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POLS 2250 Lecture Notes - Canada Health Transfer


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POLS 2250
Professor
Tim Mau

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March 27, 2013 – POLS 2250 LECTURE
ERAS IN HR MANAGEMENT
1. PATRONAGE ERA (PRE-1918)
a. APPOINTMENTS BASED ON PARTY AFFILIATION
b. CIVIL SERVICE AMENDMENT ACT, 1908 – ESTABLISHED CIVIL SERVICE
COMMISSION
c. MERIT APPLIED TO ‘INSIDE’ SERVICE
2. PATRONAGE TO MERIT (1918-1945)
a. CIVIL SERVICE ACT, 1918
b. MERIT APPLIED TO ‘INSIDE’ & ‘OUTSIDE’ SERVICE
c. RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
3. ROOTS OF REFORM (1946-1966)
a. POST-WAR EXPANSION (VETS)
b. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING & RIGHT TO STRIKE
c. REPRESENTATIVENESS EMERGED AS A VALUE
4. FRUITS OF REFORM (1967-1978)
a. LANGUAGE TRAINING
b. REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN, ABORIGINALS & DISABLED ALONG WITH
FRENCH-SPEAKING CANADIANS
5. FAILURE TO REFORM (1979-1989)
a. D’AVIGNON COMMITTEE – SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL
MANAGEMENT AND THE MERIT PRINCIPLE
i. LACK OF LEADERSHIP; INFLEXIBLE REGULATIONS; POOR MANAGERS
b. LOW MORALE
c. PS 2000 (1989)
6. ROAD TO RENEWAL? (1990 – PRESENT)
a. EMERGENCE OF NEW VALUES – INNOVATION, SERVICE, QUALITY,
TEAMWORK
b. LA RELEVE – CHANGE PUBLIC SERVICE CULTURE
c. PUBLIC SERVICE MODERNIZATION ACT, 2003
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