Work Force Adjustment Committee

The Executive Committee of the National Joint Council (NJC) is pleased to announce that it recently accepted the report of the Work Force Adjustment Committee pertaining to the cyclical review of the Work Force Adjustment Directive.

The Directive was developed in partnership by employer and bargaining agent representatives at the NJC. Its provisions form part of the collective agreements of the participating parties under the By-Laws of the National Joint Council.


The revised Directive applies to represented employees of the core public administration where the NJC Work Force Adjustment Directive is referenced in the collective agreements and for which the Treasury Board is the employer (departments and organizations listed in Schedules I and IV to Financial Administration Act, for which the Public Service Commission has the sole authority to appoint).

This Directive also applies to the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and its bargaining agent.

Implementation Date

The new Work Force Adjustment Directive is effective December 1, 2010.

Major Changes

The major changes to the provisions of the Work Force Adjustment Directive are as follows:


Enquiries about this Directive should be referred to the respective bargaining agent, or the responsible officers in departmental headquarters.

Responsible officers in departmental headquarters may, in turn, direct questions regarding the application of this directive to the senior director, Union Engagement & NJC Support, Compensation and Labour Relations Sector, Treasury Board Secretariat.