Affected employees

You've received written notice from the President that your services may no longer be required because of an employment transition situation (Definitions). This means you are an affected employee.

Specific individuals, groups of workers or whole facilities can receive these notices. It doesn't necessarily mean that your employment will end. This notice gives you a “heads up” that there might be changes for you down the road.

The Agency is required to provide you with an individual counsellor to help you assess your situation (1.1.29 - see Getting Help fact sheet). If you believe it is likely you could ultimately face a lay-off, you can take one of the following steps.

  • Request retraining from your employer to assist you in getting a deployment to existing or anticipated vacancies. The Agency is required to make every reasonable effort to provide retraining (4.1.1).
  • Request that the President give you surplus status or access to the rights provided toopting employees, if you can demonstrate your duties have already
    ceased to exist (1.1.9).
  • Do nothing and wait to see what happens if the President ultimately decides your services are no longer required.



September 18, 2013