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PCU: 600 Canada Revenue Agency officials under investigation

PCU: 600 Canada Revenue Agency officials under investigation

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced late Friday that nearly 600 of its employees are currently under investigation for allegedly receiving a Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) without it. Globe and Mail.

The CRA said 20 of the affected employees are no longer with the organization. The CRA was one of the main organizations responsible for administering CERB, a program that provided $500 to workers who are out of work due to COVID-19.

The agency said an extensive internal review process is under way to identify any individuals who improperly received CERB payments while employed by the CRA.

“We are currently investigating a very limited number of our employees, around 600 employees, or less than 1% of the total TRA workforce. Being a current CRA employee does not necessarily mean that the person was not eligible for the CERB,” the CRA said. .

“An internal review process is warranted to investigate each instance where the CRA employs people with a variety of job profiles, [certaines ont par exemple] Temporary contracts [ou] students; As such, individuals may have been eligible for CERB at the time it was available,” the agency added.

The CRA has advised that if misconduct is confirmed, disciplinary action will be taken against the staff.

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