Public Sector Employers
Public sector employers are defined by the Public Sector Employers Act and include:
- Commercial Crown corporations
- Service delivery Crown corporations
- K-12 Public schools
- Public post-secondary institutions
- Health authorities
Total compensation costs for the B.C. public sector are equivalent to more than half of the Province’s budget on an annual basis. As a result, these organizations, which provide the services that citizens depend on, are held to a higher standard of accountability and reporting.
Most employers are required to fulfill various reporting and disclosure requirements either by the Public Sector Employers Act, the Financial Information Act and/or the Financial Institutions Act. In addition, public sector employers are expected to adhere to the Taxpayer Accountability Principles (PDF).