Phoenix general compensation damages payments

March 1st, 2021 - Defence Stories

If you have been represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) or have been in an excluded PSAC position, you can generally expect to receive an additional lump-sum payment with your March 3, 2021 pay. This payment is the compensation you are entitled to receive under the PSAC damages agreement that was finalized in October 2020.

You may receive up to $2,500 ($1,000 for 2016-17 and $500 for each of the following three fiscal years) for general damages incurred by the Phoenix pay system and compensation for the late implementation of the 2014 collective agreements.

I encourage you to consult the General compensation for damages related to Phoenix page on Canada.ca to learn more about lump-sum payment entitlements under the 2020 (PSAC) damages agreement, and how changes to your work situation could impact the amount you receive.

For example, if you worked in a position represented by a bargaining agent other than PSAC or were in an unrepresented position (eg. PE, OM , EX) for a period of time between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2020 and, as a result, already received leave credits under the 2019 damages agreement, you will not receive a payment on March 3, 2021, for those specific fiscal years. You may receive another payment at a later date for any outstanding amounts owed to you under the 2020 damages agreement for the years you worked in positions under two separate agreements. It is important to note that you cannot receive duplicate damages entitlements if you were eligible under the two agreements.

A detailed breakdown of your damages compensation received to date is also expected to be available on MyGCPay starting on March 1, 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns about the lump-sum payment you receive on March 3, 2021 please contact HR Connect RH (Accessible only on the National Defence network) at 1-833-RHR-MDND (1-833-747-6363) or Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Client Contact Centre.

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