The World Forum - May 20th, 2024


Federal workers paid $819 million to stay home during the pandemic under '699' clause


It is separate from sick pay or vacation.

More than one in three federal public servants were granted paid time off work during the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a cost exceeding $800 million, according to a Treasury Board document.

At the onset of the pandemic, civil servants were told to work from home if possible, to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus throughout government offices.