(November 1, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, the health and safety of our employees is of utmost importance in ensuring we have a strong workforce, able to provide services to residents of the NWT. We have been working aggressively to uphold and enhance occupational health and safety across all Government of the Northwest Territories’ worksites.
(October 28, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, the GNWT is recognised as one of Canada's Top Diversity employers in 2013 for the initiatives we've undertaken to enhance opportunities for Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups. The GNWT is committed to developing and maintaining a public service representative of the people we serve across the NWT.
(October 23, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, increasing employment opportunities where they are most needed is a key priority of this Assembly. We need to connect our labour force with the available public service jobs across the NWT. As part of our Workforce Planning Strategy, the Department of Human Resources is developing a Regional Recruitment Program. It will incorporate unique approaches to recruitment with on-the-job training so that people across the North have opportunities to be supported in their development as public servants.
(June 5, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce a new initiative that aims to promote the Government of the Northwest Territories as an inclusive workplace, a key commitment of 20/20: A Brilliant North, the NWT Public Service Strategic Plan.
(March 5, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, the universal skills required to lead people, champion innovation and manage change are becoming even more important, given the GNWT’s complex and ever-changing work context. These skills combine with our staff’s technical skills and knowledge to make them strong, capable leaders. I am pleased to announce that our new Senior Management Competency Model will guide the development of management expertise within the public service as we work to achieve the 17th Assembly’s vision and goals.
(February 27, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to confirm that the Government of the Northwest Territories’ new Reservist leave policy allows public service employees to take unpaid time off to serve with the Canada Reserve Force, part of the Canadian Forces.
(February 21, 2013) – Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to confirm that the Government of the Northwest Territories has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Union of Northern Workers on procedures for employees to safely disclose allegations of wrongdoing.
(February 19, 2013) - Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to announce that the Government of the Northwest Territories has been chosen as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2013. This recognition, by the Globe and Mail and Mediacorp Canada Incorporated follows our recent recognition as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2013.