The Integration of Human Resources Planning into the Budgetary Cycle of the Canadian Federal Public Service
A process that integrates human resources planning into the financial planning and budgetary cycle of the Government of Canada is described. The paper looks at the economic and political factors that gave this process its impetus as well as the budgetary and human resources planning activities that existed prior to its introduction. The process itself is then described in terms of its place in the budgetary cycle, the mechanisms followed at the departmental level by the human resources planners and program managers, and the application of a structured information exchange through the Human Resources Review Method. A trial introduction in seven government departments is described and the very positive results from an evaluation are discussed. The paper concludes with a discussion of the next major steps in the phased implementation of the concept.
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