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September 17, 2013
Departments and Organizations must:
September 17, 2013
The Public Service Commission must:
September 17, 2013
If you believe your workplace is going to be work force adjusted and that you may be affected you should:
September 17, 2013
What if my position is affected by a workforce adjustment situation while I am away on leave? If you are on maternity, parental, sick leave, or other leave without pay, and your position has not been staffed indeterminately, you will be notified in writing at the same time as other employees. However, normally a decision as to whether you will be given a Guarantee of a Reasonable Job Offer or be declared an Opting Employee will not be made until you return to work at the end of the leave.
September 17, 2013
Q: Is there an early retirement incentive if I am subject to a workforce adjustment? A: The Treasury Board has a policy, pursuant to the Public Service Superannuation Act, that allows public service employees in certain WFA situations to retire at age 55 with at least ten years of service. In these cases, the normal pension reduction would be waived, in whole or in part, so that the employee may retire with no penalty or a reduced penalty.
September 17, 2013
An alternative delivery (ADI) initiative is the transfer of any work, undertaking or business of the public service to any body or corporation that is an agency or that is outside theCore Public Administration. (7.1). In the past, this has meant agencies like the Canadian Revenue Agency, airports other levels of government and private sector employers. Employees affected by this type of work force adjustment are subject to the provisions outlined here only, unless indicated otherwise (7.2.1).
September 17, 2013
What is employment equity? Women, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and racialized persons (referred to as “visible minorities” in the Employment Equity Act) have faced disadvantage and discrimination and continue to face disproportionate levels of unemployment, underemployment, and barriers in the workplace. Employment equity is designed to address and remedy these inequities by:
September 17, 2013
The priority system allows surplus, laid-off, or other employees with a priority entitlement, to access jobs for which they are qualified, ahead of others. The Public Service Commission (PSC) is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the priority system and ensuring that priority employees are referred for positions for which they are qualified. For employees under Treasury Board, there is an order in which priorities must be considered, in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act and Regulations. The order is as follows:
September 17, 2013
Alternation allows employees to exchange positions with non-affected indeterminate employees who wish to leave the public service (6.2.2). This system is only available to opting employees, not to surplus or laid-off employees.
September 17, 2013
You can be laid off if: you are not mobile, you can't be retrained in two years, you request to be laid off, you refuse a reasonable job offer (1.1.14), or you do not receive a reasonable job offer during your surplus period under Option A (6.3.1.(a)) Surplus and opting employees who resign, including opting employees resigning under option B (Transition Support Measures) or option C (Education Allowance), are also considered laid off, but only for purposes of severance pay(6.3.1, 1.1.37).

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