Payroll

September 1, 2017
This year, employees must request the cash out. Treasury Board has issued an information bulletin to departments regarding the automatic cash out of compensatory leave. Departments are directed to temporarily change the process so that employees must request the cash out. If they do not ask for the cash out, the compensatory leave credits will remain in their leave bank and be useable until September 30, 2018.
August 29, 2017
PSAC has negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding with Treasury Board to address recruitment and retention of compensation advisors. The aim is to ensure the government has enough staff resources to deal with the many problems related to the Phoenix pay system. Recruitment and retention incentives To address the staff shortage, we have negotiated measures to improve recruitment and retention of compensation advisors who work under Treasury Board. The measures include:
July 31, 2017
Thousands of federal public sector workers have experienced pay problems - under payment, late payment, and in some cases no pay at all - because of the Phoenix pay system. Robyn Benson, National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, sat down for a frank discussion about the Phoenix debacle. Here's the video.
May 8, 2017
After pressure from PSAC, the government agreed to compensate federal public service employees, with tax problems caused by the Phoenix pay system, for up to $200 per year of tax advisory services. The claim and release form is strictly restricted to tax advisory services for the tax years 2016 and 2017.
May 1, 2017
The court obliged the government to provide better access to help for Phoenix affected employees on disability, maternity, and parental leave.
April 27, 2017
The federal government has announced a new plan to deal with the failed Phoenix pay system. The plan includes a new task force of senior ministers in the government.  “Our members have been dealing with the consequences of the Phoenix debacle for over a year. What they need is more concrete action on the government’s part,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “This government has even given up on setting a target date to fix Phoenix.”
April 20, 2017
PSAC is doing everything in its power to ensure that the pay system is fixed so that our members in the federal public service get paid correctly and on-time. We are also demanding the government address the difficulties our members are facing because of Phoenix. PSAC meets regularly with the employer to advance the concerns of our members and to find concrete solutions. Most recently, PSAC has demanded that employees affected by Phoenix be:
February 28, 2017
Questions and answers about the Phoenix pay system. UPDATED April 24, 2017
February 23, 2017
This is a very sad anniversary for public service workers. A year ago, the Liberal government began its rollout of Phoenix, the consolidated payroll system for the federal public service. Since then, thousands of workers have been paid incorrectly or, in some cases, not at all. This has caused financial hardship and stress for these workers. And many more worry every pay day if they will be the next victim of the Phoenix debacle.
February 23, 2017
On the first anniversary of Phoenix, the three largest federal public service unions are urging the government to include a $75 million Phoenix contingency fund in the upcoming federal budget

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