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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Civil Service Commission
Forty-fourth Annual Report
JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31
1962
Printed by A. Sutton', Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1963
  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, 1962.
WESLEY D. BLACK,
Provincial Secretary.
Victoria, B.C., January, 1963.
 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, 1962. r
I have the honour to be,
'}■-,& Sir>
■    i     ..■»?,..     ■ Your obedient servant,
HUGH M. MORRISON,
Chairman, Civil Service Commission.
Victoria, B.C., January, 1963.
 HIGHLIGHTS DURING  1962
• 796 persons were appointed to permanent positions.
• 906 persons were appointed to casual or temporary positions.
• 1,681 persons left the Service.
• There was a 16.32-per-cent turnover of staff.
• 11 per cent of promotions were made from one department to another.
• The fourth class of the Executive Development Training Plan received their
diplomas in Public Administration.
• A seventh class of twenty-seven students commenced the Executive Development
Training Plan.
• Four Boards of Reference were held during the year.
• One visitor engaged in personnel administration in foreign countries studied
personnel practices of the Commission.
• One grievance was presented formally to the Civil Service Commission.
• Eighty Civil Servants received twenty-five-year continuous-service awards from
the Premier and Executive Council at two luncheons.
• A rotating system of calling for bids on the moving of household effects of Government employees on being transferred was instituted.
• An Accident Prevention Division was established.
• 334 Civil Servants gained promotion through open competition with other
employees.
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Chairman: Hugh M. Morrison.
Members:
J. Everett Brown. E. Ray Rickinson.
Administrative Assistant and Special Projects Officer: Cyril M. Wightman.
TECHNICAL STAFF, VICTORIA
Chief Personnel Officer and Chief Assistant to the Commission: Arthur G. Richardson.
Chief Selection Officer: David J. Slader.
Co-ordinator, Safety and Accident Prevention: W. James Williams.
Senior Classification Officer: Richard D. Higgins.
Personnel Officer (Training): Miss J. Meryl Campbell.
Personnel Officer: Kenneth M. Hanson.
Personnel Officer: John Maxwell.
TECHNICAL STAFF, VANCOUVER
Personnel Officer: Stewart B. Williscroft.
TECHNICAL STAFF, ESSONDALE
Personnel Officer: G. Lorne Tomalty.
CLERICAL STAFF
Miss W. E. Brown. Mrs. A. E. B. Mayne.
Mrs. S. M. Burns. Mrs. A. M. Robertson.
Miss V. M. Dixon. Miss G. Shipley.
Miss V. Evans. Mrs. Doreen Small.
Mrs. R. M. Frankling. Mrs. Lillian Toffey.
Mrs. J. A. Hildrfth. Mrs. M. G. Tyrrell.
Mrs. G. M. Knott.
Vancouver Office
Mrs. M. M. Young.
Essondale Office
Mrs. M. J. Ibbotson. Mrs. E. Belanger.
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 CONTENTS
Page
Introductory  9
Organization Chart  10
Size and Composition of the Civil Service  11
Appointments  11
Separations  11
General Entrance Examinations  12
Competitions for Promotion  13
In-service Training  _ 13
The Vancouver Office  15
The Essondale Office  15
Classification and Salary Plan  16
Departmental Establishments  17
Sick and Special Leave  18
Accident Prevention  18
Grievances    19
Concluding Observations  19
Acknowledgments  20
Appendix    21
Statistics  23
 nWHi? Tt        u,   r' mie'' °f Bntl£h Columbia and members of the Executive Council
played host to eighty Government employees on the occasion of their having completed twenty-
five years of continuous service. The Honourable W. A. C. Bennett presented each guest with a
framed certificate commemorating his or her twenty-five years of continuous service
The luncheon held in the Lower Lounge of the Empress Hotel in Victoria
on December 11th.
The above photograph was taken in the Social Suite, Hotel Vancouver,
during the Mainland lunch, held on December 12th.
 Report of the Civil Service Commission
Pursuant to Section 8 of the Civil Service Act, from January 1
to December 31,1962
The year 1962 was again one of great activity for the Civil Service Commission
and its staff. More than ever before, its activities ranged over a wide spectrum of
public personnel administration. There was continual work and action in recruitment and selection, in staff-training, in staff organization and control studies, in
position classification studies, in employee and employee association relations, in
employee communications, and with informal and formal hearings. In connection
with all of this, the Civil Service Commission held twenty-two official meetings in
addition to other informal contacts.
Furthermore, there was the usual effort to encourage employees in the maintenance of the highest possible service to the public. The Civil Service Newsletter,
with a circulation of nearly 20,000, was distributed in twelve monthly issues. The
Chief Personnel Officer and personnel officers of the Classification Division travelled
on Vancouver Island and to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland areas on numerous
occasions on staff investigations. The Senior Classifiication Officer visited the
Interior of the Province on a five-day trip on official duties. Because of other calls
upon his time, the Chairman was able to make only one extensive trip through the
Okanagan and Cariboo districts for the purpose of discussing local problems and
policies, and the clarification of procedures in personnel administration.
The Recruiting Division was constantly occupied in recruiting and selection.
This Division assisted the British Columbia Toll Highways and Bridges Authority
in the selection of personnel for its expanding ferry system between Vancouver Island
and the Mainland. In addition to enlarged administrative staff, at least four full
ships' crews were selected. The Vancouver office assisted greatly in this regard and
selected the majority of the ferry personnel, who live on the Mainland.
Another class (Class IV) of the Executive Development Training Programme
was graduated, and another class (Class VII) was started. Both classes contained
personnel predominantly from Interior centres of the Province. The Court Reporting Course continued, and two students actually qualified for this highly skilled profession and were retained in the Civil Service. It is encouraging to note that sixty
employees took the short refresher course in English, and that a training programme
for Land Registry Office personnel is in the making.
A centralized system of calling for tenders for the moving of household effects
of Government personnel who are transferred was incorporated at the beginning of
the year. During 1962 some 350 Government employees were transferred. This
system (a rotating one) was handled by the Commission, and in effect gave recognized moving firms throughout the entire Province a chance to tender. Many favourable comments have been received from moving firms througout the Province
endorsing this rotating system. In the coming year this system will be improved
upon following a careful study of the year's operation.
Again this year, the Honourable W. A. C. Bennett, LL.D., and the Executive
Council played host at two luncheons honouring those Government employees who
had completed twenty-five years of continuous service. Eighty Government employees received framed certificates—thirty at the Empress Hotel, Victoria, and
fifty in the Hotel Vancouver.   Names of the employees are listed in the Appendix.
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A change to the organization of the staff of the Civil Service Commission was
given approval by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council when the Legislature provided
funds for the addition of a division on safety education. An appointment, resulting
from an open competition, of a Director was made in August. It will be the responsibility of this Director and his division to promote safety and extend guidance to all
departments in their safety programmes. It is hoped that incidence of accidents in
the Government service will start to decline noticeably as a result of these programmes.
As a result of this addition, the organization of the staff of the Civil Service
Commission as at December is shown in the chart below.
ORGANIZATION CHART OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
PROVINCIAL
SECRETARY
CHAIRMAN
CHIEF PERSONNEL
OFFICER
Recruitment
and
Selection
Staff
Training
Classification
and
Wage Division
Vancouver
Office
Recording
and
Implementation
Special
Projects
Accident
Prevention
Essondale
Office
The Chief Personnel Officer and Chief Assistant to the Commission also experienced an active year. In addition to being in attendance at all Commission meetings
(except one), he was able to chair one all-day conference of Personnel Officers
throughout the Service. He also devoted a good deal of time in assisting the British
Columbia Toll Authority Ferry System in establishing its staff organization and in
settling employee grievances. He reviewed salaries and classifications of organizations, such as the Alcoholism Foundation, which are not within the scope of the
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CC  11
Civil Service Act. He presented four Commission briefs to the Boards of Reference
and acted in these hearings as the Commission's chief witness. Among other responsibilities, he reported on and reviewed many senior position classifications, assisted
in the review of all requests for staff replacements and for new positions, assisted in
the co-ordination of clerical staffs between departments in smaller centres of the
Province, and analysed and reported on numerous salary surveys and briefs received.
SIZE AND COMPOSITION OF THE CIVIL SERVICE
The number of probationary and permanent Civil Servants at December 31,
1961, was 8,763. The number as of December 31, 1962, was 8,859 (see Appendix,
Table 3), an increase of ninety-six. The total number of Civil Servants, including
temporary or casual employees, at the end of 1961 was 10,233, with the corresponding number at the end of 1962 being 10,303, an increase of seventy.
APPOINTMENTS
During the year, 1,702 appointments were made (see Appendix, Table 2), as
compared with 1,845 appointments during 1961, a decrease of 143. The number
of appointments to probationary-permanent positions amounted to 796, as compared
with 856 in 1961. There were 906 appointments to casual or temporary positions,
as compared to 989 in 1961. The number of requisitions for staff (inclusive of
initial appointments and promotions) processed amounted to 2,828, as compared
to 2,833 in 1961.
British Columbia Toll Authority Ferry System
Victoria—•
Number of appointments made as a result of competition     98
Temporary tourist counsellors     26
124
Number of appointments made by direct referral       3
Vancouver—Number of appointments made as a result of competition   246
During the year the Selection Division facilitated 370 appointments to the
British Columbia Toll Authority Ferry System—246 from the Vancouver office and
124 from the Victoria office.
SEPARATIONS
The number of employees leaving the Civil Service during 1962 was 1,681
(see Appendix, Table 6), as compared to 1,635 in 1961 and 1,821 in 1960. Using
the formula of
Number of employees leaving
 xioo
Total enrolment including casual employees
the turnover for 1962 was
1,681
 X 100=16.32%
10,303
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The following tabulation indicates that staff turnover slightly exceeds the rate
for last year, but it is still one of the lowest rates of the past decade:—
Year
Total
Employees
Leaving
Total
Enrolment
at Dec. 31
Percentage
Rate of
Turnover
1952 	
1,992
2,187
2,529
2,388
2,637
2,689
1,979
1.6141
1,821
1,635
1,681
8,543
8,543
8,523
8,893
9,270
9,621
9,263
9,819
10,035
10,233
10,303
23.32
1953	
25.60
1954   	
1955	
26.67
26.85
1956    ....  	
1957.   ....               	
1958.. ...               	
1959    _
1960 	
1961..
28.45
27.84
21.36
16.341
18.14
15.98
1962 	
16.32
1 Corrected.
The following tabulation indicates the number of suspensions, dismissals, and
extensions of probationary periods for the past eight years:—
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
Probationary periods extended  	
59
4
52
56
2
42
58
3
64
50
8
36
27
6
30
37
10
33
45
9
26
33
10
28
GENERAL ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
Examinations for the purpose of establishing qualified lists for such positions
as stenographer, business-machine operator, and draughtsman were held in the Victoria, Vancouver, and Essondale offices of the Civil Service Commission.
In Victoria a total of 1,067 applicants were tested, compared with 1,312 in
1961. Of the number tested, 668 qualified in 1962. In 1961 a total of 824 qualified.   The percentage in each year is the same.
Written examinations held in Victoria during 1962 were as follows:—
Classification
Number
Examined
Number
Qualified
Per Cent
Qualified
Clerk-Typist...
Junior Clerk..
Clerk 1	
Clerk-Stenographer 1_
Clerk-Stenographer 2-
Draughtsman 1	
Draughtsman 2 	
Draughtsman 3	
Draughtsman 4 _
Mapping Assistant 2  —
Mapping Assistant 3	
Land Registry Office—
Senior Examiner of Titles .
Senior Clerk— —	
Clerk 3 ._  	
Clerk 2 	
Office Equipment Operator-
Totals   	
378
256
133
141
81
24
12
19
1
5
5
2
1
3
1
5
199
198
87
81
53
16
7
13
2
3
1
1
3
1
3
53
77
65
57
65
67
25
68
40
60
50
100
100
100
60
1,067
63
In Vancouver 177 applicants were tested, compared with 356 in 1961. In
1961, 338 or 95 per cent were successful, while in 1962, 155 or 87 per cent qualified.
In addition, sixty-seven applicants took examinations in drivers' examiners, electri-
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CC 13
cians, and life-raft servicemen competitions. The Essondale office reported that
stenographic and clerk-typist tests were administered to 196 applicants, of whom
ninety-one or 46 per cent qualified, compared to 152 tests administered and eighty-
five or fifty-six per cent qualifying in 1961. There were also nineteen other types
of examinations held at the Essondale centre, with 128 writing, of which seventy-one
passed.
COMPETITIONS FOR PROMOTION
There were 597 competitions for promotion conducted in 1962, a decrease of
forty-five compared with 1961. At the beginning of 1962, however, competitions
for the position of Clerk-Stenographer 3 were replaced by qualified lists, leaving
recruitment and promotion activity in other categories on much the same level as
the previous year.
Recruitment for the British Columbia Toll Authority Ferry System accounts
for seventy-six competitions during the year. Qualified lists for beginning-level jobs
were established or replenished, and a small number of competitions were conducted
to fill vacancies at a higher level.
As a result of the remaining 521 competitions, a total of 611 appointments
was made. Three hundred and thirty-four or 55 per cent were in-service candidates,
and 277 or 45 per cent were from outside the service. The number of promotional
appointments made between departments amounted to thirty-six or 11 per cent.
The following tabulation illustrates the operation of the promotional policy
during the past four years:—
Appointment
1959
1960
1961
1962
Number
Per Cent
Number
Per Cent
Number
Per Cent
Number
Per Cent
In-service promotion	
Outside appointments	
369
289
56
44
304
265
53
47
339
225
59
41
334
277
55
45
Totals	
Promotions made from one
department to another _.
658
58
100
16
569
44
100
14
564
51
100
15
611
36
100
11
Total  number of requisitions processed	
2,995
2,871
2,833
2,828
IN-SERVICE TRAINING
Executive Development Training Plan
Twenty-eight Civil Servants enrolled in Class IV of the Executive Development
Training Programme received diplomas in Public Administration at the fall congregation at the University of British Columbia. Candidates in this class came from
the Interior of the Province.
Twenty-three candidates enrolled in Class V entered the third and final year,
twenty-four candidates enrolled in Class VI entered the second year, and twenty-
seven candidates entered the first year. Class VII is the second class selected from
candidates in the Interior of the Province. Sixty-two candidates applied for Class
VII.
Courses in Appraisal
The series of courses given to Assessors, Land Inspectors, Right-of-way Agents,
and Land Appraisers was completed in 1961. It is encouraging to note that fourteen employees completed their full accreditation in the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 1962 and may now use the professional designation of A.A.C.I.
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Twenty-eight members in Class No. IV of the Executive Development Training Programme received their diplomas in Public Administration at the fall congregation held in the
Armouries at the University of British Columbia on Friday, October 26, 1962.
Court Reporting Course
In co-operation with the Technical and Vocational Branch of the Department
of Education, the course in court reporting entered its third year. Mr. Dennis
Pearce, Official Stenographer, Supreme Court Registry, Victoria, is the instructor.
The students are progressing very favourably, and two of the students are now employed in the field of court reporting.
Training Programme for Land Registry Offices
Some progress has been made, but the promotional examinations given during
1962 indicate that a more detailed syllabus must be prepared if the programme is
to be truly effective. It is proposed to set up a special committee to prepare a manual
for study purposes. The increased work load in the Land Registry Offices and
turnover of staff have delayed the preparation of course material.
Course in Basic English and Report Writing
Three sessions were given in the above course in 1962. A total of sixty employees has taken this course. Dr. R. G. Lawrence, of Victoria College, is the
instructor.
This refresher course in English (nine hours plus home assignments) emphasizes review of the mechanics of grammar and punctuation, style, with some consideration of the organization of paragraphs and reports. Each meeting includes a
one-hour lecture based on mimeographed problem sheets related to material in
Emery and Kierzek, English Fundamentals (Macmillan, 1951); this unit is followed
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by a half-hour of practical work, again based on short mimeographed exercises completed and discussed in class. Students are invited to do at home as much work as
they wish in the text and to write a series of four short essays related largely to their
professional work.
It is proposed to give additional courses in 1963 and follow this up with a
course in letter writing.
Course for New Personnel Officers
The Staff Training Officer conducted an orientation programme for Personnel
Assistants and Personnel Officers who had joined the Civil Service in 1962. The
course consisted of seven three-hour sessions on personnel administration. It is
proposed to give this course to new appointees in the future, and to give it to personnel in the smaller departments who do not have a separate Personnel Office.
THE VANCOUVER OFFICE
As in previous years, the work of this office during 1962 was mainly concerned
with the recruitment and placement of personnel, the assessment of positions for
classification purposes, the conduct of staff and organizational surveys, the investigation of grievances, and the maintenance of liaison with local Government officials
on matters relating to personnel practices and procedures.
Recruiting and placement activities carried out during the year resulted in fifty-
eight competitions being held and 340 appointments being made to fill a wide variety
of clerical, technical, and professional positions within the Civil Service. In addition, thirty-one competitions were held for the purpose of selecting personnel and
establishing qualified lists for employment in the British Columbia Toll Authority
Ferry System, resulting in 246 appointments being made, to cover a wide variety
of positions. A total of 118 competitions and 586 appointments was finalized
through referrals made by this office.
During 1962 considerable activity was experienced through persons making
counter and telephone inquiries concerning employment opportunities. A count of
these conducted revealed that January averaged forty-four counter inquiries daily,
February averaged thirty-five, March averaged fifty, and April averaged thirty-two.
Most of these resulted in formal application for employment.
Throughout 1962 all candidates for clerical and stenographic positions were
subjected to qualifying examinations, and written examinations were used extensively
as a basis for the selection of technical personnel.
The turnover in staff in this area increased slightly during 1962 from the year
previous. Staff requirements of the British Columbia Toll Authority Ferry System
have remained high, and with additional ships going into service this will no doubt
increase; thus, in turn, the over-all activity of this office will be greater.
THE ESSONDALE OFFICE
Appointments, including promotions, made directly from this office totalled
955, nine more than in 1961. The Personnel Officer in charge of this office is the
Commission's representative, serving the Mental Health Services. He estimates that
the staff turnover for 1962 approximates 12 per cent. In the Mental Health Services
recruitment of psychiatric nurses improved this year compared to 1961, as 223 psychiatric nurses were appointed, compared to 190 in 1961. The increase was mainly
from psychiatric nurse graduates of other schools of Western Canada and the British
Isles.   This would indicate that our advertising in Western Canada and the British
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journals has been rewarding in that appointments included four graduates from
Alberta, twelve from Saskatchewan, five from Manitoba, twenty-one from the British
Isles, plus three from other areas. It is interesting to note the far-reaching effect of
advertising in that one psychiatric nurse was recruited from Korea and another two
from South Africa.
It is also significant to note that of the 955 requisitions filled, 782 were new
employees to the Mental Health Services. Of this total of 782, a very small number
would be recruited from other departments of Government. Also, a number of
previous employees of the Mental Health Services, particularly nurses, would be
included in this figure. However, as in other years, the vast majority was recruited
directly for the first time into Government service from the general employable
population.
There were fifty-one advertisements placed in various papers and journals for
positions handled by this office. From this number, twenty-one advertisements
brought no results, either because there were no applicants or the applicants did not
meet minimal qualifications. Many of the positions where advertisements were used
yielding no results were roughly the same hard-to-fill positions for which the Government made special salary revision in the general Civil Service increase in 1961. In
addition to this list of thirteen positions receiving special attention salary-wise, twelve
of which were applicable to the Mental Health Services, the occupational therapist
and stenographic classifications must be added. Specifically the most difficult positions to fill this year were all registered nurse categories, psychiatrists, X-ray technicians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, speech therapists,
and stenographers.
During the year the Personnel Officer in charge of this office participated as a
speaker at meetings at the University of British Columbia on personnel administration. In addition, this officer was a speaker at the last Public Personnel Association
Regional Convention in Seattle on a topic dealing with employee relations in Government service.
CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY PLAN
The total number of position classification reviews decreased to 611 from 694
in 1961. Table 7 of the Appendix indicates the number of reviews in each department along with totals for previous years. While the percentage granted increased
classification was slightly lower (67 per cent) than in 1961 (70 per cent), a greater
proportion remained unchanged. There was also a very significant increase in other
assignments, as follows:—
Draughtsman study (completed from 1961).
Mapping Assistant study.
Contributed to four Boards of Reference.
Review of fourteen positions in non-Civil Service agencies.
Organization study, housekeeping services, Pearson Hospital.
Overtime study, Technical and Vocational Branch, Department of Education.
Organization study, Administrative Unit, Superannuation Branch.
Organization and classification study, clerical staff, Forest Management.
Organization and classification study, Personnel and Pay Office, Essondale.
Co-ordination of clerical services, Williams Lake area.
Bookkeeping Machine Operator study.
Overtime study, Victoria Land Registry Office.
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Overtime study, Building Service Workers and Stationary Engineers, Victoria College.
Staff requirement study, Postal Branch.
Laundry supervisors' study.
Dietary services study, charge cooks in small units.
Living expenses on transfer study.
Shift differential study.
Numerous salary survey returns completed for outside agencies.
Inspectional staff, Consumer Taxation Branch—a preliminary study.
Salary scale study, Municipal Civil Defence Officers.
Eighty-one requisitions were investigated as to need.
Six requests for extension to casual appointments were investigated.
Thirty-three position specifications were amended or rewritten.
During the year twenty classification titles were changed, nine tides were
deleted, and twenty-four new titles were added.
In order to stabilize classification studies, the Commission determined on a
policy of restricting changes to semi-annual implementation.
Resulting from recommendations of the Civil Service Commission, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council implemented, on April 1st, a general salary revision for
Government employees. This revision added one step to the salary range of all
positions on such ranges and increased all single-rate positions by amounts equivalent to those positions on ranges. In addition, a few classifications where there was
extreme difficulty in recruiting were given an extra step increase.
DEPARTMENTAL ESTABLISHMENTS
During the year the following additions and deletions were made to departmental permanent establishments:—
Department Addition Deletion
Agriculture     3 2
Attorney-General  10 3
Commercial Transport	
Education     8
Finance       2 2
Forest Service   13
Health Branch     1 2
Highways     4
Hospital Insurance Service  	
Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce  __
Labour     3
Lands Service     5 2
Mental Health Services  98
Mines and Petroleum Resources     1
Municipal Affairs     1
Premier's Office     1
Provincial Secretary     1
Public Works  12
Water Resources Service     7
Recreation and Conservation	
Social Welfare     1
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SICK AND SPECIAL LEAVE
Sick leave granted during the period October 1, 1961, to September 30, 1962,
totalled 57,737 days—49,375.5 days with pay and 8,361.5 days without pay, an
average of 5.53 days (see Table 5, Appendix), and an increase of 0.16 day over
the average for the previous twelve-month period of 5.37 days. These figures are
exclusive of sick leave granted under the Workmen's Compensation Board and the
Department of Veterans' Affairs sections of the Sick Leave Regulation.
The average number of days sick leave per employee for the past twelve years
was as follows:—
ear Ended
Sept. 30
Average per
Employee
Year Ended
Sept. 30
Average per
Employee
1951 	
  6.20
1957	
  5.85
1952	
       6.00
1958
6.54
1953 	
          6.40
1959
5.85
1954	
  6.60
1960	
1961 	
5.73
1955	
  5.50
5.37
1956	
  5.60
1962	
  5.53
The average daily salary for the year October 1, 1961, to September 30, 1962,
was $16.72, bringing the cost of sick leave with pay for the 49,375.5 days to $825,-
558. This was not actually an additional expenditure as in most cases the absences
were for short periods only and the question of relief did not apply.
In co-operation with the Federal Government, forty-eight employees were
granted leave of absence for the purpose of taking special military training plan
courses for national survival, and one employee was granted leave for extensive
training with Her Majesty's forces.
Two employees were granted leave to serve with United Nations Organizations,
twenty-eight employees were granted leave for the purpose of training with Reserve
units of Her Majesty's forces, and fifty-four employees were granted leave for the
purpose of further training and study.
With the co-operation of the Director of Occupational Health of the Public
Health Service, a revised method of reporting employee sickness and abuse is being
formulated and should be put into operation early in 1963. The new system, it is
hoped, will facilitate a more effective surveillance of the health of Government
employees.
ACCIDENT PREVENTION
As already indicated, this Division got started in August. The first step of the
newly appointed Director was to review the 1961 Workmen's Compensation Board's
costs and distribution of cases and time-loss in the Government service. The Honourable the Premier wrote personally to his colleagues requesting full support for
the new accident-prevention programme. The Director established a system of basic
records and reports, contacted the leading safety organizations in the Province, and
pursued an active promotional campaign throughout the various departments. He
met with some existing safety committees, with Deputy Ministers and branch heads,
and many other officials.   Some results to date, as listed by the Director, are:—
(1) The Highways Department reactivated its Safety Co-ordinating Committee
under the Assistant Deputy Minister, and was, at time of this report, drafting an active accident-prevention programme.
(2) The Forest Service Safety Co-ordinating Committee was conducting an
audit of its past year's activities in order to increase its effectiveness.
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1962 CC 19
(3) The Lands Branch established a Safety Co-ordinating Committee.
(4) The Public Works Department, Health Services, Recreation and Conservation, and other departments named a safety co-ordinator in each of their
departments.
(5) The Hospital Insurance Service established a safety committee at Marpole
Infirmary.
(6) The Mental Health Services and the Department of Agriculture have joined
the Public Works Safety Committee covering Essondale, Crease Clinic,
Valleyview, and Colony Farm.
The Director also stated: "Most Deputy Ministers and senior officers appear
more aware of and concerned about accident prevention, and are now interested in
how to go about it. They look for assistance in setting up practical approaches and
programmes suited to their departments. Where possible they look for assistance
in the actual inspection, education, and training activities at the employee level."
GRIEVANCES
In respect to grievances of individual employees, the Chief Personnel Officer
was able to bring to a satisfactory conclusion four such grievances brought to him
formally under the terms of Order in Council No. 2398/61. At the end of the year
there was one which had been heard formally by the Commission and another one
awaiting the setting of a date for a formal hearing. In addition to this, in accordance
with good personnel practices, several misunderstandings had been cleared up
through the efforts of various Personnel Officers from departments or the Commission.
In May four Boards of Reference were set up, with Dr. H. F. Angus as Chairman and Mr. William H. Sands, Deputy Minister of Labour, as the Commission's
representative on each. Four hearings were held—three in Vancouver and one in
Victoria. The appellants to these Boards were the B.C. Government Employees
Association, the B.C. Government group of professional engineers, the registered
nurses in the Provincial Mental Health Services, and the B.C. Government group of
professional foresters. Mr. A. G. Richardson, Chief Personnel Officer, acted as
chief witness for the Civil Service Commission and presented the Commission's briefs
to each Board.
CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS
In June and July, with your consent, and at the request of the directors of the
British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, the Chairman was able to advise the
Authority in respect to the amalgamation of the former British Columbia Power
Commission's position classification system with that of the former B.C. Electric.
This necessitated a visit to the following public utilities: New Brunswick Electric
Power Commission, Quebec Hydro-electric Commission, Montreal Transportation
Commission, Hydro-electric Power Commission of Ontario, Toronto Transit Commission, Manitoba Hydro-electric Board, The Metropolitan Corporation of Greater
Winnipeg, and Saskatchewan Power Corporation.
The Chairman and Mr. McKillop, of the B.C. Hydro, were received by the
heads of all these utilities with the utmost courtesy, and were rendered the fullest
assistance possible.
It was with profound regret that the Commission recorded the unexpected
passing of its Personnel Officer in charge of its Vancouver office, Mr. Stewart B.
Williscroft. Mr. Williscroft took charge of the Vancouver office in August, 1949,
and always discharged his responsibilities in a quiet and effective manner, which won
respect of all with whom he came in contact.
 CC 20 BRITISH COLUMBIA
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,  1962
CC 21
APPENDIX
Twenty-five-year continuous-service certificates were awarded to the following
Government employees in December, 1962:—
Mr. R. E. Allan, Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Mr. J. A. Andersen, Department of Highways.
Mr. A. M. Barber, Lands Service.
Mr. A. R. Barnes, Queen's Printer.
Mr. G. W. Barnes, Lands Service.
Mr. H. F. Berry, Workmen's Compensation Board.
Mr. F. E. Binns, Department of Public Works.
Mr. A. J. Bowering, Department of Commercial Transport.
Mr. R. H. Boyd, Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Mr. B. T. Brown, Accounting Division, Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance.
Mr. H. O. Callahan, Department of Finance.
Mr. E. A. Charlesworth, Forest Service.
Mr. N. Clare, Mental Health Services.
Mr. F. C. Clarke, Department of Agriculture.
Mr. R. G. Clements, Department of Labour.
Mr. P. M. Cliffe, Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Mr. R. H. Cosser, Mental Health Services.
Mr. F. J. A. Culbert, Mental Health Services.
Mr. I. Dewar, Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Mr. A. W. Dixon, Department of Finance.
Mr. D. P. Evans, Department of the Attorney-General.
Mr. H. B. Forse, Forest Service.
Mr. C. R. Foster, Mental Health Services.
Miss D. F. Gilley, Department of Social Welfare.
Mr. F. R. B. Gilmour, Department of Highways.
Miss R. F. Goward, Forest Service.
Miss I. D. Hagan, Mental Health Services.
Dr. M. S. Hedley, Department of Mines and Petroleum Resources.
Mr. J. M. Hicks, Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Mr. W. C. Higgins, Department of the Attorney-General.
Mr. T. Hinton, Lands Service.
Mr. I. Hird, University Endowment Lands.
Mr. I. Holland, Mental Health Services.
Mr. A. R. Irving, Department of Highways.
Mr. I. C. Irving, Liquor Control Board.
Mr. A. J. lank, Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Mr. C. G. leffs, Department of Highways.
Miss I. L. C. lohnson, Forest Service.
Mr. R. G. Kell, Department of the Attorney-General.
Mr. R. S. M. B. King, Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Mr. R. K. Leighton, Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Miss E. M. McDiarmid, Health Branch.
Mr. D. G. McMillan, Accounting Division, Department of Health Services and Hospital
Insurance.
Mr. D. L. MacMurchie, Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Mr. E. M. Mackay, Department of Public Works.
Mr. H. Mansley, Department of Public Works.
Mr. T. Martin, Mental Health Services.
Mr. W. S. R. Mercer, Department of Public Works.
Mr. J. G. Merrick, Mental Health Services.
Mr. W. A. M. Mikkelson, Department of Highways.
Mr. R. G. Moore, Mental Health Services.
Miss V. M. Neary, Department of Highways.
Mr. G. McK. Neish, Department of Agriculture.
Mr. J. J. Osman, Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Mr. W. N. Quayle, Mental Health Services.
Mr. F. I. S. Renton, Department of Recreation and Conservation.
Mr. E. Renwick, Department of Public Works.
 CC 22 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Mr. D. G. E. Ritchie, Queen's Printer.
Mr. M. H. Ritchie, Mental Health Services.
Mr. N. Robertson, Queen's Printer.
Miss V. Sangster, Department of Provincial Secretary.
Mr. G. Silburn, Forest Service.
Mr. A. G. Slocomb, Lands Service.
Mr. D. R. Smith, Forest Service.
Mr. G. S. Soutar, Superannuation Branch.
Mr. C. R. Stephenson, Department of Highways.
Mr. D. M. Stewart, Liquor Control Board.
Mr. F. W. Stewart, Mental Health Services.
Mr. G. A. Stewart, Department of the Attorney-General.
Mr. R. H. Strong, Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance.
Miss M. E. Stubbs, Department of the Attorney-General.
Mr. A. Sutton, Queen's Printer.
Mr. A. N. Terry, Forest Service.
Mr. S. E. Thomson, Mental Health Services.
Mr. E. W. Wells, Sheriff's Office.
Mr. K. G. Wiper, Hospital Insurance Service.
Mr. J. E. Wood, Mental Health Services.
Mr. T. J. Woodhead, Department of Public Works.
Mr. D. J. L. Wright, Mental Health Services.
Mr. J. M. Wright, Queen's Printer.
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1962
CC 23
STATISTICS
Table 1.—Enrolments in the Civil Service from 1947 to 1962
(as at December 3 1st)
Year
Permanent
Casual
Total
1947 	
7,945
8,138
8,398
8,722
8,349
8,541
8,629
8,763
8,859
578
755
872
899
914
1,278
1,406
1,470
1,444
5,425
6,417
7,345
7,694
7,994
8,543
8,543
8,523
8,893
9,270
9,621
9,263
9,819
10,035
10,233
10,303
1948
1949.                                                      ...	
1950
1951 _
1952             	
1953  	
1954-   .._	
)955
1956  	
1957 	
1958.. ..               ... .            .                    . .
1959 	
1960 -..-	
1961                                                        - -    _
1962  .  	
Note.—Before 1954 no record was kept as to number of permanent or casual.
Table 2.-
-Appointments Made by the Civil Service Commission
from 1934 to December 31, 1962
Year
Probationary
Casual
Permanent
Total
1934/35  _ 	
1935/36.   	
1936/37  	
1937/38 	
1938/39   	
1939/40  	
1940/41 	
1941/42  	
1942/43 	
1943/44.   	
1944/45	
April 1, 1945, to December 31, 1946..
1947	
1948   	
1949  	
1950  	
1951  	
1952  __  	
1953 	
1954.._.   	
1955	
1956  	
1957    _	
1958	
1959	
1960  	
1961 	
1962_    	
1,230
984
1,191
1,417
1,193
1,149
1,264
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
906
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
796
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
1,845
1,702
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.
 CC 24
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Table 3.—Number of Civil Servants Enrolled in Departments of Government
as at December 31, 1962, According to Sex
Department
Permanent and Probationary
Male
Female
Total
Premier's Office—   j	
Agriculture.  	
175
343
12
132
408
674
256
.1,282
98
303
50
56
229
68
19
61
27
472
66
183
58
2
52
290
6
158
245
172
678
1,362
110
103
26
42
30
23
3
123
27
52
21
353
9
2
227   .
633
18
Education     	
290
653
846
934
2,644
208
406      '
76
98
259
91
22
184
-    54    -
Public Works                	
.524
87
536
67
Totals 	
4,972
3,887          |          8,859
1
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as at December 31, 1962, According to Sex
1
Department
Casual
Male
Female
Total
25
7
76
4
6
123
39
181
122
9
2
3
32
104
7
34
2
5
44
1
15
15
62
107
269
30
1
6
4
1
20
28
5
53
2
30
51
77
19
Finance          	
21
185
146
450   ''
152
1
15
6
4
52
Public Works
132
12
87
4
776.
668
1,444
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1962
CC 25
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Table 6.—Number of Separations in 1962 According to Department of Government
Department
Superannuated
Resigned
Died
Dismissed
Finished
Transferred
to O.S.
Premier's Office 	
2
5
2
6
5
5
13
1
9
1
1
3
15
2
23
69
7
40
72
81
169
476
16
48
4
15
21
7
5
27
6
33
12
103
4
3
1
1
4
5
12
6
1
2
4
3
2
2
1
1
2
4
9
1
1
1
3
3
6
2
23
13
5
26
154
1
1
3
1
1
9
1
2
3
26
1
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2
Education 	
2
2
2
Health Services  	
1
5
4
Industrial Development, Trade, and
Commerce	
1
Mines and Petroleum Resources
1
Public Utilities Commission	
1
1
1
Totals _ 	
70
1,238
42
27
281
23
Table 7.—Classification Reviews by Departments in 1962 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 Service..
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, 1962_
Totals, 1961.
Totals, 1960
Totals, 1959..
7
48
2
7
59
4
35
10
14
39
47
4
5
43
11
12
30
24
409
5
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11
7
18
3
1
22
23
5
19
1
9
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23
16
197
12
74
4
12
70
11
55
13
15
61
71
9
27
6
52
11
13
53
42
611
694
647
496
Printed by A. Sutton, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1963
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