Messages to Members


21 July 2017
PIPSC Logo
Recently, I sent an opinion piece to the Globe and Mail about our members’ ongoing problems with the Phoenix pay system and what I consider to be one of the root causes of the debacle: outsourcing.

12 June 2017
The recent recommendations of yet another consultants’ report on Shared Services Canada (SSC) demonstrate that, when it comes to federal government outsourcing, there’s no shortage of private sector advice.

6 June 2017
Next week, June 11-17, is National Public Service Week (NPSW). Since 1992 it’s been an occasion to recognize and celebrate the contributions Canada’s public service professionals make to society. The Professional Institute supports this celebration of our members’ accomplishments. In fact, we first proposed it.

2 June 2017
Announcement
“Today’s update by Deputy Minister Lemay indicates that the government has again failed to plan ahead -- this time for entirely predictable increases in the numbers of employee payroll adjustments needed to implement new collective agreements,” said PIPSC Vice President Steve Hindle.

26 May 2017
Announcement
The announcement this week that the federal government will temporarily hire an additional 200 staff, invest a further $142 million over three years, and introduce even more measures to expedite fixing Phoenix is welcome, if long overdue, news.

5 May 2017
Press Release
After defending literally hundreds of individual member grievances related to the Phoenix pay system and lobbying the government for many months with no permanent fix in sight, PIPSC has today filed policy

5 May 2017
To our members in the Manitoba Association of Government Engineers (MAGE) and Deer Lodge Centre (DLC) Groups,

26 April 2017
Announcement
Dear Members,

24 April 2017
On April 24, 2017, the Joint Union-Management Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion launched an online survey to gather ideas to identify contributing factors to an inclusive workplace and barriers to inclusion faced by employees.

19 April 2017
Stop C-27!
Over the last several months PIPSC has been actively opposing Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act. To ensure we succeed in ensuring the government knows that this type of degradation of our pension security is unacceptable, we encourage you to use this sample letter and write to your Member of Parliament.

19 April 2017
The recent release of a new survey of provincial government scientists in British Columbia draws some disturbing conclusions that will be all too familiar to many

5 April 2017
Member
PIPSC President Debi Daviau’s comments on today’s technical briefing regarding the Phoenix Pay system and news suggesting that performance payments may have been awarded to department executives overseeing the system

30 March 2017
We have received a notice regarding the vacation, compensatory, lieu days, lieu hours and lay day leave cash-out of March 31, 2017 for the Core Public Administration.

24 March 2017
Parliament Hill
The release of Budget 2017 has generated a variety of lukewarm reactions: “Stay the course,” “wait and see,” “lots of words, few dollars.” All of these phrases describe a situation where an ambitious Budget 2016, coupled with an uncertain economic climate, has led to an uninspiring final product

13 March 2017
Stop C-27!
Help protect the retirement security of all Canadians! Download and print this postcard and send it to your Member of Parliament or order your pre-printed copies by email from bettertogether@pipsc.ca

2 March 2017
Day of Action
Last Friday marked the ‘sad’ first anniversary of the Phoenix pay system’s implementation. The first year of Phoenix can only be characterized as an abject failure. It has meant prolonged anxiety and pay problems for federal public service professionals across the country.

2 March 2017
Last week I had the opportunity to appear as a witness at the Standing Committee on Government Operations for their review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, commonly referred to as whistleblower legislation.

22 February 2017
Announcement
Can you believe it? Friday Feb 24 marks the first anniversary of Phoenix’s implementation. A year of anxiety and problems for public service professionals and the government.

21 February 2017
RCMP
Our members look forward to welcoming you into our community of dedicated professionals who serve Canadians every day. We believe we will be stronger together.

26 January 2017
Member
Dear Members, We are pleased to share with you news that the Treasury Board is now directing all departments to issue salary advances to employees who are experiencing missing or reduced pay due to problems with the Phoenix pay system.

26 January 2017
Thumbnail for Science and Solidarity
The news this week that the Trump administration has imposed communications restrictions on officials working for the U.S.

22 December 2016
Update
Dear Members, As we approach the end of the year I wanted to take the opportunity to update you about the Phoenix pay system and the steps PIPSC has taken to try and find immediate and lasting solutions to the fiasco we find ourselves in.

19 December 2016
Member
Dear Members, Last week I had the opportunity to meet with Deputy Minister Simon Kennedy to speak with him about the Phoenix pay problems our members at Health Canada are facing.

1 December 2016
Fraud
Collections Calls are not Legitimate

27 October 2016
Information
This month the Treasury Board announced the opening of a claims office to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses public servants have incurred due to problems with the Phoenix pay system.

27 October 2016
Member
Dear National Capital Region members, Monday October 31st isn’t just Halloween, it’s the day the government promised to finally fix the Phoenix pay system’s bagful of problems.

27 October 2016
Announcement
PIPSC is happy to announce that the Institute has been selected to take part in the Government of Canada’s independent review of Shared Services Canada, as a representative on Gartner Canada Co.’s panel of information technology (IT) experts.

5 October 2016
Press Release
MEDIA ADVISORY :For Immediate Release OTTAWA, October 5, 2016 - Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) President Debi Daviau will be available for media interviews following today’s technical briefing on the Phoenix pay system.

16 September 2016
Office
The Treasury Board has announced that a claims office will open this week to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses public servants have incurred due to problems with the Phoenix pay system.

15 September 2016
Report
Dear Members,

9 September 2016
Student
This month Canadian university, college and high school students return to classes, many of them to pursue studies towards a profession.

23 August 2016
Member
Dear Members, The Phoenix pay system continues to pose major problems for our members in the federal government. PIPSC remains committed to looking for ways to assist individual members as well as to work with senior public servants and elected officials to find solutions.

9 August 2016
FAQ's
I haven’t been paid since I started.

2 August 2016
Student
PIPSC is reaching out to students hard hit by the federal government’s Phoenix pay problems

28 July 2016
Announcement
The Parliamentary Committee on Government Operations will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2-4 p.m. to discuss the Phoenix Pay System. The Committee meeting will stream live from http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca

20 July 2016
Report
Dear Members,

16 June 2016
Loans
Re: Loans to Members facing financial hardship due to pay transformation system Dear Members,

10 June 2016
Calculations
Dear Members,

10 June 2016
Hands
On behalf of our members, the Institute continues to express our very serious concerns with the new Phoenix pay system.

2 May 2016
Announcement
Fellow Members,

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