The Auditor General’s damning report on the Phoenix pay system echoes much of what the Public Service Alliance of Canada has been saying for more than two years. “PSAC told the government at every step that the problems were substantial and they needed to slow down until the problems were fixed. We told them the decision to lay off the compensation advisors was unconscionable,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “The government didn’t listen and our members have suffered as a result of this irresponsibility.”
November 22, 2017
October 27, 2017
There will be no impact on the amount of dues that members are currently paying.
October 25, 2017
The Senate has expressed its intention to move its payroll out of the federal government pay system. PSAC will closely examine the RFP (Request for Proposal) but we are very concerned and sceptical that the Senate is looking to a private company to perform payroll. If the federal government were to contract out the work of public service workers, it would mean job losses for those affected by Phoenix and the very people struggling to make the pay system work.
October 5, 2017
A newly released consultant’s report validates concerns that were raised by PSAC in the lead up to the launch of the Phoenix pay system.
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.”
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