Cathie Fraser, President

NEWS ARCHIVES

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Requesting carry over of vacation

Each year, excess vacation time is liquidated in accordance with collective agreements. Given the current circumstances, employees who needed to cancel previously approved vacation as a result of COVID related issues may request these days be carried over.

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Dear colleagues,

I want to provide you with the latest updates as we begin a new work week.

Protecting ourselves and our families

  • As of March 27, 90% of the NRC is teleworking (up from 80% on March 20). This has been fantastic to see, thank you. As per my message from last week, we now need to continue our efforts to make sure those onsite are safe, and those teleworking are connected and engaged …

 

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Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace recently published mental health tips for working from home (teleworking).

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Colleagues,

Making sure that our employees have support for the health care they need during this pandemic is very important. For this reason, today the Government of Canada has implemented temporary changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP). These new measures are designed to help plan members and their eligible dependents access healthcare benefits, while at the same time, minimizing their social interaction with healthcare professionals as well as supporting the social distancing directive. …

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Colleagues,

The Government of Canada has asked that employees, at all work sites, work from home whenever and wherever possible, and that managers identify an approach that is flexible while ensuring continued critical government operations and services to Canadians. I know that departments and agencies are actively exercising this flexibility to limit the number of employees working on-site, thereby contributing to the efforts to contain the outbreak and prevent further spread. As you are aware, a number of departments have also activated their business continuity plans (BCPs) in response to the evolving situation with COVID-19. …

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