Phoenix Pay System
19 April 2018
On April 17, 2018, PIPSC President, Debi Daviau and Chief Operating Officer & Executive Secretary, Eddie Gillis outlined the plan to Nix Phoenix.
17 April 2018
Ottawa, April 17, 2018 – In a live town hall exchange today with members of the second-largest union of federal employees, PIPSC President Debi Daviau urged members to demand the government’s ministerial working group on Phoenix
6 April 2018
Last week I had the opportunity to meet with the National Capital Region Liberal Caucus. I was grateful for the warm reception I received and know that many of the Members of Parliament rearranged their schedules to be able to attend. I used this opportunity to raise PIPSC’s continued concerns with the disastrous Phoenix pay system.
3 April 2018
OTTAWA, April 3, 2018 – CRA has confirmed that a solution to the ongoing Phoenix issues is available. CRA has completed analysis on their corporate administration system (CAS) and it has the capacity to pay all CRA employees.
28 March 2018
Earlier this year, PIPSC asked 27,878 membersNote  to tell us if the Phoenix pay system has successfully paid out their retro pay.
20 March 2018
PIPSC and other public sector unions are moving forward on negotiations with the government for compensation or damages and interest on money owed for the undue stress and hardships suffered by their members and caused by the Phoenix pay system.
14 March 2018
Following tremendous pressure on the part of public service bargaining agents, the government has finally introduced some much-needed flexibility in the recovery of overpayments caused by Phoenix.
9 March 2018
Fellow members of the AV,CS,NR, RE, SH and SP Groups: Your respective collective agreements stipulate that vacation and compensatory leave earned during the previous fiscal year and outstanding on a certain date (most commonly March 31st) is to be automatically cashed-out.
28 February 2018
I am pleased to report that yesterday’s federal Budget committed $16M towards the building of an alternative pay system to replace the disastrous Phoenix.
27 February 2018
With “tax season” fast approaching, the government has recently updated the information available online regarding three types of financial claims linked to the Phoenix pay system: requesting an advance for government benefits; reimbursement for tax advice; and claims for out-of-pocket expenses.
20 February 2018
Last week I was invited to meet with the Cabinet level working group on the Phoenix pay system to discuss potential solutions. I last met with the Cabinet committee in June 2017 and since then we have sadly seen little to no progress – in fact the problems continue to mount.
16 February 2018
What We’re Doing The Institute continues to express our members’ frustrations and concerns with the Phoenix pay system and to urge the government to implement a new system that works as quickly as possible.
12 February 2018
On February 7, 2018, PIPSC Vice-President Stéphane Aubry and Special Advisor to the President Emily Watkins testified before the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance about the Phoenix pay system’s impact on Institute members.
1 February 2018
I recently wrote to Treasury Board President Scott Brison to express my frustration at being informed that the government is very likely not going to be able to process overpayment claims reported by the January 19, 2018 deadline.
26 January 2018
As we approach the two-year anniversary of the introduction of the Phoenix pay system, PIPSC members are still facing mounting pay problems – and they’ve had enough. The time has come for the government to compensate employees for the hardship this system has put our members through.
12 January 2018
It has come to our attention that many of you who are trying to report overpayments by the January 19, 2018 deadline cannot get through to Contact Centre staff because of busy signals or being put on hold for extended periods.
3 January 2018
With the 2017 tax season almost here, overpayment situations caused by the Phoenix system can become particularly stressful for government employees. Pressed by public service bargaining agents, the government has taken a number of steps to ensure public servants are not out-of-pocket as a result of an overpayment.
28 November 2017
PIPSC is applauding a decision by the federal government to put the transfer of RCMP civilian employees to the Phoenix pay system “indefinitely” on hold.
24 November 2017
Earlier this month, PSPC Minister Carla Qualtrough asked me if I would be willing to negotiate simplifying some of the pay rules bargained over decades that, some claim, contribute to the dysfunction of the federal pay system.
21 November 2017
Today’s report by Auditor General Michael Ferguson on the problems with the troubled Phoenix pay system provides further evidence to support our argument that Phoenix is beyond fixing and sh
16 November 2017
"CTV Power Play with Don Martin - Time to throw out Phoenix? Interview with Debi Daviau on November 14, 2017"
14 November 2017
The Phoenix pay system needs to be replaced with a new system that works built by the government's own IT professionals, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents over 50,000 federal government employees.
10 November 2017
Attention News/Assignment Editors: Media Advisory For immediate release PIPSC President Debi Daviau to Issue Statement on Phoenix, the Federal Government’s Troubled Pay System
3 November 2017
We have received several inquiries about the impact of the Phoenix pay system on retroactive pay for members who signed new collective agreements this year.
27 October 2017
The Senate of Canada is investigating abandoning the Phoenix pay system and moving to its own payroll system.
18 October 2017
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Public Service Employees Rally in Vancouver to Fix Phoenix
17 October 2017
Attention News/Assignment Editors MEDIA ADVISORY (Photo Opportunity) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12 October 2017
12 October 2017, Ottawa — Hundreds of public service workers are holding a rally at 12:30 pm today in front of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office to send a clear message to the Liberal government: Enough is enough!
6 October 2017
Radio-Canada and the CBC have reported this week that Phoenix was “doomed from the start.” The reason? The business case prepared in 2009 under the previous government “lacked proper risk analysis and was politically motivated.” In the words of former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page, “You look at this business case, you can drive trucks through some of the holes under the risk analysis.”
3 October 2017
In light of the Phoenix fiasco and as part of a commitment made to bargaining agents to make it easier for their members to obtain information about their pay, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSCPC) has just released its Pay Bulletin for September.
2 October 2017
The Institute has just filed two new policy grievances on Phoenix-related issues, accusing the Treasury Board of failing to implement the terms of the AV and SP Group collective agreements within the specified timeframe (120 and 90 days respectively).
29 September 2017
While much has been reported about the impact of the Phoenix pay system on current federal employees, comparatively little has been said about the harm done to retirees.
26 September 2017
At the request of the Union-Management Consultation Committee (UMCC), the Professional Institute, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Association of Justice Counsel and the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers have formed a Sub-Committee to develop a framework for the payme
1 September 2017
For Immediate Release Labour Day 2017: Labouring to Fix Phoenix
23 August 2017
Summer may be coming to an end but the problems with Phoenix continue to plague public servants. Although it would be overly optimistic to suggest a fix is imminent, we are seeing some progress.
21 August 2017
Problems caused by the Phoenix pay system debacle persist this summer. Here is a brief account of the situation.