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 is vital, because directly or indirectly the people who work
for the provincial government affect the lives of every British Columbian.
The BC Public Service Agency is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the highest caliber employees to our public
service. It is also committed to ongoing professional development, to ensure the design and delivery of efficient and effective
government programs and services.
Similar to other jurisdictions we must confront the challenges imposed by an aging workforce, shortages in specific professions,
and a demand for talent in both the public and private sector. By working in partnership with its ministry/agency clients
I am confident the BC Public Service Agency will meet those challenges, and will position the government's workforce for the
Government has recently raised the profile on education, health care, safer communities, and other priority services. The
Agency will play an ongoing leadership role to fulfill the human resources challenges associated with this enhanced focus.
Our citizens can depend on a knowledgeable, innovative, and responsive public service that assists them in achieving successful
and productive lives, essential to our province's success on local, 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 BC Public Service
Agency 2005/06 – 2007/08 Service Plan Update September 2005 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 August 31, 2005 have been considered in preparing the plan and I am accountable for achieving the specific objectives
in the plan.
Honourable Ida Chong
Minister of Community Services
September 14, 2005