Public Service Annual Report 2017-18

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March, 2019
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The Public Service Annual Report for the 2017/18 fiscal year was prepared in accordance with the Public Service Act and provides information on the management and direction of the public service for the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT). This report offers a consistent reporting mechanism on human resource-related demographics, programs and services that are of interest to GNWT employees and all NWT residents.

This annual report presents information and illustrates data of interest to all NWT residents. This report provides background on workforce planning activities, as well as recruitment efforts as the government continues to build a workplace culture representative of the people it serves.

The annual report includes information about:

  • The role of the public service in the NWT;
  • The composition of the GNWT’s labour force including total employees by department, board or agency, the breakdown of the number of Indigenous Aboriginal employees, employee distribution by community and employee turnover;
  • Programs and initiatives to develop an effective NWT public service and recognition of outstanding public service employees;
  • The occupational health and safety culture including the Duty to Accommodate Policy, Harassment Free and Respectful Workplace Policy, and health and wellness services; and
  • Other human resource activities that affect government work. The Public Service Annual Report supports the GNWT’s commitment to timely, accurate information to ensure the public is informed about government policies and activities, as well as the diversity and scope of the public service employees who develop and deliver the initiatives, programs and services to the people of the NWT. To provide NWT residents with transparent access to information, the data used in this report is also available on the GNWT website,
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