Public Service Commission system shutdown(12-21)


The Public Service Commission has moved since this document was first published and therefore the address and telephone numbers indicated may no longer be accurate. Please consult the Contact Us page for up-to-date contact information.


Contacts: Priority Administration General Information phone line: 1-855-235-3113 (Toll-free) or 613-992-0429 (in the National Capital Region) or

On-line job application: Public Service Resourcing System HelpDesk, 1-888-780-4444 or

This letter is to inform you that, with the exception of Publiservice, all Public Service Commission (PSC) Web sites, systems and applications will be unavailable from Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the times indicated below.

As part of a rationalization initiative led by Shared Services Canada, all PSC servers are being migrated to a new location and this move requires the shutdown of the following sites and systems:

  • from 6 p.m. EST on October 26 to midnight EST October 28:
  • from 8 p.m. EST on October 26 to midnight EST October 28:
    • Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS);
    • Priority Information Management System (PIMS); and

Please take this shutdown time into consideration if you are planning or currently running a staffing process that will be posted on or if you are planning priority registrations. If you are running a staffing process that is scheduled to close during the server shutdown time, you will need to modify your staffing process closing date accordingly.

We encourage you to share this information with the human resources group in your organization. The PSC is making additional efforts to inform impacted groups via direct e-mails to the Super Users of its various systems and via Web messages for anyone accessing its various Web sites.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.

Hélène Laurendeau, Senior Vice President, Policy Branch
Gerry Thom, Vice President, Staffing and Assessment Services Branch