Government of Yukon

Public Service Commission


2017

Three deputy ministers join the Government of Yukon
August 15, 2017 – New deputy ministers have been placed in the departments of Health and Social Services, Tourism and Culture and Education.

Innovation and excellence recognized at the Premier’s Awards
June 15, 2017 – Garnet Muething, Kris Gustafson, Ron LeBlanc and the employees from the Community Services Asset Management team received the Premier's Award yesterday.

Aboriginal employees recognized for exceptional public service
January 27, 2017 – Premier recognizes Kim Carlick, Marie Eshleman and George Bahm for their outstanding public service.


2016

Yukon Employees’ Union and Yukon government ratify new collective agreement
July 15, 2016 – New agreement covers almost three quarters of government employees.

Celebrating excellence in the public service
June 16, 2016 – Premier Darrell Pasloski presented three individuals and one team with the 2016 Premier’s Award of Excellence.

Yukon Employees’ Union and Government of Yukon reach tentative agreement
May 25, 2016 – The Yukon Employees’ Union and the Government of Yukon reached a tentative agreement in collective bargaining on May 25.

Changes announced in the public service
March 14, 2016 – Premier makes changes in two Government of Yukon departments.


2015

Premier announces the appointment of four deputy ministers
November 4, 2015 – New leaders for Executive Council Office, Energy, Mines and Resources, Community Services, and Highways and Public Works.

Excellence recognized and celebrated in the public service
September 25, 2015 – Public servants recognized with the Premier's Award of Excellence.

Premier appoints Yukon Development Corporation president
August 18, 2015 – Justin Ferbey has been announced as the new Yukon Development Corporation president.

New deputy minister for Finance announced
August 13, 2015 – Premier appoints Katherine White as deputy minister for the Department of Finance.

Public Interest Disclosure and Wrongdoing Act now in force
June 15, 2015 – PIDWA enables employees to raise concerns about significant and serious wrongdoings without fear of reprisal.

Yukon Teachers’ Association and the Yukon government ratify new collective agreement
June 4, 2015 – The new collective agreement sets out yearly salary increases totaling five per cent over three years.

Government of Yukon and Yukon Teachers’ Association reach tentative agreement
May 15, 2015 – The Yukon government and Yukon Teachers’ Association are pleased to announce a tentative agreement has been reached.

Premier announces shuffle of deputy minister portfolios
April 16, 2015 – The premier announced the reassignment of four deputy ministers.

New deputy minister in the Department of Education
March 12, 2015 – Premier Darrell Pasloski announced today that Judy Arnold will be the acting deputy minister of Education.

American Sign Language Interpreting Program extended for three years
February 03, 2015 – Following a successful two-year pilot project the ASL Interpreting Program has been extended for three years.


2014

Award celebrates outstanding Aboriginal employees in the Yukon government
December 1, 2014 – John Burdek and John Jones are the 2014 recipients of the Yukon government’s Aboriginal Employees Award of Honour.

Public Interest Disclosure of Wrongdoing bill tabled
October 30, 2014 – Bill provides a framework for employees of Yukon public entities to disclose wrongdoings and complaints of reprisal.

Outstanding public servants recognized with Premier’s Award of Excellence
September 19, 2014 – Premier Pasloski presented four teams and three individuals with the 2014 Premier's Award of Excellence today.

New deputy minister for Energy, Mines and Resources
August 25, 2014 – Premier appoints George Ross as new deputy minister for the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources.

Premier announces three new deputy ministers
June 18, 2014 – Premier appoints new deputy ministers for Community Services, Environment and Finance.

Deputy minister appointed to lead Yukon Development Corporation hydroelectric work
May 8, 2014 – A new deputy minister at the Energy, Mines and Resources department will lead hydro power development in Yukon.

Exceptional public servants receive Premier’s Award of Excellence
January 17, 2014 – Premier's award honours Yukon government employee accomplishments, talent and teamwork.


2013

The 2013 Aboriginal Employees’ Award of Honour presented to three employees
November 29, 2013 – Award recognizes accomplishments of outstanding Aboriginal employees in the Yukon government.

New deputy minister in the Department of Justice
November 18, 2013 – Thomas Ullyett will be the new DM of Justice.

Government of Yukon named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers
October 21, 2013 – For the first time, the Government of Yukon makes the top 100 in the Globe & Mail's national competition.

Yukon Employees’ Union and Yukon government ratify new collective agreement
July 22, 2013 – A new collective agreement is in place for the government’s largest employee group.

New Economic Development deputy minister named
May 16, 2013 – Incumbent brings extensive experience in business development and management.

Health and Social Services deputy minister selected
January 11, 2013 – Patricia Meade has an extensive background in health management.


2012

Award celebrates outstanding Aboriginal employees in the Yukon government
December 3, 2012 – Roberta Sembsmoen and Helen Gartner are the 2012 recipients of the Yukon government's Aboriginal Employees Award of Honour.

Yukon teachers have a new collective agreement with the Yukon government
November 28, 2012 – The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Teachers’ Association have ratified a new collective agreement.

Tentative agreement reached between Yukon Teachers’ Association and Yukon government
October 30, 2012 – The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Teachers’ Association (YTA) are pleased to announce a tentative settlement has been reached for a new collective agreement.

Employees honoured at 2012 Premier’s Awards of Excellence presentations
October 26, 2012 – Three teams and one individual received the 2012 Premier’s Awards of Excellence at a ceremony today in Whitehorse.

Premier announces Award of Excellence nominees
September 25, 2012 – Six individuals and eight teams have been nominated for the 2012 Premier’s Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding public servants in the Yukon government.

New Executive Council Office deputy minister named
March 21, 2012 – Premier Pasloski has named Joe MacGillivray, CEO of the Yukon Hospital Corporation, as the new deputy minister of the Executive Council Office.

Energy, Mines and Resources deputy minister appointed
January 24, 2012 – Deputy minister of Energy, Mines and Resources named.


2011

Three Aboriginal employees honoured
December 2, 2011 – The 2011 Aboriginal Employee Awards of Honour were presented today.

Employees honoured at 2011 Premier’s Award of Excellence presentations
September 9, 2011 – One individual and three teams of employees received the 2011 Premier's Award of Excellence today, due to their dedication, professionalism and achievements as Yukon public servants.

Premier’s Award of Excellence nominees announced at Whitehorse barbecue
June 17, 2011 – 2011 Premier’s Award of Excellence nominees announced by the premier at the Yukon Public Service event Whitehorse.

Yukon Public Service Week celebrations
June 14, 2011 – YG employees are celebrating Yukon Public Service Week at various events this week.


2010

Aboriginal employees receive Award of Honour
December 9, 2010 – Employees in Education, Environment and Justice are 2010 award recipients.

Premier announces appointment of Tourism & Culture deputy minister
November 19, 2010 – Joy Waters is the new deputy minister of Tourism & Culture.

Employees honoured at 2010 Premier’s Award of Excellence presentations
September 17, 2010 – Premier Fentie recognizes employee professionalism, leadership and dedication to public service at the 2010 Premier's Award of Excellence presentation.

Premier appoints Public Service Commissioner
August 19, 2010 – Yukon government welcomes new Public Service Commissioner.

Government of Yukon releases arbitration award
June 29, 2010 – Arbitrator's report determines salary increase for teachers, education assistants, remedial tutors and Aboriginal language instructors.

Nominations for Premier’s Award of Excellence
June 17, 2010 – Nine individuals and nine teams who serve the Yukon public have been nominated for the Premier’s Award of Excellence due to their dedication, professionalism and achievements.

Yukon Public Service Week celebrations
June 15, 2010 – Events in five communities to celebrate Yukon Public Service Week.

Government of Yukon reaches collective agreement with PSAC
March 31, 2010 – Yukon government reaches collective agreement with PSAC; deal to be ratified.

Agreement with YTA not yet reached
January 13, 2010 – YTA must now choose binding arbitration or conciliation.


2009