Mr. Doug Mason
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
Audit, Financial and Scientific Group President
I am writing in response to your correspondence received September 7, 2017. I would first like to thank you for following up on our conversation last May. You raised important and relevant points.
I acknowledge the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada – Audit, Financial and Scientific (PIPSC-AFS) bargaining unit’s concerns regarding the Agency’s classification standards that are used to assess AFS jobs.
Classification reform is best addressed at the National Union Management Consultation Committee, and I understand that this is now an item on our October agenda. I have asked the Human Resources Branch team to consider the arguments put forth in your letter and those shared by your National President with the Deputy Commissioner. We will come ready to discuss issues and consider options.
In closing, I would like to reaffirm the Agency’s commitment to negotiate with the PIPSC-AFS bargaining unit in the upcoming September 19 to 21 bargaining session, with view to reach an agreement that fosters positive relations and outcomes.