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November 2021

Phoenix severe impacts claims process launched for public servants

By Phoenix

Yesterday, Treasury Board launched its severe impacts claims process to, “compensate current and former employees represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) who experienced severe personal or financial impacts as a result of issues with the Phoenix pay system.”

Who can submit a claim

  • current or former indeterminate employees, or
  • current or former term employees of more than three months, or
  • representatives of the estate of a deceased employee (indeterminate or term of more than three months)

To be eligible

  • employees must have worked in an organization of the core public administration or a separate agency between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2020, and
  • employees must have incurred damages as a result of the Phoenix pay system between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2020

Who is not eligible

  • members of the class action as certified in Bouchard c. Procureur Général du Canada (200-06-000214-174), and
  • any other member of the class that could be added by the courts, including:
    • students
    • casual employees
    • workers working no more than one third of regular hours
    • employees with terms of less than three months

Types of claims

  • Financial costs or lost investment income
  • Compensation for leave taken
  • Compensation for individuals on maternity, parental or disability leave
  • Discriminatory practice
  • Lost occupational capacity (Impacts to one’s career)
  • Lost security clearance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Significant credit rating impact
  • Resignation from the public service
  • Mental anguish
  • Other personal or financial hardship

Read the full list and complete details here.

Public servants can submit their claim online or by email.

However, if public servants have already filed a claim for financial costs and lost investment income, they do not need to reapply but they can make additional claims for other hardships in this process.

Other information

Treasury Board noted that outstanding pay issues related to the Phoenix pay system cannot be addressed through a claims process. If public servants have issues with their pay, they are to follow the existing process to report a problem.

They also noted that processing times may take longer given the complex nature of these types of claims.

As well, filing a claim will not impact the pay or pension payment of active and retired public servants since compensation for the claim will not be processed through the Phoenix pay system.

Treasury Board also stated that they are working on a new, streamlined single-application claims process to be launched in December 2021 for former public servants to file claims for general damages compensation.

Other links:

Start a claim online

Information: Claim compensation for severe impacts

News release: Government of Canada launches severe impacts claims process under Phoenix damages agreement with Public Service Alliance of Canada

Latest numbers of reported COVID-19 cases in the public service (November 9)

By COVID-19

The number of reported COVID-19 cases in the public service since reporting began now stands at 6,183 as of November 9. That’s 81 new cases since the previous report on October 27. The number of total reported cases has been:

  • 6,102 on October 27
  • 5,961 on October 13;
  • 5,829 on September 29;
  • 5,597 on September 9;
  • 5,470 on August 26;
  • 5,311 on July 29;
  • 5,297 on July 15;
  • 5,256 on June 16;
  • 5,194 on June 2;
  • 5,151 on May 26;
  • 5,091 on May 19;
  • 4,967 on May 12;
  • 4,785 on May 5;
  • 4,581 on April 28;
  • 4,314 on April 21;
  • 4,011 on April 14; and,
  • 3,751 on April 7.

The breakdown is by province and the top five areas with the highest reported cases continues to be:

National Capital Region: 1,647
Quebec (minus the NCR): 1,027
Alberta: 986
British Columbia: 900
Ontario (minus the NCR): 891

The amount of reported cases in the public service outside of Canada remains at 80.

Province, region or territoryReported cases
Alberta986
British Columbia900
Manitoba250
National Capital Region (NCR)1,647
New Brunswick25
Newfoundland and Labrador23
Northwest Territories8
Nova Scotia56
Nunavut3
Ontario (Minus NCR)891
Prince Edward Island2
Quebec (Minus NCR)1,027
Saskatchewan282
Yukon3
Outside of Canada80

Other links:

Reported cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the federal public service

Latest numbers of reported COVID-19 cases in the public service (October 27)

By COVID-19

The number of reported COVID-19 cases in the public service since reporting began now stands at 6,102 as of October 27. That’s 141 new cases since the previous report on October 13. The number of total reported cases has been:

  • 5,961 on October 13;
  • 5,829 on September 29;
  • 5,597 on September 9;
  • 5,470 on August 26;
  • 5,311 on July 29;
  • 5,297 on July 15;
  • 5,256 on June 16;
  • 5,194 on June 2;
  • 5,151 on May 26;
  • 5,091 on May 19;
  • 4,967 on May 12;
  • 4,785 on May 5;
  • 4,581 on April 28;
  • 4,314 on April 21;
  • 4,011 on April 14; and,
  • 3,751 on April 7.

The breakdown is by province and the top five areas with the highest reported cases is below. British Columbia has now surpassed Ontario:

National Capital Region: 1,630
Quebec (minus the NCR): 1,011
Alberta: 972
British Columbia: 884
Ontario (minus the NCR): 882

The amount of reported cases in the public service outside of Canada went up to 80.

Province, region or territoryReported cases
Alberta972
British Columbia884
Manitoba248
National Capital Region (NCR)1,630
New Brunswick25
Newfoundland and Labrador23
Northwest Territories8
Nova Scotia52
Nunavut3
Ontario (Minus NCR)882
Prince Edward Island2
Quebec (Minus NCR)1,011
Saskatchewan279
Yukon3
Outside of Canada80

Other links:

Reported cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the federal public service

Latest numbers of reported COVID-19 cases in the public service (October 13)

By COVID-19

The number of reported COVID-19 cases in the public service since reporting began now stands at 5,961 as of October 13. That’s 132 new cases since the previous report on September 29. The number of total reported cases has been:

  • 5,829 on September 29;
  • 5,597 on September 9;
  • 5,470 on August 26;
  • 5,311 on July 29;
  • 5,297 on July 15;
  • 5,256 on June 16;
  • 5,194 on June 2;
  • 5,151 on May 26;
  • 5,091 on May 19;
  • 4,967 on May 12;
  • 4,785 on May 5;
  • 4,581 on April 28;
  • 4,314 on April 21;
  • 4,011 on April 14; and,
  • 3,751 on April 7.

The breakdown is by province and the top five areas with the highest reported cases continues to be:

National Capital Region: 1,614
Quebec (minus the NCR): 996
Alberta: 926
Ontario (minus the NCR): 865
British Columbia: 856

The amount of reported cases in the public service outside of Canada went up to 79.

Province, region or territoryReported cases
Alberta926
British Columbia856
Manitoba243
National Capital Region (NCR)1,614
New Brunswick23
Newfoundland and Labrador23
Northwest Territories8
Nova Scotia51
Nunavut2
Ontario (Minus NCR)865
Prince Edward Island2
Quebec (Minus NCR)996
Saskatchewan270
Yukon3
Outside of Canada79

Other links:

Reported cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the federal public service