Frequently asked questions on Alternation
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Am I eligible for alternation?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
Must I have valid second language results?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
Who can I alternate with?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
When can I participate and how long do I have to find someone with whom to alternate?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
Who needs to give me approval to alternate?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
I have found somebody who would like to alternate with me. What are the next steps to follow?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
If I choose to leave the Public Service through alternation, will I still be eligible for a pension waiver?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
What is the alternation forum?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
Who can use the alternation forum?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
Managers' Role in Alternation: Can I post information on behalf of an employee?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
Managers' Role in Alternation: Can I recommend alternation to an employee?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
Managers' Role in Alternation: How do I assess the candidates for alternation?
Please see this page on the Treasury Board of Canada Web Site.
What happens if my manager refuses to allow me to sign up for alternation?
It is AJC´s position that signing up for alternation does not require consent from your manager in order for you to be considered.

There is however an assessment process in place that should provide that your manager consider the skill set requirements of the person with whom you are proposing to alternate so as to ensure that the skill sets align in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act requirements.
What happens if my manager simply refuses to consider
If you are non-affected and wish to alternate with an opting employee but are being rejected for reasons that extend beyond those provided for in the WFAD, you may have a right to grieve.   For more information regarding your remedies, you are encouraged to submit an incident report to admin@ajc-ajj.ca .   A labour relations officer would be happy to provide you with union advice.
The Department has recently created an online alternation forum. Do I need managerial approval to sign up?
It is AJC´s view that signing up to be considered for alternation does not require managerial approval.  You may however wish to explore this option with a manager who is familiar with their obligations under the WFAD.  
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