for the purpose of further training and study.
GRIEVANCES
There were two formal grievances heard by the Commission during the year.
The Chief Personnel Officer dealt with six grievances involving the promotional
policy and four grievances involving the release of employees.
CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS
In retrospect the Commission feels that the year 1960 was a lively one. Many
challenges were faced, particularly in the employee training and information fields.
Conscientious attempts, as in the past, were continued in endeavouring to maintain
justice and equity in arriving at all decisions.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Commission again expresses its sincere thanks to all departments of
Government and to other Provincial and Federal Civil Service Commissions for
their whole-hearted co-operation. The Government Agents in the various centres
of the Province have, as in the past, rendered valuable assistance in supervising the
recruiting of junior clerical and stenographic positions in their localities. The Commission also wishes to record its thanks and appreciation to its technical and clerical
staffs for loyal and efficient performance of their duties.
The Commission also extends to you, Sir, as Provincial Secretary, its sincere
appreciation for your continued assistance and understanding.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
H. M. Morrison, Chairman.
J. V. Fisher, Member.
E. R. Rickinson, Member.
* This is not an actual expenditure as employment of personnel to act for employees on sick leave is
permitted only in a few unavoidable situations. Most absences are short and require no payment for relief
purposes.
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT V 19
APPENDIX
Twenty-five-year continuous-service certificates were awarded to the following
Government employees in November, 1960:—
J. W. Akins, Registrar of Securities, Department of Finance.
H. H. Bersey, Social Worker, Department of Social Welfare.
Mrs. V. I. Blaney, Social Worker, Department of Social Welfare.
Miss I. J. Burrell, Clerk-Stenographer, Department of Highways.
R. G. Carley, Compositor, Queen's Printer.
Dr. T. G. B. Caunt, Medical Superintendent, Mental Health Services.
Miss M. E. K. Crummy, Clerk-Stenographer, Provincial Museum, Department of Education.
H. V. Darling, Road Maintenance Foreman, Department of Highways.
S. F. Deans, Road Maintenance Foreman, Department of Highways.
R. B. Ditchburn, Buyer, Purchasing Commission, Department of Finance.
Miss E. Dunn, Deputy Government Agent, Department of Finance.
Miss D. M. Eggie, Clerk, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Department of Health Services
and Hospital Insurance.
Miss E. M. Eley, Secretary to the Minister of Public Works.
Mrs. C. F. Farquharson, Secretary to the Attorney-General.
W. G. Fleming, Government Agent, Department of Finance.
B. W. Flynn, Provincial Assessor, Department of Finance.
W. N. Galbraith, Assistant Mechanical Foreman, Department of Highways.
Miss E. M. George, Clerk, Department of Labour.
R. J. Glassford, Forest Ranger, Forest Service, Department of Lands and Forests.
Mrs. F. E. Gonzales, Secretary to the Inspector of Credit Unions, Department of the
Attorney-General.
G. H. Hallett, Government Agent, Department of Finance.
T. H. W. Harding, Government Agent, Department of Finance.
R. Herring, Superintendent of Industrial Therapy, Mental Health Services.
R. C. Homfeld, Canneryman, Mental Health Services.
R. C. Irvin, Senior Bridge Tender, Department of Highways.
W. R. Jeffs, Mechanical Superintendent, Department of Highways.
J. A. Jerome, Psychiatric Nurse, Mental Health Services.
Miss E. A. Kay, Secretary to the Superintendent of Motor-vehicles, Department of the
Attorney-General.
R. J. E. Kay, Inspector, Gasoline and Fuel Tax, Department of Finance.
C. Kemp, Dining Room Nurse, Mental Health Services.
C. H. Kreetzer, Mechanical Foreman, Department of Highways.
G. G. Langley, Compositor, Queen's Printer.
T. U. Lassalle, Weighmaster, Department of Commercial Transport.
G. Lindsay, Superintendent of Motor-vehicles, Department of the Attorney-General.
G. A. Luyat, Supervising District Agriculturist, Department of Agriculture.
Mrs. C. Mackenzie, Office Consultant, Department of Social Welfare.
L. F. Macrae, Technical Draughtsman, Lands Service, Department of Lands and Forests.
R. H. McCrimmon, Deputy Chief Gold Commissioner, Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources.
Dr. C. E. MacDonald, Superintendent, Jericho Hill School, Department of Education.
A. B. MacPherson, Clerk, Motor-vehicle Branch, Department of the Attorney-General.
E. W. Mayers, Recreational Consultant, Department of Education.
Miss M. G. Mossey, Secretary to Chief Engineer, Department of Highways.
J. M. Oliver, Mechanical Foreman, Department of Highways.
G. A. Playfair, Radio Superintendent, Forest Service, Department of Lands and Forests.
Dr. W. A. Plenderleith, Co-ordinator of Special Services, Department of Education.
P. F. Ramsay, Personnel Officer, Department of Finance.
J. L. Roe, District Engineer, Department of Highways.
H. G. Smith, Building Service Worker, Department of Finance.
L. F. Swannell, Assistant Chief Forester in Operations, Forest Service, Department of
Lands and Forests.
Miss M. R. Taylor, Secretary to the Provincial Secretary.
Miss G. A. Veale, Secretary to the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare.
Miss G. A. Watkins, Secretary to the Deputy Minister of Finance.
E. C. Webster, Director of Construction, Department of Highways.
A. W. Weir, Road Maintenance Foreman, Department of Highways.
A. C. Whitworth, Machinist, Mental Health Services.
C. R. Wilton, Vendor, Liquor Control Board (retired).
 V 20
BRITISH COLUMBIA
STATISTICS
Table 1.—Enrolments in the Civil Service from 1933 to 1960
(as at December 31st, since 1946)
Enrolment
.    1,424
1,484
.   1,541
1,607
.    1,718
1,889
Year
1933/34	
1934/35	
1935/36 :
1936/37	
1937/38	
1938/39	
1939/40     1,941
1940/41     1,951
1941/42     1,851
1942/43     1,822
1943/44    2,018
1944/45    2,159
Apr. 1, 1945, to Dec. 31, 1946   4,664
1947    5,425
Year
1948..
1949..
1950..
1951..
1952..
1953..
Enrolment
. 6,417
. 7,345
. 7,694
. 7,994
. 8,543
. 8,543
1954  7,9451
1955  8,138 2
1956  8,3983
1957  8,722 *
1958  8,3495
1959  8,5416
1960  8,629 7
1 Exclusive of 578 casual employees.
2 Exclusive of 755 casual employees.
3 Exclusive of 872 casual employees,
1 Exclusive of 899 casual employees.
5 Exclusive of 914 casual employees.
0 Exclusive of 1,278 casual employees.
7 Exclusive of 1,406 casual employees.
Table 2.—Appointments Made by the Civil Service Commission
from 1933 to December 31st, 1960
Year
Probationary
Casual
Permanent
Total
1933/34  	
1934/35	
1935/36   	
1936/37 	
1937/38 	
1938/39	
1939/40	
1940/41	
1941/42 	
1942/43	
1943/44   	
1944/45.     	
April 1st, 1945, to December 31st, 1946
1947    	
1948	
1949	
1950 	
1951 	
1952	
1953. 	
1954   	
1955	
1956	
1957  	
1958 —- 	
1959     - _	
1960  	
,230
984
,191
,417
,193
,149
,264
170
248
258
279
297
328
342
356
352
474
491
547
2,058
2,048
2,041
507
441
600
673
473
533
1,030
923
851
686
1,013
1,036
98
85
78
104
185
133
146
121
88
173
184
155
1,245
815
867
370
290
339
378
390
438
332
1,786
1,943
885
1,019
881
268
333
336
383
482
461
488
477
440
647
675
702
3,303
2,863
2,908
2,107
1,715
2,130
2,468
2,056
2,120
2,626
2,709
2,794
1,571
2,032
1,917
Note.—From 1945 to 1948, probationary appointments are included in the " Casual " column. From and
including 1956, probationary appointments are counted as permanent, and are not counted again when officially
confirmed as permanent.
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT
V 21
Table 3.'—Number of Civil Servants Enrolled in Departments of Government
as at December 3 1st, 1960, According to Sex
Department
Permanent and Probationary
Male
Female
Total
Premier's Office-
Agriculture 	
Attorney-General-
Commercial Transport .
Education	
Finance  	
Forest Service	
Health Services and Hospital Insurance..
Highways..
Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce .
Labour	
Lands Service —
Mines and Petroleum Resources .
Municipal Affairs.
Provincial Secretary  	
Public Utilities Commission-
Public Works  	
Recreation and Conservation-
Social Welfare 	
118
333
10
148
405
651
1,611
325
48
52
275
66
16
50
26
474
55
165
1
49
283
7
191
261
175
2,056
111
26
42
41
22
5
77
27
47
19
361
1
167
616
17
339
666
826
3,667
436
74
94
316
88
21
127
53
521
74
526
Totals .
4,828
3,801
8,629
Table 4.—Number of Casual Employees Enrolled in Departments of Government
as at December 31st, 1960, According to Sex
Department
Male
Casual
Female
Total
Premier's Office .
Agriculture	
Attorney-General-
Commercial Transport .
Education	
Finance  	
Forest Service   	
Health Services and Hospital Insurance..
Highways-
Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce-
Labour   _ 	
Lands Service  _	
Mines and Petroleum Resources .
Municipal Affairs 	
Provincial Secretary...
Public Utilities Commission-
Public Works.	
Recreation and Conservation-
Social Welfare	
Totals..
753
653
6
2
8
9
40
49
76
1
77
3
19
22
9
10
19
77
62
139
304
401
705
122
37
159
1
1
13
4
17
1
3
4
2
2
6
15
21
1
1
96
29
125
8
2
10
20
27
47
1,406
 V 22
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Table 6.—Number of Separations in 1960 According to Department of Government
Department
Superannuated
Resigned
Died
Dismissed
Finished
Transferred
to O.S.
Agriculture	
3
5
4
8
5
18
11
1
3
1
1
8
3
12
80
6
59
77
98
652
58
7
23
3
43
5
17
12
90
1
3
2
3
3
9
2
1
1
1
4
1
4
1
11
2
1
2
1
2
1
8
2
46
3
29
15
8
177
7
-
1
1
3
75
1
7
1
24
1
Finance 	
2
5
Health Services and Hospital Insur-
13
4
Industrial Development, Trade, and
Labour ., 	
Lands Service  	
Mines and Petroleum Resources	
1
1
Public Utilities Commission 	
Public Works	
2
1
4
Totals	
71
1,251
1          32
1
33
400
34
Table 7.—Classification Reviews by Department in 1960 with Comparative
Figures for Previous Years
Department
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4
3
9
....
16
Attorney-General. 	
31
6
38
3
2
80
2
1
1
1
5
Education _	
16
1
12
....
1
....
30
Finance _	
54
26
....
....
80
Health Branch 	
43
1
16
....
3
....
63
19
21
—
40
Hospital Insurance Service.—
4
5
9
Highways	
28
2
40
	
2
72
Industrial Development,
Trade, and Commerce	
6
6
....
	
12
1
1
2
8
32
2
4
27
15
--
....
....
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_
37
51
6
2
....
....
8
4
3
....
7
Mental Health Services 	
30
2
11
1
1
_
....
45
6
2
9
....
17
Public Works 	
37
7
....
44
Public Utilities Commission
5
2
6
....
	
13
Recreation and Conservation
9
....
3
_
....
12
Totals, 1960	
345
26
258
5
1
8
4
647
Totals, 1959	
279
24
150
20
17
6
496
Totals, 1957	
440
14
123
14
7
12
610
Totals, 1956.	
592
28
136
27
13
7
803
Totals, 1955 .
479
17
94
36
2
10
21
659
Frinted by A. Sutton, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1961
260-261-9963
 

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