Employee Wellness Support Program (EWSP) Update #1
In December 2016, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and Treasury Board reached a Memorandum of Agreement to support employee wellness. Multiple groups are now involved in the development of an EWSP for our PIPSC members.
The EWSP Steering Committee provides overall direction to the EWSP Technical Committee. The steering committee includes representatives from PIPSC, CAPE, ACFO and IBEW who have signed similar MOAs to negotiate for improvements to our current sick leave regime.
The EWSP Advisory Team provides specific direction on all matters relating to the negotiation of a new sick leave regime to the EWSP Technical Committee. The advisory team includes PIPSC representatives from the six core public administration groups; one representative from the AFS Group; and two PIPSC representatives from separate employers.
The EWSP Technical Committee meets bi-weekly with Treasury Board to discuss the development of a new EWSP. The technical committee includes representatives from PIPSC, CAPE, ACFO and IBEW.
Beginning in September 2017, meetings have been held and terms of reference drafted for all three EWSP committees. Talks are at a very preliminary stage and a work plan has been developed to address a wide range of issues over the upcoming year.
We will be posting regular updates as talks continue.