Forward Regulatory Plan: 2021 to 2023: Amending the Regulations Establishing Periods of Probation and Periods of Notice of Termination of Employment During Probation
Title or working title of regulatory initiative
Amending the Regulations Establishing Periods of Probation and Periods of Notice of Termination of Employment During Probation
Amendments to the Regulations Establishing Periods of Probation and Periods of Notice of Termination of Employment During Probation are necessary to reflect decisions by the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Board (FPSLRB) with regard to leave without pay, as well as to align with the Accessible Canada Act, jurisprudence and the government priority to provide a work environment that is healthy, safe, barrier-free, respectful, fair and modern.
The regulations are under the Public Service Employment Act and establish periods of probation and periods of notice of termination of employment during probation.
To amend the provisions related to leave without pay to ensure all types of unpaid leave are excluded from the probationary period.
To amend the regulations so that they apply to all employees who require accommodation.
This regulatory initiative is associated with the department’s Regulatory Stock Review Plan: 2020 to 2030.
Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)
Regulatory cooperation is not applicable in regard to this regulatory initiative as it is internal to the management of the public service.
Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses
There are no expected impacts on Canadians, including businesses, as they relate to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s role as an employer.
Consultations may be held with employee representatives.
Public consultations are not applicable as this issue is internal to the management of the public service.
Departmental contact information
Workplace Policies and Services Sector
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer
This regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan: 2016-2018
For more information
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