COVID-19 Update #3

Information updated to the Illness and Leave page on April 6, 2020
Employee leave policy
All employees that are in good health and able to work should continue to work remotely, wherever and whenever possible. If it is not possible for you to do so, you may be granted ‘Other Leave With Pay (699)’.

Managers may need to examine individual cases on their own merits (i.e. choosing to travel to affected areas contrary to public health advice, those who are at increased risk of more severe outcomes due to various factors, etc.).

If you are unable to work because of COVID-related illnesses, you will also be eligible for ‘Other Leave With Pay (699)’. This means that you are:
• diagnosed with COVID-19
• experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
• at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, as described by the Public Health Agency of Canada and cannot work remotely
• living with a dependant that is at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, as described by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and cannot work remotely

If you are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, or living with someone who is, you are expected to be in regular contact with your manager, who will assess the need for continued leave. This assessment will take into account your working conditions, the protective measures in place at your work site, and the need of services for the safety and security of Canadians.
As a member of the federal public service, you are asked to adopt a good faith approach in using this leave, keeping in mind the need to provide critical services to Canadians at this time. Your manager will ask you to attest to the situation preventing you from working.


If you have questions regarding the RCMP’s official and current procedures regarding COVID-19 and its various issues, please ensure you consult the “COVID-19 – Addressing Important Topics for Employees” page on the Infoweb.  If you do not have access to the Infoweb, please reach out to your manager or check the RCMP’s public website for information.   If you have specific workplace concerns that are not being addressed by management, don’t forget to contact your steward or Regional Chairperson for assistance.

We wish to thank everyone for your amazing work and dedication during these difficult times.
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