In USJE’s recent survey on Treasury’s Board’s return to the office policies, members made two things very clear. One, that USJE members care very much about hybrid working environments and two, that this new directive is limiting the number of days being approved for telework.
USJE Members shared resoundingly that hybrid working environments are better for their work/life balance and thus are better for their mental and physical health. Members were clear that hybrid work leads to less distractions and more productivity, with the option of face-to-face meetings on office days. Some members warned that employees onsite can feel imposed upon by offsite workers — and managers needs to factor this into their planning. Members also noted that managers need to work with the few who are challenged by telework on an individual basis, rather than providing repercussions for all.
The results of this survey strongly support USJE’s campaign to immediately suspend the implementation of these return to the office policies. If you have not yet signed USJE’s letter to Minister Mona Fortier, we encourage you to do so here.
USJE would like to thank our over 700 members (representing 13 of the departments where our members work) who completed our survey. Your time responding to our surveys helps USJE advocate for what matters most to you! We would also like to congratulate our survey respondent prize winners: Nadia Ezzahir (Public Safety Canada) and Athena Dee (Correctional Service Canada).
To sign our letter to Minister Fortier regarding back to the office policies, please do so here.