YELLOWKNIFE (August 22, 2014) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) wishes to express its gratitude to Ms. Sheila Bassi-Kellett for her 25 years of service to the GNWT, and to clarify the circumstances of the departure of Ms. Bassi-Kellett from the public service as of August 1, 2014.
Ms. Bassi-Kellett, like all Deputy Ministers, served at pleasure. In ending Ms. Bassi-Kellett’s tenure, the GNWT chose to exercise its contractual right to end the relationship. The GNWT wishes to emphasize that her departure from the position of Deputy Minister of the Department of Human Resources was on a without-cause basis. There is no suggestion that her dismissal related to her performance.
Ms. Bassi-Kellett has faithfully and loyally served the Government of the Northwest Territories throughout her years of service and the GNWT wishes Ms. Bassi-Kellett all the best in the future.
The Department of Human Resources remains committed to providing quality services to GNWT departments and agencies and a decision regarding the appointment of a new Deputy Minister of Human Resources will be made in due course.
For more information:
Director, Cabinet Communications
Government of the Northwest Territories