Our Mandate

The Merit Commissioner has two main lines of oversight outlined in the Public Service Act.

  • Monitoring the application of the merit principle in provincial government organizations that appoint employees under the Public Service Act by:
    • Conducting random performance audits of appointments
    • Reviewing specific staffing decisions upon request by eligible individuals
  • Monitoring the application of government practices, policies, and standards to eligible dismissal processes by:
    • Reviewing processes that have results in just cause dismissals

The Merit Commissioner also conducts special audits and studies.