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Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and Treasury Board
Before: Y. Tarte
Appearances: Decided without an oral hearing
Decision rendered: December 2, 1997
Designation of positions having safety or security duties – Subsection 78.1(6) of the Public Service Staff Relations Act – Commerce Group – Extension of time to notify occupants – pursuant to subsection 78.1(4) of the Public Service Staff Relations Act (PSSRA), the parties met to review each position in the bargaining unit to determine whether any of them have safety or security duties as specified in subsection 78(1) – in due course, the employer advised the Board that the parties had reached agreement on the positions which have safety or security duties – in addition, the employer advised the Board that the parties had agreed that the remaining positions in the bargaining unit do not have safety or security duties – pursuant to subsection 78.1(6) of the PSSRA the Board designated the positions which the parties agreed have safety or security duties – in addition, the parties requested the Board to extend the 30-day time limit specified in subsection 60(1) of the P.S.S.R.B. Regulations and Rules of Procedure for notification of the incumbents of the designated positions – pursuant to section 78.5 of the PSSRA, the Board authorized the employer to inform the employees occupying the designated positions – also pursuant to section 6 of the Regulations, the Board extended the time within which an employee is to be informed of the fact that he or she occupies a designated position to a period of 30 days from the date of a request for conciliation under section 76 of the PSSRA – thereafter future occupants shall be notified within 30 days of the date on which they occupy the position.