What is a Work Force Adjustment situation?

A work force adjustment situation is one where your employment is jeopardized by:

  • a lack of work (Definitions section),
  • discontinuance of a function (Definitions),
  • the relocation of a work unit (Definitions),
  • the closure of a facility (6.4),
    an alternative service delivery initiative (Definitions) – i.e., the transfer of any work, undertaking or business of the Agency to any body or corporation that is outside the Agency, for example:
    • the devolution to another level of government,
    • a public-private partnerships (P3s), and
    • contracting out and privatization of your work.

In some work force adjustment situations only specific individuals are involved in a work force adjustment, while in other cases the adjustment may involve entire work sections or functions. Situations involving alternate service delivery use specific processes and procedures, which are outlined in the Alternate Service Delivery Initiatives info sheet.

In any work force adjustment situation, Parks Canada must advise the PSAC no less than two working days before the situation is announced (2.1).

This notice must include the identity and location of the work units involved, the expected date of the announcement, the anticipated timing of the situation, the number of employees by group and level, and who will be affected (2.2).



September 18, 2013