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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.

Members (full-time positions)

Public Service Staffing Tribunal

Salary Range: $90,400 - $106,300

Location: National Capital Region

The Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST) was established under the Public Service Employment Act as an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal responsible for providing a fair, efficient and independent resolution of complaints related to internal appointments and lay-offs in the federal public service. The Tribunal conducts hearings of complaints from public service employees throughout Canada and puts emphasis on the informal resolution of complaints. The Tribunal also offers mediation services to help parties resolve their differences without resorting to a formal hearing.

The successful candidates must possess a degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of relevant education, job-related training and/or experience. A degree in law or public administration would be considered an asset. The ideal candidates possess experience in writing documents of an analytical nature, such as research or strategic papers, investigation reports, legal opinions or decisions. Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation is required. The qualified candidates possess experience in rendering decisions or presenting cases before courts or quasi-judicial tribunals, or as mediators, or in providing advice in labour relations, human rights or in human resources management. As stipulated in the Public Service Employment Act, experience in or knowledge of employment matters in the public sector is also necessary.

The ideal candidates must possess knowledge of the mandate and of the jurisprudence of the Public Service Staffing Tribunal, as well as knowledge of the legislative framework governing human resources management in the federal public service and related policies, including the Public Service Employment Act, the Public Service Modernization Act and the Canadian Human Rights Act. The positions require knowledge of the procedures and practices involved in conducting a quasi-judicial hearing and of the legal principles involved, particularly as they relate to evidence, legal interpretation and natural justice. Knowledge of the practices and principles underlying mediation and conflict resolution is essential.

The positions require the ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, with superior writing skills. The abilities to work under pressure and to prioritize tasks are necessary. The preferred candidates must be able to interpret the provisions of various statutes, regulations, policies and other documents in a quasi-judicial context, and to assess the relevance of precedents in order to render decisions. The ability to effectively conduct hearings of a quasi-judicial tribunal and to write clear decisions on complex legal issues is essential. The qualified candidates are able to work independently and as part of a team.

The selected candidates must demonstrate impartiality and be persons of sound judgment and integrity. The chosen candidates must adhere to high ethical standards and fairness, and have superior interpersonal skills, tact and discretion.

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

The successful candidates must be Canadian citizens within the meaning of the Citizenship Act or permanent residents within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The successful candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within reasonable commuting distance, and be prepared to travel regularly across Canada.

The Government is committed to ensuring that its appointments are representative of Canada’s regions and official languages, as well as of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and visible minorities.

The preferred candidates must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under "Reference Material" at

The selected candidates will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website at

This notice has been placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for these positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on its website at

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae by May 1, 2012, to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, 59 Sparks Street, 1st Floor, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A3, 613-957-5006 (facsimile), (email).

English and French notices of vacancies will be produced in an alternative format (audio cassette, diskette, Braille, large print, etc.) upon request. For further information, please contact Publishing and Depository Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

View the complete Selection Criteria