Delta Hotels across Canada offer preferential rates to PSAC members. To access the special rates or for information, please call 1-800-268-1133 or visit their website at www.deltahotels.com.
September 16, 2013
July 24, 2013
Are our workplaces healthy? Stress, anxiety, and depression are experienced by many among Canadian workers, and it seems that many of our workplaces are a major contributor to the growing rate of mental health related illnesses.
July 24, 2013
For more than 20 years, PSAC has called on the federal government to reform its outdated system, which still uses classification plans from the 1960s to evaluate the work our members perform.
July 16, 2013
The PSSA also lays out what happens to your pension if you are laid off under the work force adjustment appendices of your collective agreement. Treasury board can waive the reduction factor for employees at least 55 years old who have been employed in the Federal Public Service for at least 10 years and who are not otherwise entitled to an immediate annuity. In practice, departmental deputy heads and other designated officers are responsible granting waivers.
July 15, 2013
In the event of the death of a PSSA contributor, the survivor and children become entitled to an immediate allowance.
July 15, 2013
35 Years Pensionable Service Employees cannot accumulate more than 35 years of pensionable service. After 35 years of pensionable service, the employee's contribution rate drops to 1% of pensionable earnings. Her or his salary is still included in the calculation of the 5 consecutive years of highest average earnings to determine the superannuation benefit entitlement. Age 71 Employees cease contributions and accumulation of pensionable service starting January 1st of the year following their 71st birthday.
January 18, 2012
Occupational groups were developed by Treasury Board in 1999 to combine a number of classifications that perform similar work into one group. For example, the Program and Administration (PA) occupational group consists of several different classifications including AS, CR, PM and several others that share one collective agreement. What is the Occupation Group Structure (OGS) review? The review is a first step toward classification reform. It was negotiated into the PA Treasury Board collective agreement in November 2008.
February 2, 2010
While the Public Service Dental Plan covers all employees in the public service and in some separate agencies, PSAC negotiates separately from the other bargaining agents and generally leads the way with demands. The PSAC Dental Plan Board of Management is made up of a chairperson and three representatives each from the PSAC and the employer.
January 29, 2010
Also called cumulative trauma disorders (CTD), repetitive trauma, repetitive injury, RSIs refer to a range of disabling injuries of the soft tissues, usually of the hands, wrists, forearms, shoulders, back and legs. The different terms indicate that such injuries involve repetition, and that they can also be caused by force, rapid movement, excessive strain, uncomfortable positioning of limbs or being in a constrained position over long periods.