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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Public Service Commission
Fifty-sixth Annual Report
JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31
1974
Printed by K. M. MacDonald, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
in right of the Province of British Columbia.
1975
 To Colonel the Honourable Walter Stewart Owen, 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 Public Service Commission, Province of British Columbia, from January 1 to December 31, 1974.
ERNEST HALL
Provincial Secretary
Victoria, B.C., February 1975.
  The Honourable Ernest Hall,
Provincial Secretary,
Province of British Columbia.
Sir: In conformity with the provisions of section 7 of the Public Service Act
(chapter 143, Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1960), I have the honour to
submit herewith the Report of the proceedings and work of the Public Service
Commission from January 1 to December 31, 1974.
ARTHUR G. RICHARDSON
Chairman, Public Service Commission
Victoria, B.C., February 1975.
  R. D. HIGGINS
Commissioner
Classification, Selection
Recruitment
J. M. CAMPBELL
Commissioner
Staff Training, Accident Prevention
R. L. SCHMIDT
Commissioner
Management Services, Administration
and Employee Relations
C. L. PERRY
Commissioner
Labour Relations
 CONTENTS
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Organization Chart  8
Highlights During 1974  9
Introductory  11
Reorganization of the Public Service Commission  12
Administration and Employee Relations Division  12
Recruitment and Selection Division  14
Victoria Office _.. 15
Vancouver Office  16
Valleyview Office :  16
Nelson, Kamloops, and Prince George Offices    16
Classification Division  17
Labour Relations Division  18
Staff Training Division  18
Accident Prevention Division  23
Acknowledgments  27
Appendix  28
Statistics  32
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The Public Service Act and the Public Service Labour Relations Act were proclaimed early in the year.
A major reorganization of the Commission was carried out.
Two of three Master Agreements and 12 of 22 Component Agreements were
completed.
A Management Advisory Committee of non-union representatives was created
to advise the Commission on matters affecting managers and executives in
government.
3,240 job competitions were conducted during the year.
12,254 appointments, including promotions, were made.
There was a 17.1-per-cent turnover of staff in permanent positions.
19 employees received university diplomas in public administration and 43
employees received in-service certificates in basic public administration.
Over 800 individual position classification reviews were carried out; 1,989 new
permanent positions and over 2,000 new temporary-continuous positions were
classified.
Reviewing committees, including union representatives, were established by
collective agreement to assist in major group classification reviews.
235 employees who had completed 25 years of continuous service were presented
with certificates. Gold watches were presented to 115 employees who had
completed from 35 to 40 years of continuous service.
The award for safety achievement was won by the B.C. Forest Service in view
of a 14-per-cent accident-frequency improvement.
Sick leave averaged 4.52 days per employee.
118 grievances and appeals were referred to the Director of Administration and
Employee Relations for mediation, and three cases were heard before the Commission.
The first Monday in August was declared B.C. Day and becomes a statutory
holiday in the Public Service.
A new system of isolation allowances was adopted.
  REPORT OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 7 of the Public Service Act, From
January 1 to December 31, 1974
On January 3, 19*74, the Government proclaimed the new Public Service Act,
and on January 31, 1974, the Public Service Labour Relations Act. These proclamations resulted in a major addition to the Commission's responsibilities in that it
became the agent designated to negotiate collective agreements with public employees.
Three bargaining agents were certified and negotiations commenced at the
end of March 1974 with the British Columbia Government Employees' Union. The
Master Agreement covering working conditions common to the approximate 35,000
employees in this bargaining unit was completed by the end of May 1974 and
bargaining then commenced with the 13 occupational groups in this large unit.
By the end of the year, 10 of the occupational group agreements, which covered
wages and other conditions affecting these individual groups, were completed. The
remaining three were under negotiation at the end of the year.
The nurses' bargaining unit commenced negotiations for a Master Agreement
in July 1974 and this was concluded in October 1974. By the end of the year the
two occupational groups in this bargaining unit had concluded agreements which
were in the process of ratification by the membership.
The licensed professional bargaining unit commenced negotiations for a
Master Agreement in August 1974 and this had not been concluded by the end of
the year. The seven occupational groups in this bargaining unit had not commenced negotiations.
In order to deal with the negotiations which were conducted by the Commissioners, and in accordance with a new Public Service Act, two new Commissioners
were appointed—R. L. Schmidt and C. E. Perry. Earlier in the year Miss J. M.
Campbell and R. D. Higgins were appointed Commissioners and A. G. Richardson
was appointed Chairman. Along with responsibilities to negotiate agreements, the
Commissioners were each given responsibilities for directing one or more of the
Commission's divisions. The result has been that the Commissioners have been
required to devote extremely long hours, particularly in the negotiations with
employees, and by the end of the year proposals to revamp the organization and
responsibilities were being considered.
In order to assist the Commissioners in negotiations and to provide information
and advice, a new Labour Relations Division was established under the directorship
of J. A. Mochrie. The staff have been gradually appointed and they have been
required to put in many extra hours preparing for and attending negotiating meetings. It is anticipated that as competent staff are added to this division the work
load on the present staff will be decreased.
During negotiations the Commissioners were assisted by many Senior Officers
and Personnel Officers from all departments. Their advice and assistance has been
invaluable and the Commission wishes to express their appreciation for this
assistance.
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REORGANIZATION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Following the proclamation of the new Public Service Act and the Public
Service Labour Relations Act, the confirmation of appointment of A. G. Richardson
as Chairman, and the appointment of R. D. Higgins and Miss J. M. Campbell as
Commissioners, a major reorganization of the Commission structure was carried
out. The new structure provides for seven divisions, each under a Director. The
Division Directors are responsible for the operating procedures in their respective
divisions to one of the four Commissioners under the Chairman. The Commissioners are responsible for over-all policy determination and review. The Commission held 24 regular meetings during the year.
In the new structure the Selection and Recruitment Division, Staff Training
Division, and Accident Prevention Division remain unchanged except for the addition of regional recruiting offices at Kamloops, Prince George, and Nelson, and a
regional headquarters at Burnaby. An Administration and Employee Relations
Division was created which included and replaced many of the functions previously
carried out by the Assistant to the Chairman and the Chief Personnel Officer and
Executive Officer. The latter two positions were deleted. A new Labour Relations
Division was created which included the former Pay Research Section of the
Classification Division. At year-end a Management Services Division was created
with R. W. Saunders as Director, to deal with management and executive personnel
and matters of organization and classification of professional employees, which were
formerly part of the duties of the Classification Division. The remaining major
functions of the Classification Division continued in that division.
A Public Service Grievance Board is provided in the Public Service Act but,
pending constitution of that Board, the Director of Administration and Employee
Relations Division, W. J. Williams, was designated to mediate grievances and
appeals which would normally come before that Board.
ADMINISTRATION AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONS DIVISION
There was a 30.4-per-cent increase over 1973 in the number of Pay Action
forms processed by the Implementation Section of the Division. In total, 25,182
were processed for new appointments, promotions, demotions, transfers, and pay
or classification revisions. Many of the revisions resulted from collective contract
provisions which could not be applied directly by computer. The administration of
new benefits also multiplied.
As a consequence, a restructuring of the Division took place. Several new
departmental sections were created in the Implementation Section. A separate
Administration Section and a Public and Employees Information Section were set
up and in the process of being staffed at year-end. A Benefits Administration Section
was established in mid-year to administer the new extended health and dental care
plans under a joint union-management board of trustees.
Office space problems resulted in scattering of the Commission's divisions into
six different buildings. The Commissioners and administration headquarters staff
occupied refurbished offices at 544 Michigan Street, but the decentralization of
divisions resulted in some loss of efficiency and co-ordination during a critical period
of growth and expanded responsibilities.
A new development following certification of the three bargaining units was
the creation of a Management Advisory Committee of persons not included in any
of the bargaining units. This group, under the initial chairmanship of Commissioner
Schmidt, and with the Division Director and the Superannuation Commissioner as
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V  13
resource persons, undertook to advise the Commission and make recommendations
concerning salary, benefits, and other conditions of employment for the management and executive group.
Four new developments of interest in the general benefits area were
(a) a completely new system of Isolation Allowances to replace the
former Special Living Allowances which had remained virtually
unchanged for some 25 years; the Division Director was the Commission's representative on the two-person joint union-management
committee which devised the new system;
(b) contract provisions for pre-retirement leave of 40 per cent of accum-
mulated unused sick-leave credits;
(c) the proclamation of the first Monday of August as B.C. Day, a new
statutory holiday;
(d) the conducting of a Health Evaluation Program for 1,000 volunteer
employees and spouses in the Victoria area who received a two-hour
series of fitness tests and counselling; subsequently, the Director of
Administration and Employee Relations attended a National Conference on Employee Fitness sponsored through the Occupational
Health Division with a view to development of a more comprehensive
ongoing fitness program.
The Screening Committee, which deals with problems of employees who are
unable to perform their duties due to ill health, considered 26 cases, of which 12
were successfully concluded and 14 were still pending.
The annual long-service awards ceremonies were held for the second time on
two evenings in December at Government House. A record number attended due
to the reduction from 40 years to 35 years in the requirement for receiving a gold
watch. His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor was host for the very enjoyable
concert, reception, and dinner for recipients and their spouses.
The Division Director, W. J. Williams, continued as chairman of the Interdepartmental and Crown Agency Committee for Metric Conversion was the representative at the quarterly meetings of Federal, Provincial, and Territorial officials.
Metric conversion activities are reported on more fully in the report of the Department of the Provincial Secretary.
Grievances and Appeals
Pending establishment of the Public Service Grievance Board, the Commission
continued to hear grievances that were not settled by mediation or covered by
arbitration procedures in the collective contracts. During the year the Commission
heard three appeals. The Director of Administration and Employee Relations had
118 grievances referred for mediation. Of these, 85 were settled, 10 were pending
at year-end, and 23 were referred to the Commission. Of the 23, a group of 20
were dealt with as a single case.
Size and Composition of the Public Service
On December 31, 1974, there were 37,739 Government employees (see Table
1 of Statistics). On December 31, 1973, there were 34,226. The increase of 3,513
represents a general expansion of 10.3 per cent.
Of the total staff, 21,576 were classed as permanent employees and 16,163
as temporary employees. In 1973 there were 17,718 permanent employees and
16,508 temporary employees. The majority of the temporary employees are
employed on a full-time continuous basis.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Separations
During the year, 3,779 employees left positions in Schedule 1 of the Public
Service. This represents a turnover of 17.1 per cent.
Turnover dropped slightly from 1973 when it was 17.2 per cent.
The 10-year average has been 17.29 per cent. The following graph shows the
percentage of turnover for the past 10 years. During 1974, 74 employees had their
probationary period extended, and 52 were dismissed.
RATE OF TURNOVER
25%
20%
15%
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17.64   18.3   19.2   17.7   18.7   16.5   14.3   16.3   17.22  17.02
10%
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION DIVISION
The Public Service Commission, with headquarters in Victoria, also operates
recruitment and selection offices in Vancouver, Essondale, Nelson, Kamloops, and
Prince George; in the very near future, an additional office will open in Burnaby.
The office, which opened in Bastion Square in November 1973 as a suboffice to the
headquarters office in Victoria, has proven to be extremely successful in providing
improved service to departments and has provided easy access to the public in the
uptown area. During 1974 this office hired, on the average, more than 215 persons
per month and was mainly concerned with clerical, stenographic, typist, and
draughting positions.
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V  15
The prime concern of the Recruitment and Selection Division is that the
departments of Government in the Province of British Columbia are staffed by the
best-qualified applicants available. The Division's basic purpose is to assist departments in obtaining their staff needs.
During the year, members of the Division made 15 trips across Canada for
the purpose of interviewing out-of-province applicants for positions that were
difficult to fill. The positions involved were mainly those requiring particular
professional skills although, during, the latter part of the year, out-of-province
recruiting included Key-punch Operators, which were in great demand at that time.
In review, 1974 was an exceedingly busy year and an all-time high of 3,240
competitions was posted through this Division. The number of people actually
hired was 12,254, a very significant increase over previous years. With the large
number of new positions added to departmental establishments during the year and
relatively high staff turnover, the Division was hard pressed to keep abreast of work
load. In addition, certain new functions were assigned to the Division, including
the taking over of the selection of staff for the Liquor Administration Branch.
Victoria Office
The headquarters office of the Division was reorganized during 1974 to
provide for the establishment of two sections. Two Section Supervisors were appointed, namely M. B. Horn and D. M. Robertson. Each of these supervisors is
responsible for a specific number of departments and for the staffing requirements
of such departments in the Victoria area. The staff under Mr. Horn's direction are
E. W. Dodd, L. Cormack, Ms. I. M. Johnson, and G. R. Barnes; Mr. Robertson
has under his direction Mrs. A. Plant, J. C. Rowbotham, N. J. Irvine, and J. R.
Coates. Staff turnover within the Division was again significant in that J. D. Cher-
rington transferred to the Department of Agriculture, Mrs. M. M. Soles transferred
to the Department of the Attorney-General, and C. R. Green, who was a short-term
employee, joined the staff of the Department of Public Works. In addition, Miss
C. A. McDonald resigned to accept an appointment with the Federal Government.
Of the 3,240 competitions dealt with during the year, the majority were
handled by the Victoria office. This, combined with numerous recruitment interviews, contributed to an extremely busy year. The following table shows the
number.of competitions and appointments handled by the Victoria office during
the past five years:
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
Competitions 	
Total appointments _	
655
2,289
995
3,029
1,077
2,320
1,437
3,812
2.323
5,000
Bastion Square
The suboffice at Bastion Square has now been in operation for slightly more
than one year, and, through the fine efforts of Mrs. L. E. Colgate, Mrs. L. A.
Bryant, L. Cormack, and latterly Ms. M. A. Johannson, the move has proven to be
a good one. Not only does the office provide for the junior staff needs of departments, but also testing facilities, staff for operation "Stop Gap", and, until recently,
it handled a large volume of clerical competitions.  The statistics for the year are:
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
1974
Competitions         583
Total appointments     2,619
Total number of applicants tested   8,907
Vancouver Office
During 1974 the Vancouver office continued to be extremely busy with the
number of competitions more than twice that of 1973 and the number of appointments up 35 per cent. A. D. Davies was appointed as Regional Representative in
charge of both the Burnaby and Vancouver offices. When the Burnaby office opens
early in 1975, Mr. Davies will then assume responsibilities for only the Burnaby
office. Miss J. Brebber has been transferred from the Valleyview office to the
Vancouver office. The following table shows the number of competitions and
appointments handled by the Vancouver office during the past five years:
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1970
1
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1971   j
1972
1973
1974
Competitions.- _	
94
363
157
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1
156
886
242
1,050
519
1,433
Valleyview Office
This office continued to experience increased activity and expansion in servicing
the Mental Health Branch and other departments in the area, which now includes
the Fraser Valley as far as Hope. Total appointments for 1974 were 3,202, up
about 8 per cent from 1973. Recruitment difficulties were still prevalent in a
number of categories such as Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychiatric Social
Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, and Physiotherapists. A special overseas recruiting trip undertaken in the latter part of 1973 is still producing good
applicants for nursing positions.
New Personnel Officers hired during the year include G. W. Loat and R. B.
Hurlburt. Miss J. Brebber transferred to the Vancouver office. The following table
shows the number of competitions and appointments handled by the Valleyview
office during the past five years:
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
127
1,240
208
1,910
212
2,558
290
3.042
324
3,202
Nelson, Kamloops, and Prince George Offices
As these offices have only been in operation for a short time, separate statistics
with regard to work load are not shown but have been reflected in the statistics
covering the Victoria office.
By open competition, S. M. Burgess, formerly with the Department of Human
Resources, was appointed Regional Representative at Nelson; W. R. Henderson,
formerly Senior Personnel Officer with the Department of Public Works, was
appointed Regional Representative at Kamloops; and R. D. Newman, formerly with
the Federal Department of Regional Economic Expansion, was appointed Regional
 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,   1974 V  17
Representative at Prince George. All three offices are presently at the stage of
becoming fully functional and the Regional Representatives are busy establishing
good relations with the departments and the general public in their respective
regions.
CLASSIFICATION DIVISION
The Classification Division continued to handle requests for increases in staffs
of departments, and assisted departments by carrying out major organizational
studies. During 1974 a total of 1,989 positions was added to the permanent
establishments of departments. These positions were reviewed by the Division to
establish appropriate classification levels. In addition, over 2,000 new temporary-
continuous positions were classified and added to departmental complements.
The Division assisted in a number of reviews of departmental organizations.
These consisted of the Liquor Administration Branch, Departments of Agriculture,
Economic Development, Education, Labour, Environment and Land Use Committee Secretariat, Water Resources, Municipal Affairs, and Travel Industry.
Turnover of staff was again a major problem in the Division. Eight new
Classification Officer positions were added to the Division's establishment during
the year, but at the time of writing this Report, five positions are yet to be filled.
Six Classification Officers left the Division during the year, being successful on
promotional competitions or on applications for transfer to departmental personnel
offices. This turnover made it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the Division
to be current in its review of individual classification requests from departments.
Priority had to be given to the studying and classifying of new positions in order
that new Government programs could be adequately staffed and implemented.
The Division conducted a number of major reviews of classification series that
are utilized in all departments. Article 28.02 of the Master Agreement with the
B.C. Government Employees' Union makes it mandatory that the union be consulted in reviews that encompass change in a job evaluation plan. Reviews that
have been undertaken under this article during 1974 are the Administrative Officer
study, Agriculture Officer study, Laundry Worker study, Draughtsman and Mapping
Assistant study, Activity Worker study, and Programmer and Systems Analyst
study. In all cases, union representatives formed part of the reviewing committee
and had input into the factors and weighting to be used in the job evaluation plan
for each occupational group.
Under Article 28.02 of the Master Agreement with the B.C. Government
Employees' Union, a joint committee of management and union has been formed
to review changes in job evaluation plans. The Director of the Division and a
Senior Classification Officer are the Public Service Commission representatives on
this committee. One meeting has been called to date and a proposal in the form
of a draft paper has been submitted by the Public Service Commission representatives to the B.C. Government Employees' Union executive as to the function and
conduct of the committee.
In addition to the study of new positions and group reviews, over 800 individual
positions were evaluated. The Division is faced with a significant backlog of reviews
in some components and it is hoped that, when appointments are made to the
positions that have been added to establishment, the backlog will lessen. A major
review was also undertaken of Court Clerks due to the takeover of the Magistrate
Court function by the Department of the Attorney-General. As a result of such
review, a Court Clerk series was established to facilitate the integration of the
municipal clerks into the Administrative Support component.
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The Division assisted the various bargaining committees in restructuring the
pay groups of several components to simplify the pay plan. Also, the Division was
consulted in matters affecting classification and was used as a resource agency by
the bargaining committees.
The Classification Division acknowledges the assistance given by the various
departmental administrators in the carrying-out of its functions under the Public
Service Act.
LABOUR RELATIONS DIVISION
The Division was established to provide assistance to the Commission in the
negotiation of collective agreements, to assist departmental management with the
interpretation and administration of these agreements, and to undertake ongoing
discussions with the employees' bargaining agents to deal with matters of mutual
interest and to resolve grievances. The Division is also responsible for gathering and
analysing pay and benefit research data and for dealing on behalf of the Commission
with the Labour Relations Board and the Public Service Grievance Board.
During the past year the Division has been in the process of hiring staff and
developing internal policies which will assist it in providing effective service both to
the Commission and to departmental management. There are now four officers,
with two additional vacancies, and four office staff.
The Public Service Labour Relations Act establishes these bargaining units:
(a) A nurses unit:
(b) A licensed professional unit; and
(c) A general public service unit.
Shortly after the Act was proclaimed, unions were certified to represent each
of these units.
The B.C. Government Employees' Union was certified to represent the over
30,000 employees in the Public Service Bargaining Unit. Negotiations started
shortly after these certifications in March and culminated in the settlement of the
Master Agreement in July. The Master Agreement established 13 component groupings and during the remainder of the year the Division has been engaged in assisting
in the negotiation of the component agreements.
The Registered Nurses' Association of B.C. and the Registered Psychiatric
Nurses' Association of B.C. were granted a joint certificate to represent the 2,000
nurses in the Public Service. During the latter part of the year, settlements of the
Master and two Component Agreements were reached at the bargaining table.
Negotiations for the Licensed Professionals' Master Agreement are continuing.
In the general Public Service unit, 10 of the 13 component agreements had
been reached at the bargaining table. Negotiations with the Operational Services
Component, the Trades and Crafts Component, and the Retail and Warehouse
Component are continuing at the time of writing this Report. Apart from certification, there was one formal hearing before the Labour Relations Board. Settlement of all grievances was accomplished without reference to the arbitration
procedure.
The Division would like to acknowledge the assistance provided by the members of departmental management for their input to and participation on negotiating
teams.
STAFF TRAINING DIVISION
The Staff Training Division of the Public Service Commission is responsible
for the development and administration of training programs involving employees
in two or more departments of the Provincial Government.    It is also responsible
 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1974 V  19
for assisting, wherever required, departments in establishing their own training
programs and acting as a resource service for these programs.
Staff, Facilities, and Equipment
The year 1974 was indeed an eventful one for the Staff Training Division. The
first major event took place in January when the Director of Staff Training, Miss J.
Meryl Campbell, was appointed a Commissioner of the Public Service Commission.
Miss Campbell, a Public Service employee for 26 years, was the initiator and sole
member of the Training Division for over 20 years. It was during this period that
most of the programs now being conducted by the Division were commenced.
While she has been appointed Commissioner, Miss Campbell has not severed
her connection with Staff Training. In her new position she will be responsible
for the operations of both the Staff Training and Accident Prevention Divisions of
the Commission. In addition, pending the appointment of a new Director of Staff
Training, she is filling that position.
The second major event occurred in May when the Division was moved from
its previous quarters in a little 90-year-old house to new accommodation in a downtown commercial building. The new facilities include a large classroom, a smaller
classroom, audio-visual workroom, offices for the Director and Staff Training
Officers, a general office, a duplicating-filing room, a library-workroom, and a
storeroom.
The third event was the hiring of two new staff members. Alex Maclnnes
assumed the duties of a Staff Training Officer, and Mrs. June Pritchard joined the
Division as a Clerk-Typist.    Both these appointments occurred in May.
The fourth major event was the purchase of a large amount of audio-visual
equipment and materials. In past years our audio-visual equipment has been
limited to a portable overhead projector which was shared with another division.
During 1974 we were able to purchase a video tape recording unit, 16-mm and
35-mm projectors, cassette recorders, sound on slide projectors, and a wealth of
auxiliary equipment. Our new training rooms have been fully supplied with the
wiring and lighting necessary to produce or project movies or video tapes, record
or playback audio tapes, and also incorporate the latest in chalkboards and projection screens.
Taking all this into account, 1974 will be remembered as our year of greatest
expansion.
Training Programs
Executive Development Training Plan
Nineteen employees received their diplomas in public administration at an
Academic Assembly held at the University of Victoria on Friday, October 25, 1974.
These employees, who were enrolled in Class XVI of the Executive Development
Training Plan, successfully completed three years of intensive study related to public
administration.
Twenty-six employees are enrolled in Class XVII, the third and final year of
the program, and 25 employees are enrolled in Class XVIII, second year. Thirty
employees who were selected for Class XIX, plus two employees who were accepted
as re-entries from previous classes, commenced the first year of their studies in
September 1974.
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FTTTT^I
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Photo 1 — Class XVI
Executive Development Training Plan.
Photo 2 — Class X
Correspondence Course in Public Administration.
**£
 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,   1974 V 21
Correspondence Course in Public Administration
Forty-three employees enrolled in Class 10 of the Correspondence Course in
Public Administration received their certificates at a luncheon held on April 11,
1974, the final day of the four-day workshop on staff management. The 43 students
represented 18 departments and agencies of Government. They ranged in age from
24 to 56, and their length of service was from 2 to 28 years. Miss J. Meryl
Campbell, Commissioner of the Public Service Commission, presented the certificates to the employees who had successfully completed 24 weekly assignments during
the fall and winter.
Fifty students were enrolled in Class 10 of the course, and commenced their
studies in September 1974.
Supervision—Staff Management Seminars
During the latter part of 1974, Alex Maclnnis conducted 14 seminars in
supervision and staff management. This program of five two-hour lecture/discussion
sessions covered the following topics:
The Environment in Which We Work,
The Line of Authority,
The Line of Human Relations,
Supervisor's Role and Responsibilities,
Public Service Regulations and Procedures,
Classification and Job Evaluation,
Recruitment, Selection, and Promotion,
Employee Appraisals,
Collective Agreements.
The sessions were given in the Victoria and Vancouver areas and over 210
supervisors attended. Plans are being made to continue this program throughout
the Province in 1975.
Crown Liability Seminars
A series of five seminars were conducted in Victoria and Vancouver to explain
the ramifications of the new Crown Proceedings Act, under which it is now possible
to sue the Crown without first securing the Crown's permission. The seminars
were conducted by Profs. B. Slutsky and J. Blom, of the Faculty of Law, University
of British Columbia. Nearly 350 senior representatives from all departments
attended these sessions.
In addition, video and audio tapes were made of these presentations and have
been circulated to several major departments where they have been seen and heard
by hundreds of other staff members.
Interdepartmental Training Officers Meeting
Nine monthly meetings were held during 1974 at which training representatives
from the various departments met with members of the Staff Training Division.
Also attending these meetings were representatives from B.C. Institute of Technology, Camosun College, B.C. Railway, and other Governmental organizations
involved in training. These meetings are held with a view to assessing the training
needs of departments, providing information on new training programs, and attempting to establish standards for supervisory training within the diversified departments.
 V 22 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Secretariat Seminars
Funds from the Staff Development Appropriation were used to pay for 21
senior secretaries to attend Development Seminars for Executive Secretaries at the
Banff Centre School of Management Studies.
Seven two-day and fourteen one-day seminars for junior stenographers and
typists were held on Vancouver Island and in the Greater Vancouver area. A total
of 485 staff attended, ft is planned to take the one-day "Office Skills" program to
field locations throughout the Province during 1975.
Report Writing
Effective report writing courses are being offered in correspondence and
seminar form. The initial course was offered in the last few weeks of 1974 and 20
employees took advantage of the offering. This number is expected to quadruple in
1975.
Basic Accounting for Office Managers
This course is offered in correspondence form in co-operation with the B.C.
Institute of Technology. The course consists of 13 assignments in fundamental
accounting concepts, terminology, and procedures. Each assignment takes between
one and two weeks to complete. Over 110 employees have applied for this course
to date.
Collective Bargaining Seminars
Seminars on collective bargaining were held for Deputy Ministers, Senior
Officers, and Personnel Officers during 1974.
The first two seminars were conducted by K. C. Barass, of Calgary, Alta., a
widely known consultant in labour relations, and Dr. Richard Beard, a specialist in
human behaviour.  A total of 87 senior personnel attended.
Eleven other seminars were held for the purpose of familiarizing Personnel
Officers and management officials with the progress and provisions of the various
Master and Component Agreements.  Approximately 470 persons attended these.
Other Training Activities
D. Maxwell and A. Maclnnis, Staff Training Officers, attended a two-week
Instructional Techniques Course put on by the B.C. Institute of Technology.
D. Maxwell attended two seminars concerned with human relations in industry.
Special emphasis was placed, in these seminars, on organizations which were about
to be, or were newly unionized.
K. Jackson attended a seminar given by Dr. Joyce Brothers on "Management
and Training."
In early June, D. Maxwell attended the Interprovincial Conference of Training
Officers held in Charlottetown, P.E.I. The Federal Government, Northwest Territories, and most of the provinces were represented. Existing and proposed programs, training methods, and mutual problems were discussed.
In September a meeting of the Training Directors of the four western provinces
was held in Victoria. Attending were Miss S. Bradshaw, of Manitoba; L. DeVore,
of Saskatchewan; R. Clarke, of Alberta; and Miss J. M. Campbell, of British
Columbia.   Various co-operative ventures were discussed.
In early May, nine political science students from the University of Western
Washington were given a short three-hour session on "Government in Canada—The
Three Levels," by Miss J. M. Campbell.    In November, another group of seven
 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1974 V 23
students from the same university were given the same program. Senior students
journey to Victoria each year to meet with representatives of the Federal, Provincial,
and Municipal Governments.
Staff Development Appropriation
This fund, established in 1973, provides money to pay for tuition fees for
Government employees who wish to take further training related to their job or the
work of their department. Provision is also made to bring specialists in various
fields to the Province to give "in house" training.
During the first 11 months of the year, 2,956 employees received training
assistance in the total amount of $187,000, with a further $75,000 approved for
courses to be taken in the fiscal year. Twenty-three group programs were offered
in Crown liability, appraisal of real property, metric conversion, industrial first aid,
etc. In a wide variety of courses offered by recognized post-secondary institutions,
50 to 100 per cent of the tuition fees are paid on behalf of employees enrolled.
Courses taken by individual employees include welding, speedwriting, medical
terminology, criminology, etc.
Educational Leave
During the year, 125 employees were granted leave for educational purposes.
One employee was granted leave to train with Her Majesty's Reserve Forces.
ACCIDENT PREVENTION DIVISION
This Report covers the first full year with the expanded operation of three full-
time Safety Officers and, consequently, our field coverage has been greatly increased.
However, there has been some change in the role of the field officers away from
direct contact with departmental employees on the working level, to assistance and
co-ordination of the activities of newly appointed departmental Safety Officers.
Late in the year, two additional Safety Officers were appointed in the Department of
Highways, bringing their complement to one in each of the four regions; a full-time
Safety Officer was appointed in the Department of Public Works in the fall and the
Division emphasis in these areas has been to assist the new incumbents. The field
activities of the Co-ordinator were greatly restricted due to a heavier administrative
load, not only in the supervision of the Division, but in adjusting to major departmental reorganizations and responding to major regulatory developments.
In the latter area, the Workers' Compensation Board initiated full scale revision
of the Accident Prevention Regulations early in the year; the Board also issued
new and very comprehensive First Aid Regulations on June 1. The action necessary
by the Government to comply with requirements for first aid facilities and qualified
staff is extensive and complex; it will be several years before this can be completed.
Also in 1974 the Board published draft proposals for the first issue of very comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Regulations. Probably the most extensive in Canada,
these go far beyond any previous requirements in this Province, covering detailed
standards in such areas as heat stress, illumination, and medical controls in addition
to the usual standards of noise and airborne contaminant control.- A parallel
development was the inclusion of safety and health provisions in the first B.C.
Government Employees' Union Master Contract. At the time this Report was being
drafted, the Co-ordinator was engaged in reviewing adjustments in structures and
procedures to change the existing Accident Prevention Committees required by the
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Board's regulations, to fill a new role as "Safety and Health Committees" to meet
the needs of accident prevention, industrial hygiene, and occupational health as
envisaged in the foregoing regulations and the Union Contract.
These major changes have served to reduce availability for field work at the
same time that additional staff has increased it. However, in total, the Co-ordinator
and the three Safety Officers spent 42 per cent of their time away from Victoria;
they attended 49 Headquarters Safety Committee meetings, 170 other meetings,
made 372 departmental visits, participated in 25 safety rallies, and conducted 117
training sessions. The Co-ordinator attended the National Safety Congress in
Chicago and two of the Safety Officers went to the Industrial Accident Prevention
Association Conference in Toronto. The two new Safety Officers, Messrs. Kilgour
and Harkness, also completed the week-long Accident Prevention Course of the
British Columbia Safety Council, held at the University of British Columbia.
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1   4?  Be*
"Falling down on the job" is the major cause of injury. Above are some
examples of material from the Division's new training program on "Slips, Trips, and
Falls."
There were two major special projects during the year. Mr. Harkness conducted a series of training seminars on office safety throughout the Province, holding
69 classes, attended by 766 employees from all departments. The other project
was the convening by the Division of an interdepartmental Safety Workshop at
Parksville, the first such meeting since the inception of the program. In addition
to the field staff of the Division, the workshop was attended by Safety Officers from
the Departments of Highways, Public Works, and the Forest Service. One day
was devoted to a presentation by representatives of the Workers' Compensation
Board on the relatively new concept of total loss control. The purpose of the workshop was to examine some fundamental traditional dogma to decide whether new
directions should be followed. In conclusion, the workshop adopted the following
consensus statements:
(1) While physical working conditions cannot be ignored, they do not
significantly affect safety performance:
(2) Pilot projects involving the concept of total loss control be initiated
and the results assessed:
(3) Policies and regulations should be adhered to by all levels of management:
(4) There must be full involvement by all levels of management in accident prevention:
 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1974
V 25
(5) That senior departmental managements authorize interdepartmental
meetings of Safety Officers at intervals of not more than six months:
(6) That the basis of the frequency and severity statistics furnished by
the Accident Prevention Division are the best available at present.
The Defensive Driving Training Program continued in 1974, but it was noted
with concern that the number of employees receiving the course was falling. The
program depends on voluntary, part-time instructors drawn from various departments; on inception in 1972 we qualified over 90 such instructors; since then the
number available has dropped to about 40. Accordingly, the Co-ordinator arranged
with the B.C. Safety Council to hold further Instructor Development Courses in
April 1975 and departments have been invited to submit names of suitable volunteers to increase our instructor strength. The number of employees receiving the
Defensive Driving Course in 1974 was just over 2,000. The aim is to give the
course to at least 4,000 employees each year, which would provide a six-year cycle,
taking into account turnover.
The Premier's Safety Luncheon held in December was the culmination of the
major activities of the Division in the year. Due to the unavoidable absence of the
Premier at the Finance Minister's Meeting in Ottawa, the Honourable Ernest Hall,
Provincial Secretary, filled the dual capacities of officiating and presenting the
awards to the Deputy Ministers of award-winning departments and divisions. A
total of 49 Ministers, Deputies, and departmental representatives attended and 12
awards were presented as undernoted:
Target Zero
(for small, low-hazard departments, two years zero frequency)—
Municipal Affairs, Travel Industry.
On Target
(larger, low-hazard departments, frequency under 5.0) —
Medical Services Commission, Finance, Labour, Water Resources,
(low-medium hazard departments, frequency under 10.0) —
Prince George Regional Correctional Centre,
Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre,
(medium-hazard departments, frequency under 20.0)—-
Forest Inventory Division,
Highways Engineering Headquarters,
Ferries Division terminal operations.
Safety Achievement Award
(higher-hazard department with best improvement) —
Forest Service with 14 per cent drop in accident frequency.
In his address, Mr. Hall made the following main points:
(1) In 1974, we arrested the upward trend in accident rates which is
prevalent in North America. This was achieved despite such negative factors as large summer employment programs and a constant
widening of the scope of injuries deemed compensable.
(2) Nine employees were killed in compensable accidents in 1973. In
1974 the figure had dropped to two.
(3) We are in the midst of major and rapid change, to quote the Minister:
"Let no one imagine that now is the time to sit back. Accident
prevention is not isolated from the rapid changes in our technology
and environment.    Indeed, immediately ahead, in 1975, you will
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be faced with technical and engineering problems arising from new
regulations on industrial hygiene involving not only standards for
noise control but requirements in such areas as heat stress, illumination, and medical controls. The new Union Master Contract focuses
attention on health standards of even wider implications. All major
departments with significant work hazards in such areas would be
well advised to plan their staffing and funding now. Highways, the
Ferries Division, and Public Works have already shown management
foresight to meet the challenges of the immediate future."
The Co-ordinator is appreciative of the co-operation received from the
Workers' Compensation Board, the editor of Contact, the headquarters and local
safety committees, the volunteer Defensive Driving Course instructors, and many
other people throughout the service who participated in the Safety Program.
 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION  REPORT,  1974
V 27
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Chairman wishes to record his sincere appreciation to his 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 Public 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.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
A. G. Richardson, Chairman
J. M. Campbell, Commissioner
R. D. Higgins, Commissioner
C. Perry, Commissioner
R. L. Schmidt, Commissioner
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APPENDIX
Twenty-five year continuous
■service certificates were awarded to the following
Government employees in December 1974:
Department of Agriculture
Department of Finance—Continued
Arnold J. Alan
Anthony C. Orton
Ian C. Carne
John S. Partridge
George Cruickshank
David H. Paterson
Elmer D. Daum
Patricia Shields
John D. Hazlette
Bertram F. L. Thirlwell
William B. Howe
Reginald S. Todd
Eric C. Hughes
W. David Woodward
Alan E. Littler
Wilfred F. Morton
Department of Health
John A. Pelter
Health Branch
Department of Attorney-General
Clarence E. Bradbury
Marjorie M. Craik
Eileen M. M. Bennett
Harry K. Ellis
Merlin V. Drews
Joyce Goodrow
Rupert Fulton
Hubert F. Hayes
Gordon Hambleton
Jacob L. Hiebert
Wilfred M. Hurlburt
Harry K. Kennedy
Margaret M. Ireland
John A. D. Pugh
Ralph Lawson
Emelie Tollardo
Robert V. McAllister
Alice Tremblay
Alexander McGillivary
Vivian M. Verrall
Bruce E. McLean
Kenneth H. Watts
Grace M. McNeill
F. St. John Madeley
Hospital Insurance Service
Warren H. Mulligan
Peter A. Bacon
John R. Norton
Joan M. Jones
Alfred H. Peek
Mental Health Branch
Ralph A. Purvis
James L. Richards
Evelyn J. Beaton
Bevan W. Savory
William J. R. Boyle
David Warren
Albert E. Cockram
Hazel M. Davy
Donald J. Fleming
Department of Economic Development
Allen B. Ford
G. Ronald Knight
Ernest Hodson
Elizabeth F. Morris
Cyril N. S. Lee
Shirley R. Mackenzie
Department of Education
Grace L. A. Murray
William J. F. Murray
Eric R. Cardinall
Augusta Newton-White
James A. Holmes
Patrick J. O'Brien
Alfred M. Pescott
Department of Finance
Lloyd T. Preston
Lewis F. Puis
Florence Bunn
Rov M. Rowse
Donald H. Crawford
Stainton F. Davies
Elroy H. Edgar
Hugh G. Ferguson
Michael G. Hanna
Donavon P. Jecks
Mary R. Kerckhove
Arthur F. MacLean
Thomas P. McKinnon
Kenneth C. Moffat
John O. Moore
Sydney F. Smith
George Sprecker
Edward A. Taylor
Edwin Thornhill
Ida E. Weldon
James R. Wright
Department of Highways
John G. Addison
Lome J. Anderson
 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,   1974
V 29
Department of Highways—Continued
Robert L. Batie
Evan A. Beaumont
William A. Bowman
Arthur F. Callaghan
Joseph A. H. Callahan
Andrew J. Cook
Ellis E. Cummings
Arnold E. Davies
Stephen J. Dixey
Sydney J. Drinkwater
Howard M. Ferrabee
Ronald W. Feuz
Charles H. Fisher
Douglas R. Fisk
William R. Forrest
William Hautala
John E. Hay
Gordon H. Highway
George Kassa
Paul S. Kish
George P. Lobay
Leslie A. Lythgoe
Roger E. McKeown
Robert W. McLarry
Nicholas Neigum
Gordon E. Nickells
George A. Owen
Dennis S. Peet
Robert J. Petch
Isaac Piecash
Stuart E. Price
Glen J. Rose
Vivian C. B. Rowley
Edward H. Sangala
Wesley R. Skerik
Donald L. South
Jack H. Storrie
Joseph P. Surina
Paul A. Thackeray
Edward J. Trimble
George W. Wagg
David N. J. Wardell
David Williams
George R. Wishart
Hugh Woodward
Department of Human Resources
Thomas D. Bingham
Gordon R. Goode
George C. Knowles
Ruth L. Piddington
Audrey M. Popp
William John R. Skipper
Department of Lands, Forests, and
Water Resources
Forest Service
Derek A. Beckett
Ivor R. Burrows
Clifford J. Calder
Department of Lands, Forests, and
Water Resources—Continued
Forest Service—Continued
Edwin H. Clough
Clarence Cooper
Robert W. Corregan
Andrew S. Cosens
Reginald A. Court
Donald O. Dewitt
Ronald Dunkley
David A. Finlayson
Dennis R. Glew
Richard C. Jackson
Morris B. Leduc
E. Hugh Lyons
Ronald A. McLaren
Kenneth A. Northrup
Alan L. Parlow
Ralph L. Schmidt
Frederick W. Simpson
George R. Webster
John P. Weinard
William Young
Lands Service
Gordon J. Duncan
Richard C. Holden
Herbert D. Ingall
Cameron R. Irving
Gordon D. More
Kenneth L. Morris
Edward J. W. Mullins
Raymond F. Oberg
Walter R. Redel
Frederick Snihur
William A. Taylor
William W. Taylor
Ronald W. Thorpe
Dennis T. Wells
Water Resources Service
Acey O. Ferguson
Stephen J. Hives
Gwendolyn M. MacNutt
Peter G. Odynsky
Liquor Administration Branch
Douglas S. Christison
Douglas A. George
William A. Georgeson
Milton S. Johnson
Roland D. Miller
George M. Morrish
James H. Tardrew
Dorothy M. Walker
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources
James T. Fyles
James W. McCammon
William W. McK. Ross
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Department of Municipal Affairs
D
epartment of Recreation and
John G. Callan
Conservation
A. Roy Clarke
Robert H. Ahrens
Christopher H. L. Woodward
T. Robert Broadland
William J. Forsythe
Department of Provincial Secretary
William H. Fowkes
Warren D. Craig
Thomas Hunter
William R. Henderson
Rosina F. McKay
C. Feme McDiarmid
James W. Moore
William D. Maloan
Charles J. Velay
John W. Woodford
Department of Public Works
D
epartment of Transport and
Alfreda K. Boyd
Communications
Douglas F. Cornborough
James L. Cox
Clarence C. Dresser
Leslie W. Draper
Douglas Drinkwater
Gerald T. Gibson
Walter W. Ekins
Beverly M. Prette
Elmer G. Layng
Howard C. Richardson
Stanley Lloyd
John Low
Peter C. Turgoose
Nathaniel Lynch
Gordon McD. Ward
Norman J. Manson
Mavis V. Willcox
John L. Menard
Eva Wood
George E. Morgan
Charles E. Rushton
D
epartment of Travel Industry
Thomas O. White
William J. Wilson
Joe Lewis
Gold watches were awarded to the
folic
wing Government employees  with
35 to 40 years' service in December 1974:
Department of Human Resources
Mental Health Branch
Norma E. Allen
Alexander L. Blair
Eric W. Berry
Norman Clare
Velma I. Blaney
Charles R. Foster
Katie F. Gillies
Jean Hagen
Dorothea F. Gilley
Reedasill Herring
James A. Sadler
Emily E. Jackson
Margaret M. E. Mackie
Frederick A. Matheson
Department of Education
William S. Morgan
Dr. Clifford B. Conway
Catherine Murray
William R. D. Hill
Rolf M. Palm
D
epartment of Labour
Department of Health
William S. Haddow
Health Branch
William J. Hoskyn
Edith M. Barlow
Gerald H. O'Neill
Jessie A. M. Beattie
Constance E. Carson
D
EPARTMENT OF PROVINCIAL SECRETARY
Eleanor M. Hooper
Paul M. Beere
Dr. Robert H. Irish
Henry R. Bridger
Robert J. McConnell
Herbert J. Hartnell
Josephine McDiarmid
Richard D. Higgins
Annie E. Scott
Kathryn M. Johnson
Rika Wright
George G. Langley
Roderick J. Mclnnes
Hospital Insurance Service
Harold J. Price
Kenneth G. Wiper
Robert A. Stephenson
 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT,  1974                          V 31
Department of Finance
Water Resources Service
William Crothall
Lawrence F. Macrae
Edna Dunn
Humphrey Mellish
Robert B. Fields
Brenton Varcoe
James V. Gaspard
Derek White
Thomas H. W. Harding
Irene M. Jones
Department of Recreation and
Alan G. Jordan
Conservation
Ronald J. E. Kay
Kenneth D. McRae
Robert K. Leighton
Beryl Jessie MacLean
James J. Osman
Frederick J. Renton
Dorothy L. May
John A. Miller
Roy H. Okell
Department of Highways
Peter F. Ramsay
Charles G. Jeffs
Clara E. Wilson
Veronica M. Neary
John McC. Oliver
Department of Travel Industry
Elizabeth V. Prangnell
Anne F. Adamson
Department of Agriculture
Department of Attorney-General
Frank C. Clark
Ralph C. Homfeld
Donald Campbell
Terrance W. Carlow
Department of Public Works
David P. Evans
George M. Johnston
Richard T. Bennett
Robert S. Law
Edgar Benwick
Edwin W. Wells
Alfred C. D. Budd
John A. Ingram
Ernest A. Killeen
Liquor Administration Branch
Stanley Lowrey
Gerald F. Aitken
Eoin M. MacKay
Archibald Millar
Jack Rigby
Department of Lands, Forests, and
Roy E. Routley
Water Resources
Albeit D. Stevens
Forest Service
Department of Transport and
Phyllis L. Armstrong
Communications
Alfred H. Bamford
Donald Gillies
James Barclay
William V. Hicks
E. J. Marjorie Coates
Voitto Ilmari Koski
Lillian Conway
John R. Long
Percy R. Fraser
Dai I. MacLeod
Lester B. Johnston
Ronald O. Noakes
Roberta I. McMillan
William C. Phillips
Virginia C. Ross
Cecil M. T. Rhodes
Arthur H. Sharpe
Carl. V. Smith
John S. Stokes
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Resources
Lands Service
Doris Burton
Stanley L. Clarke
Norman Colvin
Thomas Hinton
Stuart S. Holland
Evelyn Rhodes
Robert E. Moss
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STATISTICS
Table 1—Number of Full-time Permanent and Temporary Employees in Each
Department and Agency as at December 31,1974
Department
Permanent
Temporary
Combined
Legislation -	
10
11
4551
3,158
819
53
418
755
1,490
4,373
180
512
96
60
293
466
2,088
398
218
51
269
123
70
709
586
94
1,132
64
2
1311
875
282
10
564
86
972
1,100
14
4,840
12
10
39
99
1,199
113
18
11
330
16
5
1,401
617
44
316
74
13
Agriculture - „  .....	
5861
4,033
1,101
Consumer Services". -   - _	
Education - _
63
982
841
2,462
5,473
Hospital Insurance Services - -	
Highways - _.. - -
Housing  . - .. „	
Economic Development .... -   - _	
194
5,352
108
70
332
Lands Service   -	
565
3,287
511
Mines and Petroleum Resources 	
Municipal Affairs	
236
62
599
Public Service Commission  „ „.
Superannuation Commission -	
Public Works         	
139
75
2,110
1,203
138
1,448
18,887
1,230
1,459
13,170
1,752
1,241
32,057
British Columbia Ferries   -   -
2,982
2,700
21,576
16,163
37,739
1 The report tabled in the Legislature was in error.   Correct figures are printed here.
Table 2—Annual Sick Leave Report, October 1,1973,
to September 30, 1974
Department
Number
of
Employees
Days
With Pay
Average
per
Employee
Days
Without
Pay
Average
per
Employee
Total
Average
Days per
Employee
Agriculture  —	
Attorney-General -	
Consumer Services   	
Education — —	
Finance -	
Forest Service- -	
Health Services and Hospital In
surance .._  	
Highways - —	
Housing     - -..
Human Resources -
Labour - —- -
Lands-.- -	
Mental Health _	
Mines and Petroleum Resources	
Municipal Affairs —
Economic Development 	
Provincial Secretary — -
Public Works—	
Recreation and Conservation	
Transport and Communications	
Travel Industry   	
Water Resources - — 	
Ferries - -	
Liquor Administration Branch	
Totals  - ._.
563
3,673
39
1,514
984
3,393
2,577
5,789
103
1,449
310
576
5,456
218
61
69
684
2,199
1,574
1,025
137
502
3,476
2,002
1,408.0
19,260.0
19.0
6,054.0
4,049.0
8,225.0
11,512.0
4,258.0
407.0
7,960.0
1,213.0
2,261.0
41,254.0
760.5
164.0
193.5
2,495.0
14,068.0
1,455.0
6,517.5
643.0
2,402.0
14,872.0
867.5
I
2.50
5.24
0.49
4.00
4.11
2.42
4.47
0.74
3.95
5.49
3.91
3.93
7.56
3.49
2.69
2.80
3.65
6.40
0.92
6.36
4.69
4.78
4.28
0.43
61.0
1,265.0
2.0
546.0
500.0
440.0
2.149.0
63.0
174.5
856.5
4.0
132.0
10,209.0
85.5
38,373
152,318.0 3.97
I
0.10
0.34
0.05
0.36
0.51
0.13
0.83
0.01
1.69
0.59
0.01
0.23
1.87
0.39
0.17
1.44
0.07
0.05
0.74
0.24
0.23
0.09
0.55
2.60
5.58
0.54
4.36
4.62
2.55
5.30
0.75
5.64
6.08
3.92
4.16
9.43
3.88
2.69
2.80
3.82
7.84
0.99
6.41
5.43
5.02
4.51
0.52
4.52

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