Category Archives: Member Resources

National Joint Council – Work Force Adjustment – Relocation of a Work Unit

The following link will be helpful to members who are subject to relocation.  This should help to provide you with information you need: http://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/index.php?sid=273&hl=1&lang=eng

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PSAC Local 70713 – What is the value of an active Local for you?

What is the value of an active Local for you? Answer: The Local is: The equivalent of management’s Human Resource Labour Relations team; The member’s resource when personal problems or medical problems interfere with the ability to perform at the … Continue reading

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Dealing with Stress

Turn Stress into Solutions! Would you like a formula for success that you can apply to every problem? A formula that turns stress into solutions? Check out this tool!

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Mental Health and the Workplace

Mental health problems and illnesses are the leading cause of workplace disability in Canada, representing 15 percent of Canada’s burden of disease. A Canadian Medical Association study in 2008 indicated that only 23 percent of Canadians surveyed said they would … Continue reading

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Disability Insurance Publications

Disability Insurance Publications http://www.psac.com/documents/what/di_ai-e.pdf For the most current information concerning DI and Pensions related questions please visit the Treasury Board publications DISABILITY INSURANCE: www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/Pubs_pol/hrpubs/TB_865/disinsplan_e.html

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Where can you turn during your toughest times?

Where can you turn during your toughest times? Hopefully our members will never have the need to apply for the assistance programs listed below. However, you just never know when a serious illness may hit or some other life events … Continue reading

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Return to work program at Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans has recently completed work on a Return to Work Program document which serves as a condensed version of a Handbook recently published by the Treasury Board Secretariat. The objective of this document is to provide managers with … Continue reading

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Important Links to DFO’s Work Force Management and Work Force Adjustment

Tool Box:

http://intra.ent.dfo-mpo.ca/NCR/HRCS/HR/WorkforceManagement/Home

Employee Guide:

http://intra.ent.dfo-mpo.ca/folios/00874/docs/eg-ge-eng.doc

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Managing your Leave

Members will often come to the union for help when their leave bank is empty and they’re facing the receipt of a letter from the Employer that details the Terms and conditions of Employment.

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WorkForce Adjustment and the Alternation Option for Employees:

There are several options for employees affected by the WorkForce Adjustment Directive.  One of those options is Alternation which is a job trade arrangement that occurs when an opting employee who wishes to remain in the core public administration exchanges positions with a non-affected employee (the alternate) who wants to leave the Public Service.

Some conditions must first be met before a job trade can be considered, such as both employees must work at the same group and level. As well, difference in salary range can be no greater than 6%, and the Deputy Minister must approve alternations where the salary range difference is between 4% – 6%. Any job trade is also subject to a number of levels of approvals. Continue reading

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