Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board
March 25, 2020 – Update: Covid-19
Please note that until further notice, all incoming mail will be kept on hold by the postal service and will not be delivered to the Board. You are encouraged where possible to communicate with the Board by email instead at email@example.com.
MARCH 20, 2020 – Notice from the Chairperson of the Board
UPDATE: COVID-19 AND RECENT AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL PUBLIC SECTOR LABOUR RELATIONS REGULATIONS
As was already indicated in an earlier notice posted on the Board’s website regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on the Board’s operations, the safety and health of everyone involved in hearings and mediation processes are a priority. Since issuing that notice, which declared that hearings until April 3, 2020, were postponed, the circumstances relating to the virus and the measures being taken to deal with it have evolved significantly.
Accordingly, I am now issuing a new directive concerning the operations of the Board: Read more
Regulations Amending the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Regulations
As of March 18, 2020, portions of the regulations relating to the matters arising before the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (the Board) have been amended to reflect a number of changes brought about by the coming into force of An Act to amend the Canada Labour code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act (S.C. 2017, c. 12; Bill C-4), An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures (S.C. 2017, c. 9; Bill C-7),and An Act to amend the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act and other Acts (S.C. 2018, c. 24; Bill C-62). Some amendments were also made for reasons related to modernization and housekeeping.
Please consult the Canada Gazette, Part II, published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to know more about the key amendments to the Regulations amending the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Regulations. You can also consult our What’s New page for more information about the key amendments to the Regulations.
Welcome to Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board’s Website.
The Board is an independent tribunal that was created on November 1, 2014, when the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Act came into force.
The Board administers the collective bargaining and grievance adjudication systems for the federal public sector and Parliamentary employees as well as, since June 1, 2016, RCMP members and reservists. It is also responsible for resolving staffing complaints under the Public Service Employment Act related to internal appointments and layoffs in the federal public service.
The Board provides two main services:
- adjudication - hearing and deciding grievances, labour relations complaints, and other labour relations matters and dealing with staffing complaints related to internal appointments, layoffs, the implementation of corrective measures ordered by the Board, and revocations of appointments.
- mediation - helping parties reach collective agreements, manage their relations under those agreements, and resolve disputes and complaints without resorting to a hearing.
The Board’s commitment to impartially resolving labour relations issues and staffing complaints contributes to a productive and efficient workplace that ultimately benefits all Canadians through the efficient delivery of government programs and services.