Substance Abuse and the Workplace - A Saskatchewan
Sponsored by the FMI Regina Chapter,
Thursday February 28, 2019
Regina Chapters invites you to join us to explore the ever
more important issue of substance abuse in the
presenters are Jeff Bassendowski and Janice McDonald from the
Government of Saskatchewan.
legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada forced many
organizations to reconsider the impacts substance use has on the
workforce and the workplace. In a modern and complex labour
environment, there are many considerations when looking at
substance use and the workplace. This discussion will walk
through the development of the Government of Saskatchewan's policy
on substance use, and will provide context and discussion on the
Human Resource impacts of the policy.
Presenter - Jeff
Bassendowski, Senior Advisor, Public Service
Jeff works in the Strategic Management Branch of the Public
Service Commission (PSC) in the Government of Saskatchewan.
Jeff has worked at the PSC for the past three years as a Senior
Advisor and is currently responsible for leading the development
and modernization of Human Resource policy for government,
providing guidance on the PSC's Strategic Plan, and supporting
legislative changes in the organization. Jeff gained a great
deal of knowledge and experience in government's policy, planning
and legislative processes during his ten-year career, and has been
able to continue to develop his skills in a variety of positions in
different ministries. When he is not at work, Jeff loves to spend
time and travel with his wife, Brandi. Jeff is also a
passionate football and boxing fan and supports the New England
Presenter - Janice MacDonald,
Be At Work Program Manager, Public Service Commission
Janice is responsible for developing programs, practices and
processes that support managers through proactive and effective
medical accommodation. Janice has been in this role and with
the Government of Saskatchewan for just over two years.
Janice led the project overseeing the implementation of Government
of Saskatchewan's Substance Use and Workplace Policy and tools and
resources associated with the policy.
Prior to joining the Public
Service Commission, Janice's history includes leadership in large
financial institutions with extensive knowledge and experience in
all lines of insurance benefits including Disability
Management. Twenty-five years of experience in both
disability management and process re-engineering has led
significantly to her recent success in the Public Service
Commission. Outside of work, Janice can be found on the golf
course in the summer months, or experimenting in the culinary arts
in the winter months.
This presentation will be of great interest
and relevance to managers and Human Resource personnel.
Please join us on Thursday, February 28th!
breakast is included and this session qualifies for 1.0 PD
Registration Period and
Breakfast - 7:45 a.m. - 8:30
- 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.