Office of the Merit Commissioner

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Maureen Baird, QC, Merit Commissioner  The Merit Commissioner is an officer of the Legislature mandated to provide independent oversight and insight into merit-based hiring in the B.C. Public Service. The Merit Commissioner monitors the principle of merit in appointments as defined … Continued

Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

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Kasari Govender, Human Rights Commissioner  The Human Rights Commissioner is an independent officer of the Legislature appointed under the Human Rights Code and is responsible for protecting and promoting human rights. The Commissioner’s responsibilities include: identifying and promoting the elimination of discriminatory practices, policies … Continued

Elections BC

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Anton Boegman, Chief Electoral Officer  An officer of the Legislature, the Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for the fair and impartial administration of the electoral process in B.C. pursuant to the Election Act, the Recall and Initiative Act and the Referendum Act. Elections BC also administers … Continued

Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner

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Honourable Victoria Gray, QC, Conflict of Interest Commissioner  The Commissioner is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly appointed under the Members’ Conflict of Interest Act, by resolution of the Legislative Assembly. The Commissioner performs three separate but related roles: advising Members confidentially of … Continued

Office of the Auditor General

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Michael A. Pickup, FCPA, FCA, Auditor General  The Auditor General, an officer of the Legislature appointed under the authority of the Auditor General Act, exists to help Members of the Legislative Assembly hold the government accountable. Through its financial audit opinions, the … Continued

Information Management

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The Digital Information Office (DIO) can advise and support Members, constituency offices and caucuses on the day-to-day management of information and is available to support Members and staff in developing effective practices when creating, receiving, organizing, securing, retrieving, transmitting, storing … Continued

Data Management and Equipment Disposal

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The Information Technology Department supports Members and their staff with legislative office data management and the disposal of computer hardware and hard drives following a hardware failure. There are two types of data: email and data files (e.g., Word, Excel, … Continued

Telecommunications

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Desktop Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephones and facsimile equipment are provided in the Parliament Buildings. The cost of both the equipment and usage is paid from centralized funds.

Courier Services

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The Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms is responsible for the receipt and dispatch of courier items, as well as security screening of incoming courier items at the Legislative Assembly. Members and staff can telephone 250-356-8236 for assistance. Deliveries must be dropped … Continued