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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Civil Service Commission
Forty-third Annual Report
JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31
1961
Printed by A. Sutton, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1962
  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 1 to December 31, 1961.
Victoria, B.C., January, 1962.
WESLEY D. BLACK,
Provincial Secretary.
 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 1 to December 31, 1961.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
HUGH M. MORRISON,
Chairman, Civil Service Commission.
Victoria, B.C., January, 1962.
 HIGHLIGHTS DURING 1961
• 856 persons were appointed to permanent positions.
• 989 persons were appointed to casual or temporary positions.
• 1,635 persons left the Service.
• There was a 15.98-per-cent turnover of staff.
• 339 Civil Servants gained promotion through open competition with  other
employees.
• 9 per cent of promotions were made from one department to another.
• The third class of the Executive Development Training Plan received their
diplomas in Public Administration.
• A sixth class of thirty students commenced the Executive Development Training
Plan.
• The Board of Reference system under Grievance Procedure was revised.
• The monthly Newsletter was increased in size from two pages to four.
• Three visitors engaged in personnel administration in foreign countries studied
personnel practices of the Commission.
• There was a decrease in average sick leave.
• Two grievances were presented formally to the Civil Service Commission.
• Sixty-six Civil Servants received twenty-five-year continuous-service awards from
the Premier and Executive Council at two luncheons.
 DURING 1961 TWO LUNCHEONS WERE GIVEN BY PREMIER W. A. C. BENNETT
AND THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TO HONOUR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
WITH TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE.
The above photograph was taken in the Lower Lounge, Empress Hotel,
Victoria, on December 5th.
The luncheon held in the Social Suite of the Hotel Vancouver,
in Vancouver, on December 6th.
 CONTENTS
Introductory.
Pace
-    9
Size and Composition of the Civil Service  10
Appointments  11
Separations  11
General Entrance Examinations  11
Competitions for Promotion  12
In-service Training  13
The Vancouver Office  14
The Essondale Office .  15
Classification and Salary Plan  16
Departmental Establishments-  17
Sick and Special Leave  17
Grievances  18
Concluding Observations  18
Acknowledgments  18
Appendix 19-20
Statistics    20-24
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ORGANIZATION CHART OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
PROVINCIAL
SECRETARY
CHAIRMAN
CHIEF PERSONNEL
OFFICER
Recruitment
and
Selection
Staff
Training
Classification
and
Wage Division
Special
Projects
Recording
and
Implementation
VANCOUVER
OFFICE    ,
ESSONDALE
OFFICE
 Report of the Civil Service Commission
Pursuant to Section 8 of the Civil Service Act, from January 1
to December 31,1961
The Civil Service Commission is the Government's agency for the administration of its personnel policy. As such, the Commission is concerned, through these
policies, with the attainment of the greatest possible efficiency in the public service.
During 1961 the Commission, in addition to the transaction of much business
by written communication between its members, held eleven meetings on matters of
general policy. At these meetings it considered and made decisions for recommendation on such matters as (1) the co-ordination and posting of Government
personnel in certain localities of the Province; (2) the position classification of
agrologists in the Forest Service and the Lands Branch; (3) policy on requests
for leave resulting from pregnancy; (4) safety training programme; (5) policy
relative to statutory holidays occurring on a Saturday; and (6) briefs from various
employee associations dealing with salaries and conditions of employment.
Toward the end of the year it also heard, under the revised grievance regulations, briefs for salary increases from the B.C. Government Employees' Association in respect to (1) salaries of stationary engineers and (2) salaries for other
classifications represented in its membership. Other organizations which appeared
before the Commission were (1) staff registered nurses in the Mental Health Services; (2) public health nurses; (3) log-sealers; (4) sanitary inspectors; (5) public health physicians; and (6) public health dentists.
Extended work in the field was continued. Personnel Officers made numerous
visits to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, engaging in position classification
audits and investigations. Also, the Senior Classification Officer, on similar work,
visited Nelson and Kamloops. The Chairman visited extensively throughout the
southern parts of the Province and on Vancouver Island. In May most Government installations and offices on Vancouver Island were visited. In July he spent
nearly three weeks visiting offices and centres in the East and West Kootenays.
Finally, in September, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, and the large centre of Kamloops
were visited. These visits were greatly appreciated. Personnel policies were clarified, and individual problems were solved. Such visits indicate Government concern
for the welfare of its employees, and as a result greatly improve morale in the Service.
The Recruitment Division was busy conducting competitions and effecting
appointments in Victoria, Vancouver, and at Essondale. It also assisted the Ferry
System of the British Columbia Toll Highways and Bridges Authority in the selection of personnel for the two new ferries operating between Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island to Tsawwassen on the Mainland. In addition, the Vancouver office
co-operated in the establishment of eligibility lists for toll collectors.
Miss J. M. Campbell, Personnel Officer (Recruitment and Staff Training
Division), completed the Appraisal Course in 1961. A total of 122 candidates
attended for the duration of the course. To date twenty-three candidates have
completed the requirements of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and have been
awarded the A.A.C.I. accreditation. The course in court reporting is continuing
on into 1962. Excellent progress is being made in this new course. Three copies
of " Tips to Supervisors " were published and distributed. Thirty new students
enrolled for Class VI of the Executive Development Training Programme, which
commenced in September.    In October, Class III of the Executive Development
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Training Programme graduated and received their diplomas in Public Administration
from the University of British Columbia.
In July, Dr. J. V. Fisher, a member of the Commission, retired to accept the
position of Agent-General in London, England. Dr. Fisher served with the original
committee that led to the Civil Service Commission, which was formed in 1945.
With the retirement of Dr. Fisher, the Honourable W. D. Black announced the
appointment by Order in Council of Mr. J. E. Brown, Deputy Minister of Municipal
Affairs, as the third member of the Civil Service Commission.
The monthly Newsletter published by the Civil Service Commission, and mailed
to all Government employees and superannuants, was increased from two to four
pages.    Circulation of this Newsletter is in excess of 19,000.
The Manual of Personnel Administration was rewritten and amended. The
employee handbook " Civil Service in British Columbia " was also amended.
In October a Board of Reference system was made available under the Grievance Procedure to hear and adjudicate appeals made before it.
Two luncheons were held—one in Victoria and the other in Vancouver—to
honour those Government employees with twenty-five years of continuous service.
Sixty-six Civil Servants received framed certificates from the Honourable W. A. C.
Bennett, LL.D., who, with the Executive Council, hosted these luncheons.
The Chief Personnel Officer and Chief Assistant to the Commission chaired
two all-day conferences with Personnel Officers during the year. An experiment in
the evaluation of a specific position classification problem was conducted, in which
the Chief Personnel Officer chaired an evaluating committee constituted to review
the positions of Land Inspector and Forest Agrologist. The committee included
the Assistant Chief Land Inspector, the Chief Forest Agrologist, a Senior Agriculturist, and the Surveyor of Taxes.
The Chief Personnel Officer also conducted investigations of various personnel
problems and grievances, including evaluation of a number of senior positions. The
senior positions reviewed were Departmental Comptroller, Department of Recreation and Conservation; Engineer 8; Executive Director, Alcoholism Foundation;
Chief Clerk, Lands Branch; Solicitors; Chief Right-of-way Agent; Senior Animal
Pathologist; Superintendent of Motor-vehicles; Instructors of Staff Nursing; Assistant Deputy Minister of Labour; Superintendent of School Construction; Convention
Representative; Administrative Assistant, Lands Branch; District Superintendents;
Research Officers; Chief Clerk, Department of Industrial Development, Trade, and
Commerce; Mechanical Superintendents; Official Committee; Public Information
Officers; Official Administrator.
Miscellaneous assignments included the review and analyses of six briefs submitted by groups of employees; the investigation of time spent away from home
by scalers; review of procedures for allowing leave for pregnancy; " on call " procedures; co-ordinating staffing in local areas; reviewing individual employee grievances; reviewing educational leave procedures; reviewing requests for special
payments; conducting organization studies; reviewing pay procedures in the case
of staff outside the Province; and reviewing sick-leave procedures.
SIZE AND COMPOSITION OF THE CIVIL SERVICE
The number of probationary and permanent Civil Servants at December 31,
1960, was 8,629. The number as of December 31, 1961, was 8,763 {see Appendix,
Table 3), an increase of 134. The total number of Civil Servants, including temporary or casual employees, at the end of 1960 was 10,035, with the corresponding
number at the end of 1961 being 10,233, an increase of 198.
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APPOINTMENTS
During the year 1,845 appointments were made {see Appendix, Table 2), as
compared with 1,917 appointments during 1960, a decrease of seventy-two or 3.9
per cent. The number of appointments to probationary-permanent positions
amounted to 856, as compared with 881 in 1960. There were 989 appointments
to casual or temporary positions, as compared to 1,036 in 1960. The Chief Selection Officer reports that 2,833 requisitions for staff in the Civil Service were processed, as compared to 2,871 in 1960, a decrease of thirty-eight or about 1 per cent.
SEPARATIONS
The number of employees leaving the Civil Service during 1961 was 1,635,
as compared to 1,821 in 1960 and 1,550 in 1959.    Using the formula of
Number of employees leaving
■xioo
Total enrolment including casual employees
the turnover for 1961 was
1,635
 x 100=15.98%
10,233
As the following tabulation indicates, this is the lowest turnover rate in the last
ten years:—
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
1,635
7,994
8,543
8,543
8,523
8,893
9,270
9,621
9,263
9,819
10,035
10,233
24.56
1952     	
23.32
1953 ....	
1954  - „     	
1955  	
25.60
26.67
26.85
1956...  	
1957                                                         ....
28.45
27.84
1958     . .                                                                       .   ....
21.36
1959	
16.341
1960	
18.14
1961                              	
15.98
1 Corrected
The following tabulation indicates the number of suspensions, dismissals, and
extensions of probationary periods for the past seven years:—
1955    !    ,1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
Probationary periods extended_   .
Civil Servants suspended but not dismissed	
Civil Servants dismissed	
59      j      56
4      [        2
52              42
1
58
3
64
50
8
36
27
6
30
37
10
33
45
9
26
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 1,312 applicants were tested, compared to
1,327 in 1960.    Of the number tested in 1961, 824 or 63 per cent qualified, com-
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pared to 789 or 59 per cent in 1960.  The positions for which eligibility tests were
conducted were as follows:—
Classification
Number
Examined
Number
Qualified
Per Cent
Qualified
Clerk-Typist ___ _	
474
374
198
107
91
31
4
9
2
5
2
3
1
i
3
5
2
248
296
120
60
60
20
2
7
2
1
1
2
3
2
52
79
Clerk 1                      _	
61
Clerk-Stenographer 1 _	
56
Clerk-Stenographer 2	
66
64
50
78
100
20
50
67
Land Registry Office—
Senior Clerk	
Clerk 3  	
60
Clerk 2     	
100
Totals	
1,312
824
63
At the Vancouver centre 356 wrote examinations, of which 338 or 95 per cent
qualified, as compared to 579 examinations, of which 542 or 93 per cent qualified
in 1960. At Essondale stenographic or clerical tests were administered to 152
applicants, of which eighty-five or 56 per cent qualified, compared to 258 examinations administered and 214 or 84 per cent qualifying in 1960.
COMPETITIONS FOR PROMOTION
There were 642 competitions for promotion conducted in 1961, an increase of
eighty-one compared to 1960. Of these, sixty-six competitions were for personnel
for the B.C. Toll Authority Ferry System. The Civil Service Commission advertised the ferry positions, accepted the applications, assisted with the initial screening
of candidates, and participated in the selection panels involved. However, no
record has been kept of the number of appointments for these positions, which are
non-Civil Service.    It is estimated that a minimum of 100 appointments were made.
Five hundred and fifty-seven candidates were appointed as a result of the
remaining 561 competitions. Three hundred and thirty-nine or 59 per cent of the
appointments were in-Service candidates, and 225 or 41 per cent of the appointments
were from outside the Service. The number of promotional appointments made
from one department to another amounted to fifty-one or 9 per cent.
The following tabulation illustrates the operation of the promotional policy
during the past four years:—
Appointment
1958
1959
1960
1961
Number
Per Cent
Number
Per Cent
Number
Per Cent
Number
Per Cent
In-service promotion
Outside appointments   .
369
197
65
35
369
289
56
44
304
265
53
47
339
225
59
41
Totals	
Promotions made from
one department to another.	
566
70
100
19
658
58
100
9
569
44
100
8
564
51
100
9
Total number of requisi-
7.777.
2,995
2.871
2.833
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1961 BB 13
IN-SERVICE TRAINING
Executive Development Training Plan
Thirty Civil Servants enrolled in Class III of the Executive Development Training Programme received diplomas in Public Administration from the Chancellor
of the University of British Columbia at the fall congregation.
Twenty-eight candidates enrolled in Class IV, centred in Kamloops, entered
the third and final year of the programme. Twenty-six employees enrolled in Class
V entered the second year of the course. Class VI commenced in the fall of 1961
with twenty-eight 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 VI.
Thirty Civil Servants, graduates of Class III of the Executive Development Trainine Pro
gramme, photographed following the presentation of diplomas in Public SsS at the
fall congregation tn the Armouries at the University of British Columbia, onoSe?M, * 961
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 m Appraisal II in the spring of 1961. This completes the series of courses
m appraisal for personnel employed in appraising, assessing, land valuation, and
allied fields.   Twenty-five candidates attended the Appraisal II course, bringing the
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total to 208 candidates who have attended the courses between 1958 and 1961.
Twenty-three candidates have received their full accreditation in the Appraisal
Institute of Canada and may use the designation "A.A.C.I." Thirteen of these are
Civil Servants, five are municipal employees, and five are from private industry.
Court Reporting Course
In co-operation with the Technical and Vocational Branch of the Department
of Education, the course in court reporting entered its second year. Mr. Dennis
Pearce, Official Stenographer, Supreme Court Registry, Victoria, is the instructor.
He has reported that the students are progressing very favourably. He feels that
some of the candidates will be competent to be employed in the field of court reporting in the fall of 1962.
Training Programme for Land Registry Offices
During 1961 a committee composed of Mr. A. Pearson, Inspector of Legal
Offices; Mr. W. Higgins, Director of Administration, Department of Attorney-
General; Mr. V. Di Castri, Registrar of Titles, Land Registry Office, Victoria; and
Miss J. M. Campbell, Staff Training Officer of this Commission, met to discuss the
training needs of the clerical personnel in the Land Registry Offices in the Province.
The programme was started in early fall. The first promotional examinations were
held in November, 1961, and the results pointed out some of the specific needs for
a more uniform training programme.
General Training Plans
Plans are being made for a series of courses in fundamentals of English and
technical report writing, and at a later date courses in fundamentals of English and
business letter writing. Further studies were made regarding the need for a safety
training programme.
THE VANCOUVER OFFICE
During 1961 this office continued to be engaged in recruiting and placing
personnel, assessing positions for classification purposes, conducting staff and organization surveys, investigating grievances, and advising officials on matters relating
to personnel practices as they concern the Government offices and institutions situated on the Lower Mainland.
Recruiting and placement activities carried out during the year resulted in
fifty-five competitions being held and 338 appointments being made to fill a wide
variety of clerical, technical, and professional positions within the Civil Service.
In addition, forty-two competitions were held for the purpose of selecting personnel
for employment in the Toll Authority Ferry System; three competitions were held
to fill positions and establish eligibility lists for employment in the Toll Highways
and Bridges Authority; and assistance was rendered to the Gaol Service in the
selection of personnel.
All candidates seeking clerical and stenographic positions were subjected to
qualifying examinations. Examinations were utilized extensively also as a factor in
the selection of technical personnel and personnel requiring special qualifications.
The following is a summary of the examinations administered:—
L
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Passed Failed
Clerk-Stenographer  44                 7
Clerk  66                6
Clerk-Typist   64                5
Toll Collector  158
Electrician   12
Painter  7
Carpenter -  5
Totals  356 18
Grand total, 374 (579 in 1960).
It should be noted from the above that the turnover in Civil Service staff in
this area decreased considerably during 1961 from the year previous. However,
staff requirements of the British Columbia Toll Highways and Bridges Authority
increased greatly during the year, and as a result the over-all activity of the office
remained high.
THE ESSONDALE OFFICE
Recruitment again was the major activity of this office in 1961, with a total
of 946 appointments made; a small number of these reported for duty in 1962.
Eighty-eight new positions were established and filled this year, as follows:
Essondale area, 20; Valley view area, 6; The Woodlands School, 21;  Tranquille
School, 35; Dellview Hospital, 3; Skeenaview Hospital, 3.
Of the total eighty-eight positions, approximately two-thirds of these were for
the nursing area.
The recruitment of psychiatric nurses was good, with a total of 190 recruited
during the year.
Recruitment of psychiatric nurses was as follows:—
Essondale graduates, 1961 class     76
Essondale graduates, other than 1961 class     91
Great Britain       6
Alberta        1
Saskatchewan       7
Manitoba         8
Holland       1
Total  190
One hundred and seventy-nine of the above were hired from British Columbia.
Of the total hired, 141 were female psychiatric nurses and forty-nine were male
psychiatric nurses.
During the year there were 135 competitions closing at this office, of which
twenty-eight were local postings initiated by this office.
For these competitions there were 706 applicants, of which 310 were interviewed, resulting in 107 appointments. Two of these local postings were for the
Psychiatric Nurse Promotional Eligibility List, for which there were an additional
174 applicants. During the year there were thirty appointments made from the
eligibility lists.
It should be noted that thirty-seven advertisements were made for positions to
be filled by this office. Included in this number were thirteen advertisements for
which there were no results, twelve of these being for professional positions.
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Qualifying examinations were given for the following classifications:—
Number M„_.   ,
WritinS Parsed
Examination rassea
Assistant Charge Psychiatric Nurse (Colquitz)  11 5
Assistant Charge Psychiatric Nurse (eligibility list)  92 14
Assistant and Charge Psychiatric Nurse (eligibility list)„ 73 0)
Assistant Charge Psychiatric Nurse (Tranquille)     5 2
Chief Psychiatric Nurse 1  11 8
Cook 3     6 6
Cook 2     6 4
Clerk 1     3 2
Electrician   14 5
Stationary Engineer's Helper     3 (1)
Stenographer (shorthand)   61 21
Typist   91 64
i Not available at this time.
Of the total requisitions filled by this office, 759 were filled by new employees
to the Mental Health Services, which is a slight decrease from 1960. Resulting
in the departments handling their own intradepartmental transfers, this office had
a decrease of requisitions filled by transfer to fifty-eight, compared to 123 in 1960.
Relief appointments totalled 259, one position less than 1960. However,
1960 included forty-nine pregnancy relief requisitions, compared to nineteen in the
early part of 1961, before the new ruling; consequently, there was more relief
granted for the Mental Health Services, particularly in the nursing areas.
CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY PLAN
The total number of classification reviews increased slightly during 1961 to
694, from 647 in 1960. Table 7 of the Appendix indicates the number of reviews
in each department along with totals for previous years. The percentage of reviews
resulting in upward revisions increased to approximately 70 per cent, as compared
to 55 per cent in 1960 and 60 per cent in 1959.
In addition to the classification reviews, the Classification Division conducted
salary surveys of all categories of positions in the Government service. Miscellaneous reviews were also completed as follows:—
Review of Timekeeper positions (thirty-three employees).
Review of Stockman positions (110 employees).
Dining-room supervisor, Jericho Hill School.
Hand-tool requirements for tradesmen.
Organization study, Provincial Home, Kamloops.
Organization study, Purchasing Commission.
Building Service Workers, Brannen Lake School.
Night-shift differential, Stationary Engineers.
Toll Authority—five positions.
Civil Defence—five positions.
Cooks, Mental Hospitals.
Draughtsmen—a preliminary study.
The Division also investigated fifty requests for appointments as to need and
seven requests to extend casual appointments.
During the year forty titles were added to the classification schedules, and sixteen were deleted.
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1961 BB 17
Increases in salary were afforded to a number of categories of positions including Teachers, Librarians, Archivists, Animal Pathologists, Milk Board Inspectors,
Deputy Land Registrars, Senior Assessors, Forest Agrologists, Land Inspectors, and
Stationary Engineers.
DEPARTMENTAL ESTABLISHMENTS
During the year the following additions and deletions were made to departmental permanent establishments:—
Department
Agriculture 	
Attorney-General
Education 	
Finance	
Forest Service	
Health Branch	
Highways 	
Hospital Insurance Service
Addition
Deletion
88
	
12
2
4
65
6
5
8
1
3
1
5
3
Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce       3
Lands Service       7
Mental Health Services  123 91
Mines and Petroleum Resources       6
Municipal Affairs     5
Provincial Secretary     50
Public Works       7
Public Utilities Commission       3 1
Recreation and Conservation     12
Social Welfare     12
Totals  350 173
SICK AND SPECIAL LEAVE
Exclusive of claims under the Workmen's Compensation Board and leave
granted under the D.V.A. section of the Sick Leave Regulation, sick leave granted
during the period October 1, 1960, to September 30, 1961, totalled 55,326 days—
46,777.5 days with pay and 8,548.5 days without pay—an average of 5.37 days
{see Table 5, Appendix) and a decrease of 0.36 day over the average for the previous twelve-month period of 5.73 days.
The average number of days sick leave per employee for the past eleven years
was as follows:—
ear Ended
Sept. 30
1951	
Average per
Employee
  6.20
Year Ended
Sept. 30
1957	
Average per
Employee
  5.85
1952	
1953	
  6.00
  6.40
  6.60
  5.50
  5.60
1958	
1959	
  6.54
__      5.85
1954	
1960	
  5.73
1955	
1961	
„.__      5.37
1956	
The average daily salary for the year October 1, 1960, to September 30, 1961,
was $16.38, bringing the cost of sick leave with pay for the 46,777.5 days to
$766,215.    Is should be mentioned that this is not actually an additional expendi-
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ture as the employment of relief for employees on sick leave is permitted only in
a few unavoidable instances. In most cases the absences were of short duration
and the question of relief did not apply.
One employee was granted special leave to assist the Ministry of Education,
Jamaica, and one employee was granted leave to serve with the United Nations
Organization. Nineteen employees were granted leave for the purpose of training
with Reserve units of Her Majesty's forces, and forty-nine employees were granted
leave for the purpose of further training and study.
GRIEVANCES
In addition to grievances settled in an informal manner at departmental and
Chief Personnel Officer levels, the Commission held three formal hearings on the
following:—
(1) An appeal from an employee who was given notice of intention to dismiss.
The department's decision was upheld, and the employee was dismissed by
Order in Council.
(2) An employee in another department who appealed a notice of intention
to dismiss. As a result of the hearing, the department agreed to change
its disciplinary action from termination of services to suspension for a
limited period.
(3) A hearing on salaries from Stationary Engineers in the Government Service, represented by the B.C. Government Employees' Association. The
Treasury Board acecpted the recommendations of the Commission, which
settled the grievance.
CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS
In summary, the Commission feels that its many activities show the necessity
of the present centralized system of handling the Government's personnel.
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. E. Brown, Member.
E. R. Rickinson, Member.
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1961 BB 19
APPENDIX
Twenty-five-year continuous-service certificates were awarded to the following
Government employees in December, 1961:—
Mrs. M. L. Adamson, Clerk, Division of Vital Statistics, Health Branch.
Mr. L. B. Archibald, Charge Psychiatric Nurse, Provincial Mental Health Services.
Mr. A. L. Banfield, Senior Clerk, Land Registry Office, Department of the Attorney-
General.
Miss E. M. Barlow, Clerk, Division of Vital Statistics, Health Branch.
Mr. H. V. Bassett, Chief Clerk, Bureau of Economics and Statistics, Department of Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce.
Mr. E. W. Berry, Chairman, Old-age Assistance Board, Department of Social Welfare.
Mr. A. L. Blair, Barber, Provincial Mental Health Services.
Mrs. V. I. Blaney, Social Worker, Department of Social Welfare.
Mr. A. M. Brown, Assessor, Department of Finance.
Mr. K. M. Brown, Vendor, Liquor Control Board.
Mrs. E. I. Calder, Clerk-Stenographer, Department of Finance.
Mr. T. W. Carlow, Deputy Land Registrar, Department of the Attorney-General.
Mr. A. L. B. Clark, Industrial Relations Officer, Department of Labour.
Mr. R. Coulter, Fireman, Provincial Mental Hospital, Essondale, Department of Public
Works.
Mr. E. B. de Blaquierre, Inspector of Motor Carriers, Public Utilities Commission.
Miss I. Craig, Head Nurse, Willow Chest Centre, Department of Health Services and
Hospital Insurance.
Mr. T. C. Denny, Building Service Worker, Department of Finance.
Mr. D. Denham, Chief Boiler Inspector, Department of Public Works.
Mr. J. W. Dewberry, Vendor, Liquor Control Board.
Mr. B. W. Dysart, Chief Administration Officer, Department of Labour.
Mr. R. A. English, Stationary Engineer, Department of Public Works.
Mr. M. E. Ferguson, Manager, University Endowment Lands.
Mr. G. F. Forbes, Government Agent, Department of Finance.
Mr. K. W. Foster, Vendor, Liquor Control Board.
Mr. P. R. Fraser, Administrative Assistant, Motor-vehicle Branch, Department of the
Attorney-General.
Mr. C. L. Gibson, Forest Ranger, Department of Lands and Forests.
Miss K. F. Gillies, Senior Clerk, Old-age Assistance Board, Department of Social Welfare.
Mr. J. N. Givens, Inspector, Amusement Tax, Consumer Taxation Branch, Department of
Finance.
Mr. W. S. Haddow, Administrative Assistant, Department of Labour.
Mr. W. Hall, Chief, Air Surveys Division, Surveys and Mapping Branch, Department of
Lands and Forests.
Mr. H. E. Hill, Gardener, Department of Public Works.
Mr. W. A. Jaffray, Superintendent of Motor Carriers, Public Utilities Commission.
Miss E. E. Jackson, Clerk-Stenographer, Mental Health Services, Department of Health
Services and Hospital Insurance.
Dr. G. M. Kirkpatrick, Senior Physician Specialist, Mental Health Services, Department
of Health Services and Hospital Insurance.
Mrs. F. Knox, Industrial Therapist, Mental Health Services.
Miss H. O. Lipsey, Supervisor of Nurses, Dellview Hospital, Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance.
Mr. G. A. Little, Administrative Assistant, Department of Labour.
Mr. P. B. McCann, Vendor, Liquor Control Board.
Mr. J. R. McConnell, Clerk, Division of Vital Statistics, Department of Health Services
and Hospital Insurance.
Mr. J. McCulloch, Chief Psychiatric Nurse, The Woodlands School, Department of Health
Services and Hospital Insurance.
Miss J. McDiarmid, Bacteriologist, Division of Laboratories, Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance.
Mr. D. I. MacLeod, Audit Accountant, Forest Service, Department of Lands and Forests.
Mrs. R. L. McMillan, Clerk, Motor-vehicle Branch, Department of the Attorney-General.
Mr. K. D. McRae, Government Agent, Department of Finance.
 BB 20 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Mr. F. A. Matheson, Business Manager, Mental Health Services, Department of Health
Services and Hospital Insurance.
Mr. G. N. Matthews, Foreman Plumber, Provincial Mental Hospital, Department of Public
Works.
Mr. J. A. Miller, Senior Clerk, Real Property Taxation, Department of Finance.
Mr. J. Milne, Mechanical Foreman, Department of Highways.
Mr. T. Moore, Recorder of Brands, Live Stock Branch, Department of Agriculture.
Miss J. Penzer, Staff Nurse, Division of Tuberculosis Control, Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance.
Mr. H. Pook, Chief Psychiatric Nurse, Provincial Mental Health Services, Department of
Health Services and Hospital Insurance.
Mr. S. G. Preston, District Supervisor, Development and Extension Branch, Department
of Agriculture.
Miss K. L. Robinson, Occupational Therapist, Willow Chest Centre, Department of Health
Services and Hospital Insurance.
Mr. T. Ruben, Recreational Consultant, Division of Adult Education, Department of
Education.
Dr. T. E. H. Sargent, Chief, Mineralogical Branch, Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources.
Miss A. E. Scott, Research Officer, Division of Vital Statistics, Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance.
Mrs. C. J. Scott, Senior Clerk, Office of the Official Administrator, Department of the
Attorney-General.
Mr. R. Shaw, Oakalla Prison Farm, Department of the Attorney-General.
Mrs. M. N. Stein, Ward Assistant, Willow Chest Centre, Department of Health Services
and Hospital Insurance.
Mrs. M. E. Stewart, Instructor, Elementary Corespondence, Department of Education.
Mr. H. C. Stubbs, Pressman, Queen's Printer.
Mr. F. L. Thomson, Vendor, Liquor Control Board.
Miss W. M. Urquhart, Superintendent, Girls' Industrial School, Department of Social
Welfare.
Mr. T. Wells, Superintendent, Green Timbers Forestry Station, Department of Lands and
Forests.
Mr. K. B. Woodward, District Superintendent of Schools, Department of Education.
Mr. W. R. Workman, Engineer, Records and Estimates Branch, Department of Highways.
STATISTICS
Table 1.—Enrolments in the Civil Service from 1933 to 1961
(as at December 31, since 1946)
Year                                                    Enrolment Year                                                    Enrolment
1933/34     1,424      1948   6,417
1934/35   1,484      1949   7,345
1935/36   1,541      1950   7,694
1936/37   1,607      1951   7,994
1937/38   1,718      1952   8,543
1938/39   1,889      1953   8,543
1939/40   1,941      1954   7,9451
1940/41   1,951      1955   8,1382
1941/42   1,851      1956   8,3983
1942/43   1,822      1957   8,722*
1943/44   2,018      1958   8,3495
1944/45   2,159      1959   8,5416
Apr. 1, 1945, to Dec. 31, 1946 . 4,664      1960   8,6297
1947   5,425      1961   8,7638
1 Exclusive of 578 casual employees.
2 Exclusive of 755 casual employees.
3 Exclusive of 872 casual employees.
* Exclusive of 899 casual employees.
5 Exclusive of 914 casual employees.
8 Exclusive of 1,278 casual employees.
1 Exclusive of 1,406 casual employees.
8 Exclusive of 1,470 casual employees.
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1961
BB 21
Table 2.—Appointments Made by the Civil Service Commission
from 1933 to December 31, 1961
Year
Probationary
Casual
Permanent
Total
1933/34 _ 	
1934/35   	
1935/36                                                                  	
1,230
984
1,191
1,417
1,193
1,149
1,264
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
989
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
856
268
333
336
1936/37                         .        	
383
1937/38  ..                	
482
1938/39 	
461
1939/40   	
1940/41                     	
488
477
1941/42  	
440
1942/43                                           -   	
647
1943/44                	
675
1944/45                                                    .
702
April 1, 1945, to December 31, 1946... - 	
1947 	
3,303
2,863
1948....                                        	
2,908
1949        ....
1950	
2,107
1,715
1951    	
2,130
1952...   _     	
1953 	
2,468
2,056
1954                                	
2,120
1955...	
2,626
1956	
2,709
2,794
1,571
1957	
1958 	
1959
2,032
1960 _	
1,917
1,845
1961..    	
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.
Table 3.—Number of Civil Servants Enrolled in Departments of Government
as at December 31, 1961, 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	
Totals..
181
345
9
130
418
658
1,597
316
47
54
284
68
18
62
27
474
65
175
4,928
1
54
280
7
157
251
171
2,102
108
27
44
37
24
4
125
26
47
21
349
3,835
1
235
625
16
287
669
829
3,699
424
74
98
321
92
22
187
53
521
86
524
8,763
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Table 4.—Number of Casual Employees Enrolled in Departments of Government
as at December 31, 1961, According to Sex
Department
Casual
Male
Female
Total
21
6
74
1
8
110
250
119
15
3
36
104
10
40
1
4
46
1
11
16
65
382
39
1
8
1
1
18
30
4
45
1
Agriculture     	
25
52
75
12
Finance  	
24
175
632
Highways , —      	
Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce	
158
1
23
1
4
54
Public Utilities Commission   	
134
14
85
Totals	
797
673
1,470
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Dismissed
Finished
Transferred
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1
3
1
7
7
24
4
1
1
2
8
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1
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87
5
44
83
80
629
32
9
15
26
8
16
5
33
10
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2
4
7
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9
7
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23
12
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170
4
3
1
2
11
6
3
35
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4
Health Services and Hospital Insur-
8
2
Industrial Development, Trade, and
Commerce  	
T.ahnnr
2
Mines and Petroleum Resources
Public Works           	
3
2
Totals     .
61
1,199
30
26
296
23
Table 7.—Classification Reviews by Departments in 1961 with Comparative
Figures for Previous Years
Department
Upward
Revisions
Downward
Revisions
Reviews
Resulting
in No
Change
Totals
Agriculture 	
Attorney-General-
Commercial Transport..
Education	
Finance 	
Hospital Insurance-
Highways..
Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce..
Labour  	
Lands Service    	
Forest Service 	
Mines and Petroleum Resources..
Municipal Affairs-
Provincial Secretary	
Public Utilities Commission..
Public Works .
Recreation and Conservation-
Social Welfare	
Public Health  	
Mental Health  	
Totals, 1961..
Totals, 1960-
Totals, 1959..
Totals, 1957-
Totals, 1956-
11
58
4
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45
15
56
14
5
30
49
7
4
10
2
37
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28
33
59
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23
6
11
18
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25
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4
6
2
7
2
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187
15
83
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65
19
83
18
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34
55
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17
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48
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41
66
694
647
496
610
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Printed by A. Sutton, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1962
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