1. The PSC will refer surplus employees and laid-off persons to positions, in all departments, organizations and agencies governed by the PSEA, for which they are potentially qualified for the essential qualifications, unless the individuals have advised the PSC and their home departments or organizations in writing that they are not available for appointment. The PSC will further ensure that entitlements are respected and that priority persons are fairly and properly assessed.
2. The PSC, acting in accordance with the Privacy Act, will provide the Treasury Board Secretariat with information related to the administration of priority entitlements which may reflect on departments' or organizations' and agencies' level of compliance with this Directive.
3. The PSC will provide surplus and laid-off persons with information on their priority entitlements.
4. The PSC will, in accordance with the Privacy Act, provide information to bargaining agents on the numbers and status of their members who are in the Priority Information Management System and, on a service-wide basis, through reports to the National Joint Council's Work Force Adjustment Committee.
5. The PSC will ensure that a reinstatement priority is given to all employees who are appointed to a position at a lower level.
6. The PSC will, in accordance with the Privacy Act, provide information to the Employer, departments or organizations and/or bargaining agents on referrals of surplus employees and laid-off persons in order to ensure that the priority entitlements are respected.
Public Service Commission "Guide on Priority Administration": http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/prad-adpr/guide/index-eng.htm