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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Civil Service Commission
Fifty-third Annual Report
JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31
1971
Printed by K. M. MacDonald, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1972
  To Colonel the Honourable John R. Nicholson, P.C, O.B.E., Q.C., LL.D.,
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, 1971.
WESLEY D. BLACK
Provincial Secretary
Victoria, British Columbia, January 1972.
 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, 1971.
ARTHUR G. RICHARDSON
Chairman, Civil Service Commission
Victoria, British Columbia, January 1972.
 The Honourable W. D. Black, Provincial Secretary.
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 HIGHLIGHTS DURING 1971
• Pay increases averaging about 61/i per cent of payroll were granted.
• 7,578 employees received merit increases within salary ranges.
• 5,900 appointments were made to permanent and temporary positions.
• 2,558 students were hired for summer employment.
• 451 persons are employed who are handicapped.
• 27 student employees received diplomas in public administration.
• There was a 14.3-per-cent turnover of staff in permanent positions.
• There were 13 British Columbia Safety Council Awards presented to departments and major divisions, including a "three million man-hour" award to the
Department of Finance. The Department of Recreation and Conservation won
the "Prime Minister's Award for Safety Achievement" as a major hazard department with the greatest safety improvement.
• 10 grievances entailing formal hearings were presented to the Civil Service
Commission.
• The Premier presented certificates to 293 employees who had completed 25
years of continuous service, and gold watches were presented to seven employees
who had completed 40 years of continuous service at two luncheons, one in
Victoria and the other in Vancouver.
• Sick leave averaged 6.17 days per employee.
• Service required for three-weeks vacation was reduced from five years to one
year.
 Mr. Arthur G. Richardson, Chairman.
 CONTENTS
Organization Chart	
Highlights During 1971.
Page
6
Introductory  11
Size and Composition of the Civil Service  12
Separations  12
Chief Personnel Officer  13
Recruiting and Selection Division  13
The Victoria Office  13
The Vancouver Office  14
The Essondale Office (Valleyview)  14
Classification and Wage Division  15
Staff Training and Development  16
Sick Leave  19
Accident Prevention
19
Acknowledgments  22
Appendix  23
Statistics  27
  REPORT OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 8 of the Civil Service Act, From
January 1 to December 31, 1971
During the year, several changes in organization and personnel of the Civil
Service Commission were made. Three formerly temporary stenographic and
typist positions in the Victoria and Vancouver offices were made permanent. Three
new positions were authorized: An Assistant to the Chairman; a secretary to the
Assistant, the Administrative Officer, and the Staff Training Officer; and a statistical
clerk to assist the Pay Research Officer.
As indicated in the organization chart, the Chief Personnel Officer, second
in charge of the Commission's staff, became responsible for the Recruitment and
Selection Division and the Valleyview Lodge office, together with the Classification
Division and Pay Research Section. The Assistant to the Chairman was made
responsible for the Staff Training and Accident Prevention Divisions, formerly
under the Chairman, and the General Administrative Division, formerly under the
Chief Personnel Officer.
In keeping with the policy of training and in-service development, a number
of transfers and promotions of staff between divisions and between the Commission
and Departmental Personnel Offices were made. These are also reflected in the
organization chart.
Office renovations were made to accommodate the increased staff and extensive changes were made in the telephone and intercommunications system which
had become seriously overloaded.
During the year the Commission held 21 regular meetings. In addition, 25
meetings were held to hear a total of 31 representations regarding wages and working conditions.   The Commission heard 10 individual grievances.
In addition to grievances heard by the Commission, the Chief Personnel
Officer mediated 52 grievances betwen employees and the departments.
The Screening Committee, which deals with problems of employees who are
unable to perform their duties due to ill health, dealt with 13 cases during the year.
Two of these employees were placed in other employment, two resigned for ill
health, one took early retirement, one was placed on disability pension, two were
otherwise resolved, and five were pending at year-end.
The Commission made a recommendation concerning a written policy on
alcoholism and its treatment where encountered in employees. This recommendation was approved.
The meal-allowance for employees travelling on duty was revised by the
Treasury Board in May, to $7.50 per day.
For the 10th consecutive year, pay increases were granted to all Government
employees in 1971, amounting to an average of about 6V2 per cent of the payroll.
A regulation was passed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, pursuant
to the Civil Service Act, to bring all Provincial Government employees under the
new Federal Unemployment Insurance Act, effective from January 1, 1972.
During the summer months, the various departments employed 2,558 students,
of which 2,081 were university and college students. There are 451 handicapped
persons employed within the Service.
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SIZE AND COMPOSITION OF THE CIVIL SERVICE
On December 31, 1971, there were 29,141 Government employees (See Table
1 of the Appendix). On December 31, 1970, there were 26,790. Following the
slight reduction of the previous year there was therefore a substantial resumption
of activity, with an increase in total staff of 2,351.
Of the total staff, 16,011 were classed as permanent employees and 13,130
as temporary employees. In 1970, there were 15,386 permanent employees and
11,404 temporary employees.
SEPARATIONS
During the year, 2,287 employees left permanent positions within the Civil
Service. This represents a turnover of 14.3 per cent. In 1970, 2,537 employees left
permanent positions, representing a turnover of 16.5 per cent.
The following graph shows the percentage of turnover for the past 10 years.
The staff turnover during 1971 was the lowest in the past 10 years.
During 1971, 62 employees were dismissed and 18 employees were suspended
for varying periods.   Merit increases were granted to 7,578 employees.
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1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
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CHIEF PERSONNEL OFFICER
In addition to his statutory duties as listed in the Civil Service Act, and overseeing the activities of the divisions reporting directly to him, the Chief Personnel
Officer acts as the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission and attends
all the meetings of the Commission.
In connection with his statutory duties during the year 1971, he extended
the probationary periods of 85 employees and withheld merit increases of 143
employees. Also, he handled 60 grievances from individual employees of the
British Columbia Government Employees' Association, of which only eight were
pursued further at the Commission level. All requisitions for staff and all requests
for extensions of limited appointments are reviewed by the Chief Personnel
Officer.
RECRUITING AND SELECTION DIVISION
The Civil Service Commission, with headquarters in Victoria, also operates
recruiting and selection offices in Vancouver and Essondale. The reports from
the three offices follow this general summary.
The year 1969 was considered to be a record year. However, in most areas
of work, the year 1971 was an even busier one; 5,900 appointments were made
as opposed to 5,632 in 1969. Other areas such as examinations, recruitment
interviews, competitions completed, and requisitions processed increased correspondingly.
The heaviest work load occurred during the period March to August, when
extreme pressure for replacements of staff was evident and recruiting was in full
swing. New positions added to departmental establishments by Order in Council
accounted for 233 of the appointments made. This, coupled with unfilled positions carried over from 1970, contributed to an extremely busy year.
Salary adjustments, which came into effect at the beginning of the fiscal
year in April, and the generally high rate of unemployment in the Province, made
recruiting at the beginning levels and in the trades and technical categories relatively easy. The availability of professional staff, as a result of advertising, was
better than in 1970, although difficulty was experienced in the filling of a number
of specialized positions.
The number of competitions completed during 1971 was an all-time high of
1,469 (not including repeated competitions). Of these, 110 were delegated to
Government Agents and other departments and vetted by Commission staff. In
addition, 168 competitions were handled by the Personnel Officer of the British
Columbia Ferries Division. Fifty-nine per cent of the total competitions were
filled by in-service promotion.
There were some changes in the staff of the Division during the year, the
most notable of which was the promotion of K. M. Hanson, former Departmental
Personnel Officer for Lands and Water Resources Services, to Senior Selection
Officer replacing W. J. Williams, who transferred from the position of Chief
Selection Officer to the new position of Assistant to the Chairman. At the same
time as Mr. Hanson's appointment, a change in organization placed the Essondale office under the immediate direction of the Chief Personnel Officer.
Victoria Office
At the start of the year, there was considerable backlog of work and a
heavy demand by departments continued for several months.   Existing staff found
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it difficult to cope with the work volume. By open competition, Mrs. B. E.
Bolton was appointed to a Personnel Officer vacancy which had been vacant for
some time, and a temporary clerk-typist was added to staff. These appointments
assisted in providing improved service to departments.
R. W. Saunders transferred to the Division from the Pay Research Section
to replace R. C. Webber who transferred to the Departmental Personnel Officer
position in Lands and Water Resources Services, and M. V. Collins was appointed
by open competition to replace C. R. Spence who transferred to the Classification
Division. Mrs. M. Hibbert was appointed to the secretary vacancy created by
the resignation of Miss S. M. Batten.
Of the 1,469 competitions dealt with during the year, 995 were handled by
the Victoria office. This, combined with 1,427 recruitment interviews, contributed
to a very demanding year.
The following table shows the number of competitions and appointments
handled by the Victoria office during the past five years.
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
866
3,579
746
3,225
1,004
3,487
655
2,289
995
3,029
Vancouver Office
This office is mainly concerned with the recruitment and placement of personnel for Government offices and institutions in the Greater Vancouver area. It
also acts as an information point for the area on matters relating to Civil Service
Commission personnel practices and procedures.
During 1971, the recruiting activity in the Vancouver area increased significantly over 1970, and the 961 appointments made exceeded the previous all-time
high of 596 in 1969. The 157 competitions that closed in Vancouver drew 3,359
applications, and examinations were administered on 353 occasions to 690 candidates. There was also a noticeable increase in telephone and counter inquiries,
and the number of written inquiries seeking information on employment opportunities in British Columbia remained consistently high.
The following table shows the number of competitions and appointments
handled by the Vancouver office during the past five years.
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
189
548
125
524
152
596
94
363
157
961
Essondale Office (Valleyview)
Located at Valleyview Lodge, the Essondale office is mainly concerned with
the recruitment and selection of personnel for all Mental Health Services institutions throughout the Province. It also recruits related professional and technical
staff for other institutions in the Vancouver area and, during 1971, had its area
of responsibility expanded to include the recruitment and selection of staff for
Government offices in the Fraser Valley from New Westminster to Hope.
This expansion in area, in addition to a general increase in recruiting activity,
produced a record year for the Essondale office.  Appointments made were 1,910
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as opposed to 1,240 in 1970 and 1,857 in 1969. With the increase in the number
of people looking for employment, recruiting difficulties mainly centred around
psychiatrists, psychiatric social workers, and registered nurses.
In the performance of their duties, the staff of the office made several trips
to the Kamloops and Okanagan areas, one through the Kootenays, and several
to Vancouver Island centres.
The following table shows the number of competitions and appointments
handled by the Essondale office during the past five years.
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
189
1,590
187
1,436
263
1,857
127
1,240
208
1,910
CLASSIFICATION AND WAGE DIVISION
The Classification and Wage Division is responsible for evaluating and
classifying positions and for defining, revising, and maintaining position specifications. Directly related to classification is the matter of wages and salaries,
although there are many things about a classification plan that are completely
extraneous to a salary plan. The information used by the Civil Service Commission in forming its recommendations on salaries and wages is gathered, analyzed,
and interpreted by the Classification and Wage Division. The Division assists
departments in matters involving organization and staff utilization, and carries out
the Commission's control of departmental establishments.
During 1971, the Division reviewed 671 individual positions. Table 2 indicates the number of reviews by department. Upward revisions totalled 550,
downward revisions were 5, and a total of 116 remained unchanged. In addition, many studies involving complete series and (or) classes were carried out
and 70 new or revised position specifications were written. Major classification
studies involving all Technical Forest Officers and Conservation Officers in the
Service were completed in 1971. As part of a continuing classification review,
175 requisitions for appointment were investigated, resulting in 30 changes in
classification level. Many investigations of extensions to casual appointments
were conducted by Division staff. The Division continued to conduct "on-the-job"
reviews whenever possible, and several field trips to the Interior of the Province
were made by staff members, as well as many trips to the Greater Vancouver
area.
There were several personnel changes in the Division during 1971. A. M.
Brand was promoted to Assistant Departmental Personnel Officer in the Department of Highways replacing J. A. Holmes who transferred to this Division. C.
R. Spence was assigned on a permanent basis to the Division. R. A. Dean was
appointed by open competition to fill a vacancy when R. W. Saunders was transferred to the Recruiting and Selection Division. Mrs. D. Liberto was appointed to
the secretary vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. L. Rebner.
The pay and fringe-benefit research section is staffed by J. A. Mochrie,
assisted by Miss W. E. Brown, clerical assistant. Salary and wage surveys were
conducted on "benchmark" positions in all classes, and numerous organizations
were visited for the purpose of ensuring proper matching of positions. Considerable contact was maintained with counterpart organizations in other provinces, and with the Pay Research Bureau of the Federal Government to update
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pay and classification data, and salary surveys conducted by larger employers in
the Province were contributed to on a reciprocal basis. Mr. Mochrie attended
the Commission meetings with the British Columbia Government Employees'
Association and other groups on wage discussions and related matters.
The Division continued to conduct many group studies which included the
following:
Group Classification Studies:
Building Service Workers and Cleaning Assistants.
Trades Foreman.
Conservation Officers and Fishery Officers.
Weighmasters.
Technical Forest Officers.
Business Machine Technicians.
Photo-printer Technicians.
Laboratory Scientists and Technicians.
Clerks 7, Administrative Officers 1 and 2.
Architects.
Dental Officers.
Superintendents of Public Works.
Departmental Comptrollers.
Rehabilitation Officers.
Case-aides.
Land Officers.
Librarians.
Orderlies.
X-ray Technicians.
Organization and Classification Studies:
Accounting office—British Columbia Ferries.
Stock-keeping positions—British Columbia Ferries.
Administrative office—Homeowner Assistance.
Administrative  office — Apprenticeship  and  Industrial  Training
Branch.
Professional positions—Department of Mines and Petroleum Resources.
Accounting  and  subscriber  service — British  Columbia  Medical
Plan.
Stock-keeping positions—Queen's Printer.
General classification survey—Narcotic Addiction Foundation.
The Division would like to acknowledge the assistance given by departmental administrators in the carrying-out of organization and classification studies.
The co-operation extended and additional staff has enabled the Division to become
current in classification reviews and provide faster service to Departmental requests.
STAFF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Executive Development Training Plan
Twenty-seven employees enrolled in Class XIII of the Executive Development Training Plan received their diplomas in public administration at a special
academic assembly held at the University of Victoria on Friday, October 29,
1971.
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Twenty-five employees are enrolled in Class XIV, the third and final year of
the programme, and 25 employees are enrolled in the second year. Thirty employees who were selected for Class XVI commenced their first year of studies in September 1971. Two employees who had withdrawn from the programme earlier
re-entered with Class XVI.
Front row: R. H. Archibald, P. J. Bonser, A. C. Budge, G. L. Brodie, J. Buchanan,
G. Cook, J. R. D. Cuthbert. Second row: J. J. Keefe, J. V. Davies, L. deBoer, A. R.
Fitch, D. N. Franklin, W. Harvey, D. F. Hughes, G. Wilson, H. E. Stennett. Back row:
H. T. Kennedy, D. E. Kent, S. E. Kerslake, E. A. Lund, C. A. McQuarrie, C. H. T.
Moorhouse, J. G. Philpot, D. R. Small, A. T. Smythe. A. G. Anderson and H. W.
Wright were absent when picture was taken.
Correspondence Course in Public Administration
Thirty-seven employees, enrolled in Class 7 of the eight-month Correspondence Course in Public Administration, received their certificates on April 8
at a luncheon held on the final day of the four-day workshop. A. G. Richardson,
Chairman, Civil Service Commission, presented the certificates to the employees
who had successfully completed 24 weekly assignments and had attended the
workshop. Mr. Richardson conveyed to the class the best wishes of the Honourable W. D. Black, Provincial Secretary, who was unable to attend because of his
legislative duties.
Lecturers at the workshop were K. Lightbody, Co-ordinator of Central Accounting, Control and Audit Branch; J. Baird, Director of Data Processing and
Research, Premier's Office; W. H. Forrest, Superannuation Commissioner; A. G.
Richardson, Chairman, Civil Service Commission; and Miss J. Meryl Campbell,
Staff Training Officer, Civil Service Commission.
Graduates of this training programme are shown in the accompanying photograph.
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Front row: R. Anderson, F. J. Martin, L. Joveski, A. Lawson, D. Jones, Miss M.
D. McDonald, Miss M. Campbell (Staff Training Officer), Mrs. C. Roberts, G. Stannard,
A. Sherwood, N. Schulz, J. Coupal, J. Gort. Middle row: B. Williams, W. Allen, K.
Reiter, V. Bate, G. Soellner, N. Gill, C. E. Gamble, W. Smith, D. Ritson, J. Schmidt,
P. Westoby, G. Boyd. Back row: N. Daykin, J. Hornell, R. Konkle, F. Clapp, K.
Widdifield, P. Pettet, W. Dick, G. Smythe, H. Beckley, P. Beers, J. B. Mill, G. W.
Love.    Mrs. M. Szotak is not in the picture.
Appraisal Courses
Seven employees who had been enrolled in the appraisal courses offered by
the Civil Service Commission in 1968 completed their professional accreditation
as A.A.C.I. (Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute) during 1971. Two employees received their accreditation as a result of private studies. Employees
receiving their accreditation during 1971 were: H. K. Boas, P. H. Downs, F. G.
Edgell, R. D. Gilchrist, A. E. Hillsden, R. H. Nugent, L. Smith, K. Page, and M.
Naish.
Seventy-four employees of the British Columbia Civil Service and municipalities have now received their professional accreditation.
Staff Management Courses
During 1971, 10 group leaders employed in the Department of Rehabilitation and Social Improvement were enrolled in a course on Supervision—Staff
Management. The course consisted of five lessons and five assignments followed
by a two and one-half-day workshop on the techniques of supervision.
Several short courses, composed of five IVi-hour lecture-discussion sessions
on Supervising Staff in the Public Service were given. Supervisory personnel from
the following branches attended these sessions:
Jericho Hill School  14
Motor-vehicle Branch  38
Superannuation Branch     3
Civil Service Commission     1
Central Microfilm Bureau     1
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Fellowship Student
At the request of the United Nations, the Staff Training Officer arranged a
special one-month training programme for S. M. Insanally of Guyana.
Instructor Training
The Staff Training Officer arranged with the Intext Company to give a special course in instructor training to 10 employees of the Provincial Government.
Seminars on Grievances
Two seminars on employee complaints and grievances were given in 1971.
Personnel and Administrative Officers attended these seminars. A. G. Richardson,
Chairman, Civil Service Commission, discussed the procedures of formal grievance
hearings; R. D. Higgins, Chief Personnel Officer, discussed his role in hearing
grievances which have not been solved within the department concerned; and C.
Gilmore, Mediation Officer with the Mediation Commission, discussed grievance
procedures in the private sector.
Leave for Educational Purposes
During the year, 76 persons in various departments were granted leave for
educational purposes. Twelve employees were granted leave to train with Her
Majesty's Reserve Forces.
Sick Leave
Sick leave granted during the period October 1, 1970, to September 30,
1971, averaged 6.17 days, 5.52 of which were with pay and 0.65 without pay.
(See Table 3 of the Appendix.) In the period October 1, 1969, to September
30, 1970, the average per employee was 5.72 days. These figures are exclusive
of sick leave granted under the Workmen's Compensation Board and the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Neither do these figures include the Corrections
Branch, Liquor Control Board, and British Columbia Ferries Division.
The average number of days' sick leave per employee (exclusive of the
above groups) for the past 10 years was as follows:
Year Ended
Sept. 30
Average per
Employee
Year Ended
Sept. 30
Average per
Employee
1962
5.53
1967
  5.91
1963 	
  5.59
1968 	
  6.20
1964 	
  5.91
1969 	
  5.50
1965 	
  5.62
1970 	
1971 	
  6.34
1966 	
  6.10
  6.17
ACCIDENT PREVENTION
In 1971, staff and programme budget of the Division continued at the
previous level. As the number of employees covered by the programme has
increased 43 per cent since 1965, it was not possible to initiate or develop new
projects to any great extent, emphasis being on maintenance of existing services
to the extent possible in the face of rising costs.
Of the 24 departments embraced by the programme, 15 had the same or
lower accident frequencies than in 1970, while nine had higher rates than the
previous year. Over-all accident frequency rose by 6 per cent compared with
1970, and cost rate was up 5 per cent.
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Major projects undertaken in 1971 included participation in safety rallies
in the Departments of Highways and Public Works; a detailed review of the
proposed changes in Workmen's Compensation Board accident prevention regulations and presentation of the Government brief at the public hearings; and a very
extensive effort in safety promotion at Parks Branch locations throughout the
Province, which occupied the Safety Officer for the entire summer season. Finally,
the Division prepared a slide training programme with taped sound commentary on
"Falls"—a major cause of accidents in the Service.
The Co-ordinator attended 35 Headquarters Safety Committee meetings, 35
other meetings, and made 17 visits to departmental locations. He addressed
three Public Works safety rallies, attended by 90 employees; participated in the
Workmen's Compensation Board Labour/Management Conference in Vancouver,
the public hearings on new accident-prevention regulations and completed a
Department of Education course in "Communications and Human Relations."
He investigated the two fatal accidents which occurred in the year. Twenty-nine
per cent of his time was spent away from Victoria.
The Safety Officer took part in 11 rallies in the Department of Highways,
attended by 923 employees; conducted three workshops and 214 other meetings;
participated in an interdepartmental study of hazards related to the operation and
servicing of the fumigation chamber in the Provincial Museum;  attended the
The Honourable W. D. Black, Provincial Secretary, presenting A. G. Richardson,
Chairman of the Commission, with a gold award certificate and hard hat. The Commission's staff, a number of whom are shown, were obviously happy to have worked
for over three years free from compensable injury. Presentations such as this form an
important part of the safety programme throughout the Service.
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PRIME MINISTER'S SAFETY AWARDS
Front row: Left to right, G. S. Bryson, Deputy Minister, Department of Finance;
the Honourable W. A. C. Bennett, P.C, LL.D., D.Pol.Sc, K.St.L, Prime Minister of
British Columbia; and the Honourable J. R. Chabot, Minister of Labour. Back row:
Left to right, M. Glover, Department of Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce;
Dr. G. D. Kennedy, Deputy Minister, Department of the Attorney-General; R. L. Colby,
Department of Travel Industry; F. A. MacLean, Deputy Minister, Department of Commercial Transport; A. G. Richardson, Chairman, Civil Service Commission; G. L. Levy,
Departmental Comptroller, Department of Recreation and Conservation; W. S. Haddow,
Department of Labour; and A. E. Webb, Deputy Minister, Department of Public Works.
Workmen's Compensation Board Labour/Management Conference in Vancouver;
and completed a course on the Techniques of Instruction. The major project,
however, was an effort to control the accident rate in the greatly expanded summer
employment programme in the Parks Branch of the Department of Recreation
and Conservation. The Safety Officer spent almost six months exclusively on
this project, visiting 134 locations throughout the Province, in most cases twice
and in a few cases three times. It is considered this major effort contributed
decisively to the reduction of 26 per cent achieved in the department's accident
frequency rate.    Sixty-seven per cent of his time was spent away from Victoria.
The culmination of the year's work was the Annual Safety Presentation ceremony held at the Parliament Buildings on December 20. Thirteen British Columbia Safety Council awards were presented to departments and major divisions.
The ceremony was attended by seven members of the Cabinet, 19 Deputy Ministers and senior departmental officials, the President and the General Manager
of the British Columbia Safety Council. The Minister of Labour, the Honourable
J. R. Chabot, gave the main address, and the awards were presented by the
Honourable W. A. C. Bennett.
The main results are summarized as follows:
(1) There were two fatal accidents, compared with twelve, eight, five, two,
three, nil, one, seven, and three in previous years.
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(2) An award of honour was presented to the Department of Industrial
Development, Trade, and Commerce. A "million man-hour" award
went to the same department, and a "three million man-hour" award
(the first for the Service) to the Department of Finance.
(3) The awards represented 7,288,888 man-hours free from compensable
injury, worked by 2,121 employees.
(4) During the year a total of 75 British Columbia Safety Council awards
were won by units of various departments, compared with 105 in 1970.
These included four "million man-hour" awards, one award of distinction, three awards of honour, one silver-on-gold and 10 bronze-on-gold
awards—all major awards for outstanding performance.
(5) The Prime Minister's award for safety achievement (presented to the
major hazard department achieving the most improved accident record)
was won by the Department of Recreation and Conservation, with a
reduction in frequency from 17.0 to 12.6 or 26 per cent.
The Division is indebted to the Workmen's Compensation Board, to the
editor of the British Columbian, and to Deputy Ministers, headquarters and local
safety committees, and all levels in the Service for their participation in the Safety
Programme.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Chairman wishes to record his sincere appreciation to his two colleagues on the Commission, to each member of the Commission's staff, the
Government Agents, the departmental Personnel Officers, the solicitors of the
Attorney-General's Department, to the Civil Service Commissioners of other
provinces, and the Federal Government for their able assistance, and to you,
Mr. Minister, for your sympathetic appreciation of the Commission's problems.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
A. G. Richardson, Chairman.
J. E. Brown, Member.
E. R. Rickinson, Member.
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1971
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APPENDIX
Twenty-five-year continuous-service certificates were awarded to the following Government employees in December 1971:
Premier's Office
Bernice E. White
Department of Agriculture
Kenneth R. Jameson
George D. Johnson
Francis A. Stevens
C. John Stewart
Maurice P. Trumpour
Alexander W. Watt
Edward H. Youell
Department of Attorney-General
Cecil N. Akrigg
Raymond Arduini
John J. Bull
Robert E. Burns
Malcolm L. Cowie
Joyce Folbigg
Harold J. Garrish
William T. Goucher
William G. Gray
Lloyd B. Guthrie
Sidney A. L. Hamblin
Ernest R. Herberts
Kenneth H. Lewendon
Ernest A. Loveless
Norman J. McAskill
Gordon Mabbett
George A. Morton
William C. Pilcher
M. Mary Rogers
Joseph A. Rutherford
Gordon L. Smith
Frank H. Stoneman
John Striha
Douglas H. Sturch
Robert C. Whitlock
James H. Wilson
Liquor Control Board
Clifford R. Barry
Richard Beck
William T. Byatt
Harry Clegg
Wilfred Graham
Stanley L. Hiscock
Ralph J. Jensen
Arne Klett
Kred Kneen
Frederick M. Lougheed
John A. McKay
G. Stanley Mason
Fred B. Sell
William C. Shay
Douglas Wass
Gordon Winning
Department of Commercial Transport
Alfred T. Andrews
Margaret T. McAloney
Department of Education
Lorna G. Aitkens
William E. Lucas
Anne P. Halsall
Helene M. Stevens
Christopher I. Taylor
Department of Finance
Robert H. Archibald
Herbert W. Beckley
Peter Block
Ann Boileau
Kenneth I. Booth
George A. Broomfield
Robert J. Caley
Theodore C. Chapman
David R. Coell
William H. M. Collison
Thomas S. Dobson
Miriam Litster
Robert Macgregor
Leo M. McKinnon
Walter E. Neilson
Robert W. Sangster
H. Dennis Selby-Hele
Thomas A. Stevenson
Patricia E. Stuart
Charles F. Swannell
Henry S. Tatchell
G. Douglas Woolley
Denis J. S. Young
Department of Health Services and
Hospital Insurance
Health Services
Marion A. Bellis
Laurel E. Benham
Marion Bolingbroke
Marian I. Boyd
Wilma M. Campbell
Doris E. Carter
Dorothy A. Claydon
John H. Doughty
George R. F. Elliot
Peter M. Foulkes
E. Jean Keays
Elizabeth M. Layton
Nancy V. Lee
Elizabeth K. Macintyre
Sybil I. MacLean
Phyllis Madden
Shirley L. Main
Anna V. Mason
Philip W. Morse
Frederica M. Murphy
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Department of Health Services and Hospital
Insurance—Continued
Health Services—Continued
Yvonne L. Nedelec
Kathleen M. E. Newman
M. C. Fern Primeau
Dorothy H. Sewell
Herbert C. Sexton
Barbara H. Smith
Mary V. Smith
James A. Taylor
Hospital Insurance Service
C. Ross Leighton
Mental Health Service
Lucy M. Barr
Richard A. Boulter
John S. Brogan
William R. J. Clouston
Raymond K. Conway
E. George Cook
Leopold F. J. Dehard
Mary D. Fairall
Albert G. Govaert
Alma Jerome
Arthur C. W. Knight
Jacob Krell
John A. Lynes
Ada McChesney
James R. McMichael
Charles D. Menzies
Maurice Moody
George A. Nicolson
Homer F. Piffer
Joseph Poncelet
Department of Highways
Lionel Andrews
William L. Bates
Gustave Bauder
Robert R. Bayne
Roscoe A. Bowlby
Samuel W. Boyd
Russell A. Broughton
James A. Cambrey
Hazel A. Carter
George R. Coward
Laurance E. Croft
James A. F. Dennison
Arthur C. Dimock
Bernard Dunnigan
Gordon B. Dunsmore
David Edwards
Frederick S. Emmerson
Pjetro Fuoco
Jozek Gach
Russell M. Galloway
Robert M. Glover
Robert A. Jackman
Leonard E. C. Johnson
Charles E. Kennett
Department of Highways—Continued
Robert W. Kidd
Earl E. Kline
John Leslie
Andrew J. W. Lougheed
Hector R. MacKenzie
William Marken
Steve Melnick
John Mucha
Lawrence G. Murray
David H. Nicol
Andrew A. Peloso
Frederick C. Poland
Andrew Pringle
Edward N. Rear
Edward Richardson
Jack Shaw
Peter Sinclair
George A. Swanson
George R. Sweeten
Fred L. Vetter
Donald E. Watkinson
British Columbia Ferries Division
Alexander S. Lukinuk
Herbert O. Strain
Department of Industrial Development,
Trade, and Commerce
John R. Meredith
Gordon A. Spring
Department of Labour
Evelyn S. Anderson
George D. Bishop
James D. Forrest
Department of Lands, Forests, and
Water Resources
Lands Service
George A. Birch
Percival D. Bragg
John L. Campbell
Eleanor E. Challen
John A. Hawes
Warren J. Long
Robert W. Rowland
G. Stanley Smith
Arthur S. F. Swannell
Albert D. Wight
Forest Service
James N. Barnes
Lawrence B. Boulton
Eric A. Bowers
Douglas J. Chorlton
Douglas A. Delayen
Alan R. Fraser
John B. Gierl
Arnold F. W. Ginnevar
Olga Giordano
Harold V. Hopkins
Harry R. Layton
Walter E. Loch
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1971
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Department of Lands, Forests, and Water
Resources—Continued
Forest Service—Continued
Robin W. Long
Laurits H. Lorentsen
Lawrence Lucas
Gordon L. Marriott
George E. Meents
James E. Milroy
Harold S. Noakes
George H. Pitt
Leonard V. Piatt
Harry M. Potts
Robert E. Robinson
Wilfrid H. Shaw
Alfred F. Specht
Leslie E. Stilwell
J. Howard Taylor
Clarence D. Thompson
Howard D. Tooby
John H. Warwick
Donald J. Wittner
Water Resources Service
Ronald W. Aldred
William J. Cartwright
Edward F. Haddrell
William R. Meighen
Frank F. Selig
Melvin L. Zirul
Department of Mines and
Petroleum Resources
Kenneth S. Crabtree
John W. Peck
A. Fraser Shepherd
Leslie Wardman
Department of Municipal Affairs
Thomas F. Moore
Department of Provincial Secretary
C. Garfield Dixon
Gwendolyn M. Jones
John M. Knight
Charles E. McKay
Barbara A. McLennan
John W. Smallwood
Civil Service Commission
Arthur G. Richardson
Marjorie M. Young
Queen's Printer
Robert W. Curtis
Geoffrey Randall
J. Harold Taylor
Robert C. Turner
E. Douglas Wood
Superannuation Branch
W. Howard Forrest
Winifred L. Lees
Harry E. Turner
Department of Provincial Secretary
■—Continued
Public Utilities Commission
Humphrey A. Davie
Department of Public Works
Samuel H. Anderson
Robert Aspinall
Athole M. Brown
William A. Campbell
R. Arthur Flesher
Joseph E. Hancock
William A. Harris
George H. Headley
Albert C. G. Holmes
William M. Keenan
Norman F. W. Kingswood
Allan J. Lord
R. Eric Lurkins
David W. McDonald
Richard A. Mcintosh
Donald W. Mathieson
James B. Miller
Phillip Moser
John Murray
Leonard E. Pashley
Gordon Renney
Sidney Renstrom
James A. Romain
William Shpiruk
Stanley Smith
David M. Tyson
Ronald S. Whiting
Department of Recreation and
Conservation
A. Norman Clarke
Peter D. Ewart
Sheila Y. Newnham
Robert A. Sea ton
Department of Rehabilitation and
Social Improvement
Clarence W. Brown
Evelyn B. Watson
Blanche A. Wilkinson
Iva B. Woodward
Workmen's Compensation Board
Alan W. Corry
Nora C. DeLisle
Norma M. Duck
Harry Mangles
Aileen Mills
Joyce F. Stoddart
James A. Tennant
Harold R. Wright
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Gold watches were awarded to the following Government employees with 40
years' service, in December 1971:
Department of Attorney-General Department of Finance
Raymond S. Gray Stanley M. Carling
rs xxt t i.    t. John G. Steenbergen
C. W. John Payne 6
Arthur H. Sharpe Department of Highways
Elizabeth McLaughlin
Ernest W. Pritchard
 CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1971
STATISTICS
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Table 1—Number of Full-time Permanent and Temporary Employees in
Each Department and Agency as at December 31, 1971
Department
Permanent
Temporary
Combined
1
7
341
2,458
122
311
722
1,132
3,874
142
469
143
173
332
858
254
126
36
386
44
55
59
650
259
56
696
2
132
308
997
52
537
526
7
4,726
32
29
49
1,717
96
31
6
272
3
5
956
436
49
246
3
7
Agriculture  	
473
2,766
122
1,308
774
1,669
4,400
149
5,195
175
202
381
2,575
350
157
42
658
47
60
59
Public Works                                                     	
1,606
695
Travel Industry. _	
105
942
Totals                 	
13,706
1,136
1,169
11,214
921
995
24,920
2,057
2,164
16,011
13,130
29,141
Table 2—Classification Reviews by Departments in 1971,
With Comparative Figures for Previous Years
Department
Upward
Revisions
Downward
Revisions
Reviews
Resulting
in
No Change
Total
Agriculture 	
Attorney-General	
Commercial Transport-
Education	
Finance	
Hospital Insurance Service..
Highways..
Industrial Development, Trade, and Commerce..
Labour  _	
Lands Service ~ 	
Forest Service 	
Water Resources Service 	
Mines and Petroleum Resources_
Municipal Affairs..
Provincial Secretary	
Public Utilities Commission..
Public Works _ 	
Recreation and Conservation -
Travel Industry-
Rehabilitation and Social Improvement.
Public Health	
Mental Health 	
Liquor Control Board _	
British Columbia Ferries Division .
Totals,
Totals,
Totals,
Totals,
Totals,
Totals,
Totals,
1971..
1970.
1969__
1968_
1967..
1966_.
1965.
29
89
1
38
54
7
43
12
5
18
19
25
11
1
42
1
39
25
4
29
16
34
3
5
550
13
12
1
6
4
1
4
2
5
2
3
12
2
8
10
3
5
3
6
116
34
98
1
51
66
8
49
16
6
22
22
30
13
4
54
4
48
35
7
34
20
40
3
6
671
713
789
765
727
711
682
 1
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Table 3—Annual Sick Leave Report, October 1, 1970
to September 30, 1971
Departments
Number of
Employees
Days
With
Pay
Average
per
Employee
Days
Without
Pay
Average
per
Employee
Total
Average
Days per
Employee
4
461
998
1,299
778
1,528
965
4,219
176
362
155
39
313
56
1,502
898
885
1,231
121
189
106
284
10.00
1,134.50
6,392.00
5,078.50
4,170.00
1,187.50
5,418.25
34,463.25
1,161.50
2,064.00
702.00
79.00
2,296.00
326.00
10,259.00
1,061.00
5,817.00
6,194.00
560.50
1,497.00
565.00
1,166.50
2.50
2.48
6.40
3.91
5.36
7.78
5.61
8.17
6.60
5.70
4.54
2.03
7.33
5.82
6.83
1.18
6.57
5.03
4.63
7.92
5.33
4.10
0.18
0.50
0.20
0.45
1.34
0.16
1.26
0.24
0.24
0.02
0.50
0.05
0.71
0.04
0.49
0.18
0.61
0.09
0.11
2.50
82.50
502.00
254.50
351.00
2,046.00
158.00
5,340.00
42.00
85.50
3.00
2.66
Attorney-General _	
6.90
4.11
5.81
Health Services and Hospital In-
9.12
5.77
9.43
6.84
5.94
Mines and Petroleum Resources...
4.56
2.03
163.50
3.00
1,147.00
39.00
431.50
226.25
7.83
5.87
7.54
Recreation and Conservation    	
Rehabilitation   and   Social   Im-
1.22
7.06
Forest Services __ . ._ 	
5.21
4.63
Industrial  Development,  Trade,
116.00
10.00
31.50
8.53
5.42
4.21
16,569
91,602.00
5.52
10,803.00
0.65
6.17
Does not include Corrections Branch whose average was 6.7 days per employee; nor Liquor Control Board
whose average was 8.1 days per employee; nor British Columbia Ferries whose average was 9.4 days per
employee.    Daily rate staff not available; Health Services and Hospital Insurance combined.
Printed by K. M. MacDonald, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1972
330-172 588

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