Staffing Committee

Report of the Staffing Committee

September 2009

Sabri Khayat  Item 11(a)

The committee has not met since the last Executive Council meeting, in June 2009.

CRA Directive on the End-State Pre-Qualification Process (PQP) – Final Version

On August 10, 2009, we received from the CRA the final version of the CRA Directive on the End-State Pre-Qualification Process (PQP), which we shared with the Executive Council and UTE LROs.

End-State PQP in Tax Centres/Call Centres Working Group

We were invited by the CRA to take part in this working group, on which the Agency reserved us two seats.  In the absence of the committee advisor, the committee chair and co-chair attended the meeting, which was held on July 22 and 23, 2009.

A draft of the discussions and the work done during those two days was to be sent to us around mid-August 2009.  Since, at the time of writing this report, we have not yet received anything from the CRA, the committee chair will give the Executive Council a quick oral overview of the topics covered.

Placement Criteria Working Group

At the meeting on July 22 and 23, 2009, we brought up the fact that once the PQP End State is reached, the placement criteria, choosing and using them will become major issues.

We are surprised about the fact that, in late 2008 – early 2009 the CRA created a working group to examine the placement criteria, without ever inviting the union to take part.

The CRA promised to look into our concern, and to follow up as soon as possible. 

Respectfully submitted,

Sabri Khayat,
Chair of the Committee