Public Service Staffing Tribunal
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Common menu bar links

Website in transition!

On November 1, 2014, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB) was created. The PSLREB was created when the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) and the Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST) merged. This PSST website is in the process of being phased out in favour of the new PSLREB website. During a period of transition, this PSST website will continue to provide archived reports, decisions, and transitional information. Please visit the new PSLREB website for the most recent content.

Beauchamp v. Commissioner of Correctional Service Canada

Link to Full text

Neutral Citation:  

2014 PSST 16

Decision Date:  



Acting appointments of less than four months; jurisdiction of the Tribunal.


The complainant filed a complaint regarding a personís two acting appointments for periods of less than four months each. The second appointment started one month after the end of the first. According to s. 14(1) of the Public Service Employment Regulations, an appointment for a period of less than four months is allowed, without this involving the application of merit or right to recourse, provided the appointment does not extend the cumulative period of the acting appointment to four months or more.


The evidence showed that the two acting appointments were separate appointments and that they did not constitute a single uninterrupted appointment. Consequently, the Tribunal decided that it did not have the jurisdiction to hear the complaint.

Complaint dismissed.