Cathie Fraser, President

NEWS ARCHIVES

Health Canada’s Public Service Occupational Health Program (PSOHP) would like to inform you that a number of our guidance documents have been updated and two new documents are being released on www.canada.ca/coronavirus. As we learn more about COVID-19 and the science and evidence evolves, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) revises its guidance and in turn, PSOHP updates our materials with this new evidence.  Below is a listing of our updated and newly released guidance documents : …

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The Public Service Alliance of Canada, PSAC, has reached a tentative agreement for the Program and Administrative Services (PA) group and for members who are paid through the Phoenix pay system.  Some of the provisions may have implications for RCEA members, including Phoenix pay damages, implementation bonus and compensation for pay advisors.  We expect to have more information shortly.  Once we have received this information and have consulted NRC, we will be posting updates on the RCEA website.

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In recent weeks, many employees and managers have been asking questions about vacation during these unusual times.  The first thing that I would like to emphasize is how important it is that we continue to schedule time off to rest and recharge.  We’ll have an ECHO article next week that goes into greater detail of the mental and physical health benefits of truly stepping away from work and the detrimental effects we can suffer when we don’t. …

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COVID-19 temporary administrative measures: Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP) and Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP).

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is implementing temporary measures for the administration of the Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP) and the Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP). These measures are designed to help lessen the impact of the suspension of non-emergency dental services and support the recommendations of public health authorities for physical distancing. These measures will be in effect for one year from a date determined by the Government of Canada once non-emergency dental services are again available. This date will be communicated once determined. …

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Statement by the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos on the easing of restrictions related to COVID-19

Statement

June 22, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Like many Canadians across the country, in mid-March a large number of public servants traded their usual worksites for makeshift ones in their dining rooms and kitchens, while others served on the front lines of this pandemic. Many have worked long hours, in new and innovative ways, or taken on new responsibilities to ensure Canadians continue to receive the services they rely on during an uncertain time. …

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