The Human Resources Services Directorate (HRSD) contributes to the effective management of human resources within Health Canada, by providing strategic advice and guidance on a wide variety of Human Resources Management issues. This includes working with our partners to develop plans and strategies to recruit, develop and retain employees.
The HRSD is responsible for developing policies, tools and related training to help managers and employees at all levels to achieve their business goals. The Directorate also provides advice and delivers services in such areas as:
The mandate of the HRSD is carried out by the following divisions:
The Classification, Compensation and Systems Division (CCSD) is responsible for the management and delivery of human resources programs at the national level in the areas of classification and compensation, including:
The HR Systems Unit of CCSD is responsible for the development and support of HR computer systems which support Health Canada's ability to manage its human resources, including:
The Division also provides management services to the Directorate, including:
The Executive Services Unit provides a full range of Human Resources services to Executives and excluded Medicine Group (MD-MOF-4/5) in Health Canada. These services include staffing, classification, and compensation.
The Learning and Development Division is responsible for developing a diverse, multi-skilled empowered workforce and promoting a continuous learning environment in partnership with the Department's managers and employees. This is done through innovative programs and policies in the areas of continuous learning, and career management and development.
Health Canada is committed to human resources development in support of the Department's strategic business goals.
The National Human Resources Services Division (NHRSD) provides, through five (5) operational units dedicated to departmental branches and agencies, a full range of Human Resources (HR) Services in:
NHRSD provides, through the Corporate Labour Relations Unit, corporate level labour relations advice and guidance, and conflict resolution services which include the:
NHRSD is also responsible for the competency-based management project under Workplace Health & Human Resources Modernization (WHAHRM).
The Office of Workplace Health and Human Resources Modernization (WHAHRM) is responsible for the overall management and administration of the departmental WHAHRM Initiative. This includes the:
The Office of WHAHRM works closely with subject matter experts and functional authorities throughout the Department to this end. This Office also conducts research and analyses on workplace health activities. "Best practices" pertaining to departmental workplace health priorities are documented, made available to all Health Canada employees and shared with other government departments.
A key role for the Office is the monitoring and evaluation of the activities undertaken to implement the WHAHRM Action Plan as part of the performance measurement framework for the WHAHRM Initiative. In addition, the Office of WHAHRM:
The Planning, Diversity, Recruitment and Retention Division is responsible for:
The Division is also responsible for: