Post-Service (C03-15/16)

A public servant formerly in a senior-designated position retired and was re-hired briefly, on contract, by a public body. Upon terminating this employment contract, the former public servant wanted advice about several post-service opportunities.

The intervening employment opportunity impacted the nature of the post-service obligations the public servant was subject to because technically the position that the public servant held immediately before ceasing to be a public servant was not a senior designated position and as such he was not subject to the more stringent lobbying and employment restrictions. The commissioner was concerned that this arrangement might appear to have been made to intentionally circumvent the more stringent restrictions. In order to avoid this perception, the commissioner recommended that the public servant be treated as though the lobbying and employment restrictions applied to him for one year following the original retirement.

O. Reg. 381/07, s. 19.