OTTAWA, October 14, 2020 – All workers deserve to be paid accurately and on time. That is why the Government is working on creating a long-term, sustainable, and efficient human resources and pay solution that meets the diverse needs of federal employees across Canada.
Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, announced the selection of the Department of Canadian Heritage for the first exploratory phase of the Next Generation HR and Pay project. The Government will work with the selected vendor (SAP) and the Department of Canadian Heritage to develop a business case, privacy impact assessment, change management and other planning considerations to learn how a future HR and pay solution can integrate information from multiple compensation-related HR systems.
This phase will take place in a test environment and will not affect employee’s current pay. Employees will continue to be paid through the Phoenix pay system while testing is completed. The planning phase begins in October 2020 and future phases will be informed by the results of the planning phase.
Public servants, as well as bargaining agents, have been involved throughout the process and the government is committed to continuing to work with them in the next stages of the project. Long-term work to stabilize the Phoenix Pay System will continue with Public Services and Procurement Canada.