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September 26, 2018: PECSF 2018 Campaign Now On

Proudly giving since 1965

From September 25 to November 9, employees will be making a difference for charities across the province. The Provincial Employees Community Service Fund (PECSF) is the Province of B.C.’s unique, employee-driven workplace giving program. Find out how you can continue the proud tradition of giving within the BC Public Service.

Volunteer Programs

Learn about other BC Public Service initiatives where public servants are stepping up to social responsibility.

CUSO

The BC Public Service and Cuso International have teamed up so employees can volunteer overseas. Now you can share and build your BC Public Service skills and knowledge.

Temporary Emergency Assignment Management System (TEAMS)

Responses to events such as flooding and wildfire need up-front training and preparedness. Coordinated through Emergency Management BC, TEAMS supports employees who volunteer with local communities affected by emergency events.

September 25, 2018: New GroupNet Website

Great-West Life launched a new GroupNet website today.

The old GroupNet website will be available until October 30, 2018.

For more details, visit @Work's GroupNet Refresh & Register

September 13, 2018: Premier's Awards

Celebrating the best examples of innovation and excellence across the BC Public Service, the Premier's Awards showcase the work of some of our most outstanding employees. To find out more, check out the new Premier's Awards page and watch how public servants are making a difference across B.C.

September 3 - 8, 2018: Recovery Week BC

Recovery Week BC takes place September 3 - 8 2018, with Recovery Day BC being held on September 8, 2018. Recovery Week BC is a time to recognize the impact that recovery can have for people with substance and addiction issues, with the goal of helping those affected live healthy and productive lives. An important theme of this year is that there is hope and a way out of addiction.

There are many services available to support supervisors, employees and families dealing with addiction in the BC Public Service. These include short-term counseling, substance use disorder treatment funding, coverage for addiction treatment medications and LifeSpeak educational videos.Restricted Access Beyond the resources available through the BC Public Service, there is also a broad range of external supports.

August 20, 2018: Wildfire and Health Concerns

For recent information about your health and wildfires, read Wildfire Smoke Health Concerns (PDF, 261KB)

July 30, 2018: Change to Intake Deadline for Pacific Leaders Scholarships for Public Servants

The intake deadline for Pacific Leaders Scholarships for Public Servants has changed to September 30.

July 3, 2018: Annual Review of the Standards of Conduct and Oath of Employment

Building on our ongoing efforts to foster an ethical culture in the BC Public Service, we are introducing a new corporate requirement for all employees to annually review the Standards of Conduct and Oath of Employment.

To support this effort, an Annual Review of the Standards of Conduct and Oath of Employment e-module launched on July 1, 2018. The new e-module will ensure public service employees are refreshed on the Oath of Employment and the Standards of Conduct annually.

May 18, 2018: Inclusive Language in the Workplace

Guiding principles and suggestions for using inclusive language are now available with the recently released Words Matter: Guidelines on Using Inclusive Language in the Workplace (PDF, 443KB). Inclusive language plays an important role in promoting respectful workplaces and demonstrates our commitment to public service values.

May 1, 2018: Pacific Leaders Tuition Grants for Co-op Employees

The Pacific Leaders program has introduced a new tuition grant for co-op students to support recruitment in the BC Public Service. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply for Pacific Leaders Tuition Grants for Co-op Employees.