The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House adjourned:
October 26, 2017.

Bill No. 79

Civil Service Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 70 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Civil Service Act

Introduced by:
Honourable Labi Kousoulis
Minister of the Public Service Commission

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Law Amendments Committee
    Meeting Date(s) April 13, 2015; April 15, 2015
    Reported to the House
Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement August 11, 2015
2015 Statutes, Chapter 14

Explanatory Note

Clause 1 removes a statutory reference that is out of date.

Clause 2 replaces a word that is not gender-neutral.

Clause 3 replaces terms and a title that are out of date and removes a statutory reference that is out of date.

Clause 4 replaces words that are not gender-neutral.

Clause 5

(a) removes the requirement for the consent of the head of the department (the Minister) for delegation by a deputy head; and

(b) provides for subdelegation of authority delegated to a deputy head by the Public Service Commission.

Clause 6 replaces a word that is not gender-neutral.

Clauses 7 and 8 clarify how the Public Service Commission is to fill vacancies in the Civil Service.

Clause 9 repeals requirements for the Public Service Commission to give preference to residents of Canada, Canadian citizens or persons lawfully permitted to come into Canada to establish permanent residency, when filling vacancies in the Civil Service.

Clauses 10 to 15 replace words that are not gender-neutral.

Clause 16 clarifies that leaves of absence for provincial government employees who are candidates in provincial elections are unpaid leaves.

Clause 17 replaces a word that is not gender-neutral.

Clause 18 replaces an out-of-date term.

Clause 19 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.