About the Clerk
The Role of the Clerk
I am honoured to have one of the most exciting jobs in the country.
As the Clerk of the Privy Council, I have three core duties:
Since being appointed Clerk in July 2009, I have taken the opportunity to travel across the country to meet with public servants, listen to their views, and share my priorities as head of the public service. As I noted in my Annual Report to the Prime Minister, Public Service Renewal is my top management priority.
Report to the Prime Minister
The federal Public Service is one of Canada's most important, national institutions. As a professional, well-trained, and well-managed civil service, the federal public service provides Canada with a competitive advantage in the world, it delivers high quality programs and services to Canadians, and it helps project and promote Canadian values and interests on the world stage.
Public Service Renewal
Renewal is about strengthening the capacity of the federal Public Service to deliver on the business of Government. It is an ongoing process underpinned by shared values to ensure that the Public Service – as a vital national institution and Canada’s largest employer – remains a non-partisan, diverse and dynamic institution serving Canadians with excellence now and into the future.