As the Manitoba government works toward fixing the provinces finances, Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation and Manitoba Public Insurance have reduced overall management positions and management salaries by more than 15 per cent, Crown Services Minister Colleen Mayer announced today.
“Our government continues to make progress toward balancing the budget and the management and salary reductions are strong steps forward,” said Mayer. “All three Crown corporations met or exceeded the 15 per cent reduction requirement and are helping us move the province in the right direction.”
The three Crown corporations were directed to examine and reduce management staff starting May 1, 2016, concluding March 31, 2018. MNP LLP conducted an audit of each Crown’s compliance. The audit included an examination of processes to ensure that reductions were permanent and that eliminated positions were not filled by contractors or held as vacant positions. MNP confirmed no eliminated positions were filled via secondment or an arm’s length agency.
|Staffing and Salary Reductions||Totals|
|Total number of management positions as of May 1, 2016||553|
|Total number of management positions eliminated||(149)|
|Total number of management positions added that did not exist prior to May 1, 2016||19|
|Total number of management positions as of March 31, 2018||423|
|Average percentage reduction May 1, 2016, to March 31, 2018||-23.4 per cent|
|Total salary cost savings from eliminated positions||$3.8 million|
Total salaries eliminated amounted to $3.8 million and 149 management positions were eliminated. Of those positions, 138 were filled at the time.