City of Edmonton Must Reduce Out-of-Scope Managerial Roles

September 11, 2020

For Immediate Release:

Edmonton Civic Service Union 52 President Lanny Chudyk released the following statement in response to the City of Edmonton’s Auditor’s report “Part 1 Productivity and Performance Audit: Management Staffing Analysis”:

“The Auditor’s recommendation to reduce costs and number of supervisors at the City of Edmonton confirms what CSU 52 and its partners in the Coalition of Edmonton Civic Unions have been advocating for some time.

CSU 52 has been working diligently to identify improvements that can be made at the City of Edmonton to save taxpayers money while avoiding cuts to front-line programs.

Our recommendations reflect what has come forward in the auditor’s report. Taking action to flatten middle management will ensure effective, efficient services for residents and communities in Edmonton. We fully support the need for stronger restraints in the creation of additional management positions, reducing the number of management levels, and protecting the services residents and businesses rely on.

We are calling on the Mayor and City Council to move quickly to shrink excessive out-of-scope managerial ranks.”

For more information, please contact:

Lanny Chudyk
Civic Service Union 52

‘Part 1 City Productivity and Performance Audit: Management Staffing Analysis’

‘Auditor recommends reduction in City of Edmonton supervisors following 21 per cent increase in three years’ (Edmonton Journal, September 10, 2020)

‘City of Edmonton – Excessive Numbers of Management Comparison (2015 vs 2019)’ (November 25, 2020)

‘Download CSU 52 Statement’