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Canada School of Public Service Act

Version of section 4 from 2004-04-01 to 2005-03-31:


Marginal note:Objects

 The objects of the School are

  • (a) to encourage pride and excellence in the Public Service and to foster in managers and other Public Service employees a sense of the purposes, values and traditions of the Public Service;

  • (b) to help ensure that those managers have the analytical, creative, advisory, administrative and other managerial skills and knowledge necessary to develop and implement policy, respond to change, including changes in the social, cultural, racial and linguistic character of Canadian society, and manage government programs, services and personnel efficiently, effectively and equitably;

  • (c) to help managers and other Public Service employees to develop successful cooperative relationships at all levels through leadership, motivation, effective internal communications and the encouragement of innovation, high-quality service to the public and skills development;

  • (d) to develop within the Public Service and to attract to the Public Service, through the School’s programs and studies, persons who are of high calibre and who reflect the diversity of Canadian society, and to support their growth and development as public sector managers and employees committed to the service of Canada;

  • (e) to formulate and provide training, orientation and development programs for public sector managers and employees, particularly for those in the Public Service;

  • (f) to assist deputy heads in meeting the learning needs of their organization, including by way of delivering training and development programs;

  • (g) to study and conduct research into the theory and practice of public sector management and public administration; and

  • (h) to encourage a greater awareness in Canada of issues related to public sector management, public administration and the role and functions of government and to involve a broad range of individuals and institutions in the School’s pursuit of excellence in public administration.

  • 1991, c. 16, s. 4
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 24
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