Message from the Minister and
It is my pleasure to present the 2005/06–2007/08 Service Plan for the BC Public Service Agency. Premier Gordon Campbell and I strongly believe that excellence in the public service plays a vital role in the life of our province. Directly or indirectly, the people who work for the provincial government touch the lives of every British Columbian. Professional, dedicated public servants contribute fundamentally to the well-being of the people of this province.
British Columbia's public service will face people management challenges over the next few years brought on by an aging workforce and increasing competition for talent in the market. The BC Public Service Agency is dedicated to working in partnership with its ministry/agency clients to continuously improve human resource services and products to assist them in achieving public service excellence and positioning the government's workforce for the future.
Our citizens depend on an innovative and responsive public service to help them succeed in their personal, academic and business lives. A dynamic and productive public service is crucial to our province's success on the national and international stages.
The strength of our public service depends on employees who are motivated and supported to reach their highest potential. This Service Plan outlines the strategies the BC Public Service Agency will implement over the next few years to lead and support public service excellence.
As Minister responsible, I believe this plan will contribute to a public service of the highest standard. The 2005/06–2007/08 BC Public Service Agency Service Plan was prepared under my direction in accordance with the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act. I am accountable for the basis on which the plan has been prepared. All material fiscal assumptions and policy decisions as of January 31, 2005 have been considered in preparing the plan and I am accountable for achieving the specific objectives in the plan.
Honourable Joyce Murray
Minister of Management Services
January 31, 2005