Defence Team COVID-19 - Working remotely
The Defence Team is facing new ways of working during the COVID-19 Pandemic. A variety of tools, resources, and information are available for civilian employees, managers, and members of the military. New processes, products, and guidelines are being established to help all members of the Defence Team connect with their colleagues during this challenging time.
On this page
- DND/CAF Security Guide for Teleworking during the COVID-19 Response
- Leveraging communication and collaboration tools during COVID-19
- Working from a Remote Office (Quick steps for setting up your temporary laptop workstation - leaving the Government of Canada website)
- Setting up a Temporary Laptop Workstation (Youtube - leaving the Government of Canada website)
- How to Make Working Remotely a Success – For Managers and Employees (LifeSpeak)
- The use of personal peripherals on DWAN equipment when teleworking
- The Defence Team guide for managing and working remotely
- T-DVPNI Connectivity FAQ (link accessible only on the National Defence network)
- Working remotely – Guidance and resources for the Defence Team members
- Your workspace and ergonomic requirements
- Temporary measures: Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP)
- HR-GO app
- Going Remote Guide (Busrides)
- COVID-19: Working Virtually
- COVID-19: Working Remotely – Tips for Team Members
- COVID-19: Working Remotely – Tips for Team Leaders
- Virtual Team Toolkit
- Virtual Team Charter Guidelines
- Virtual Teams Series
Working in a Virtual Environment – New Students
- Learning path for managers and supervisors of students working in a virtual environment during COVID-19 pandemic
- Learning path for students
Establishing Effective Virtual Teams
In accordance with the Joint CDS/DM Directive for the Resumption of Activities, all DND and CAF managers who manage civilian employees must complete the Establishing Effective Virtual Teams (X175) course by NLT 15 July, 2020. The course duration is approximately 30 minutes.
- Civilian Managers:
Please complete the course through the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) GCCampus (available off of the DVPNI).
- Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Defence Team Managers Network at P-OTG.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Military members who manage civilians:
Please complete the course through the Defence Learning Network (DLN) (available on or off of the DVPNI).
- Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact: CAF.RegistrationRequiredTraining@forces.gc.ca.
This cloud-based suite of collaboration and work tools will support the Defence Team to continue working remotely using familiar Microsoft Office applications as well as new collaborative tools to support chat and video conferencing tools, such as Teams, Planner, OneNote and OneDrive. Personnel will be able to work on both personal and work devices with information up to Protected A.
The rollout has already begun and you should receive an email soon with onboarding credentials and instructions from your L1 representative shortly.
Information about the benefits of Defence O365 for the Defence Team, rollout plan, onboarding, support and training.
Once you have completed your onboarding process, you can log in at DefenceO365.forces.gc.ca (user identification and password required) to access a support portal (user identification and password required) to help get you started, answer questions, keep you updated, and provide self-guided training resources.
Until then, you may consult online support tools and training material through the Microsoft Office Support site (you are now leaving the Government of Canada website) or review the frequently asked questions below.
- Defence O365 – Onboarding for PC without a Smartphone
- Defence O365 – Apple iOS Onboarding Guide
- Defence O365 – Android Onboarding Guide
Answers to frequently asked questions including the use of personal devices, obtaining an account, initial set-up, authorized use, managing information, file movement and technical issues.
Civilian Flexible Work Program
Information, guidance, and resources to support, document, and facilitate flexible work options for civilian employees.
- ADM(HR-Civ) Directive to Managers on Managing a flexible and varied civilian workforce
- Civilian Flexible Work Guidance
- Civilian Flexible Work Program Checklist for Managers and Employees
- Instructions to complete Civilian Flexible Work Agreement
- Civilian Flexible Work Agreement [PDF, 1.2MB]
Resources and tools supporting human resources and staffing while working remotely.
Managers and supervisors of civilian employees:
- Best practices for hiring managers during COVID-19
- Manager’s onboarding checklist for new students
- The supervisor and new hire discovery discussion
- Peer partnering
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