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City adds more HR staff for WFPS

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A large increase in the staffing of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service has prompted city hall to add more staff to help manage the front-line workers.

An additional human resources consultant and a clerk are being added to the WFPS budget to help deal with a 13 per cent increase in the WFPS staff complement since 2006.

An administrative report says the WFPS staff went from 1,184 to 1,341 employees in the past eight years.

The report says the bulk of the additional staff came from the emergency medical services side, where the province is paying for the additional staff.

Staffing at Winnipeg EMS has increased 45 per cent since 2006, from 206 employees to 298.

Staff increases were also reported at the Fire/EMS communications centre, which went from 30 employees to 71.5 full-time equivalent staff.

The report said the lack of human resources support resulted in an inability to deal with vacancies, which has resulted in increased overtime, and delays in other administrative procedures.

 

aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

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