Mobility provision for persons formerly employed in an excluded position at the Office of the Governor General's Secretary

Persons employed for at least 3 consecutive years in one of the 00025450 to 0025460 excluded positions at the Office of the Governor General’s Secretary and who cease to be so employed, are eligible to participate in advertised internal appointment processes open to all employees and/or persons employed in the public service.

The Commission has the authority to confirm if a person who has been employed at the Office of the Governor General’s Secretary meets the mobility criteria set out in section 4.1 of the Office of the Governor General’s Secretary Employment Regulations.

Note: For the purpose of this mobility provision, “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.

Determination and confirmation of eligibility for mobility of persons formerly employed in an excluded position at the Office of the Governor General’s Secretary

To request confirmation of your eligibility for mobility, please complete the Confirmation of eligibility for mobility of persons formerly employed in an excluded position at the Office of the Governor General’s Secretary form and send it to the following address:

Director General
Political Activities and Non-Partisanship Directorate
Policy and Communications Sector
Public Service Commission of Canada
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.

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 at the Office of the Governor General’s Secretary.

Information

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

In order to determine if a political activity impairs or is perceived as impairing an employee’s ability to perform their duties in a politically impartial manner, the Commission will look at several factors, namely:

  • the nature of the person’s duties;
  • the level and visibility of their position and duties; and
  • the nature of the political activity.

Any person can make an allegation of improper political activity against an employee. However, only a person who is or has been a candidate in an election can submit an allegation regarding improper political activity of a deputy head.

For examples of improper political activities investigated by the Commission, please visit the Summaries of Investigations page.

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