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Website in transition!

On November 1, 2014, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB) was created. The PSLREB was created when the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) and the Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST) merged. This PSST website is in the process of being phased out in favour of the new PSLREB website. During a period of transition, this PSST website will continue to provide archived reports, decisions, and transitional information. Please visit the new PSLREB website for the most recent content.

What's New

October 15, 2014

New Chairperson Appointed to the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board

The Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, has appointed Catherine Ebbs as the new and first Chairperson of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB), effective October 9, 2014. The appointment of Ms. Ebbs is for a period of five years.

Ms. Ebbs has been Chairperson of the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) since July 2, 2014. She came to the PSLRB from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee where she served as chairperson, chief executive officer and senior legal counsel. Prior to that, she was a member of the Parole Board of Canada, where she served as the vice-chairperson of its Appeals Division. Ms. Ebbs is also a former chair of the Heads of Federal Administrative Tribunals Forum. She holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode Law School, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University.


September 8, 2014

New Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board and Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

Here is some important information about the new Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB) and the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC). They are expected to be created on November 3, 2014.


October 22, 2013

Holiday Period

The Tribunal will suspend all timeframes for complaints between December 21, 2013 and January 5, 2014 inclusively.


September 16, 2013

Scheduling of Hearings and Requests for Postponements

Would you like to submit a request to postpone a hearing? Before submitting your request, check out the PSST’s Policy for Scheduling of Hearings and Requests for Postponements. Although there are no changes to the policy, we have reorganized the information and provided examples for those seeking postponements.

This policy outlines the processes and timelines for postponement requests and can be found in the Policies and Directives section of the website.


August 27, 2013

Practice Direction – Books of Authorities

The Tribunal is committed to ensuring that its processes are clear and accessible. This direction outlines the practice for preparing the List of Jurisprudence which is exchanged between the parties prior to the hearing and the Book of Authorities copies of which are provided to the member and the other parties at the hearing.


March 28, 2013

Policy on Affidavits

Did you know that some witnesses can provide evidence in writing through an affidavit? To learn more and to download the PSST’s affidavit form please visit the Policy on Affidavits page.


February 26, 2013

Appointment of a New Full-time Member

The Tribunal is pleased to announce Nathalie Daigle was appointed as a permanent full–time member of the Public Service Staffing Tribunal in December 2012. Ms. Daigle is a lawyer with extensive experience in the public service. Ms. Daigle worked as legal counsel at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Citizenship and Immigration, Correctional Services and the Federal Court.

Ms. Daigle's biography

February 18, 2013

Annual Report 2011-2012

The Tribunal’s seventh annual report, Moving Forward, is now available on the website.


October 18, 2012

Holiday Period

The Tribunal will suspend all timeframes for complaints between December 22, 2012 and January 6, 2013 inclusively.


September 5, 2012

Information Bulletins:


July 30, 2012

Update to Expedited Hearing Pilot Project

The Tribunal has updated and simplified the Terms of Expedited Hearing document. The same document may now be used whether parties have witnesses or not and specific terms for each case will now be discussed and finalized at the prehearing conference.


April 18, 2012

The NEW Expedited Hearing Pilot Project

This new pilot project offers an expedited hearing process, which means shorter time for hearings and faster turnaround for written decisions.


March 19, 2012

The Tribunal is committed to ensuring that its processes are accessible to all. This policy outlines how the Tribunal addresses requests for accommodation from persons who are accessing its services.


March 16, 2012

Settlement Conferences at the Public Service Staffing Tribunal