The following is a brief description of the role of the Chief Statistician, the Policy Committee and the various human resources (HR) management committees. For more details, see appendix D.
For detailed information about the governance and management model, see appendix B.
The ability of Statistics Canada to meet new challenges depends not only on the diligence with which the Chief Statistician discharges the Agency’s responsibility, but also on the Chief Statistician’s leadership in creating a public service culture of management excellence and results for Canadians. In the spirit of the preamble to the Public Service Employment Act, the Public Service Commission has maximized the delegation of appointment and appointment-related authorities to the Chief Statistician. He has sub-delegated these authorities within the Agency and created a strong HR management governance.
The leadership of Statistics Canada’s governance system is provided by the Policy Committee, the most senior executive committee in Statistics Canada. The committee provides strategic direction for the organization and acts as the body for all decision making related to the corporate-level management of the Agency.
Human Resources Committee
The role of this committee is to provide direction on workforce and workplace measures regarding the acquisition, training, deployment, career development and retention of employees at Statistics Canada.
Corporate Staffing Committee
The Corporate Staffing Committee is a corporate management committee mandated to oversee Agency-wide staffing strategies and programs.
Senior Personnel Review Committee
The Senior Personnel Review Committee, reporting to the Policy Committee, conducts reviews of staffing and classification decisions.
Learning and Development Committee
The Learning and Development Committee is a corporate management committee mandated to provide central leadership for continuous learning and development initiatives for all employees.
Performance and Recognition Committee
The role of this committee is to develop ways and means of optimizing the performance of all employees of Statistics Canada, and to provide advice on the development and implementation of awards and recognition programs for the Agency.
Diversity Committee (employment equity and official languages)
The role of this committee is to foster a work environment that treats employees equitably and is reflective of the Canadian public we ultimately serve, and to promote and monitor the use of official languages in the workplace, in accordance with the Official Languages Act.