Hiring process bad, RCMP told

Ashcroft Council wants assurances that staffing at the RCMP Detachment will be brought up to normal.

  • Jul. 23, 2013 8:00 p.m.

Ashcroft Council was assured that the RCMP Detachment is once again open Monday through Friday during office hours.

Chief Superintendent Mike Sekela attended Ashcroft Council on July 22 to explain why the Detachment only had counter service three days per week, and why the second office staff position has been vacant for 16 months.

Sekela described the lengthy process of hiring Public Service staff. He said part of the problem was that all four national candidates who had made it to the interview stage pulled their applications, meaning that the process has to start all over again. The other part of the problem was that the process was left hanging for several months when someone went on maternity leave.

He said they’ve hired a temporary worker to provide counter service until Dec. 31 while they post the job again and select more applicants.

 

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