An encouraging first meeting with Treasury Board President Duclos
On January 17, 2020 I met for the first time with the new President of the Treasury Board, Jean-Yves Duclos. Also present was his Parliamentary Secretary, Member of Parliament Greg Fergus, with whom we already enjoy a constructive working relationship. Interestingly, Mr. Fergus also fulfills a similar role for the Minister of Digital Government, Joyce Murray – another key point of contact for us with the government.
Over the course of the meeting, I brought several of our members’ foremost issues to Mr. Duclos’ attention, including the Employee Wellness Support Program (EWSP); the move of our RCMP members to the Phoenix system; training and professional development for our IT community; and the Next Generation pay system (NextGen). On this last point, he assured me that the project is on track and a top priority for the government.
Overall, I found President Duclos receptive to our ideas and I look forward to working with him in the future.