The Public Agency Secretariat (PAS) collaborates with departments and public agencies to promote a consistent approach to public agency governance, recruitment and compensation.

The PAS has three primary functions:

  • provide assistance, tools and advice to government departments and public agencies to help boards follow best practices in public agency governance;
  • support an open and transparent recruitment process for public agency appointments; and
  • develop and implement consistent compensation frameworks for designated public agencies.

The PAS provides information to Albertans to increase public awareness about the role of public agencies and the value of serving on a board. It also provides advice, tools and templates to promote best practices in public agency governance across government.


More transparency for public agency sunshine list (Jun 13, 2017)

Government reins in agency CEO pay and benefits (Feb 24, 2017)

Government continues review of public agencies (Nov 9, 2016)

Compensation legislation

Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Act (RABCCA)

Compensation Regulation under RABCCA

Ministerial Guidelines (0.1 MB)

Regulation Handbook (0.5 MB)




Public Agency Secretariat
12th Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard Building
10044 – 108 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S7

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