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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of a full-time, elected President (three-year term) and four Vice-Presidents (two full-time and two part-time) elected to three-year terms. Only Regular and Retired members are entitled to vote for the President and Vice-Presidents.

The Executive Committee decides on questions concerning the management of the Institute that require attention between meetings of the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee usually meets bi-weekly.

Here are the Executive Committee members.

  
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Report of Vice-President Shannon Bittman - Presented to the 97th Annual General MeetingReport of Vice-President Shannon Bittman - Presented to the 97th Annual General Meeting
Publish Date: 10-JAN-2017 12:01 PM
 It has been an extremely challenging year with many frustrations (not least of all at the Bargaining Table), but also a year that has resulted in tremendous opportunities for the Institute to influence government policies, and to make headway on its arduous task of restoring the public service. 

President’s Evaluation Report – 2016President’s Evaluation Report – 2016
Publish Date: 13-OCT-2016 02:20 PM
 Fellow Members, I am pleased once again to report on the Institute’s progress and accomplishments over the past 12 months. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - August 2016 ReportShannon Bittman, Vice-President - August 2016 Report
Publish Date: 27-SEP-2016 10:15 AM
 I am probably one of the few people that would say that I am excited that summer is coming to an end, and that I am looking forward to Bargaining resuming in full force.  

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - June 2016 ReportShannon Bittman, Vice-President - June 2016 Report
Publish Date: 27-JUL-2016 03:40 PM
 Below please find highlights on the functional areas of responsibility which I am the political lead on: Collective Bargaining (including sick leave, performance management), Pension and Benefits. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - April 2016 ReportShannon Bittman, Vice-President - April 2016 Report
Publish Date: 16-MAY-2016 09:00 AM
 Below please find highlights/updates on the functional areas of responsibility which I am the political lead on: Collective Bargaining (including sick leave, performance management), Pension and Benefits. 

Shirley Friesen, Vice-president - January-February 2016 ReportShirley Friesen, Vice-president - January-February 2016 Report
Publish Date: 17-MAR-2016 08:25 AM
 First of all, I would like to thank you so much for re-electing me for a second term; I am so very grateful for your confidence and this in turn has inspired me to do even better on your behalf. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - February 2016 ReportShannon Bittman, Vice-President - February 2016 Report
Publish Date: 16-MAR-2016 03:55 PM
 Below please find highlights/updates on the functional areas of responsibility which I am the political lead on: Collective Bargaining (including sick leave, performance management), Pension and Benefits. 

Stéphane Aubry, Vice-President - Fall 2015 Report (PDF)
Publish Date: 20-JAN-2016 04:32 PM
 The months have gone by too fast, and the frenzy of activities in the fall of 2015 kept us all very busy.  

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - December 2015 ReportShannon Bittman, Vice-President - December 2015 Report
Publish Date: 12-JAN-2016 02:39 PM
 I would be remiss if I did not begin by thanking the membership for their vote of confidence in re-electing me as one of your Full-time Vice Presidents at PIPSC. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President October 2015 VP Report / AGM ReportShannon Bittman, Vice-President October 2015 VP Report / AGM Report
Publish Date: 10-NOV-2015 02:59 PM
 It has been a truly remarkable and exciting time for me as one of your Full-time Vice-Presidents at PIPSC, with many challenges and opportunities for growth. I am honoured that the membership gave me the opportunity to work on your behalf, and I am still working hard to ensure that I continue to be deserving of your vote of confidence.  

Stéphane Aubry - Vice-President Report June/July 2015
Publish Date: 28-OCT-2015 10:17 AM
 The months go by and the team dynamic of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors gets better and better. For example, at the start of the year, we developed a strategic direction for PIPSC. 

2015 Evaluation Report by the President to Institute Members
Publish Date: 09-OCT-2015 03:50 PM
 As I write this, the longest federal election campaign in over a century is still underway and the outcome is far from certain. What does seem certain, however, is that approximately two-thirds of Canadians want change, and the 55,000 members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) are solidly among them. For the first time in our history, the Institute has played a key role in effecting this change through our political engagement and activism.  

 Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - August Board Report Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - August Board Report
Publish Date: 15-SEP-2015 02:36 PM
 An extremely busy summer is fast coming to a close and with the October 19th Federal Election looming on the horizon, it would be an understatement to say that the next couple of months is an extremely critical period for the Institute and our members. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - June Board Report
Publish Date: 12-AUG-2015 10:10 AM
 I can’t believe it’s already that time again, and in fact, I have to admit to being tardy in filing my Board report. So much for the fallacy that work grinds to a halt in the summer. 

Stéphane Aubry, Vice-President Bi-Monthly Report - April to May 2015
Publish Date: 16-JUN-2015 02:40 PM
 This is my second report as PIPSC Vice-President.  

Stéphane Aubry, Vice-President Bi-Monthly Report - January to March 2015
Publish Date: 16-JUN-2015 02:21 PM
 This is my first report since becoming Vice-President.  

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - April 2015 Board Report
Publish Date: 26-MAY-2015 01:24 PM
 It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since my last update to the membership in February.  

Shirley Friesen, Vice-President, April 2015 Board Report (PDF)
Publish Date: 21-MAY-2015 08:10 AM
 As part of the Canada Labour Congress Women’s Committee, I was invited to represent PIPSC as a delegate to form part of the International Delegation of trade union women... 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - February 2015 Board Report
Publish Date: 19-MAR-2015 01:25 PM
 Not surprisingly, it continues to be an extremely busy (and exciting) time at the Institute, as more and more of our PIPSC Groups are (or soon will be) at the collective bargaining table. 

Shirley Friesen, Vice-President Bi-Monthly Report - November 2014 (PDF)
Publish Date: 03-MAR-2015 03:00 PM
 Year 2 started out with a bang. With a new leader at the helm for the first time in 4-1/2 years there was an air of optimism and renewal that I believe the Institute was thirsting for.  

Shirley Friesen, Vice-President Bi-Monthly Report - June 2014
Publish Date: 26-JAN-2015 02:09 PM
 May was an exciting, groundbreaking month! PIPSC sent delegates to the 27th Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Conference (in Montreal) for the first time (conference occurs once every three years).  

Shirley Friesen, Vice-President Bi-Monthly Report - April 2014
Publish Date: 14-JAN-2015 02:31 PM
 March and April were busy months and so much accomplished by the Executive Committee and the Board! I’m really proud to be part of this group and honoured to be doing the work that I have been asked to do. 

Shirley Friesen, Vice-President Bi-Monthly Report - February 2014
Publish Date: 14-JAN-2015 02:29 PM
 I am pleased to report that year two of my term as Vice President has started with much more focus and direction. I am excited to tell you about the new portfolios/projects that I will be leading off this year 

Steve Hindle, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - October 2014
Publish Date: 10-DEC-2014 11:29 AM
 October was busy with preparations for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) competing for my attention with consultation and New Brunswick pension issues. 

Steve Hindle, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - August 2014
Publish Date: 10-DEC-2014 11:27 AM
 The month of August was relatively quiet as we enjoyed the end of summer and the break from union activities that frequently accompanies it. 

Steve Hindle, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - June 2014
Publish Date: 10-DEC-2014 11:24 AM
 Early in June, at the request of the Executive Committee, I attended the BC/Yukon Regional Executive and BC/Yukon Regional Council meetings.  

Steve Hindle, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - April 2014
Publish Date: 10-DEC-2014 11:22 AM
 Since being elected on April 29, 2013 I have been finding my place back in the Institute. This has involved reacquainting myself with staff, meeting new staff, and adjusting to the Institute’s working space at 250 Tremblay Road. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - October Board Report
Publish Date: 09-DEC-2014 11:40 AM
 Our focus this past year has been all about ensuring that the Institute is properly prepared and resourced for this very critical round of Collective bargaining, and building and strengthening our relationships with the other Bargaining Agents.  

President’s bimonthly Report – June/July 2014
Publish Date: 14-OCT-2014 07:55 AM


President’s bimonthly Report - April/May 2014
Publish Date: 10-OCT-2014 04:01 PM
 As we continue to build the new leadership team at the Institute, the month of April was kicked off by a retreat bringing together the Executive and Management Committees.  

President’s bimonthly Report - February/March 2014
Publish Date: 10-OCT-2014 03:59 PM
 The momentum from the Institute’s highly successful Bargaining Conference (January) carried through a number of very busy weeks in February and March 2014. 

2014 Evaluation Report by the President to Institute Members
Publish Date: 09-OCT-2014 12:59 PM
 It is my great privilege to report to you after my first ten months serving as President of your union, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada.  

Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - May 2014
Publish Date: 19-SEP-2014 03:22 PM


Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - March 2014
Publish Date: 19-SEP-2014 03:26 PM


Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - January 2014
Publish Date: 19-SEP-2014 03:28 PM


Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - August Board Report
Publish Date: 09-SEP-2014 02:22 PM
 At the risk of sounding repetitive, it has been an extremely busy and challenging couple of months. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - June Board Report
Publish Date: 06-AUG-2014 01:54 PM
 It continues to be an extremely busy time at the Institute, as we ready ourselves for a tough round of collective bargaining, while at the same time staving off attacks from this government on a number of fronts.  

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - April Board Report
Publish Date: 20-MAY-2014 03:04 PM
 It continues to be an extremely busy time at the Institute. The next round of Collective Bargaining is fast approaching, and Staff and elected officials are working closely together to ensure that we are well positioned to protect our members existing terms and conditions of employment (including sick leave), and in fact achieve gains.  

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - February Board Report
Publish Date: 27-MAY-2014 09:45 AM
 I am happy to be able to report that I have been extremely busy since returning to work in January, following an extended vacation over the Christmas holidays, so much so that I am a few days late filing my bi-monthly Vice-President report.  

President’s Bi-Monthly Report January 2014President’s Bi-Monthly Report January 2014
Publish Date: 07-MAR-2014 11:56 AM
 Since becoming President of PIPSC on January 1, 2014, my attention has focussed largely on two objectives.... 

Shirley Friesen, Vice-President Bi-Monthly Report - January 2014
Publish Date: 20-FEB-2014 07:51 AM
 This year has started off with a bang and under Debi Daviau’s leadership, vision, and direction the executive committee is already off and running with new portfolios. 

Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - November 2013
Publish Date: 11-FEB-2014 09:55 AM
 UNIFOR (headquarters staff previously represented by CEP local 3011 are now members of UNIFOR following the merger of CEP with CAW to form UNIFOR).  

Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - September 2013
Publish Date: 08-NOV-2013 07:59 AM
 CEP local 3011 (headquarters staff) PIREA, regional staff outside the NCR except for Manitoba where employees are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers(IUOE) local 987.  

Shirley Friesen, Vice-President Bi-Monthly Report - April 2013
Publish Date: 21-OCT-2013 12:49 PM
 I am pleased to be able to start this update on a positive note:  

Shirley Friesen, Vice-President Bi-Monthly Report February- 2013
Publish Date: 10-OCT-2013 10:43 AM
 Within the first two months as Vice President I participated in two sets of Executive Committee and the Board of Directors meetings. Talk about being thrown into some deep waters!  

President's Report- August 16-17, 2013 (PDF)President's Report- August 16-17, 2013 (PDF)
Publish Date: 10-OCT-2013 08:28 AM
 Firstly, I would like to apologize for the tardiness of this report. It seems that as we approach the Annual General Meeting things are approaching light speed.  

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - Bi-Monthly Report 4– August 2013
Publish Date: 10-SEP-2013 03:02 PM
 Its hard to believe that the summer has come and gone, and that it is time to gear up for school again.  

Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - June 2013
Publish Date: 22-AUG-2013 01:59 PM
 CEP local 3011 (headquarters staff) PIREA, regional staff outside the NCR except for Manitoba where employees are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers(IUOE) local 987. 

Debi Daviau, Vice-President - Bimonthly Report #3 - June 2013
Publish Date: 31-JUL-2013 02:33 PM
 It has become clear to the Institute that we are facing a concerted attack on unions and our members’ benefits. This represents a challenge in defending our long-standing and hard-won terms and conditions of employment, but also represents an opportunity to demonstrate the value of union solidarity to our members and all Public Servants.  

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President Bi-Monthly Report #3 – June 2013
Publish Date: 17-JUL-2013 11:37 AM
 I am sure everyone will agree with me that our members have been under siege by this government and the Employer, and there appears to be no end in sight. 

President's Report - May 23-24, 2013 (PDF)President's Report - May 23-24, 2013 (PDF)
Publish Date: 14-JUN-2013 02:28 PM
 It is somewhat refreshing that the May Board was characterized by a discussion around an issue that has been a major irritant for some time and one that impacts the operations and delivery of service to members – Governance. 

Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - March 2013
Publish Date: 14-JUN-2013 09:19 AM
 CEP local 3011 (headquarters staff) PIREA, regional staff outside the NCR except for Manitoba where employees are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers(IUOE) local 987. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - Bimonthly Report #2 - April 2013
Publish Date: 15-MAY-2013 03:25 PM
 It’s been a very busy time at the Institute the last few months, and as VP Daviau already reported, we enjoyed some hard fought and significant wins on the WFA front. 

President's Report - April 19-20, 2013 (PDF)President's Report - April 19-20, 2013 (PDF)
Publish Date: 03-MAY-2013 02:14 PM
 While there were no networking or learning events for the April Board, this meeting was progressive and productive.  

Debi Daviau, Vice-President - Bimonthly Report #2 - April 2013
Publish Date: 03-MAY-2013 12:59 PM
 Workforce Adjustment [WFA] notices are now trickling in at a slower pace.  

President's Report - March 21-23, 2013 (PDF)President's Report - March 21-23, 2013 (PDF)
Publish Date: 04-APR-2013 01:47 PM
 The Board of Directors of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada participated in the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) National Leaders' Summit which was held in Toronto March 21st. 

President's Report - February 21-23, 2013 (PDF)President's Report - February 21-23, 2013 (PDF)
Publish Date: 04-MAR-2013 08:17 AM
 The Board of Directors of the Professional Institute completed two-days of blue-sky dialogue and training on February 21-22 in conjunction with its regular January Board meeting.  

Debi Daviau, Vice-President - Bimonthly Report #1 - February 2013
Publish Date: 14-MAR-2013 02:15 PM
 Workforce Adjustment [WFA] continues to consume a lot of time, effort and energy. Affected and non-affected, members are inquiring about alternation, requesting presentations, and generally looking for solutions to their particular situation. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - Bi-monthly Board Report- February 2013
Publish Date: 05-MAR-2013 04:10 PM
 January and February flew by – due in part to my vacation over Christmas which extended well into the New Year. I worked on a number of issues, which included: 

President's Report - January 23-26, 2013 (PDF)President's Report - January 23-26, 2013 (PDF)
Publish Date: 27-FEB-2013 08:58 AM
 The Board of Directors of the Professional Institute completed a successful two-day strategic planning session on January 23-24 in conjunction with its regular January Board meeting.  

Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - January 2013
Publish Date: 26-FEB-2013 08:27 AM
 CEP local 3011 (headquarters staff) PIREA (regional staff outside the NCR). The Institute's Board of Directors at its December meeting ratified the short-term tentative agreement CEP local 3011. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - 2012 AGM Report
Publish Date: 27-FEB-2013 09:56 AM
 It has been an extremely challenging year for the Institute, and particularly for our members, who have personally been affected by this governments’ single-minded obsession with reducing the deficit by ill-planned slash and burn cuts to programs which have put the health and safety of our fellow Canadians at risk, and our members’ jobs in peril. 

Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - November 2012
Publish Date: 26-FEB-2013 08:24 AM
 The Institute's Bargaining Team met with CEP local 3011 in late November. As with PIREA we have negotiated a short-term rollover agreement. 

Debi Daviau, Bi-Monthly Report - September 2012 (PDF)
Publish Date: 21-FEB-2013 12:44 PM
 This has been an extremely challenging year…for me personally, and for all of our stewards, representatives and members in many appalling ways. 

Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - September 2012
Publish Date: 01-FEB-2013 03:02 PM
 No progress since last report regarding negotiations with CEP. We have scheduled the next bargaining session for late November. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - Bimonthly Report - August 2012
Publish Date: 27-FEB-2013 09:54 AM
 At the risk of sounding repetitive, it has been an extremely busy and challenging couple of months.  

Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - July 2012
Publish Date: 01-FEB-2013 03:01 PM
 The Institute's Bargaining Team met with CEP local 3011 in mid July. At this stage we are still discussing non-monetary issues and have good progress.  

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - June, 2012 Board Report
Publish Date: 27-FEB-2013 09:52 AM
 It has been a very busy and interesting couple of months in the life of a Full-Time Vice President at the Institute.  

Debi Daviau, Bi-Monthly Report - June 2012
Publish Date: 20-JUN-2012 02:57 PM
 The past several months have been extremely busy and very challenging for all of us. Each time I sat down to write this report, the environment changed again! 

Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - May 2012
Publish Date: 01-FEB-2013 02:58 PM
 The Institute's Bargaining Team had its first bargaining session with CEP local 3011 the last week of April. At this stage we are discussing non-monetary issues and have scheduled a second session for mid July. 

Shannon Bittman, Vice-President - April, 2012 Board Report
Publish Date: 25-MAY-2012 02:34 PM
 SSC had its first joint NLMCC meeting on April 19th, 2012. Although both Gary Corbett, President and myself, along with President Forand, attended the inaugural meeting, Brian Thompson, Interim SSC Consultation Team President, is the co-chair on behalf of the Bargaining Agents side. 

David Gray, Bi-Monthly Report, April 2012
Publish Date: 20-APR-2012 03:05 PM
 I have to apologize for not writing a report since the Annual General Meeting in November 2011. 

Debi Daviau, Bi-Monthly Report, March 2012
Publish Date: 16-MAR-2012 01:58 PM
 Over the past several years, the Institute has worked hard to prevent job loss for our members by attempting to work with Government to achieve efficiencies that do not come on the backs of Public Service jobs or crucial public services. 

Don Burns, Vice President - Bimonthly Report - March 2012
Publish Date: 01-FEB-2013 02:59 PM
 I have again been assigned the responsibility to chair the Institute's bargaining team, a role I have fulfilled for the past two rounds of bargaining 

Shannon Bittman, February, 2012 Board Report
Publish Date: 06-MAR-2012 10:30 AM
 Although the government issued the first Order-In-Council on August 4th, 2011, there are still more questions than answers. 

Gary Corbett, Bi-Monthly Report, January and February 2012 (PDF)
Publish Date: 19-APR-2012 01:24 PM
 As per the 2011 AGM resolution P-12 requiring all members of the PIPSC Executive Committee, please find below a report of my activities between January 1st and February 29th, 2012.