Cathie Fraser, President


Please see below the update on COVID-19 sent by the CHRO. You can find all her messages here:

In advance of sharing a more comprehensive guide and occupational health advice to assist you in your planning for easing of COVID-19 restrictions and possible increased access at your federal worksites, we have some important information to share on the use of non-medical masks or face coverings, and screening. This information may assist you in preparing plans for your organizations. …

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June 14-20, 2020

The RCEA congratulates all members on their dedication to the work they do on behalf of Canada and its citizens.


Proudly serving Canadians!

Federal public servants deliver a wide range of programs and services that support the work of the Government of Canada and the needs of Canadians in their day-to-day lives. The government would not function without the commitment of the individuals who make up the public service.


A message from the Clerk

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If you are within 10 years of retirement, register for the latest pre-retirement courses. Both courses include classroom content distributed into two separate 1-day courses.

More information can be found by searching for “Pre-retirement webinar” in the Learning section of SuccessFactors. Add your name to the waiting list on SuccessFactors to be automatically notified when new dates are scheduled and contact Learning/Apprentissage (NRC-CNRC) should you have any questions. …

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Monthly Disability Insurance plan premium rates effective July 8, 2020

The Disability Insurance (DI) Plan costs are shared between the plan member and the Government of Canada.

The Government of Canada pays 85% of the premium and the plan member the remaining 15%.

Effective July 8, 2020, the premium rate for the DI Plan is $2.32 for every $1,000 of a plan member’s insured salary. Employees pay 15% of this amount; or $0.35 for every $1,000 of insured salary. The employer pays the remaining 85%; or $1.97 for every $1,000 of insured salary.

Premium contributions are normally made by payroll deduction but are waived while a member is receiving disability benefits or when not receiving pay from which to deduct a premium such as during any part of an ‘elimination period’.

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With more than 90% of NRC employees working from home, health and safety while in your workspace is key and worth taking the time to plan and organize. Transitioning to telework can come with a variety of challenges. For example, when working at home without a dedicated office space, we need to be mindful of reducing the risk of injury to our bodies. Below are some handy tips that might help. …

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