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Despite problem-plagued email, pay system, Liberals push ahead on government-wide HR amalgamation

By Rachel Aiello      

The government wants to merge departments' human resources, financial management, and information platforms.

Treasury Board President Scott Brison. A spokesperson for the department said “the business case and proposals for transformation are at the initial development stage,” for the amalgamation of government-wide HR, financial, and information management. The Hill Times Photo by Jake Wright

Although the government’s email migration to @canada.ca is more than a year behind schedule with no resolution in sight, and the centralization of federal pay to the Phoenix system has left thousands in precarious financial situations, the government is pushing ahead with plans to take on an all-of-government amalgamation of human resources, financial, and information management platforms. Tucked into the federal budget last spring was the announcement of the Liberal’s intentions to “transform” the government's back office systems.

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