FAQs: Ottawa Public Health Reorganization
On April 19, Ottawa Public Health announced a reorganization that impacts some CIPP members.
If your manager has informed you that you will have a new role within OPH or that your role has been deemed redundant, the following FAQs are a good starting place to understand the process.
Has OPH deemed any CIPP positions to be redundant during this reorganization?
Yes, a small number of CIPP positions have been declared redundant as a result of this OPH reorganization. If your position is deemed redundant you should have received an email to this effect from your employer on April 19.
Please contact CIPP now so that we can explain your options and support you through this process.
How do I know if my position has been made redundant? Or if I am being transferred?
As we understand from your employer, if your position has been made redundant or if you are being transferred you should have received an email to this effect from your employer on April 19.
If you are unsure, please contact your manager or supervisor to clarify. They should be informed.
What do I do if my position has been made redundant?
If you have been told that your position is redundant, please get in touch with CIPP now. We are prepared to help you understand your options and to support you through this process.
I was notified that I am being transferred. What does that mean?
An employee transfer is a process of moving an employee from one job to another – usually within the same department. Transfers are lateral and should not change the regular rate of pay.
I was notified that I am being transferred. How do I get more information about this?
As we understand from your employer, you should have received an email on April 19 that includes your new job description and manager’s name.
Please contact this manager for more information about your new role.
Can I choose where I transfer to?
A reorganization like this is within the rights of the employer. The employer is not obligated to offer you options to choose from.
We are, however, in ongoing discussions with your employer and are able to raise any concerns that you may have.
Can I decline a transfer?
No, you cannot decline a transfer. The employer has the right under Article 3 of the Collective Agreement to transfer employees.
What is the impact on my rate of pay?
You should not see any impact to your regular base salary.