I'm not the expert on the answer to these questions, but my understanding is yes, we have had high turnover for the last three years. The reasons for that.... The workload is heavy. As well, there's natural churn of these kinds of professionals, who are doing access and privacy work among the various agencies. They're in high demand, so it's very difficult to keep them in our agency. We hope by sending them through our in-house, six-week training process they'll feel more confident and hit the ground running. We're doing what we can. We don't think it's a salary issue. We just think there are many opportunities, especially after so many federal agencies became subject to the Access to Information and Privacy Acts over the last two years.
On October 22nd, 2009. See this statement in context.