Ottawa, Jun 18 (Canadian-Media): National Public Service Week (NPSW), observed this year from June 14 to 20, recognizes the many contributions of federal public servants who proudly serve Canadians from coast to coast to coast, media reports said.
“As we navigate this pandemic, it has given me a great sense of pride to see Canada’s world-class public service continue to rise to challenges...Our public servants make up a talented, skilled and diverse workforce, and during this week, I hope we can take the time to recognize their ongoing contributions,” Jean-Yves Duclos, President of the Treasury Board in a news release.
Jean-Yves Duclos. Image credit: Twitter handle
National Public Service Week: Serving Canadians Better Act was enacted by Canadian parliament in 1992.
Over 257,000 public service employees work throughout the country and around the world delivering a myriad of services to Canadians.
This week has been an opportunity to acknowledge the work of the Public Service of Canada, and federal public servants have been reflecting on the major achievements of the past year.
The Public Service of Canada is internationally reputed for its service excellence and take pride in serving their country and its people, particularly in a time when their work is valued most.
In light of any physical distancing measures, public servants have been encouraged to virtually take part in activities in their organization and region.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, public servants continue to deliver programs and services to Canadians Canada’s Emergency Response Benefit and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.
They have been collaborating between local, provincial, territorial and public sector partners, as well as those in other countries, to minimize the health, economic and social impacts of COVID-19.