OTTAWA, April 6, 2022 – Jennifer Carr, President of The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), will be available to talk about how Budget 2022 will impact the delivery of public services Canadians rely on and the priorities of public service workers.
“PIPSC has been calling for progress on building a more diverse and inclusive public service. We need to learn the right lessons from our experience during two years of pandemic and remote work,” said Carr. “Public servants are now looking for a coherent and coordinated approach for a safe return to offices.”
PIPSC has called for new investments in training and upskilling, so today’s public service professionals are prepared to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow. Carr added that PIPSC has been raising concerns about increasing expenditures on outsourcing and is looking to the budget for action to reduce this practice.
“Over-reliance on outsourcing to costly consultants creates lower quality services for Canadians. This has led to debacles like the Phoenix pay scandal,” said Carr. “The outsourcing bill for Phoenix is now over $650 million, for a system that never worked.”
PIPSC previously released its pre-budget submission outlining priorities for its members and for all Canadians.
This included calling for investments in health care and making life more affordable while making real progress towards fairer taxation. PIPSC is also looking to the government to restore $800 million in science funding to federal departments and agencies to bring in-house spending back to 2010-2011 levels.
What: President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service available for comment on Budget 2022
Where: By phone or by ZOOM
When: April 7, 2022 or in advance of the budget
Who: Jennifer Carr, PIPSC President
For more information: Johanne Fillion, 613-883-4900 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org