Management excluded employees afforded TEI access

Publish date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 update

AMAPCEO members will by now have seen the Secretary of Cabinet’s memo on this matter. While it is a pretty self-explanatory message, we wanted to highlight the following.

Transition Exit Initiative (TEI) is a provision of AMAPCEO’s OPS collective agreement and as such there are no material changes affecting our members. (Read the TEI Fact Sheet: What is the Transition Exit Initiative or TEI?). The process remains the same as always for members and the dates within the memo (January 1 to February 28, 2019) only apply to those in Management/Excluded positions, who will now have temporary access only.

AMAPCEO members may apply for TEI at any time. Those members who have previously submitted a request are being asked to confirm their submission remains on file, and if not, they’re being asked to re-submit ASAP.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact either a local Workplace Representative who can guide you through the collective agreement or contact our office directly to speak to one of our professional Workplace Advisors.

While the memo’s stated objective is to streamline the size of the OPS and to avoid involuntary job loss, the loss of good public service jobs whether they are vacant or relinquished voluntarily is nonetheless a loss to Ontario’s economy. Given the OPS is the most cost-efficient jurisdiction in the country on a per capita basis, public servants will be stretched even thinner in their efforts to provide the vital services this action is purportedly designed to protect.    

More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents 14,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in eleven cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth; Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; Public Health Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council and the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner.

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