News

10 June 2022
Dear AFS Members,
16 May 2022
Following the close of nominations on May 13, 2022, the following members expressed their willingness to serve as Officers on the AFS Group Executive.  Four Regional Officer positions and one National Officer position have been acclaimed - congratulations to Allaudin Alibhai, Chris Roach, Shawn G
22 April 2022
Nominations for the AFS Group Executive are open. The deadline to submit nominations is May 13, 2022, at 12:00 PM ET.
9 March 2022
The AFS Bargaining Team is already hard at work preparing for the next round of collective bargaining. As always, our goal is to secure the best possible collective agreement for all our members.
24 November 2021
On November 8, 2021, the CRA announced its new COVID-19 vaccination policy and implementation guide. This policy has made COVID-19 vaccination a new condition of employment.   
1 September 2021
The AFS Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 in Ottawa (virtual and in-person). The AFS Group By-Laws provide for seventy-two (72) delegates including the eleven (11) members of the AFS Group Executive. The remaining sixty-one (61) official delegates are allocated on the basis of population by region and chosen by the Regional Representatives.
8 July 2021
The Elections Committee has verified the results for election to the position of President of the AFS Group Executive. The following candidate was successful (name underlined) and will take office commencing July 1, 2021: President:
10 May 2021
There is one (1) vacancy on the AFS Group executive. The successful candidate will take Office on July 1, 2021. Following the close of nominations on April 16, 2021 the following members expressed their willingness to serve as President on the AFS Group Executive.  
15 March 2021
Submit your nomination to become the AFS Group president by April 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET.
16 September 2020
AFS Group Executive Elections:  The Results 2020 We have verified the results for the elections to positions on the AFS Group Executive. The following candidates were successful:   Prairie/NWT Region AFS Representative
4 August 2020
There are five (5) vacancies for Officers on the AFS Group executive. Successful candidates will take Office on September 16, 2020.
30 June 2020
From the President … 
30 June 2020
At the request of the AFS Group Elections Committee and as per PIPSC By-Law 17.3.2.1, the PIPSC National Elections committee is conducting the 2020 AFS Group elections to the National AFS Group Executive.
20 May 2020
In this survey, we will be asking you whether you believe artificial intelligence (AI) and other new kinds of software technology are affecting or will affect your job.
6 April 2020
Dear AFS members, On March 31, 2020, the AFS Executive (minus those members whose terms are expiring) met via conference call and discussed the current election process. 
23 March 2020
Please see the message below about reimbursement of transportation costs for AFS members from the CRA Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Commissioner.
11 March 2020
AFS GROUP ELECTIONS - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
20 February 2020
Précis November 30th, 2019 AFS Executive Meeting
27 January 2020
FINANCIAL AND SCIENTIFIC (AFS) GROUP 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The AFS Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Caesars Windsor Hotel.  The AFS Group By-Laws provide for seventy-one (71) delegates including the eleven (11) me
17 December 2019
Précis November 7th, 2019 AFS Executive Meeting
9 December 2019
AFS IT Region President Elections   The AFS IT Region President elections recently concluded. The AFS Executive is pleased to announce the following individuals were elected for a three (3) year term:   Atlantic – Mike Hefford*
3 December 2019
Guidelines for AFS Members When Encountering a Picket Line of Another Union or PIPSC Group Dear Members of the AFS Group,
21 November 2019
It is with a profound sense of sorrow and regret that the Institute informs you of the passing of our friend and colleague, Ed Sweet. Ed passed away on November 17, 2019.  Ed’s commitment to Institute members was deep and unwavering. He will be missed.
22 September 2019
AFS GROUP ELECTIONS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Nominations are now invited for the following positions in the AFS Group:
13 September 2019
Précis June 5, 2019 AFS Executive Meeting
12 September 2019
2020 / 2021 AFS Committees             AFS Contact  
3 September 2019
New AFS Collective Agreement Signed   The AFS Bargaining team is pleased to announce that our new AFS Collective Agreement has been signed. The Agreement took effect on August 23, 2019 and applies from December 22, 2018 to December 21, 2022.  
9 August 2019
Leave not earned while on Leave with Income Averaging
9 August 2019
From the President …
6 August 2019
Précis April 28, 2019 AFS Executive Meeting
1 August 2019
We are pleased to announce that our AFS members have voted to accept the May 25, 2019 tentative agreement to renew our collective bargaining agreement for the December 22, 2018 to December 21, 2022 period.
18 July 2019
AFS Ratification Kit information 2019 Dear AFS Member, Your AFS Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that on May 25, 2019 we signed a tentative agreement to complete this round of collective bargaining. The Bargaining Team would like to thank all members for their support.
16 July 2019
Damages Caused by the Phoenix Pay System More details on the announcement of July 8th, 2019 agreement between the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada for the Audit, Financial and Scientific (PIPSC-AFS) Group and the CRA that was signed for its members regarding Damage