Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat employees at a recognition awards ceremony in February 2020  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2022):

  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat offers exceptional family-friendly benefits, from a full year of paid leave for new mothers, to 93 per cent of salary for up to 35 weeks for new fathers and adoptive parents -- the majority of the organization's employees also receive up to five days of paid leave for family-related responsibilities every year, which can be used for appointments, caring for a sick family member, or for unforeseen school or child care closures
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit and 50 per cent premium coverage)
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat manages a formal recognition program to honour individuals and teams for exceptional, meritorious, and cost-saving initiatives, and offers Instant Awards as a way for managers to informally recognize employee efforts and contributions (awards have a non-monetary value of up to $500)
A design team member at Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat works from home  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, finance spending and regulation
Established in Canada 1867
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,194
Part-time employees in Canada 113
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 50 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 2 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2022):

  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat is developing a four-year staffing plan to close employment equity gaps within the department and participates in designated group member recruitment programs, such as the Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity program and the Employment Opportunity for Students with Disabilities initiative
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat embeds clear commitments into performance management plans for executives and managers, such as requiring employees to demonstrate how they increase representation of Black, other racialized and Indigenous people as well as persons with disabilities within all levels of the organization, and how they combat racism, address systemic barriers, and increase accessibility
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat employees attend an event with Senator Wanda Bernard for Black History Month in 2020  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, finance spending and regulation
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,194
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives appointed 3 positions responsible for diversity and inclusion (Champion for Employment Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Champion for Accessibility, and an Official for Employment Equity, Diversity and Inclusion), maintains an employment equity, diversity and inclusion unit (which coordinates the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion programming at the organization), additional positions responsible for overseeing and guiding initiatives throughout the civil service include the Office of Public Service Accessibility and the Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Performance management and accountability managers and executives have clear commitments woven into their performance management plans such as demonstrating how they increase representation of diverse individuals at all levels of the organization, and how they combat racism, address systemic barriers, and increase accessibility
Employee resource groups employee networks include the Black Employees Network, the Accessibility Network, the Indigenous Employees Network and the LGBTQ2+ Network, all employee networks participate in the broader employment equity and diversity advisory committee, which strives to identify issues that impact employees and provide advice and strategies to address these issues
Noteworthy diversity strategies and policies Ombudsman’s office (safe space for employees to raise issues of harassment and discrimination in the workplace), working group on racial inclusion (mandate is to advise on anti-racism practices and processes and cultural diversity), dedicated champions for wellness and the modernization of gender and sex information practices
Recruitment initiatives is developing a 4-year staffing plan to close employment equity gaps within the department, delivered training on how to support hiring managers to improve diversity and reduce employment equity gaps, participates in designated group member recruitment programs (Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity, Employment Opportunity for Students with Disabilities)
Retention and development programs Mentorship Plus program to support career development for employment equity and equity-seeking groups (program pairs employees with executive mentors and sponsors to provide better visibility in informal networks and access development opportunities to build skills necessary for the executive cadre)
Training and awareness initiatives mandatory employment equity and diversity workshop for all managers, weekly communications on a variety of topics such as Black History Month and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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