Temporary Help Services for the National Capital Region
The Temporary Help Services (THS) Supply Arrangement (SA) is the mandatory method of supply designed to assist federal departments in the National Capital Region (NCR) with their procurement of temporary help for an assignment period that does not exceed 48 consecutive weeks.
There are only three situations in which THS can be used:
- When a public servant is absent for a temporary period of time
- When there is a requirement for additional staff during a temporary workload increase, in which there is an insufficient number of public servants available to meet the requirement
- A position is vacant and staffing action is being completed
The following are some of the important changes that have been recently made to our method of supply:
- Nurse and psychologist categories have been added to Temporary Help Services
- Changes have been made to our client templates, addressing protective equipment and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines
- Temporary changes have been made to Temporary Help Services rules regarding consecutive weeks of work
- The Generic Mailbox for The Temporary Helps Services (THS) Supply Arrangement has been renamed to email@example.com. Rest assured that any e-mails sent to the former address will be forwarded to the new address for the foreseeable future
Services and information
Details of the supply arrangement (SA) including terms and conditions and instructions on how to use the SA.
An overview of the business rules governing Temporary Help Services in the National Capital Region.
All temp help streams and categories covered by the current version of THS.
Useful tools for client departments wishing to contract via THS.
Suppliers without a current SA interested in providing services via THS must download the most current version of our RFSA and use it to bid in the CPSS ePortal. New bids are evaluated quarterly.
A timeline of notices, changes and improvements in the life of THS.
Find out about the various methods of supply for temporary help services in other regions of Canada.
We encourage client feedback for further development of the THS tool in the NCR.
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