Occupational Group Structure: New details for PA members

Treasury Board announced in April that its implementation date for the Program and Administrative Services (PA) group’s new job evaluation standards will be October 2022. This target date will be confirmed by Treasury Board as it approaches, ensuring that the new classifications and corresponding rates of pay can be seamlessly integrated into the pay system. In anticipation of the new evaluation standards, three occupational group adjustments are to be implemented in the core public service by October 2022. 

CS group

The existing Computer Systems (CS) group will become the new Information Technology (IT) group. The target date for implementation is October 2021.

PA group

The Program and Administrative Services (PA) group (CR, AS, PM, ST, DA, IS, OE, CM and WP classifications) will be restructured into five new sub-groups:

  • Program and Service Operations (PA-PVO)
  • Program Development and Administration (PA-PDM)
  • Executive Administrative Assistant (PA-EAA)
  • Communications (PA-CMN)
  • Rehabilitation and Reintegration (PA-RHB)

The mapping of current positions to these five new sub-groups has not happened yet, but we believe it will reflect our previous update. The target date for implementation is October 2022.

MN and CT groups

A new “MN” group will include members of the PA group who work in negotiation, mediation and conciliation and are currently classified as “PM-MCO”. Finally, a new Comptrollership (CT) group will be created for those who work in financial management (FI group), external audit (AU classification of the AV group) and internal audit, (AS classification of the PA group).

Your rights and salary will be protected

Rates of pay for the new groups will be negotiated through the usual collective bargaining process. Rest assured, your current rights will be protected regardless of the outcome of this process. This means no one will suffer a reduction in salary due to their classification potentially being converted to a lower wage level. You will be guaranteed to remain at your current salary as per the salary protection status clause of your collective agreement. This protection will apply until you vacate your position. In addition, as wages for your new classification exceed your current salary, your pay will be increased to the new classification level.

We will keep you updated as implementation moves forward. To learn more, please consult the Classification Renewal GCintranet page, which includes links to a new video explaining upcoming changes as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). 

You can reach us with your questions at PA-OGS@psac-afpc.com.



June 16, 2021