Staff evaluations and evaluations in performance agreements are expected by July 31, 2020. Discussions on 2020-21 expectations, work objectives and learning and development plans are also expected to be completed by that date. TBS has published the highlights of the latest round of collective agreements that have been signed. Block rates are included in Schedule A: LA – Law Group Annual Rates of Pay of the collective agreement. The new LP classification standard contains a level description for artistic work, LP-00, which corresponds to the LA-DEV salary level set out in the collective agreement. Managers should do everything in their power to support the integration of their students, including integrating into their teams and providing meaningful work remotely. For co-opted and articling students, the assigned work must be recognized by their academic institution or by the requirements of the Law Society. If this work cannot be done remotely, managers should contact the institution concerned to discuss alternatives. For more information, consult your human resources advisor. Separately, the parties signed the agreement on the protocol on the negotiation of the working conditions of civilian members of the RCPV, who would be considered psac bargaining units. Please keep your contact information up-to-date through the members portal to continue to obtain information on the implementation of collective agreements and the Phoenix comparison.
The latest information that exists (note, I`m with PIPSC, so I don`t have access to the PA group at PSAC) is that people are preparing for possible strikes: psacunion.ca/government-walks-away-pre-election-deal and psacunion.ca/treasury-board-bargaining-strike-timeline The current law (LA) collective agreement and salary level will continue to apply to all LP positions until the expiry of the contract and a new contract will be signed in accordance with the regular bargaining round. In accordance with the Classification Directive, you have 35 calendar days from the date of notification to file a formal complaint in relation to the classification decision if you do not agree with the result of the classification conversion, or you may consider using the informal dispute resolution process. For more information on classification regressions, see the complaint filing procedure. PSAC expects the Phoenix Treasury Board to pay general damages (i.e. the $2,500 package) within the 180-day transposition period mentioned above for the collective agreement. In addition, information on how current and former members who have suffered heavy losses from the Phoenix payroll system can claim additional compensation will be provided by the Treasury Board in the coming months. We will continue to urge the government to implement these regulations effectively. PSAC and the Treasury Board today signed new collective agreements for the Program and Administrative (PA) and Technical Services (TC) groups, which were ratified by members on September 29. The two collective agreements represent more than 80,000 employees of the federal public service. PSAC and The Treasury Board also signed the Phoenix damages agreement reached this summer.
Members of the Education and Library Science (EB), Operations Services (SV) and PSAC-UTE (Canada Revenue Agency) groups have also recently ratified their interim agreements. PSAC is working with the Treasury Board to finalize the text and schedules of the new agreements and expects the new contracts to be signed in the coming weeks.