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Alberta Public Service recruitment directives

Human resource directives for Alberta Public Service employees that cover the recruitment process.

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This directive covers the recruitment process within the Alberta public service, including authority and conditions.

This directive covers contracts of employment with the Alberta Public Service, including specific provisions for ministerial support staff.

This directive covers the difference between a contract of employment and a fee-for-service contract with the Alberta Public Service.

This directive covers salary, length and benefits for a contract of employment with the Alberta Public Service.

This directive covers the criteria for conducting pre-employment psychological assessments within the Alberta Public Service.

This directive covers the requirement for new Alberta Public Service employees to serve a probationary period.

This directive covers criminal records checks and Financial Management Risk Indicator Screening within the Alberta Public Service.

This directive covers temporary employment within the Alberta Public Service.

This directive covers terms and conditions for temporary re-employment of former Alberta Public Service employees receiving PSPP and MEPP.

This directive covers the status, eligibility for competitions, and qualifications of Alberta Public Service wage employees.


Alberta Public Service Human Resource directives set out the general entitlements, benefits, and authority that apply in the administration of human resources in government organizations under the Public Service Act.

Unless otherwise specified, these recruitment directives apply to bargaining unit, opted out and excluded, and management Alberta Public Service employees. If a recruitment directive addresses a topic that is also covered by the Collective Agreement, bargaining unit employees will be governed by the Collective Agreement.

At the bottom of each recruitment directive is information on who the directive applies to, authority for the directive, the effective date, and the area within Alberta Public Service Commission responsible for its content. All directives are subject to applicable legislation.


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Alberta Public Service Commission
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10011 109 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3S8