The options to streamline the process for correcting overpayments, transfers, terminations, and acting pay will be presented to Phoenix oversight committees starting in September, said head Phoenix-fixer Les Linklater.
Public Services and Procurement Canada associate deputy minister Les Linklater said more than 1,500 pay advisers are working on reducing the pay file backlog at the Public Service Pay Centre in Miramichi, N.B., but they are continuing to hire. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The office responsible for fixing the troubled Phoenix pay system is taking another step forward, hoping to cut the time it will take to get thousands of public servants paid properly.
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Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.