Mobility provision for former Ministers' staff

Certain employees in ministers’ offices are eligible to participate in internal advertised appointment processes for which the established organizational criterion entitles all employees and/or persons employed in the public service to be considered.

The Public Service Commission (the Commission) has the authority to confirm if an employee in a minister’s office meets the mobility criteria set out in section 35.2 of the Public Service Employment Act (the Act).

Note: “employee” is defined in the Act as a “person employed in that part of the public service to which the Commission has exclusive authority to make appointments.” An advertised internal appointment process is open to all employees when the organizational criterion established under section 34 of the Act entitles all employees in the public service to be considered.

In order to participate in an advertised internal appointment process, the participant must have been employed for at least 3 continuous years in one of the following offices and have ceased to be employed in such an office:

  • Office of a minister
  • Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
  • Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons

Determination of Eligibility

Persons wishing to request confirmation of their eligibility for mobility must complete the Confirmation of eligibility for mobility of former ministers’ staff form and send it to the following address:

Director General
Political Activities and Non-Partisanship Directorate
Policy and Communications Sector
Public Service Commission
22 Eddy Street
Gatineau, Quebec  K1A 0M7

Fax: 819-420-6546
Email: cfp.activitespolitiques-politicalactivities.psc@cfp-psc.gc.ca

If the applicant meets the requirements, the Commission will issue a letter of confirmation, which will serve as proof of eligibility. The letter is to be submitted each time the applicant makes use of their eligibility to participate in an advertised internal appointment process.

Duration

The eligibility to participate in advertised internal appointment processes is for a period of one year after the person ceases to be employed in any of the offices mentioned above.

Information

For more information, please contact the Political Activities and Non-Partisanship Directorate at 1-866-707-7152 or by email.

Confirmation of Eligibility for Mobility of a Former Ministers’ Staff

Persons wishing to request confirmation of their eligibility for mobility must complete the Confirmation of eligibility for mobility of former ministers’ staff form and send it to the following address:

Director General
Political Activities and Non-Partisanship Directorate
Policy and Communications Sector
Public Service Commission
22 Eddy Street
Gatineau, Quebec  K1A 0M7

Fax: 819-420-6546
Email: cfp.activitespolitiques-politicalactivities.psc@cfp-psc.gc.ca

You can use one of the following options:

  • fill in the form on-screen and then print it for submission by mail, email or fax; or
  • print the form, fill it in by hand and submit it by mail, email or fax.

Note: If you wish to have this document in an alternative format, please contact us at 1-866-707-7152 or by email.

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