CS Group Contracting Out/Privatization Survey
Government spending on contracting out is now in the billions of public dollars and whole IT systems are being privatized. As the CS Group is deeply affected by this issue, PIPSC is turning to its CS members to gain information about what is happening on the front-lines. The information you provide will help us to address this issue with the employer, and to reach out to all Canadians so that we can achieve positive change.
This questionnaire is divided into two sections. First, the questionnaire explores questions regarding contracting out and the use of contracted workers. Second, the questionnaire explores the issue of privatization. For the purposes of this questionnaire, the definitions of contracting out and privatization are:
1. Contracting out is the act of hiring an independent individual or group of individuals to perform a specific project or task within a government department, branch, team or work unit. These contracted workers have signed a contract that defines both the length of the project and compensation.
2. Privatization is the act of a government department, branch, or team/work unit hiring an external private organization to perform the entirety of a service or project.
PIPSC recognizes that members may not know the specifics or details of the contracting out and privatization that exists in their department, branch, and team/work unit. It is also recognized that there are cases that require short-term/emergency contracting out. In this regard, we ask you to please respond to the following questions to the best of your knowledge.
Please note that this survey is completely anonymous. If you choose to provide your contact information, PIPSC staff will contact you at a later date. At no point will your personal information be made public.
Deadline for completion of the survey is June 5, 2015.
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