Help support Mental Health

We have all been forced to endure changes frequently referred to as “the new normal” during the pandemic. One day, […]

What happens when you contact Labour Relations

As Labour Relations Advisors at ACFO-ACAF, our priority is to protect the wellbeing of the CT Community in the workplace. […]

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP): What you need to know

Over the past two years, the mental health of Canadians has been on the decline. According to a report from […]

What is discrimination at work?

In Canada, all employees have the right to a workplace free from discrimination. This right is enshrined as law in […]

What you should know before moving into an unrepresented position

Executive positions within the federal public service are unrepresented, meaning employees in those positions are not represented by a bargaining […]

Mental health accommodation guide

One of ACFO-ACAF’s most important responsibilities is to support and advocate for members who have mental health challenges and need […]

Important information about claiming long-term disability premiums

Many employees receiving long-term disability insurance (DI) are unaware that they are entitled to a tax deduction on their portion of previously–paid DI premiums.  More specifically, if an employee becomes eligible for DI benefits, your employee portion of premiums paid over the course of your employment may be deducted from your […]

Labour Relations FAQ: Your PMA

With performance agreements on the horizon, we know that many ACFO-ACAF members have questions or concerns about their PMAs. The […]

Reminder: Best practices for dealing with a Phoenix pay issue

In recent communications on Phoenix, ACFO has voiced our concerns on threats to the integrity of government financial information and […]

Long-term illness: What to do and what to expect for public service FIs

Please note that the information below is only intended as a guideline. If you are faced with a prolonged absence […]

Take your interpersonal skills to the next level

In today’s blog, I am going to talk about interpersonal skills, a vital set of skills that enable us to […]

Tips to improve workplace email etiquette

Email has become an essential communication tool in the workplace, however, if not used properly it can lead to problematic […]