Disclosure of job reclassifications

On December 16, 2003, the Treasury Board announced a freeze on reclassifications as a measure to control costs and minimize disruption during the transition of government. On February 25, 2004, the government announced it was lifting the freeze on reclassifications and introduced the mandatory publication of information concerning the reclassification of occupied positions as part of its framework to promote greater transparency and accountability throughout the government of Canada.

Although this new framework was aimed primarily at departments and agencies where the Treasury Board is the employer, given its objectives of transparency and increased accountability, the CRA has decided to adopt this approach. The Agency will periodically review the ongoing need for this framework.

Because the CRA uses a job-based classification system, this Web site provides information on job reclassifications within the Agency. In the case of upward reclassifications, the positions associated to the reclassified job are only reclassified if the incumbent of the associated position meets the requirements of the higher-level job.

As a separate employer, the CRA may issue guidelines on reclassification that may differ from those of the Treasury Board.

The reclassification of jobs in the CRA is an important and necessary business management option. However, when contemplating changes to a job that could result in reclassification, management will endeavour to ensure the proper, effective and efficient use of public money. The cost implications associated with upward reclassification must be apparent and recognized and they must support accountability for classification decisions.

The information on this Web site will be updated every three months, starting January 2005.

The Frequently asked questions section of the Web site provides additional information regarding this initiative.

Please note that information normally withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act does not appear on this Web site.

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