Forms & Publications: Public Sector Salary Disclosure

FAQ: Organizations subject to the French Language Services Act

Q.  What are the reporting requirements for organizations subject to the French Language Services Act?
A.   To meet the requirements of the French Language Services Act (FLSA), organizations subject to the PSSDA that are also subject to the FLSA must submit the name of their organization and employees’ job titles in French.

Organizations that do not have salaries to disclose or that do not meet the funding condition must submit the Statement of No Employee Salaries to Disclose or Statement That Organization Does Not Meet Funding Condition also 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 PSSDA that have salaries to report must still submit all required information by the fifth business day of March. For 2014, this is Friday, March 7. Organizations subject to the FLSA must ensure that they also provide the name of their organization 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 2013, Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act. For details about 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.