Disability claims soaring among federal workers

High stress and work-life balance key causes: PSAC
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/21/2007

Disability claims have reached a 37-year high in the federal public service, according to the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).

Job stress and work-life balance problems are the main cause behind the high numbers, according to James Infantino, a PSAC pensions and disability insurance officer.

PSAC’s analysis of claims data supports the findings of a federal study posted on the Treasury Board website in the summer that found high rates of depression in the public service.