Ontario’s public service (OPS) — an organization that provides government services to citizens and promotes an innovative, diverse, eco-friendly and accessible workplace.
The Government of Ontario includes ministries, agencies and Crown corporations. Its workforce of 60,000+ public servants is called the Ontario Public Service (OPS).
- helps the government of the day to develop and deliver policies and programs
- is politically neutral and remains in place through elections
- works in many different areas (e.g., policy, communications and program delivery)
- is governed by the rules set out in the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006