The Agency must:
- Consult with the union as soon as possible.
- Maximize employment opportunities for indeterminate employees.
- When possible, provide alternative employment opportunities and give employees every “reasonable opportunity” to continue their careers as Agency employees.
- Where there are no job opportunities within the Agency, assist employees in finding alternative employment in the public service
- Make sure employees are treated equitably.
- Establish joint Work Force Adjustment Committees.
- Review the use of private temporary employment services, consultants, contractors, term employees and all other non-indeterminate employees and where practicable not re-engage them when it will facilitate the appointment of surplus or laid-off persons.
- Identify situations where retraining can help workers continue their careers.
- Advise employees in writing about their status and any change to it.
Additional employer obligations can be found in Part I of the WFAA.
September 16, 2013