PSAC National President Chris Aylward made the following statement:
We're pleased that the pilot to test a Phoenix replacement is finally moving forward. After 4 years of Phoenix nightmares with no end date in sight, it's high time the development of a new pay system moves ahead.
It’s very disappointing that the government did not consult with its employees and largest union before making this next important decision.
We would like to know why SAP was chosen above the other two vendors. We have not received any information about the three proposals since the vendors were shortlisted many months ago.
It will also be important to determine exactly how the piloting process will work - including information like which departments will be included and how success will be measured.
PSAC members make up the bulk of the government's compensation staff and they should have an active role in this process.
It's not clear to us how the government intends to not repeat the mistakes of the past when entire pilot projects are announced without the knowledge of those who do the work, or their union.
Our goal remains to get our members paid correctly and on time, every time. We will work with the government and vendors to make sure that happens.