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September 6, 2006
SUBJECT: Changes to Field 55 -- Appointment Status - Official Languages
1.1 The purpose of this directive is to provide compensation advisors with information concerning changes to the current codes and the creation of new codes for Field 55 (Appointment Status) effective December 31, 2005, which is the effective date of the Public Service Official Language Exclusion Approval Order (PSOLEAO).
1.2 In accordance with the PSOLEAO, the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA), and Treasury Board policies and guidelines, new codes have been created and some existing codes have been amended for Field 55 to identify the status of an appointment or a deployment to the position.
2.1 A new PSOLEAO came into force on December 31, 2005, along with the new PSEA. Details of the legislation are available at the following link:
3.1 Compensation advisors are responsible to input the appropriate code in Field 55 to identify the status of the appointment or deployment to the position.
The revised codes are as follows:
|Code||Action||Description (PPIM 3-5-3) Prior to December 31, 2005||Description (after amend or create) Effective December 31, 2005|
|01||Unchanged||Language training||Language training|
|02||Unchanged||Long service employee||Long service employee|
|03||Unchanged||Age exemption||Age exemption|
|04 See Note 1||Unavailable||Reorganization - Should no longer be used under any circumstance|
|05 See Note 1||Unavailable||Transfer of control - Should no longer be used under any circumstance|
|06||Unchanged||Change of classification||Change of classification|
|07||Unchanged||Layoff priority||Layoff priority|
|08||Unchanged||Leave of absence priority||Leave of absence priority|
|09 See Note 2||Unchanged||Acting appointment - leave of absence replacement||Not applicable to situations effective on or after December 31, 2005|
|10 See Note 2||Unchanged||Acting appointment - language training replacement||Not applicable to situations effective on or after December 31, 2005|
|12||Unchanged||Compassionate grounds||Compassionate grounds|
|13||Amend||Bilingual imperative||Appointment - Imperative, bilingual position|
|14||Amend||Bilingual non-imperative||Appointment - Non-imperative, bilingual position|
|15||Amend||English essential||Appointment - English essential position|
|16||Amend||French essential||Appointment - French essential position|
|17||Amend||English or French essential||Appointment - English or French essential position (reversible)|
|18||Amend||Rotational positions - Foreign Affairs and International Trade||Appointment - Bilingual Rotational Position (Foreign Affairs and International Trade)|
|19 See Note 2||Unchanged||Similar bilingual positions||Not applicable to situations effective on or after December 31, 2005|
|20||Amend||Appointment to a reclassified bilingual position||Second Language Evaluation (SLE) results are valid (See the Official Languages in the Appointment Process guide)|
|23||Create new||Deployment - Imperative, bilingual position|
|24||Create new||Deployment - Non-imperative, bilingual position|
|25||Create new||Deployment - English essential position|
|26||Create new||Deployment - French essential position|
|27||Create new||Deployment - English or French essential position (reversible)|
|28||Create new||Deployment - Bilingual Rotational Position (Foreign Affairs and International Trade)|
|50||Create new||Appointment - Agreement to become bilingual|
|51||Create new||Appointment - Medical grounds|
|52||Create new||Appointment - Eligibility for an immediate annuity|
|53||Create new||Deployment - Agreement to become bilingual|
|54||Create new||Deployment - Medical grounds|
|55||Create new||Deployment - Eligibility for an immediate annuity|
|60||Create new||Acting appointment to an encumbered bilingual position - cumulative maximum of 12 months (subsection 15(1))|
|61||Create new||Acting appointment to a bilingual position while the incumbent is on language training - cumulative maximum of 18 months (subsection 16(1))|
|62||Create new||Acting appointment to a position in a rotational system (section 17) - Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and Canada Border Services Agency|
Note 1: Codes 04 and 05 should no longer be used under any circumstance. However, existing accounts containing these codes will remain as is in the system.
Note 2: Codes 09, 10 and 19 apply solely to situations prior to December 31, 2005, and should only be used for appointment situations with an effective date prior to this date.
4.1 The revised codes for Field 55 were updated in the Regional Pay System on August 22, 2006, and are currently available for use.
4.2 The Personnel-Pay Input Manual (PPIM) will be amended to reflect these changes.
5.1 Any request for information regarding the foregoing should be addressed to your Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Compensation Services Office.
5.2 Any questions regarding policy and legislation on official languages should be addressed to the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada (PSHRMAC).
Original Signed by
Acting Director General
Accounting, Banking and Compensation
Reference(s): CJA 1045-10
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