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ARCHIVED - H1N1 Flu Virus – Information for Employees of the Core Public Administration

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The health, safety and well-being of all Canadians, including federal public service employees across the country, are of the utmost importance to the Government of Canada.

In its role of supporting the Treasury Board as the Employer of the core public administration1, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) coordinates communications with employees and their bargaining agents regarding the H1N1 flu virus.

TBS also provides guidance and information to departments and agencies of the core public administration on human resources issues that may arise as a result of the H1N1 flu virus. This includes guidance on matters such as pay and leave provisions and occupational health and safety issues.

The guidance contained in these Frequently Asked Questions is aligned with science-based health information provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), which offers advice to the general public, and Health Canada's Workplace Health and Public Safety Programme (WHPSP), which offers guidance to the Treasury Board as the Employer of the core public administration.

All federal public service employees are invited to consult the following sources of information:

The portal provides up-to-date information on the H1N1 flu virus for all Canadians, including tips on what individuals can do to protect themselves. The Public Health Agency of Canada website provides health and travel advisories and other information intended for Canadians and health professionals. It also lists actions taken by the Government of Canada to slow the spread of the virus.

1 The core public administration consists of the more than 80 departments and agencies named in Schedule I and Schedule IV of the Financial Administration Act.

Frequently Asked Questions

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