Return to workplaces

After over 2 years of working remotely due to the pandemic, some public sector employers are implementing plans to return to the workplace.

For our members working for the federal government, return to the workplace plans are being developed department by department. PIPSC is involved in bi-weekly meetings with the Treasury Board and other public sector unions to provide feedback and make recommendations.

Regardless of who your employer is, PIPSC is working to ensure all plans to return our members to their workplaces follow these core principles.


While employers have the legal right to require employee presence in the workplace, PIPSC is advocating for return to workplace policies that meet our core principles. We are here to support members who would like to request an accommodation or file a grievance.

Please see our frequently asked questions for more information. If you have questions or concerns about your specific circumstances, please contact a steward.

15 August 2022
Despite the increase in COVID cases and other indicators, many federal departments and agencies are continuing with return to workplace plans, with the bulk of them coming into effect immediately after Labour Day.
15 August 2022
Answers to your frequently asked questions about returning to your workplace, requesting an accommodation, or filing a grievance.
15 July 2022
President Jennifer Carr met with Treasury Board President Mona Fortier to discuss key member concerns, including the return to the workplace and the government’s strategic review of public services announced in its 2022 budget.