Any successful organization – in the public or private sector – well understands that its employees are its greatest asset.
The Agency employs more than 250 people with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets. Our workforce is made up of economists, engineers, lawyers, financial analysts, human resource and communications specialists, mediators, as well as case management, licensing and enforcement officers. Because the Agency is a relatively small entity within the public service, we work closely together – creating a tightly knit group that understands the far reaching effects of its work within and outside the Agency.
What's more, there is a strong sense of unity as diverse talents are often assembled into multi-disciplinary teams to tackle complex transportation matters. This unity greatly contributes to the Agency's effectiveness by establishing a collaborative and collegial atmosphere where each employee's contribution is sought and valued.
The Agency's five full-time Members are appointed by the Governor in Council. The Members are the quasi-judicial decision-makers within the Agency, and are responsible for rendering decisions and orders related to complaints or applications, as well as addressing other issues affecting Canada's federal transportation system.
Recruitment strategy implemented
Agency Student Employment Program in place
Pools of qualified candidates created through selection processes in 2009-10 used to fill vacancies
Targeted recruitment mechanisms developed for specific types of positions
Succession plan in place
Gap analysis and identification of key positions and Agency vulnerabilities in place
Ensured that recruitment strategy and knowledge management activities addressed vulnerabilities in 2009-10
Maintaining our Expertise
The Agency faces the same demographic challenge confronting all government departments: the retirement of a significant portion of its staff. To meet this challenge, the Agency is making greater efforts to attract, motivate, and retain highly skilled, talented individuals.
Through initiatives like our mentoring and succession planning programs, the Agency intends to remain and to continue to be seen as an employer of choice, known for offering a dynamic and positive work environment, challenging work and clear career development paths.