Public Service Alliance of Canada and Treasury Board


  • Before: Y. Tarte
  • Appearances: Decided without an oral hearing
  • Decision Rendered: 1997-11-27

Subject terms:

Designation of positions having safety or security duties – Subsection 78.1(6) of the Public Service Staff Relations Act – Engineering and Scientific Support Group – Extension of time to notify occupants – pursuant to subsection 78.1(4) of the Public Service Staff Relations Act (PSSRA), the parties met to review each position in the bargaining unit to determine whether any of them have safety or security duties as specified in subsection 78(1) – in due course, the employer pursuant to subsection 78.1(5) provided the Board with a statement of the positions that the parties had determined do not have safety or security duties – the employer also advised the Board pursuant to subsection 78.1(7) that the parties had been unable to agree on whether a number of positions have safety or security duties and the employer was therefore referring those positions to a designation review panel – a designation review panel was duly established – subsequently, the Board was informed that the parties had reached agreement on the positions which have safety or security duties – the Board designated these positions pursuant to subsection 78.1(6) of the PSSRA – in addition, the parties requested the Board to extend the 30-day time limit specified in subsection 60(1) of the P.S.S.R.B. Regulations and Rules of Procedure for notification of the incumbents of the designated positions – pursuant to section 78.5 of the PSSRA, the Board authorized the employer to inform the employees occupying the designated positions – also pursuant to section 6 of the Regulations, the Board extended the time within which an employee is to be informed of the fact that he or she occupies a designated position to a period of 30 days from the date of a request for conciliation under section 76 of the PSSRA – thereafter future occupants shall be notified within 30 days of the date on which they occupy the position.

Positions designated.