[INAC] Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (Northern Contaminants Program), 2009. Canadian Arctic Contaminants and Health Assessment Report: Human Health 2009. Published under the supervision of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status of Indians. Report available from www.ainc-inac.gc.ca laws.justice.gc.ca/PDF/Regulation/S/SOR-90-130.pdf The work includes organizing briefings, health consulting for internal clients, senior management; adapt terminology to specific target groups and make presentations to management committees, colleagues and clients or interest groups on regulatory or policy issues and strategic direction; make policy recommendations; and coordinating health policy development requirements. Skills are required to discuss and ensure understanding of public health policies and strategies with leaders, other government organizations and private sector officials and to guide the work of project team components. There is a need to create and build customer/stakeholder networks and promote collaborative working relationships. Knowledge of writing is required to prepare ministerial correspondence, reports, documents, briefing notes, agreements, and legislative or regulatory changes. Faced with imminent death in the family, I try to understand bereavement leave in my collective agreement: www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/agreements-conventions/view-visualiser-eng.aspx?id=4#tocxx27128 Work requires skills to manage negotiations, partnerships and relationships, important agreements/mechanisms, and important national, bilateral, and multilateral policy initiatives in partnership on behalf of the department. The work also requires the promotion of policy positions and initiatives, legislative/regulatory reform and the protection and advocacy of Canadian interests, commercialization and advocacy of directives, programs and initiatives in order to gain acceptance or approval from client organizations; express convincing arguments and positions that are political, sensitive and legal; present recommendations with full knowledge of transnational policy-making issues; and the significant adaptation of highly complex materials, regulatory proposals and specialized languages into concise and comprehensive arguments/explanations, formulated in plain language. The work also requires the management of the development and delivery of ministerial correspondence, reports, documents, briefing notes, cabinet memoranda, agreements and communication strategies, which requires accurate interpretation of requirements, verification, analysis and comments of documents, reports, economic, technical and scientific studies and proposals, comparison of divergences/priorities and problem solving; synthesis and integration of raw data to obtain specific conclusions and viable strategies and to develop concise presentations; and to adapt the presentation to the intended audience. The work requires consultation and representation of interests internally and externally, interpretation of perspectives/links and their location in a broader context. It also includes the provision of comprehensive, strategic and integrated advice, briefings and recommendations to senior officials in the division, other levels of government and NGOs, the private sector and foreign interests on a wide range of complex, regulatory and international issues. .