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Public Service Alliance of Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Before: Y. Tarte
Appearances: Decided without an oral hearing
Decision rendered: December 18, 1998
Designation of positions having safety or security duties - Subsection 78.1(6) of the Public Service Staff Relations Act (PSSRA) - All employees of the employer other than those performing duties in positions which are or would be classified under the: Veterinary Medicine (VM); Scientific Regulation (SG); Agriculture (AG); Biological Sciences (BI); Chemistry (CH); Commerce (CO); Computer Systems Administration (CS); Engineering and Land Survey (ELS); Purchasing and Supply (PG); Scientific Research (SE); and Economics, Sociology and Statistics (ES) Groups - Extension of time to notify incumbents - pursuant to subsection 78.1(4) of the PSSRA, the parties met to review each position in the bargaining unit to determine whether any of them had safety or security duties as specified in subsection 78(1) of the PSSRA - the employer informed the Board, pursuant to subsection 78.1(7) of the PSSRA, that the parties had been unable to agree on whether a number of positions had safety or security duties and the employer was therefore referring those positions to a designation review panel - a designation review panel was duly established - subsequently, the employer advised the Board that the parties had agreed on the positions which had safety or security duties - consequently, the Board designated these positions pursuant to subsection 78.1(6) of the PSSRA - pursuant to section 78.5 of the PSSRA, the Board authorized the employer to inform of the designation the incumbents of these positions - the parties requested the Board to extend the time limit set in subsection 60(1) of the P.S.S.R.B. Regulations and Rules of Procedure, 1993 for notification of the incumbents of designated positions - pursuant to section 6 of the Regulations, the Board extended this time to a period of 30 days from the date of a request for conciliation under section 76 of the PSSRA - the Board directed the employer to do so pursuant to the procedure specified in section 60 of the Regulations - the Board further directed the employer to so notify future incumbents of these positions within 30 days of the date on which they occupy these positions.