Employer of Choice? Workplace Innovation in Government - A Synthesis Report - Graham S. Lowe
When he left CPRN in July 1998, Kathryn McMullen took over the management of the project, and, working with her, Graham Lowe, the new Director of the Network, has given leadership to the closing stages of the work and he is the author of this final report. [...] Drawing insights from the Canadian Policy Research Networks’ Human Resources in Government (HRG) Project, the report examines the impact of extensive downsizing and restructuring in the public service during the 1990s in the five jurisdictions that sponsored the research: the federal government and the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. [...] • Section 3 documents the internal and external pressures for change in the work of government, including the lingering effects of downsizing and restructuring, the extensive use of information technology and the shift toward more knowledge and skill-based work. [...] The spread between the top and the bottom of the pay scale is substantially smaller in government than in the private sector, likely a result of political, social and collective bargaining pressures. [...] This means that the spread between the top and the bottom of the pay scale is smaller in the public than in the private sector.