Information for Current and Former Executives Settlement for Phoenix Pay System Damages
Note: This document was developed by APEX. In situations where there is a difference between the information contained in it and the official information from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, the latter will take precedence.
The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat has announced a settlement with 15 public service unions for harm caused by the Phoenix pay system. APEX is pleased to confirm that it extends to current and former executives and the estates of executives employed in departments served by the Phoenix pay system during the eligibility period. Separate agencies are expected to reach similar agreements shortly with their unions.
This settlement will see current executives within the scope of the agreement, receiving up to 4 days of additional annual leave covering fiscal years 2016-17 to 2018-19 added to their leave bank and up to 1 additional day of annual leave credit for 2019-20 within 150 days of the end of this fiscal year. Additional information regarding this portion of the settlement can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions noted provided by TBS.
Former executives and the estates of deceased executives employed in departments served by the Phoenix pay system during the eligibility period are eligible for a lump sum payment equivalent to the number of eligible leave days. Further details regarding the processing of these payments will be released by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat in the coming months.
Additional compensation may also be available but will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for those who experienced severe personal or financial hardship due to Phoenix and to those who missed opportunities to earn interest on savings accounts or other financial and capital investments. Claims will also be accepted to reimburse sick leave taken due to Phoenix problems. Information on how to submit a claim will be published by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat in the coming months.
You are encouraged to review the Frequently Asked Questions developed by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.