As you are aware, a tornado and violent storm occurred in the National Capital Region on Friday, September 21, 2018. Any immediate danger from this phenomenon has passed and teams are at work cleaning and repairing the electrical and other infrastructure. Government officials are continuing to assess the state and the accessibility of Government of Canada buildings. Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) buildings have not sustained any major damages as a result of these storms. Electrical infrastructures and electronic network at LAC are working normally.
In order to support efforts of the local authorities, employees not providing essential services working at 395 Wellington in Ottawa and those living on the Ontario side are asked to remain and work from home on Monday September 24. It is business as usual for employees living on the Quebec side and working in one of LAC’s buildings on the Quebec side. LAC employees personally affected by last Friday storms should contact their manager as soon as possible. Managers are encouraged to be flexible with employees that might be absent as they deal with damages or other personal circumstances resulting from the storm, on a case by case basis. Managers should contact their Labor Relations Officer for advice and guidance based on the individual situation of their impacted employees.
We remind all employees that they can communicate with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 1-800-268-7708 at any time. The EAP is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Please check the LAC emergency info line at 613-943-0102, to know if there are any changes to the situation.