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Feds inch closer to Phoenix replacement as Heritage Canada tapped for exploratory phase of Next Generation HR and pay system

By Mike Lapointe      

Heritage was selected as the department for this project because it includes a good representation of the kinds of complexities that an HR and pay system is going to have to grapple with, according to Digital Government Minister Joyce Murray.

Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, pictured left on June 12, 2019, and Digital Government Minister Joyce Murray, right, pictured speaking at a Next Generation HR and Pay System. Ms. Murray says she wants 'people in the public service who are interested in this to continue to feel that they can be engaged in the discussion.' The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The Department of Heritage has been selected for the first exploratory phase of the Next Generation HR and Pay project—or NextGen, for short—which is meant to eventually replace the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system that has left thousands of public servants overpaid, under paid, or not paid at all.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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