The Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) expects that its employees will work hard and thus be contributors to its success. CSEC also expects its employees to enjoy a good quality of life and a healthy work environment; the benefit package employees receive promotes these goals.
CSEC offers a competitive wage structure. The salary range is listed on job posters.
CSEC offers paid annual leave based on years of service. Paid annual leave is accrued at a rate of 1.25 days for each calendar month in which the employee has been paid a minimum of 10 days. Employees earn additional hours of annual leave after eight years, the rates are outlined in the collective agreement.
Unused vacation leave can be carried over to the next year, up to a maximum of 35 days. Any unused leave credits in excess of 35 days will be paid to the employee in cash.
CSEC employees enjoy the following designated holidays with pay:
- New Year's Day
- Good Friday
- Easter Monday
- Victoria Day
- Canada Day
- First Monday in August
- Labour Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Remembrance Day
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
Employees earn paid sick leave for a total of up to 15 days per year. Unused sick leave can be accumulated from year to year.
In addition to the leaves described above, CSEC offers leave with or without pay to allow employees to attend to unexpected events, such as paid bereavement leave for the death of an immediate family member, paid leave to serve on a jury or attend as a witness in specific legal proceedings, and paid leave for family-related responsibilities.
As Public Service employees, CSEC employees' benefits include:
- dental and health care plans, with coverage for prescription drugs, vision care, paramedical practitioners, and hospitalization for you and your family
- disability insurance
- pension plan
- life insurance
Flexible work arrangements
CSEC understands that employees' personal life is as important that their professional life, and when possible allows employees to work flexible hours or compressed work weeks.
Exercise and sports
CSEC employees keep active by participating in various intramural sport leagues (volleyball and softball), biking or jogging to work. Many choose to spend part of their lunch time taking advantage of the walking and bicycle paths located near the campus, and the Rideau Canal Skateway in winter. Showers, lockers and change facilities are available for employees' use. Employees can also take advantage of corporate membership rates at a fitness club.
Social clubs and associations
Several social clubs and associations cater to the various interests of CSEC employees, and are always eager to accept new members. The Horticultural Society, the choir and Toastmasters International are only a few examples of CSEC clubs and associations.
CAP is an in-house program whose mandate is to design and deliver programs and activities that will contribute to individual and organizational wellness. CAP offers various activities, workshops, presentations and noon-hour sessions on family dynamics, parenting, stress management and other topics relating to health, wellness and well-being. CAP also organizes on-site seasonal flu clinic for employees' convenience. CSEC employees can also take advantage of in-house confidential counselling and coaching to deal with personal and professional issues.
CSEC has an awards and recognition program to recognize employees (individuals or teams) who have shown excellence in advancing CSEC mission. An annual ceremony is held in honour of the recipients.
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