Forms & Publications: Public Sector Salary Disclosure

FAQ: Organizations subject to the French Language Services Act

Q.  What’s new about the 2011 Public Sector Salary Disclosure?
A.  Starting with the 2011 PSSD, the Ministry of Finance will also be publishing the disclosure information of organizations that are subject to the French Language Services Act (FLSA) in French.  These organizations must now ensure that they submit their organization names and employees’ job titles in French.

Q.  Does the French-language requirement apply to my organization?
A.  Organizations subject to the FLSA include ministries, the judiciary, the legislative assembly and Crown agencies.

Other organizations subject to the FLSA are those that the act designates as “public service agencies.”  Regulation 398/93 of the FLSA lists the organizations that have been designated as public service agencies.

Organizations not subject to the FLSA include universities, school boards, municipalities and Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation.

Q.  Who is responsible for translating organization names and employee position titles?
A.  Organizations are responsible for their own translations.

Q.  What is the deadline for providing French translations?
A.  Reporting deadlines remain the same.  All organizations subject to the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act that have salaries to report must still submit the required information by the fifth business day of March, which for 2013 is Thursday, March 7. Organizations subject to the FLSA must now ensure that they also provide the organization name and employees' job titles in French.

Q.  Where can I find more information?
A.  For more information, please refer to the guide Preparing Your Report for the Year 2012, Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act. For details about the new French language requirements, please see Reporting Requirements for Organizations Subject to the French Language Services Act and Section 4: Organizations Subject to the French Language Services Act in the guide. A list of ministry contacts is available at the end of the guide.