Frank Janz was elected as the Alternate REVP at the PSAC Prairie Region Triennial Convention in April 2017. He is also the Manitoba Regional Vice-President for USGE – Correctional Service Canada. In this role, Frank serves on a number of committees at the national level (Scholarship, Ethics, Mobilization [Chair], Communication), and the regional level (Internal Mediation Services, EAP, Labour Management). Frank also participates on the Winnipeg Area Council.
Frank’s union activity began in 1996 when he attended his first bargaining conference in Saskatoon and he has served in various positions in the Local since that time. In 2000, Frank completed appeals training to represent federal public servants across the prairie region with staffing complaints. With the advent of the Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST), and then the PSLREB, Frank has continued his training so he can best represent members in their staffing complaints. Frank continues to represent staff members from a variety of components across the country in PSLREB complaints.
Frank is also active at the local, regional and national level and has assisted with information pickets at Stony Mountain Institution, Winnipeg Parole, Emerson Border Crossing, Winnipeg Tax Centre, Winnipeg Mint and the RCMP Depot. He has also participated in mobilization events in Regina, Saskatoon, Drumheller, Bowden, Edmonton and Ottawa in the past year. Frank has been politicly active with Members of Parliament, Senators and political parties to advocate on behalf of our members.
Frank began employment with the federal public service in 1992 when he was hired as a Food Service Officer at Rockwood Institution. In 1993, Frank was transferred to Food Services at Stony Mountain Correctional Institution, and became a supervisor of Food Services in 2000.
Prior to his employ with Corrections Canada, Frank was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and completed military basic training at CFB Cornwallis in 1985 before going on to complete his trades training at CFB Borden. Following his honourable discharge from CFB Shilo in 1989, Frank attended the University of Manitoba and owned and operated his own restaurant in Winnipeg.
Frank has been married for 24 years. He and his wife Andrea live in Winnipeg with their two daughters, Adrienne and Leah, and three cats, Sadie, Tina and Isabelle.