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Canada School of Public Service Act (S.C. 1991, c. 16)

Act current to 2020-11-02 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

Canada School of Public Service Act

S.C. 1991, c. 16

Assented to 1991-03-27

An Act respecting the Canada School of Public Service

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Canada School of Public Service Act.

  • 1991, c. 16, s. 1
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 22

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

Board

Board[Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 516]

Centre

Centre[Repealed, 2003, c. 22, s. 23]

Minister

Minister means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act; (ministre)

President

President means the President of the School appointed under subsection 13(1); (président)

Principal

Principal[Repealed, 2003, c. 22, s. 23]

public sector

public sector[Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 516]

public service

public service has the meaning given that expression in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act; (fonction publique)

School

School means the Canada School of Public Service continued under subsection 3(1). (École)

  • 1991, c. 16, s. 2
  • 2003, c. 22, ss. 23, 132(E)
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1671
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 516
  • 2017, c. 9, s. 55

Continuation

Marginal note:Continuation

  •  (1) The Canadian Centre for Management Development, established by subsection 3(1) of the Canadian Centre for Management Development Act, is continued as a corporation under the name of the Canada School of Public Service.

  • Marginal note:Principal office

    (2) The principal office of the School shall be in the National Capital Region described in the schedule to the National Capital Act.

  • Marginal note:Crown agent

    (3) The School is an agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada.

  • 1991, c. 16, s. 3
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 24

Marginal note:Minister responsible

 The Minister is responsible for and has the overall direction of the School.

  • 2012, c. 19, s. 517

Objects and Powers

Marginal note:Objects

 The objects of the School are

  • (a) to encourage pride and excellence in the public service and to foster in managers and other public service employees a sense of the purposes, values and traditions of the public service;

  • (b) to help ensure that those managers have the analytical, creative, advisory, administrative and other managerial skills and knowledge necessary to develop and implement policy, respond to change, including changes in the social, cultural, racial and linguistic character of Canadian society, and manage government programs, services and personnel efficiently, effectively and equitably;

  • (c) to help managers and other public service employees to develop successful cooperative relationships at all levels through leadership, motivation, effective internal communications and the encouragement of innovation, high-quality service to the public and skills development;

  • (d) to develop within the public service and to attract to the public service, through the School’s programs and studies, persons who are of high calibre and who reflect the diversity of Canadian society, and to support their growth and development as public sector managers and employees committed to the service of Canada;

  • (e) to formulate and provide training, orientation and development programs for public sector managers and employees, particularly for those in the public service;

  • (f) to assist deputy heads in meeting the learning needs of their organization, including by way of delivering training and development programs;

  • (g) to study and conduct research into the theory and practice of public sector management and public administration; and

  • (h) to encourage a greater awareness in Canada of issues related to public sector management, public administration and the role and functions of government and to involve a broad range of individuals and institutions in the School’s pursuit of excellence in public administration.

  • 1991, c. 16, s. 4
  • 2003, c. 22, ss. 24, 225(E)

Marginal note:Powers

 In carrying out its objects, the School has the capacity of a natural person and may

  • (a) acquire, manage, maintain, design and operate training, orientation and development programs for public sector managers and employees, particularly for those in the public service, and acquire personal and movable property;

  • (b) assist departments, boards and agencies of the Government of Canada through programs, studies and documentation developed at the School;

  • (c) cooperate with other persons and bodies engaged in management and personnel development;

  • (d) contribute funds for the pursuit of research or other activities related to the theory and practice of public sector management and public administration;

  • (e) provide services and facilities to any person or government, and charge fees therefor as provided by section 18;

  • (f) license, sell or otherwise make available any copyright, trademark or other similar property right held, controlled or administered by the School;

  • (g) enter into contracts, memoranda of understanding or other arrangements in the name of Her Majesty in right of Canada or in the name of the School;

  • (h) acquire any money, securities or other personal or movable property by gift or bequest and expend, administer or dispose of the property subject to the terms, if any, on which the gift or bequest was made; and

  • (i) do all things necessary or incidental to the attainment of the objects of the School.

  • 1991, c. 16, s. 5
  • 2001, c. 4, s. 68
  • 2003, c. 22, ss. 25, 225(E)
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 366(E)

Marginal note:Government facilities

 In carrying out its objects and exercising its powers, the School shall make use of any available services and facilities of departments, boards and agencies of the Government of Canada that are appropriate for the operation of the School.

  • 1991, c. 16, s. 6
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 26

 [Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 518]

 [Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 518]

 [Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 518]

 [Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 518]

 [Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 518]

 [Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 518]

Officers and Employees

President

Marginal note:Appointment

  •  (1) The Governor in Council shall appoint an officer, to be called the President of the School, to hold office for a term not exceeding five years, and the President has the rank and status of a deputy minister.

  • Marginal note:Chief executive officer

    (2) The President is the School’s chief executive officer and has the management and control of it.

  • Marginal note:Exercise of powers

    (3) In exercising his or her powers of management and control, the President shall take into consideration the policies of the Government of Canada as well as the policies with respect to learning, training and developmental needs and priorities that are established by the Treasury Board under paragraph 11.1(1)(f) of the Financial Administration Act.

  • Marginal note:Acting President

    (4) In the event of a vacancy in the office of President, the Minister may appoint a senior officer of the School to act as President, but the term of such an appointment shall not exceed 90 days except with the Governor in Council’s approval.

  • 1991, c. 16, s. 13
  • 2003, c. 22, ss. 30, 132.1
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 519
 
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