Staffing Committee

Report of the Staffing Committee

June 2009

Sabri Khayat  Item 11(a)

The Committee met in Ottawa on May 20 and 21, 2009.

The minutes from this meeting were completed and sent for translation. They will be distributed as soon as they are available in both official languages.

We had planned a committee meeting with the Taxpayer Services and Debt Management Branch (TSDMB), which was to be held on May 20, 2009. Since that meeting was postponed by the employer until June 11, 2009, I will attend, accompanied by the technical advisor.

Another meeting is planned for the same day, namely June 11, 2009, with the employer, to discuss the Migration to End State PQP.

As for Observe and Attest, we have agreed to meet with the employer on June 22, 2009, in order to be informed of the new steps that the CRA is planning for this program.

I will be able to give a brief report of the two meetings on June 11, 2009, during the Executive Council. As for the meeting on June 22, 2009, it will be covered in a later written report, which will be sent to you.

End State PQP:

In the committee’s report submitted in March 2009, I informed you about the difficulties we are experiencing with the employer regarding this matter. The employer was distributing information even before they received or responded to our input.

Unfortunately, we are not seeing any improvement in this area. We have the impression that the documents are sent to us with the aim of notifying us, not consulting us. This point, with more details, is already explained in our committee report under point (13), and we intend to let the CRA know about it at the meeting on June 11, 2009. 

Respectfully submitted,

Sabri Khayat,
Chair of the Committee