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Public Service Act amendments

While just-cause dismissals are not common in the public service, we want to ensure that when they do occur, there are checks and balances in place.

By fulfilling recommendation 27 of the ombudsperson’s Misfire Report, we help make sure public servants’ workplace rights are respected

Changes to the Public Service Act will expand the role of the Office of the Merit Commissioner to include:
• Conducting independent reviews of public-service just-cause termination processes to ensure adherence to government standards
• Identifying any systemic issues
• Publicly reporting the aggregate results of these reviews and, where necessary, providing recommendations to strengthen just-cause termination processes.

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