Launch of new Federal Public Service Workplace Accommodations Study

Launch of new Federal Public Service Workplace Accommodations Study, May 6 to 24, 2019

Dear colleagues,

The Office of Public Service Accessibility at Treasury Board Secretariat is conducting a study of existing workplace accommodation practices in the federal public service. Its objective is to identify common experiences, best practices and opportunities to remove barriers and improve workplace accessibility. Information gathered from this study will provide a baseline that can be used to measure progress as improvements are delivered over time.

The first phase of this study is a survey intended for current federal public servants who requested a workplace accommodation for themselves or for one of their employees in the past 3 years. Between May 6 and May 24, employees and supervisors can provide their comments directly through this online survey or review the questions in an accessible Word format and respond by email at Links to the online survey and accessible versions are available on the OPSA GCPedia page, using a Federal Government computer. If you are not able to use the link, you can also use the MS Word version of the survey (attached) and send your completed survey by email to

The PIPSC Human Rights and Diversity Committee (HRDC) is committed to helping build awareness about accessibility issues and promoting an inclusive and welcoming work environment where all public servants can thrive. We encourage all PIPSC members to participate in this study. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the HR&DC if you have any questions or comments.

In solidarity,

Waheed Khan

Chair, HRDC

Director, NCR