Acting Commissioner of the RCMP Daniel Dubeau announced on November 27 that the deeming of RCMP civilian members into the federal public service and the transfer to the Phoenix pay system has been put on hold until further notice.
The decision comes after months of lobbying by the Public Service Alliance of Canada urging the government to delay the transfer of RCMP civilian members to the Phoenix pay system to ensure they continue to be paid accurately and on time once they join the federal public service.
Now that the deeming process is on hold, the staffing blackout on RCMP civilian member substantive positions has also been lifted.
While no new deeming date has been set for nearly 4,000 RCMP civilian members, PSAC and the Union of Safety and Justice Employees will proceed with the work necessary to welcome pay-matched RCMP civilian members to PSAC/USJE. We will provide as much information as possible about the eventual transition to the federal public service.
In the meantime, we encourage you to fill out our survey for civilian members and let us know what you would like to see brought forward in the next round of collective bargaining. The survey will be available until December 4, 2017. You can access the survey here.
In order to be prepared for the new deeming date, the January 2018 training session for RCMP civilian members mentioned in the survey will proceed as planned.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please continue to send your questions about deeming to CM-INFO-MC@psac-afpc.com.