What does the WFAA oblige workers to do?


In a work force adjustment situation, it’s important to be proactive and investigate other potential employment opportunities within the federal public service.

Once it’s clear that a work force adjustment is inevitable, employees are obliged to:

  • Actively seek alternate employment in cooperation with their department and the Public Service Commission.
  • Actively seek out information about their entitlements.
  • Submit any documents (like resumes) or additional information that could help the employer to find them new work.
  • Ensure that they can be contacted easily.
  • Seriously consider training and job opportunities.
  • Be aware of timelines and proactively consider options when they are required to make decisions.


September 16, 2013