On November 1, 2014, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB) was created. The PSLREB was created when the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) and the Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST) merged. This PSLRB website is in the process of being phased out in favour of the new PSLREB website. During a period of transition, this PSLRB website will continue to provide archived reports, decisions, and transitional information. Please visit the new PSLREB website for the most recent content.
The Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, has appointed Catherine Ebbs as the new and first Chairperson of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB), effective October 9, 2014. The appointment of Ms. Ebbs is for a period of five years.
Ms. Ebbs has been Chairperson of the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) since July 2, 2014. She came to the PSLRB from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee where she served as chairperson, chief executive officer and senior legal counsel. Prior to that, she was a member of the Parole Board of Canada, where she served as the vice-chairperson of its Appeals Division. Ms. Ebbs is also a former chair of the Heads of Federal Administrative Tribunals Forum. She holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode Law School, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa, and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University.
Here is some important information about the new Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB) and the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC). They are expected to be created on November 3, 2014.
The Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act establishes the PSLREB and merges the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) and the Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST).
While both the PSLRB and the PSST have operated independently the past several months, they have examined their corporate and operational activities and have taken steps to prepare to successfully merge their functions into the PSLREB.
Until November 3, 2014, they will continue to provide quality, uninterrupted service to their clients.
The PSLREB’s creation will coincide with that of the ATSSC.
Bill C-31: Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1, will centralize and coordinate support services to the following federal administrative tribunals:
It is expected that the 11 organizations will begin to operate as the ATSSC on November 3, 2014. For a seamless transition and for continuity, the ATSSC will ensure that services will be delivered as they were by the former tribunals.
It is expected that the ATSSC, as a single integrated service provider, will in time realize efficiencies. Its goal is to deliver services efficiently and effectively that will support tribunal chairpersons and members as they fulfill their statutory responsibilities while maintaining their independence. The tribunal chairpersons will continue to work closely with the ATSSC implementation team at Justice Canada to ensure the new ATSSC meets the needs of tribunals and all Canadians.
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