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Supreme Court of the Territories. In so far as applicable and the Supreme for the purposes of this Ordinance the word “ department” in this Ordinance shall extend to and include the officers of the Supreme Court mentioned in this section, and the Attorney General of the Territories for the time being shall be the head thereof: but nothing herein contained shall impair or interfere with any already established authority or control of the courts and judges over their officers. No. 13 of 1897, s. 5.

6. This Ordinance shall apply to the permanent employees Application to

the employees of the Legislative Assembly, saving always all legal rights and of the

Legislative privileges of the said Assembly as respects the appointinent or

Assembly removal of its officers or servants or any of them. No. 13 of 1897, s. 6.

DIVISION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE.

3. The public service shall be divided into two divisions :
(a) The first or inside division shall consist of the Inside

division
employees comprising the several departmental staffs
at the seat of government in the Territories enume-

rated in the fourth section of this Ordinance ;
(2) The second or outside division shall comprise all other outside

employees of the Government of the Territories. No. division
13 of 1897, s. 7.

CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.

how made

8. The clerk of the Legislative Assembly shall be appointed appointment, bythe Lieutenant Governor in Council and shall hold office during pleasure : but whenever such pleasure is exercised in the irretion of removing a clerk of the Legislative Assembly from

a statement of the reasons for so doing shall be laid on the table of the Legislative Assembly within the first fifteen laves of the next following session thereof. No. 13 of 1897, s. 8.

his office

MANAGEMENT OF DEPARTMENTS.

9. The head of each department shall oversee and direct the oversight of "ployees of the department; and shall have general control of depurtment the business thereof and shall perform such other duties as are assigned to him by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. No. 13 of 1897, s. 9.

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absence of head

In the absence of any head, the deputy or assistant to Powers of the heall unless an acting head of the department is appointed or

Performance of such duties is otherwise provided for by the Lieutenant Governor in Council; and any deputy or assistant

so acting during such absence shall exercise all the powers vested in the head as to the control of the other employees of the department.

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head

APPOINTMENTS.

Term of probation of employees

11. Every employee entering the public service of the Territories within the meaning of this Ordinance shall be suloject to a probation of six months; and his employment shall cease at the end of that period from the date of his first employınent unless at or before the end of that period the head signifies in writing that such person is considered by him as competent for the duty of that department; and if he is rejected the head of the department shall report to the Lieutenant Governor in Council the reasons for rejecting him. No. 13 of 1897, s. 11.

How made

12. All appointments to the public service shall be made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on the application and report of the head of the department in which the person appointed is to be employed. ` All such appointments shall be during pleasure. No. 13 of 1897, s. 12.

Acting

13. It shall be lawful for the Lieutenant Governor in Council to appoint any member of the Executive Council to act as head of a department and also to appoint any acting officer or servant of any kind who shall have all the power and authority of the person for whom he is acting.

(2) Such acting head of department, officer or servant shall act only in the absence from the post of duty or during illness or other physical disability of the person for whom he acts or in case of a vacancy in office. No. 13 of 1897, s. 13.

When to hare effect

OATHS.

Employees to
subscribe
to oaths of
allegiance
and office

14. All employees of the public service who have not already done so and every clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Territorial auditor or employee hereafter appointed before any salary is paid to him shall take and subscribe the oath of allegiance and also the oath contained in form A in the schedule hereto in addition to any other oath which may be provided by any other Ordinance in that behalf. No. 13 of 1897, s. 14.

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Clerk of Executive Council to subscribe to oath of secrecy

15. In the case of the clerk of the Executive Council and all employees under him and in the case of any officer or employee of whom the Lieutenant Governor requires the same there shall he added to the oath at the asterisks in the form of the nath in said form A of the schedule hereto the words contained in form B in the said schedule. No. 13 of 1897, s. 15.

Persons before

16. The clerk of the Executive Council shall take and sub-
whom such scribe the said oaths before the Lieutenant Governor or some
oaths are to
be taken one appointed by him to adıninister the same; in the case of

persons residing or coming to reside at the seat of Government
in the Territories the oath shall be taken and subscribed before
the clerk of the Executive Council; in other cases the oaths
may be taken and subscribed before any person duly authorised

to administer oaths in the Territories who shall forward the same to the clerk of the Executive Council. No. 13 of 1897, s. 16.

17. The clerk of the Executive Council shall keep a record Record of of all such oaths. No. 13 of 1897, s. 17.

SALARIES,

18. All employees in the public service of the Territories, Salaries the clerk of the Legislative Assembly and the Territorial auditor shall receive such salaries respectively as may be assigned to them by order in council and voted by the Legislature. No. 13 of 1897, s. 18.

ORGANISATION.

19. The staff of each department shall be divided and rank Precedence as follows:

(a) The deputy or assistant to the head of the department;
(b) The chief clerk of ench branch, bureau or sub-depart-

ment provided the department is so divided ;
(c) Clerks :
(d) Messengers. No. 13 of 1897, s. 19.

20. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may from time to Division of

departments time divide any department into as many branches, bureaus or sub-departments as may appear most convenient for the service; and one of the clerks in such department may be appointed chief clerk of such branch, bureau or sub-department.

No. 13 of 1897, s. 20.

GENERAL PROVISIONS AND REGULATIONS.

21. As soon as conveniently may be after the passing of this Officials Ordinance the Lieutenant Governor in Council shall determine required the number of officers or employees that are required for the working of each department and shall classify the same according to the arrangements so determined. No. 13 of 1897, s. 21.

assistance and payment

22. No extra clerk or other employee shall (except under an Extra clerical order in council) be employed in any department unless for a period not exceeding three months for which he may be paid at iherefor a rate not exceeding two dollars and a half per day out of the appropriation of the department on the certificate of the head thereof ; except only that if such extra clerk or employee be a person of special attainments and employed as such he may be paid at a rate not exceeding the ordinary charge for such Services.

(2) Any extra clerk or employee may (under an order in Employment council made on the application and report of the head of the clerks lepartment that the same is requisite) be employed for a longer period than three months and he shall during such period be borne on the pay list of the department. At the end of six

of extra

months such extra clerk or employee shall only be retained in the department as a probationary clerk or employee if appointed as such in the manner required herein. No. 13 of 1897, s. 22.

Hours of attendance

23. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may regulate the hours of attendance of the employees in any department; and when the public service demands (in case of pressure or urgency) that aditional time be given such additional time as the head or deputy head of any riepartment may require shall be given by all the clerks and employees without additional compensation. No. 13 of 1897, s. 23.

Transfer
of clerks
from one
department
to another

24. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may transfer any clerk or employee from one department to another or assign any duties to any clerk or employee temporarily or otherwise. No. 13 of 1897, s. 24.

Payment for 25. No allowance or compensation shall be made for any extra services extra services whatsvever which any clerk or employee may be

required to perform. No. 13 of 1897, s. 25.

Suspension of officials

26. The head of a department may suspend from the performance of his duty or from the receipt of his salary any employee guilty of improper conduct or negligence in the perforinance of his duties; and may subsequently remove such suspension; but no person shall receive any salary or pay for the time during which he was under suspension. No. 13 of 1897, s. 26.

No

27. Any application for increase of salary made by any emapplications ployee in the public service or by any other person on his

behalf with such employee's consent or knowledge shall be considered as a terdering of the resignation of such employee. No. 13 of 1897, s. 27.

of salary to be made

L’ave of aosence

28. The head of a department may at such times as may he convenient grant to each employee in the department leave of absence for recreation for any period not exceeding three weeks for each year of service; and the head of a department may in cases of illness or other pressing necessity) grant such extended leave not exceeding twelve months and on such terms as the Lieutenant Governor in Council may think fit. No. 13 of 1897, s. 28.

Rules and regulations may be made

29. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make rules and regulations for carrying the provisions of this Ordinance into effect. No. 13 of 1897, s. 29.

SCHEDULE

FORM A.

Oath of Office.

I (A B.) do solemnly and sincerely swear that I will faithfully and honestly fulfill the duties which devolve upon me as

and that I will not ask or receive any sum of money, services, recompense or matter or thing whatsoever, directly or indirectly, in return for what I have done or may do in the discharge of any of the duties of my said office, except my salary or what

may be allowed ine hy law or by an Order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council So help me God.

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FORM B.

Addition to Oath for Clerk of Executive Council and others.

And that I will not, without due authority in that behalf, disclose or make known any matter or thing which comes to my knowledge by reason of my employment as (as the case

may be.)

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