In and out

Between 2005 and 2007, the Campbell administration's media relations arm had the highest average pre-retirement turnover rate in government. According to records obtained by Public Eye via a freedom of information request, that rate was 10.4 percent - 7.1 percentage points higher than the civil service as a whole. By comparison, the integrated land management bureau and the ministry of aboriginal relations and reconciliation had the lowest turnover at 1.5 percent. The following is a complete copy of those rates, which were part of a June 12, 2008 presentation to the deputy ministers' committee on the public service.

Annual pre-retirement turnover (average of 2005 and 2007)

Grand Total - 3.3%
Public Affairs Bureau - 10.4%
Economic Development - 6.4%
Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources - 6.2%
Community Services - 6.1%
Health - 5.0%
BC Public Service Agency - 4.8%
Office of Housing and Construction Standards - 4.6%
Public Safety and Solicitor General - 4.8%
Labour - 4.0%
Attorney General - 39.%
Small Business and Revenue - 3.8%
Citizens' Services - 3.6%
Transportation - 3.5%
Finance - 3.4%
Children and Family Development - 3.4%
Agriculture and Lands - 2.9%
Education - 2.6%
Tourism, Sport and the Arts - 2.2%
Environmental Assessment Office - 2.1%
Environment - 2.1%
Advanced Education - 1.9%
Employment and Income Assistance - 1.8%
Forests and Range - 1.6%
Integrated Land Management Bureau - 1.5%
Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation - 1.5%

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