How Government Works; Structure and the Budget Process

Length:           3 Hours
Audience:      All employees

The provincial public service provides programs and services via legislation, regulations, policies and fiscal management.  Understanding how government works helps public service employees to comprehend the context of their work.


-    Understand the structure of government and the various government committees
-    Learn about the legislative branch of government
-    Review the annual budget cycle and process in government

Some applications in the workplace:

-    Increased commitment to the daily work of government
-    Ability to develop, enhance, implement and evaluate programs and services within the framework and schedule of the government’s committees and annual budget processes
-    Timely preparation of budget information
-    Increased awareness of the work of elected officials

Facilitator(s):  Various