TOPIC: PHOENIX FALLING
Supreme Court won't allow expanded Phoenix pay system lawsuit
The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a bid to have more federal civil servants included in a class-action lawsuit against the government over the faulty Phoenix pay system, effectively excluding workers who have access to a federal grievance process.
Phoenix replacement chosen for testing
A German software company has been chosen to test out its replacement for the Phoenix pay system.
RCMP civilian employees won't be moved to Phoenix pay system
Civilian employees with the RCMP will not be moved to the troubled Phoenix pay system, according to the national police force and Treasury Board of Canada.
Former federal employees can now request Phoenix compensation
Former federal public servants affected by ongoing Phoenix pay system problems could soon qualify for compensation similar to that already granted to current employees.
Phoenix fiasco flying under election radar
Around 228,000 government employees — more than half of the federal public service — continue to have problems with the Phoenix pay system. But the main federal parties don't seem to want to talk about it.
PSAC unimpressed with mass government email on Phoenix offer
The federal government’s largest public sector union is calling a mass email to public servants about a settlement for the Phoenix pay system a 'pressure tactic' designed to push its members toward the deal.
Pay-worker retention deal expires, renewing concerns about Phoenix backlog
The federal government has let an agreement expire that gave retention bonuses to workers trying to deal with a mountain of problems created by the Phoenix civil-service pay system — raising questions about commitments to eradicate a massive backlog of improper pay files.
Phoenix replacement process aiming for transparency
There's more riding on the federal government's plan to replace the chronically dysfunctional Phoenix pay system than just paying workers properly, according to a former government executive, and that's why transparency is key.
3 companies competing to replace Phoenix named
Ceridian, SAP and Workday will vie to build new public service pay system in a procurement that's moving at "warp speed," according to a member of the team that's leading the process.
Several Phoenix pay system replacements expected to get test runs
The minister responsible for replacing the federal government's disastrous civil-service pay system says a series of pay "experiments" will likely be tested alongside Phoenix, created by IBM.
Contract deal reached with 30K federal public servants
The federal government has reached contract deals with more than 30,000 public servants that includes leave for victims of domestic violence and leeway for its implementation under the troubled Phoenix pay system.
Phoenix pay system cost could total $2.6B before cheaper replacement ready
The troubled Phoenix pay system for Canadian public servants will need over a billion more dollars to fix once and for all, a process that could take another four years, a federal watchdog says.
Phoenix cost soars by another $137M, paid to IBM
The federal government continues to pay millions of dollars more than expected to IBM to run the troubled Phoenix pay system, despite its many problems.
3 in 4 public servants overpaid by Phoenix
Nearly three-quarters of federal public servants have received too much money on at least one paycheque issued by the Phoenix pay system.
Justice department wants records kept for Phoenix class-action suit
Faced with an expanding class-action lawsuit related to the Phoenix pay system, the federal government is taking steps to preserve records.
Liberals 'throwing good money after bad' on Phoenix, union says
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada says the Liberals are wasting taxpayers' money by throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at the failed Phoenix pay system instead of finding a replacement for it.
Budget promises millions more for Phoenix fix
The federal budget unveiled Tuesday contains new money to fix and eventually replace the federal government payroll system, and reveals plans to build new crossings across the Ottawa River.
More money to replace Phoenix needed in budget, unions say
Public service unions will be scouring Tuesday's federal budget for a significant investment to continue the work to replace the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system.
Public servants protest against Phoenix system in Gatineau
Public servants frustrated with the troubled Phoenix payroll system demonstrated Saturday in Gatineau, Que.
Clearing Phoenix pay backlog could take up to 5 years
As the federal government forges ahead to replace the Phoenix payroll system, internal government documents obtained by CBC News say clearing the backlog is at least three to five years away, and "overall stability" won't be achieved for 10 or more years.
Phoenix 'pay pods' show some success, but still no word on overall fix
One year after instituting a special "pay pod" system to deal with the controversial Phoenix pay system's ongoing backlog, Ottawa says it's showing results. But the government still won't say when all public servants can expect to be paid correctly.
MP promises no pay problems for Portage III workers
Unions are skeptical that hundreds of federal employees will make the move from Gatineau to Ottawa without experiencing problems with their pay stubs.
Government could compensate all public servants for Phoenix
The federal Liberals are considering some sort of "tiered" compensation for the Phoenix pay system where every public servant gets something for the stress its problems have caused, says a government source.
Phoenix grievances more than double in a year
The number of grievances the federal government is facing that are directly related to the Phoenix payroll system has more than doubled in the last year, Radio-Canada reports.
Phoenix to take 5 years, billions to fix: report
A newly released federal report estimates the problem-plagued Phoenix payroll system has already cost Canadian government coffers more than $1 billion and could require an additional $500 million a year until it is fixed.