Human Resources Legislative Update
Drummond Commission Reports on Public Service Reform
Date: February 15, 2012
On February 15, 2012, the Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services (“Commission”) chaired by Don Drummond released its long-awaited report (“Drummond Report”) identifying wide-ranging reform measures aimed at increasing efficiencies within the broader public service.
In June of 2011, the Ontario government tasked the Commission with the examination of its service delivery models, and the preparation of a comprehensive report identifying:
- programs that were no longer serving their intended purpose that could be eliminated or redesigned;
- areas of overlap and duplication that could be eliminated; and
- areas of value in the public sector that could be further enhanced.
With hundred of recommendations made, the Drummond Report is intended to provide the Minister of Finance with a series of wide-ranging and far-reaching recommendations for the government to consider in advance of its 2012 Ontario Budget.
We are in the process of reviewing the Report, and will be providing a more detailed analysis of the potential impact of the Report in subsequent FTR Nows over the coming days