January 4, 2013
Compensation advisors' employment being protected by workforce adjustment
PSAC continues to work with Public Works to protect our member's jobs as a result of the federal government's decision to consolidate federal public service pay services in Miramichi, New Brunswick.
Our work with the employer has helped ensure that none of the compensation advisors who have been “affected” by the move have had to be declared “surplus” or “opting” under the workforce adjustment appendices of the collective agreements.
Apply now for positions in Miramichi that start work next September
Internal Wave 2 recruitment activities are currently underway for AS-01 through AS-06 positions in Miramichi to fill some 197 positions to start work in September 2013. Any compensation advisor who wants to transfer into a position, or any other employee who wants to apply as part of the internal process, should do so immediately, as Public Works is hoping to complete the internal processes before the end of March.
You must take certain steps if you don't want to move
Compensation advisors who have been “affected” by the move and are interested in remaining in the compensation field, but who don't want to relocate to Miramichi, are reminded to complete their departmental Appendix B: Employee Questionnaire, so that the Employment and Business Continuity Steering Committee (EBCSC) can assist in placement activities where career opportunities are not available in an employee's home department or Agency.
The PSAC was successful in securing an observer seat on the EBCSC, and it has paid off. To date, the EBCSC has been successful in placing dozens of affected compensation advisors in vacant positions with departments whose pay accounts have not yet moved.
Priority employees can apply for Miramichi positions
Interested employees on the PSC Priority List who do not come from the compensation community are also encouraged to submit their names as candidates for AS01 Compensation Advisor Trainee positions in Miramichi. Priority employees should ensure that their online Public Service Commission (PSC) Priority Information Management System (PIMS) profile is up to date and includes AS-01 in their “Recommended Group and Level for referral purposes” as well as Atlantic/New Brunswick/Newcastle-Miramichi in the “Mobility for referral purposes” fields.
Date Modified : 2013/01/07