When do you draw your samples?

We draw each sample approximately 7-10 days after the sample period had ended. Where the BC Public Service Agency is involved in coordinating the collection of documentation, we send them a list of the relevant appointments. At this point they can also identify appointments that are out of scope.    For each sample, we send a [...]

2022-03-10T06:27:14-08:00March 10th, 2022||0 Comments

What happens when you think merit has not been applied in a hiring process?

After discussions with the hiring manager, we send a copy of the preliminary report to the deputy minister. The deputy minister or their staff, at that point, have the opportunity to provide more evidence about the hiring process that may impact the final result.:   We consider any addition information received   Amend the audit report where [...]

2022-05-06T03:16:04-07:00March 10th, 2022||0 Comments

How long does it take to get audit results?

We conduct our annual merit performance audit on a fiscal year basis (appointments made between April 1 and March 31). We divide the fiscal year audit into four sampling periods. This allows us to select and audit appointments closer to the time the competition was held, when the process is fresher in the hiring manager’s [...]

The audit of my competition received a finding of merit not applied. What does this mean? 

A final finding of merit not applied means that we identified:  At least one error in the design or application of the recruitment and selection process (e.g., past work performance, a factor of merit, was not considered as required)   The error had a negative impact on the competition outcome (e.g., The wrong person is appointed [...]

I don’t understand or agree with your finding. What can I do? 

Where the audit finding is merit not applied, we send a copy of the preliminary report to the deputy minister. The deputy minister or their staff, at that point, may be able to give more evidence about the hiring process that may impact the final result. Once we receive this information:   we consider it,   amend the report where appropriate, and   sent the final audit report to [...]

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