Public service workforce

Read policy guidance and get answers to questions about terms of employment for the public service and how employees can be transferred to other positions within or between departments.

Services and information

Casual workers

Get information on hiring workers for 90 days or less.

Secondments and assignments

Find information about temporary moves within or between departments.


Read information for employees affected by workforce adjustment who want to assume the position of another employee who wishes to leave the public service.

Term employment

Read policy guidance on hiring workers to meet temporary business needs.


Get information on transferring an employee from one position to another.

Special Assignment Pay Plan

Find out how deputy heads can assign employees to new duties and responsibilities for up to three year

Student Employment Programs in the Federal Government

General eligibility for student employment.

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