A situation that occurs when a deputy head decides that the services of one or more indeterminate employees will no longer be required beyond a specified date.
(Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Workforce Adjustment – Professional Institute of Public Service of Canada. Retrieved from http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=13595§ion=text)
A workforce adjustment may be caused by a lack of work, the discontinuance of a function, a relocation in which the employee does not wish to relocate or an alternative delivery initiative.