Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, The
Governor General David Johnston (centre) and Secretary to the Governor General Stephen Wallace (left) recognizing employees of The Office of the Governor General's Secretary with the Secretary's Award of Excellence   (Photo credit: Sgt Ronald Duchesne)

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, The was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017):

  • The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General provides exceptional family-friendly benefits including a full year of paid leave for new mothers and parental leave top-up for new fathers or adoptive parents (to 93% of salary for between 35 and 37 weeks) -- employees also have the option to extend their leave to an unpaid leave of absence
  • The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General supports ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions, subsidies for professional accreditation, and in-house and online training options
  • The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General helps employees balance work and personal commitments with a range of alternative work arrangements including flexible hours, shortened and compressed work week options, and a telecommuting option
The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General employs 157 people, most of whom work at Rideau Hall, the official residence.   (Photo credit: Sgt Ronald Duchesne)

Highlights

Established in Canada 1952
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON, Qu├ębec QC
Full-time employees in Canada 157
Part-time employees in Canada 1
Average age of employees in Canada 44.41
Longest serving employee 41.66 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

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