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  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
PUBLIC
SERVICE COMMISSION
SIXTIETH ANNUAL  REPORT
JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1978
 The Hon. Hugh Austin Curtis
Provincial Secretary and Minister of Government Services
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 To the Honourable Henry P. Bell-Irving, 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,  1978.
Victoria, B.C., March 1979.
HUGH A. CURTIS
Provincial Secretary
 Arthur G. Richardson
Chairman, P.S.C.
J. Meryl CampbeU
Commissioner, P.S.C.
Gerald H. Cross
Commissioner, P.S.C.
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 The Honourable Hugh A. Curtis,
Provincial Secretary,
Province of British Columbia.
Sir: In conformity with the provisions of section 9 of the Public Service Act
(chapter 45, Statutes of British Columbia, 1976), 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, 1978.
ARTHUR G.
Chairman
RICHARDSON
J. MERYL CAMPBELL  (Miss)
Commissioner
GERALD H.  CROSS
Commissioner
Victoria, B.C., March 1979
  TABLE OF CONTENTS
Organization Chart..
Highlights During 1978-
Reports of Divisions—
Administration and Employee Relations..
Recruitment and Selection	
Accident Prevention	
Staff Development	
Acknowledgments	
Appendix 	
Pace
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   HIGHLIGHTS  DURING  1978
• Gerald H. Cross, Q.C., was appointed a member of the Commission.
• The Commission held 19 formal policy meetings during the year, and met a
further 23 times to hold appeal hearings.
• W. R. C. (Bill) Leitch was promoted to Co-ordinator, Accident Prevention
Division, following the retirement of Ben Pass.
• The Regional Representative at the Essondale office, J. Fred Jauck, took early
retirement, and was replaced by George Schwartzenhauer, while Laurie Geddes
was appointed Regional Representative at Nelson to replace Marshall Burgess,
who was transferred to Headquarters.
• The Vancouver office was relocated to the B.C. Building, the Kamloops office
moved to North Kamloops, and approval was received to combine the Burnaby
and Essondale offices in Burquitlam early in 1979.
• The number of competitions held under the auspices of the Commission increased
21 per cent over 1977 figures.
• Supernumerary relocations, which were co-ordinated by Commissioner J. Meryl
Campbell, were highly successful. By year's end, less than 5 per cent of all
redundant staff still required placing.
• A Guideline to Selection Panels was produced, and delegation of panels to ministries is now proceeding.
• A record number of Appointment Action forms were processed between December 1, 1977, and November 30, 1978—33,911.
• The Screening Committee considered 179 cases during 1978.
• An appeals procedure for Licensed Professionals was approved by the Commission, and a Competition Appeal Form was introduced.
• There was a complete overhaul of Public Service Act Regulations and a Regula-
'   tions Manual was produced.    Further chapters to the Operations Manual were
completed.
• A catalogue outlining in-service training programs, and Divisional policies and
procedures was published and distributed by the Staff Development Division.
• More than 300 applications were received for the 30 seats available in the
Executive Development Training Plan, Class XXIII. Because of the demand,
the Correspondence Course in Public Administration was expanded to two
classes.    Over 500 applicants vied for the 50 openings available this year.
• Diplomas in Public Administration were awarded to 23 employees.
• The Staff Development Appropriation Fund provided $148,142 to 1,591
employees for training assistance in 1978.
• Just over 1,600 employees received Defensive Driver Training in 1978.
• Five employee fatalities occurred as the result of accidents in 1978.
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 ADMINISTRATION
AND EMPLOYEE
RELATIONS
W. J. Williams
Director
Both Public Service Commission staff and personnel branches throughout the
ministries continued receiving services from this Division and its three sections—
Documentation and Implementation, Administration and Records, and Information Services. The Division remains responsible for the statutory and regulatory
provisions of Part I of the Public Service Act.
A number of Commission policies were introduced and/or amended, including
employment of relatives; appeals procedures dealing with Commission policy,
administration, competitions, and rejection during probation; executive probation
period appraisals; citizenship requirements; and employment status of Long-term
Disability recipients and appointments to positions vacated by LTD recipients.
With the participation of a law student employed for the summer, all the regulations
pursuant to the Public Service Act were completely overhauled, updated, and
approved by the Commission and Lieutenant-Governor in Council.
The Division's Director appeared before a Cabinet Committee as chief witness
for the Commission at a hearing which dealt with an employee grievance. The
Commission's position was successfully maintained.
The Director continued to represent the Commission on the Interdepartmental
Metric Conversion Committee, while Division staff also served on the Joint Parking
Committee, the Screening Committee, the Short-term Illness and Long-term Disability Committee, and the Pre-retirement Planning Program Advisory Committee.
During the year, 3,386 employees left positions in the Public Service—a turnover of 14.8 per cent of Commission-appointed staff.
Commission establishment at year's end consisted of 100 permanent positions.
AWARDS FOR LONG SERVICE
The 18th annual ceremonies for long service with the Province were hosted
in December at Government House by His Honour Lieutenant-Governor Henry P.
Bell-Irving. This year, 239 employees received 25-year certificates, while 15
received gold watches for 35 years of service. The presentations were made by
Premier William R. Bennett. After the ceremonies, recipients and their guests
enjoyed a reception and dinner where they were joined by their ministers and
deputies.
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 APPEALS
There were 166 cases referred to the Division Director as the Commission's
Appeals Officer. With the establishment of the Public Service Adjudication Board
to deal with classification appeals and grievances, this was 10 per cent fewer than
in 1977. However, there was a 47-per-cent increase in the number of competition
selection appeals. Also up substantially was the proportion of cases appealed by
the BCGEU to the Commission from the Appeals Officer's decisions.
INFORMATION SERVICES
The responsibilities of this section include the Commission Library, publishing,
public relations, and co-ordination of seminars, conferences, and meetings.
The library continues to function well for Commission staff, with additions
continually being made to its contents.
Contact, the public servants' newsletter, was published in a new format commencing in June. Also published was a Careers Brochure; the Annual Report for
1977; a Regulations Manual, produced with the assistance of an auxiliary law
student during the "summer; further chapters of the Operations Manual; and a
number of forms which were newly produced or revised for Commission and/or
ministry use.
The Chief of Information Services, Lea J. Gaboury, participated at a number
of career days held by various school districts and addressed several teachers'
groups on employment opportunities and procedures within the Public Service. He
also liaised with Victoria and Lower Mainland cable television companies to
establish job opportunity programming on a regular basis. His participation on the
Commission's advertising committee continued, and he was named to represent the
Commission on the Pre-retirement Planning Program Advisory Committee.
IMPLEMENTATION
A total of 33,911 Appointment Action forms was processed in this section
between December 1, 1977, and November 30, 1978—8,164 or 32 per cent more
than were processed in the previous 12 months and an all-time high. The largest
work load was in December 1977 with 4,656 forms, while the lowest was in
January 1978 with 2,237 forms.
During the year, probationary periods were extended for 145 employees.
Another 555 employees had increments withheld. A table of separations appears
in the appendix.
SCREENING COMMITTEE
The Screening Committee meets monthly to consider cases of employees who
are no longer able to perform the duties of their positions for health reasons. Dr.
L. D. Kornder, Director of Occupational Health, is Committee Chairman with four
other members, two of whom represent the unions, and two who represent the
Commission.   During 1978, 179 cases were considered, 69 of which were resolved.
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 RECRUITMENT
AND
SELECTION
K. M. Hanson
Director
Recruitment and selection offices are established at seven locations throughout
the Province other than Headquarters. Three of the seven offices are located in
the Greater Vancouver area, the others being in Nelson, Kamloops, Prince George,
and Victoria at 895 Fort Street. In this Division, turnover during the year was
down from last year to 10 per cent. Of the six who left, four were clerical support
staff and two were personnel officers. Of these, Gary Barnes was promoted to
Assistant Director of Personnel, Ministry of Recreation and Conservation, and
Fred Jauck of the Essondale office retired. The changes included Ted Navey, being
transferred to Victoria to establish the Priority Placement Section. Ken Coldwell
was transferred from the Burnaby office to Victoria. Marshall Burgess was transferred to Victoria from Nelson, where he was replaced by Laurie Geddes.
The Victoria Direct Recruiting office responsible for recruiting, testing, and
referring applicants to beginning level entry vacancies continues to be a very busy
area. Lorna Vinden retains responsibility for that office in addition to her duties
as Personal Placement Officer.
The tempo in regional offices has increased considerably as many more people
are applying for jobs than was the case last year. In addition, the regional representatives find that they must spend time discussing job prospects with the public
as well as counselling the public, whenever this is needed.
As of November 30, 1978, the number of employees hired on staff under the
authority delegated to the various ministries was approximately 9,000, excluding
the Liquor Distribution Branch. Regular and temporary appointments made
through the Commission numbered 12,345, an increase of approximately 25 per
cent over those made in 1977.
A shortage of applicants for certain professional and technical positions exists
and special advertising campaigns were launched to alleviate the problem. An
example of this is a trip made to eastern Canada visiting various universities with
regard to the availability of speech therapists.
PERSONAL PLACEMENT
The case load handled by Lorna Vinden and Doug Wilson exceeds 800. This
is an increase of 30 per cent over last year.    During the year a pamphlet was
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 prepared and approved by the Minister with regard to Personal Placements. As a
result, the Division has been busy visiting the various ministers and ministries
promoting the hiring of disabled and disadvantaged applicants.
PRIORITY PLACEMENT
Ted Navey transferred to Victoria in August of 1978 to assume responsibility
for placing of ex-Department of Public Works employees and other redundant staff.
This program has been highly successful with only 82 of the 838 still to be placed
at year-end.
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ACCIDENT
PREVENTION
DIVISION
W. R. C. Leitch
Co-ordinator
In 1978 an increased demand for the services offered by the Accident Prevention Division was an outcome of significant external and internal events and
activities. The Division played an active role within the health and safety programs
of the Liquor Distribution Branch and the Water Investigations Branch. Assignment of staff was continued with the Corrections Branch, Sheriff's Services, Parks
Branch, and Ministry of Agriculture. Liaison was maintained with the Highways
Division, Human Resources, Forests, and Health.
Revision of the Workers' Compensation Board Industrial Health and Safety
Regulations as of January 1 put an increased emphasis and awareness on aspects
of the industrial environment. Dramatic effects of the new regulations centred
around noise levels and hearing conservation; diving operations; hazardous
material handling and air-borne contaminants. Increased Workers' Compensation
Board inspections of Provincial Government operations and subsequent follow-up
of orders placed added work loads on all ministries and the Accident Prevention
Division.
The retirement of Ben Pass following 12 years as Co-ordinator in April
resulted in a reduction of staff available for field operations. The Deputy Coordinator fulfilled administrative responsibilities and a special assignment for the
Water Investigations Branch occupied another safety officer for the summer months.
However, toward the end of the year, appointments to the Division included three
internal promotions, an acquisition of a supernumerary, a transfer, and a proposed
appointment from outside the Government service.    W. R. C. (Bill) Leitch was
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 promoted to Co-ordinator and T. Pat Harkness to deputy as Senior Safety Officer.
Karen Fehn gained the clerk-stenographer's position and Patti Jenson transferred
in as the office assistant.
Neil Thain, former first aid instructor and attendant with the Public Works
Division was added to this Division's staff in October. The appointment of a safety
officer at year-end replaced the vacancy created by the promotions and increased
the Division's total staff to eight including four safety officers.
The new Co-ordinator played an active role in assisting the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Highways in a program re-evaluation study within the
Highways Division. Meetings took place throughout the Province at regional
headquarters and Bill Leitch teamed with senior management personnel of the
Ministry to review the Health and Safety Program.
A new policy, negotiated between the B.C. Government Employees' Union
and the Government Employee Relations Bureau, dealing with establishing and
maintaining health and safety committees, was signed in late October. The policy,
a result of nearly two years of deliberations, requires all ministries to implement
certain basic formats within a six-month deadline ending April 1979. Also, direct
liaison and contact with the B.C. Government Employees' Union was established
in late December through appointments made to the joint labour-management committee on Industrial Health and Safety. The Co-ordinator was named to represent
management on the joint committee along with representatives of Highways, Forests,
Parks Branch, and Health Institutions.
Only seven of the 21 ministries or branches included in the Division's Accident
Summary Report reduced their severity rate in a year in which employees attained
a total of 70 million work-hours.
Tragically, there were five fatalities in 1978. In February an employee of the
Highways Division was killed on duty when the 3-ton truck he was a passenger in
rolled over north of Campbell River. In September, three employees of the Parks
Branch were killed when the float plane they chartered crashed and burned near
Quesnel, reemphasizing the importance of communicating policies of the inter-
ministry Air Transportation Committee. In December an employee of the Ministry of Human Resources died of a heart attack after pushing his Government
vehicle out of a snow drift at Williams Lake.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Continued projects included the Inter-Ministry Air Transportation Committee;
the Wilderness Programs and High Risk Activities Committee's projects of technical
and inspectional support for the Ministry of Human Resources and the Corrections
Branch; the updating and second edition printing of the Personal Protective Equipment Catalogue; co-ordination and participation in testing and evaluating the
workers' environment; updating and presentation of the Office Safety Program,
which, in 1978, was presented to over 800 employees by Safety Officer Gil N.
Kilgour; establishment of Bush Survival Training courses for ministries; initial
completion of the safety film, "Value Your Vehicle"—a co-operative effort of the
Division and the Ministry of Agriculture on vehicle use and awareness.
New or reinstituted projects included an in-depth review and job-safety
analysis for the Ministry of Environment, Aquatic Plant Management Program
located throughout the Okanagan Valley; direct liaison with the Canadian Standards
Association through a sustaining membership; review and consultation of first aid
facilities and attendant requirements for ministries and branches.
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 MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES
The Co-ordinator and safety officers attended a total of 38 Headquarters or
Management Safety-related meetings, and made 233 field visits. In total, 31 per
cent of their working-time was spent away from Victoria.
The participation of the Division with other related safety groups and organizations continued. T. Pat Harkness attended the Industrial Accident Prevention
Association's (IAPA) annual conference in Toronto, and evaluated services and
training facilities offered through the IAPA. He also met officials of the Canadian
Standards Association and was oriented to their offices and testing- laboratories
in Rexdale, Ontario. Liaison with the B.C. Safety Council, through their various
sections, was maintained by the Co-ordinator and the safety officers. The Coordinator and the Senior Safety Officer participated in the establishment and
inaugural meeting of the B.C. and Yukon Chapter of the Canadian Society of
Safety Engineering.
The Division's expertise was expanded through staff attendance at symposiums
on health hazards, including respiratory protection, and courses on establishment
and maintenance of a Hearing Conservation Program. Participation was also
centered around the disciplines of underwater diving, handling of hazardous chemicals, bush survival, and labour relations.
The annual Inter-Ministry Workshop for Safety Officers, held in Kelowna
during September, was attended by 34 Ministry or Branch representatives. Guest
speakers included representatives from industry and regulatory agencies.
The workshop was honoured by the presence of the Deputy Premier, Grace M.
McCarthy, during one of the informal evening sessions. Ministry designates continue to play an increasingly active role in their health and safety programs and
commitments toward establishing management policies on health and safety matters
are being made. A review of the existing statistical summary and proposed revisions
were compiled by this Division and presented at the safety officer's workshop but no
definite conclusions developed. Attendance of ministry delegates to these workshops increased and development of internal Occupational Health and Safety policy
recommendations proved meaningful.
FIRST AID AND SAFETY TRAINING APPROPRIATION
This fund is established and proportioned toward the training of first aid
attendants in order to meet the requirements of the Workers' Compensation Board
First Aid Regulations. Safety-oriented training courses of specialized natures,
and safety-related seminars for employees are also financed from this fund. Accordingly, 450 Workers' Compensation Board industrial first aid attendants received
financial support for their training from this fund, and 291 employees were sponsored to attend Workers' Compensation Board survival first aid courses held
throughout the Province.
DEFENSIVE DRIVER TRAINING
The Defensive Driver Training Program had a moderate yield year in actual
numbers of employees receiving the course in 1978. Just over 1,600 employees
received the training in approximately 65 class sessions held throughout the Province.  A force of 52 volunteer instructors dwindled to 37 by year-end.
The Division's newly appointed Defensive Driving Co-ordinator, Ken Warren,
attended and assisted in two Instructor Development classes in Vancouver and
Prince  George,  in which  Provincial  Government  employees  attained  candidate
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 Defensive Driving Course instructor status; maintained direct liaison with Highways Division Driver Trainers; represented the Accident Prevention Division at
B.C. Safety Council Instructor Trainer meetings; participated and acquired group
leader status in a newly developed driver awareness concept co-sponsored by B.C.
Safety Council and this Division; attended 10 other meetings directly related to the
internal DDC Program and took part in the Canada Safety Council's annual convention held at Winnipeg in October.
ANNUAL AWARDS
The Premier's annual Safety Awards were presented at a luncheon on December 7 in Victoria. The Honourable Hugh Curtis, Provincial Secretary and Minister
of Government Services, officiated and Premier W. R. Bennett presented the awards
to deputy ministers. Press coverage of this year's luncheon was extended to B.C.
Television through the news services of CHEK TV and a formal press release was
issued through the Premier's office. The 14 awards made were comprised of three
Target Zero Awards; 10 On Target Awards; and the prestigious Premier's Award
for Safety Achievement, which was won by the Ministry of Human Resources.
During his opening speech, the Minister re-emphasized the need and commitment for safety and health programs throughout Provincial Government ministries.
A portion of the speech is reproduced here:
"Through revised Compensation Board Regulations, established, and
recently negotiated government policies, it is now mandatory that all ministries
establish and maintain a health and safety program. Consultative, liaison and
monitoring services to meet these requirements are available through our
Accident Prevention Division. But, it takes top management support to make
your health and safety program effective and efficient".
To give further encouragement for next year, the Premier, in his closing
remarks, stated that ministries could be "reassured of the Government's support of
your accident prevention programs."
STAFF
DEVELOPMENT
DIVISION
K. E. Jackson
Director
The Staff Development Division of the Public Service Commission is responsible for sponsoring, encouraging, administering, and participating in programs of
employee training.
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 FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
The facilities at the Fort Street Training Centre were extensively used during
1978 for in-service programs offered by the Division. Since the start of the training
year 1978/79 the facilities have been utilized every week and it has been necessary
to rent additional training accommodation in the City of Victoria.
There were two changes in the professional staff during 1978: R. A. (Al)
Fatt replaced Roy Emperingham, who transferred to the Government Employee
Relations Bureau.    Phyllis J. Pollard joined the professional staff in June.
There were also changes in the administrative support staff: Elizabeth Hayes
transferred to the Premier's office and was replaced by Stella Fuller. Joan Whitfield joined the staff on Phyllis Pollard's promotion to a staff development officer.
Michele Brownsey assumed the duties of Registrar.
TRAINING  MANAGER'S STUDY CONFERENCE
This two-day residential event, convened by the Staff Development Division,
was held 3—5 October at the Qualicum College Inn. Its purpose was to provide
an opportunity for the development of training policies and procedures, the review
and co-ordination of training programs, and to preview and critique selected films
and other training aids. Conferences of this nature are to be held several times
a year and are planned to provide a more intensive discussion of policy than was
possible at the monthly Inter-Ministry Training Representatives' meetings, which
the conference replaces.
The conference, attended by 21 representatives of ministries and agencies, led
to a Task Force being appointed to "Prepare a policy statement on staff development and training within the entire Government service in a suitable form for
approval at the Cabinet level . . . and to prepare a statement defining the
division of responsibilities between the Public Service Commission (Staff Development Division) and the ministries    .    .    .".
A second Task Force was appointed to "Investigate the procedures, ways and
means to implement a standardized data reporting system with reference to staff
training/development records".
Class XX—Graduates of Executive Development Training Program.
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 Class XIV—Correspondence Course in Public Administration.
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 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CATALOGUE
In October the Division published and distributed to the ministries a catalogue
in looseleaf form setting out Divisional policies and procedures and describing in-
service training programs offered by the Division. A calendar of dates and locations of programs is to be produced three times a year for inclusion in the catalogue.
TUITION  SUBSIDY
During the year the Staff Development Appropriation was used to assist individual employees enrolled in a wide variety of training or education programs
ranging from one-day seminars to courses leading to post-graduate degrees.
In all, 1,591 applications were approved and a total of $148,142 disbursed.
EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAM
Diplomas in Public Administration were received by the 23 graduates of
Class XX, Executive Development Training Program, at an assembly held September 15, 1978, at the University of Victoria. Twenty-five employees are enrolled
in Class XXI (third year). They will graduate in September 1979. Twenty-
seven employees are enrolled in Class XXII (second year). Class XXIII (first
year) is comprised of 28 employees.   They began their studies in September 1978.
CORRESPONDENCE COURSE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
The Correspondence Course in Public Administration consists of 24 correspondence assignments in "Government of Canada", "Organization of the British
Columbia Public Service", "Provincial Fiscal and Accounting Procedures", "A
Guide to Improved Letter Writing", and "Staff Management and Supervision."
Due to the heavy demand the 1977/78 program was expanded to two classes.
Both classes received their certificates on the final day of a four-day workshop in
Staff Management. The workshop for the 34 employees of Class 14 (A) was held
19-23 March 1978, while the workshop for the 35 employees of Class 14 (B)
was held 16—20 April 1978. Employees enrolled represented 19 ministries and
agencies of the Provincial Government.
The 1978/79 program also consists of two classes. Classes 15 (A) and (B)
began their studies in September 1978.
PUBLIC SERVICE STAFF MANAGEMENT
For the training year commencing September 1978, this modular program was
further expanded to comprise four modules, each of four days' duration. Two of
these modules are given by staff of the Division and contain material specific to
staff management policies and practices within Government service, while the
other modules have been developed from the former course—Principles of Supervision—and are provided by selected independent trainers. The latter modules
cover the human relations aspect of staff management in a workshop setting.
In all, over 1,000 student-weeks of training were delivered throughout the
Province, mainly devoted to the first module of each pair. Development of the
second pair of modules was initiated for presentation during 1979.
SHORT-TERM ILLNESS AND INJURY PLAN
The Division participated in a crash training program to prepare personnel
clerks and supervisors for the introduction of this new plan. A large number of
one-day workshops were conducted at various locations throughout the Province.
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 MANAGEMENT OF TIME
This program, formerly provided by an independent consultant, is being
completely redesigned by the Division, to make it suitable for presentation by
Ministry training staff. The new format has been offered on two occasions since
September, and is proving to be of considerable value to senior managers.
COMPUTING COURSES
In conjunction with Camosun College, the Division offered eight introductory
computer courses and one course on mini-computers. In addition, a new course
entitled "Computer Concepts for Managers" was developed. These courses provided over 200 student places.
SECRETARIAL SEMINARS
Two Executive Secretarial Development Seminars held at the Banff School of
Advanced Management were attended by eight senior secretaries. A further 24
employees participated in various one-week courses for Executive Secretaries.
CLERICAL COURSES
Twenty-three courses in Clerical and Secretarial Development were attended
by over 300 employees. Six courses in Relating to the Public provided a further
50 student places.   Both of these programs are of three days' duration.
COMMUNICATIONS COURSES
Six courses in Report Writing, offered in conjunction with Camosun College,
accommodated 110 employees. A Telephone Communications Seminar was offered
for the first time in conjunction with the Ministry of Energy, Transport and Communications. This half-day program uses an electronic simulator to develop telephone answering techniques and provides information on the Government telephone
network.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TRAINING STAFF
A variety of courses were offered, ranging from a two-week course for training
managers to one-week courses in Instructional Techniques, Public Presentations,
Small Group Training Skills, and Audio-visual workshops. In all, 260 student
weeks were provided of this type of training.
IN-HOUSE TRAINING
Financial support for group training events arranged within individual ministries is an important aspect of the work of the Division. Topics covered by this
training were extremely varied and ranged from one-day seminars to longer courses
of one or two weeks' duration. Typical subjects covered included Management
Organization, Pest Management, Remote Sensing, and Outdoor Leadership. Over
40 such courses were supported during the year. In addition, the Division provided
funds to ministries for the development of course materials.
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 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
Ministry, 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.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Arthur G. Richardson, Chairman
Thirty-five-year gold watch recipients, December 7, 1978.
Thirty-five-year gold watch recipients, December 8, 1978.
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 APPENDIX
EMPLOYEES WITH 25 YEARS' CONTINUOUS SERVICE, DECEMBER 1978:
AGRICULTURE
Earl Maurice King
Raymond Albert Quinville
Jean Stewart
ATTORNEY-GENERAL
JohnPercival Abel
Alexander Koch
William Edward Baker
lb Palle Nielsen
Douglas Hayward Campbell
Kenneth Gerald Nordby
Mary Thereasa Carpenter
Eric Manford Pierce
Gordon James Chappie
Marie Louise Pruneau
Kenneth Harden Collier
Gilbert James Reimer
Charles William Dawe
Stanley Wellington Sargent
Helen Dorothy Duffy
Ronald Alexander Smyth
Roger Stewart Holmes Gardiner
Carl Norman Solland
Charles Vincent Gardner
Leonard James Stoner
Victor Graham
Theodore Joseph Tabin
Alvin Lloyd Grunert
Bruce Weldon Tate
John Edward Hornell
Leslie Travis
William Karl Kingdon
Nelica Ksenya Volrich
Kaoru Kobayashi
CONSUMER AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS
Liquor Distribution Branch
Stephen Dennis Bird
William Gilbert Leonard
Joseph Jack Boll
William Beale Luback
Jack Edward Browne
Harold Wilson McRobbie
David Thomas Connell
Lionel Herbert Middleton
Herbert George Day
Douglas Horace Muir
John Joseph Harris
Frederick Neven Newton
Douglas William Newton Heggie
William Joseph Palmer
Edward Johann Hepting
Kenneth Edwin Roberts
Joseph Frederick Hodge
George Leonard Rogers
Alfred Samuel Hoe
Donald Bennie Smith
James Edward Holloway
Robert Alexander Smith
Francis Percy Hyde
Thomas William Watt Stevenson
William Edwin James
Bernard Cecil Strongman
Kenneth Allanby Lawn
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Jack Lincoln I'Anson
EDUCATION
Olga Mary Alberta Reid Bowes
Elmer James Nye
John Ross Hind
Catherine Pedersen
Frances Emily Jessie Magowan
ENERGY, TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
Motor-vehicle Branch
Audrey Irwin
ENVIRONMENT
Eric Stanley William Andrews
Gary G. Huva
Peter Thomas Dixon
Francis John Metcalf
Robert Frank Gilmour
Brian David Peddlesden
Norman Gerald Kenneth Gustafson
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 FINANCE
Alfred J. Broome
Peter Kenneth Cole-Johnson
Lavinia Doreen Finnigan
Doreen Aurleen Hutton
Perry A. McDonald
Margaret Marion Sing
FORESTS
Gerald Norman Adams
Morris Herbert Allison
William Ralph Anderson
James Antonenko
Darryl Keith Barker
Glen David Bertram
William Donald Clay
James McKinley Connon
Barbara Anne Crawford
Peter Czar
William Chester Davis
Henry Gerbrandt Doerksen
Patrick Doyle
Richard Arundel Drew
Abram Ewert
Gordon Malcolm Fenton
Donald Edward Gill
Orval James Gorley
Donald Thackray Grant
Edmond Francis Green
Patrick Francis Griffiths
Hugh Duncan Hamilton
William Sherwood Hough
Roy Robert Laird
Stewart Ma-hew Laitinen
John Harvey Little
Gerald Emerson Magee
Neil Archibald Marshall
Steve Rockford Marynovich
Raymond William McDaniel
Leonard George Miles
Doreen Billie Miller
Torsten Olaf Ragnar Persson
William Gordon Potter
Peter Elliott Robson
Paul Fredrick Russell
Robert Collins Sutton
James Crowston Waddingham
Harry William Wassick
John Davidson
Sylvia Aldridge
Andrew Albert Hindley
HEALTH
Bureau of Special Health Services
Community Health Programs
Doreen Louise Thorne
Mental Health Programs
Ronald James Sadler
Medical and Hospital Programs—VaUeyview Hospital, Essondale
Elsie McBournie
Dellview Hospital, Vernon
Albert Alexander Hoggard
David Gerald Touchette
Bessie Frederica Louisa Wadsworth
Pauline Annette Andrews
Catherine Lily Black
Emily Rose Bonish
Charles Ludvig Carlson
Mary May Currie
Patricia Constance Gray
Omer deMontigny
Alvin Hurst McKinnon
John Joseph Monaghan
Hospital Programs
Ronald Henry Wharton
Riverview Hospital
Gordon Blake Harris
Mina Ruth Herman
Robert Allen Jeglum
Vera Phillips
William Grant Watt
Violet Lillian Wharton
Skeenaview Lodge, Terrace
Pearson Hospital
Catherine Yip
24
 HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC WORKS
Highways
Lewis John Baines
Francis Alfred Baxter
Edward Henry Bazell
Rene Alfred Betemps
Albert Bilcik
Kenneth Gordon Brookbank
Bruce Westell Casemore
Dennis Chisholm
Douglas William Clay
Edward Hunt Cobey
Patrick Loury Conlon
Albert Connah
William Duane Cooper
Steve Crothers
Douglas James Henry Doidge
Victor Ronald Donchi
Ernest Earl Douglas
Albert George Edwards
Charles Roland Foisy
Robert Benjamin Gaines
Floyd Arthur Gibbon
Wilson Graham
Alexander Thomas Gredzuk
Patrick Alers Hassard
George Alexander Havers
Orlando Alvin Hepner
Richard Milton Hinkes
Joseph Theodorus Hinskens
Stanisfavs Peter Jerumans
James Donald Keir
George Stephen Kirkbride
Sidney Walter Collins
Percy Raymond Knowles
George Koenig
Eric Kurt Kramer
George Edward Kubos
Louis Peter Kubos
William Dean McGregor
John William McKay
Jack Holly Makeiv
John Bleecker Mill
Randal Grahame Mulcaster
Mike Masao Nukina
David Camron Pollock
Julius Priester
Hugh Edison Rozander
Roy Andrew Saby
William Elton Sainsbury
Alexander Schulz
Thomas Sime
Lloyd Stellingwerff
Rocco Oscar Talarico
William Norman Taylor
John-Teichroeb
Donald Thompson
William Harold Tymchuk
Howard Roy Walker
Glen William Wiley
Allan Raymond Wildgrube
Donald John Williams
.Leslie Thomas Wilmot
Ronald Winbow
Ervin Rubin Ziemer
Public Works
Colin Edwin Crump
HUMAN RESOURCES
Sidney James Burton
Walter Joseph Camozzi
Hilda Marjorie Campbell
Hedwig Jules Codron
Carl Norman Dahl
Louis Henry Field
Joseph Kainer
Loretta Lee
William Fordie McAuley
William Prokop
George Aubrey Reed
Daisy Winnif red Runicles
Hugh Alfred Scott
Joseph Peter Seigo
Catherine Margery Symonds
Mary Charlotte Thompson
Annie Gormelia Burton
LABOUR
Ralph Percy Sollis
George Howard Brown
Elinor Elizabeth Naylor
PROVINCIAL SECRETARY AND TRAVEL INDUSTRY
Ronald Dunlop Reid
RECREATION AND CONSERVATION
Henry Thornton Butler
George Thomas Cooper
George Alexander Ferguson
Joseph Paul Gibault
Malcolm Cameron Murray Matheson
William John Pratt
Mary Isabel Richardson
James Dixon Varty
John Wallace Willgress
Melvin Charles Young
25
 EMPLOYEES WITH 35 YEARS' CONTINUOUS SERVICE, DECEMBER 1978:
AGRICULTURE
Hildcgarde Frieda Rositch
Charles Robert Turner
ATTORNEY-GENERAL
John Brett Walkinshaw
CONSUMER AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS
Liquor Distribution Branch
Patrick Mark Kyle John Thomson Westwood
ENERGY, TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
Clara Eleanor Macdonald
Elva Marion Stacey
Jack Rudolph Bauer
Raymond Chamberlain
Kenneth Byron Charters
FINANCE
HEALTH
Riverview Hospital
Rose Mary Phillips
HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC WORKS
Highways
Mary Jean Grant
Earl Kline
LABOUR
Mona Florance Morgan
PROVINCIAL SECRETARY AND TRAVEL INDUSTRY
William Wallace Prior
COMPETITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
(Regular and Temporary)
Year
Number of
Competitions
Percentage of
Change From
Previous Year
(PcrCent)
Number of
Appointments
Percentage of
Change From
Previous Year
(Per Cent)
1971                  	
3,311
1,445
1.969
3.166
2.2X1
2.025
2.560
— 56
+36
4-61
—28
— 11
+26
5,900
5,764
7,904
9,635
7,859
7,997
9,992
12,345
1972	
1973	
—2
+37
+22
— 18
+2
+25
+24
1974	
1975	
1976	
1977	
1978	
3,096
+21
26
 SEPARATION STATISTICS
(December 1, 1977 to November 30, 1978)
Month
Died
Resigned
Job
Completed
Transferred
Retired
Dismissed
Released
During
Probation
Total
Separations
4
6
4
4
3
4
6
8
6
4
6
5
204
160
137
159
218
197
250
281
370
275
209
237
122
161
105
50
162
107
122
63
217
327
236
263
59
42
106
145
84
99
81
116
54
47
36
73
35
28
26
78
75
60
38
28
44
23
32
36
6
9
7
11
6
14
8
11
12
1
6
7
1
5
3
1
5
2
2
2
2
1
1
3
431
411
February      	
March	
388
448
May-      .  -     	
483
June 	
ruly
507
S09
705
678
526
624
Totals	
60
2,697
1,935
942
[         503
98
28
6,263
PERCENTAGE OF STAFF TURNOVER RATE, 1969-78
172     17.0      17.0
I  _____B_B_S9  __&_■__ Ifis
16.0
1969     1970      1971      1972     1973     1974     1975     1976     1977      1978
27
 APPEALS
(December 1, 1977 to November 30, 1978)
BCGEU
Licensed
Professionals
Nurses
Excluded
Total
Subject—
134
3
4
11
1
11
2
157
Policy                                            	
5
4
141
H
1
13
166
Result—
92
2
12
34
1
11
— i
11
I
1
114
3
Referred to Ministry 	
12
36
Referred to Adjudication Board	
1
Totals	
141
11
1
!    13
166
SCREENING COMMITTEE STATISTICS
(December 1, 1977 to November 30, 1978)
Ministry
.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Total
12
6
5
11
9
7
4
1
5
1
3
I
1
2
4
3
10
4
2
3
....
9
....
1
1
2
1
2
3
....
3
1
1
2
"~2
i
l
i
2
7
_".""
2
..."
2
1
_
..."
1
1
1
1
3
1
2
~2
3
6
2
3
2
~i
2
2
20
2
Education	
Environment ... -	
2
I
2
Finance  	
Forests	
Glendale    _.	
1
14
15
24
Health „	
5
4
5.
Recreation and Conservation	
1
63
46
11
12
12
3
6
26
179
Key: 1. Pending review. 2. Transferred—within Ministry or to other ministry. 3. Rehabilitated—returned
to duty. 4. Pension—service disability or medical. 5. Reject—transfer request denied—not a committee case—
refused job offers. 6. Resigned. 7. Terminated—released by Ministry. 8. Miscellaneous—died—withdrew case
—deferred—compulsory retirement—referred to principals—advanced to Long-term Disability.
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