Have your say: input call for the cyclical review of the Travel Directive

As part of the National Joint Council (NJC) cyclical review, the Travel Directive will be revised in Fall 2021. The purpose of the Travel Directive is to provide a framework meant to reimburse employees for reasonable expenses incurred while travelling on government business.

The reviewing process differs from traditional collective bargaining. To ensure that we succeed in achieving this process, member participation and direct input is critical.

The Directive applies to federal public service workers under Treasury Board, as well as employees of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Communications Security Establishment Canada, the National Research Council and the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. The Travel Directive as well as other NJC Directives are part of the employee’s collective agreements.

The 18 public service bargaining agents, including PSAC, provide proposals collectively to the employer representatives. If you are a PSAC member covered by the NJC Directive, you can submit proposed changes by completing the attached form. Proposals should apply as broadly as possible (not specific to one situation) and need to be supported by your Component president.

Please submit your proposals for changes to Andrea Dean by no later than Monday, September 13, 2021 in the Input Call Form.

The proposed changes will be compiled and vetted by the Ad Hoc NJC Committee to the NBoD, as well as the PSAC Representative on the NJC Travel Committee before being consolidated with the proposals from other bargaining agents.

This article was originally published on the PSAC website.