Newsletter – January 11

Presumptive Injury Campaign: Consider Sharing your experience with us

USJE has been engaging all political parties to highlight why the changes to the federal legislation (GECA) are urgently required. As USJE continues to seek all party support to adopt these changes, we are inviting USJE’s members to consider sharing their personal stories regarding the challenges you or your colleagues continue to face while seeking support or access to Worker’s compensation for mental health related injuries.

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USJE Seeking Applicants for its National Health and Safety Advisory Committee

USJE is currently seeking applicants for its National Health and Safety Advisory Committee, which plays a key leadership role in advocating on behalf of USJE’s members to promote healthy and safe workplaces. Application deadline: January 24.

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Shine a light on the excellence of a colleague!

USJE is pleased to extend the call for nominations for the 2nd Annual National Public Safety Awards which will be held in April 2024. Nominations are open until January 26, 2024.

Nominate a colleague now

Extended: Join USJE’s National Equity Committee

USJE is currently seeking applications for its National Equity Committee. There are limited spots available and members will be selected based on the strength of their application.

Apply now

USJE Boutique: suggest new swag and win it!

The USJE Boutique has been updated with new items, but we want to know which items YOU want to see added to the collection.

Yoga pants? Kites? Yo-yos? Suggest a new product for the USJE Boutique and win!

If your suggestion is chosen, you’ll be entered into a draw to win your suggested item and a $100 credit to the Boutique. Send us an email with your suggestions and PSAC ID# before 4 p.m. EST, January 12, 2024 to enter.

It’s USJE scholarship time again!

If you are a USJE member in post-secondary studies or have a child, spouse, partner, or dependent going to college or university, USJE is offering a total of seven scholarships.

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Welcome! New USJE Digital Design Specialist

USJE is pleased to welcome a part-time Digital Design Specialist to the National Office. Kim VanderHelm joined the Policy, Projects and Media Relations department on January 2. Kim brings an extensive labour background with a vast creative portfolio. Welcome!

Upcoming events

Bell Let’s Talk Day
January 26, 2024

CIPSRT Symposium
Ottawa, March 19-20, 2024

USJE National Local Presidents Meeting
Ottawa, June 11-12, 2024

Employment Equity Act review: Recommendations highlight long-overdue changes

PSAC welcomes the final report of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) Review Task Force that puts forward many of the recommendations we have long been calling for to create a more diverse and inclusive federal public service.  

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