Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board

Holiday Period (2017-2018)
The Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (the Board) will suspend all timeframes for complaints, grievances and board matters between December 23, 2017, and January 2, 2018, inclusively. In other words, the days during the holiday period will NOT count for the purpose of calculating deadlines. The calculation of time limits will resume on January 3, 2018.

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This site contains decisions rendered by the former Public Service Labour Relations Board and the former Public Service Staffing Tribunal, prior to their merger on November 1, 2014. These decisions as well as other information concerning legislation, procedural guides and other process-related matters, can be found under the respective headers featured in the top menu of this page. Annual reports can be accessed under About Us at the bottom portion of the page.

Welcome to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB) website.

The FPSLREB is an independent quasi-judicial statutory tribunal established by the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board Act (FPSLREA), which came into force on November 1, 2014. The FPSLREB is responsible for administering the collective bargaining and grievance adjudication systems in the federal public service and in Parliament. It is also responsible for the resolution of staffing complaints related to internal appointments and layoffs in the federal public service. It can also receive complaints about appointments that were made to comply with an order in a previous FPSLREB decision, as well as revocations of internal appointments. The FPSLREB is also responsible for dealing with pay equity complaints filed by, or on behalf of, groups of employees pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act.

The FPSLREB is the creation of a merger of the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) and the Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST). The FPSLREB deals with matters that were previously dealt with by those former tribunals under the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act and the Public Service Employment Act, respectively.

We provide two main services:

  • adjudication - hearing and deciding grievances, labour relations complaints and other labour relations matters as well as dealing with staffing complaints related to internal appointments, layoffs, the implementation of corrective measures ordered by the Board and revocations of appointments.
  • mediation - helping parties reach collective agreements, manage their relations under collective agreements, and resolve disputes and complaints without resorting to a hearing.

Our commitment to resolving labour relations issues and staffing complaints in an impartial manner contributes to a productive and efficient workplace that ultimately benefits Canadians from coast to coast through the smooth delivery of government programs and services.

Through the coming into force of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act, on November 1, 2014, the Government of Canada is consolidating the provision of support services to eleven administrative tribunals into a single, integrated organization, the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC). The role of the ATSSC is to provide these administrative tribunals — including the FPSLREB — with the support services and facilities needed to exercise their powers and perform their duties and functions in accordance with their statutory responsibilities. The independence of tribunal decision making on adjudicative and case-related matters will be preserved.

This initiative will increase the capacity of the tribunals to meet their administrative requirements and fulfill their mandates, while providing excellent service and increasing access to justice to Canadians. Neither tribunal operations nor their existing functions will change. Cases will continue to be filed, managed and safeguarded according to existing procedures.