In the Nineteenth Annual Report to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada, Wayne Wouters, Clerk of the Privy Council, finds the perfect balance between telling it like it is and being forward thinking.
The report makes it clear that the clock is not going to be rolled back: the world out there is changing and the public service needs to change with it.
The Clerk outlines his vision for how the federal public service needs to respond to drivers such as deficit reduction and staff cutbacks. He calls for the public service to become more collaborative, innovative, streamlined, high performing, adaptable and diverse.
He applauds the work being done by public servants while reminding them that one of the key responsibilities of those left is to support the organization as it evolves.