Agreement between the Canada Revenue Agency and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Expiry date: December 21, 2022

Table of contents

  1. Purpose of Agreement
  2. ** Interpretation and Definitions
  3. Official Texts
  4. Application
  5. Management Rights
  6. Rights of Employees
  7. Publications and Authorship
  8. ** Hours of Work
  9. ** Overtime
  10. Call-Back
  11. Standby
  12. Designated Paid Holidays
  13. Travelling Time
  14. ** Leave – General
  15. Vacation Leave
  16. Sick Leave
  17. ** Other Leave With or Without Pay
  18. Career Development
  19. Severance Pay
  20. Reclassification and Statement of Duties
  21. Registration Fees
  22. ** Professional Accounting Association Membership Fee
  23. Technological Change
  24. Safety and Health
  25. Recognition
  26. ** Check-Off
  27. Use of Employer Facilities
  28. Information
  29. Employee Representatives
  30. Leave for Labour Relations Matters
  31. Job Security
  32. Contracting Out
  33. Interpretation of Agreement
  34. Grievance Procedure
  35. Joint Consultation
  36. Standards of Discipline
  37. Labour Disputes
  38. Part-Time Employees
  39. Employee Performance Review and Employee Files
  40. Employment References
  41. Sexual Harassment
  42. ** No Discrimination
  43. Immunization
  44. ** Pay Administration
  45. Restriction On Outside Employment
  46. Agreement Re-Opener
  47. ** Duration

Group: Audit, Financial and Scientific (all employees)

Note

Provisions preceded by two asterisks have been the object of changes from the previous collective agreement.

Article 1 – Purpose of Agreement

1.01 The purpose of this Agreement is to maintain harmonious and mutually beneficial relationships between the Employer, the employees and the Institute, to set forth certain terms and conditions of employment relating to remuneration, hours of work, employee benefits and general working conditions affecting employees described in the certificate issued by the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board on December 12, 2001, and as amended on July 29, 2005, covering employees of the Audit, Financial and Scientific bargaining unit.

1.02 The parties to this Agreement share a desire to improve the quality of the Canada Revenue Agency, to maintain professional standards and to promote the well-being and increased efficiency of its employees to the end that the people of Canada will be well and effectively served. Accordingly, they are determined to establish within the framework provided by law, an effective working relationship at all levels of the Canada Revenue Agency in which members of the bargaining units are employed.

** Article 2 – Interpretation and Definitions

2.01 For the purpose of this Agreement:

(a) "alternate provision"
means a provision of this Agreement which may only have application to a particular occupational group or certain employees within a bargaining unit (disposition de dérogation);
(b) "bargaining unit"
means the employees of the Employer in the group described in Article 25, Recognition (unité de négotiation);
(c) "common-law partner"
means a person living in a conjugal relationship with an employee for a continuous period of at least one (1) year (conjoint de fait);
(d) "compensatory leave"
means leave with pay in lieu of cash payment for overtime, work performed on a designated holiday, travelling time compensated at overtime rate, call-back and reporting pay. The duration of such leave will be equal to the time compensated or the minimum time entitlement multiplied by the applicable overtime rate. The rate of pay to which an employee is entitled during such leave shall be based on the employee’s hourly rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in the employee’s certificate of appointment on the day immediately prior to the day on which leave is taken (congé compensatoire);
(e) "continuous employment"
has the same meaning as specified in the Employer’s Terms and Conditions of Employment Policy on the date of signing of this Agreement (emploi continu);
(f) "daily rate of pay"
means an employee’s weekly rate of pay divided by five (5) (taux de rémunération journalier);
(g) "day of rest"
in relation to an employee means a day, other than a designated paid holiday, on which that employee is not ordinarily required to perform the duties of the employee’s position other than by reason of the employee being on leave (jour de repos);
** (h) "designated paid holiday"
  1. means the twenty four (24) hour period commencing at 00:01 hour of a day designated as a holiday in this Agreement (jour férié désigné payé);
  2. however, for the purpose of the administration of a shift that does not commence and end on the same day, such shift shall be deemed to have been entirely worked:
    1. on the day it commenced where half (1/2) or more of the hours worked fall on that day, or
    2. on the day it terminates where more than half (1/2) of the hours worked fall on that day.
(i) "double time"
means two (2) times the employee’s hourly rate of pay (tarif double);
(j) "employee"
means a person so defined by the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act and who is a member of the bargaining unit (employé);
(k) "Employer"
means Her Majesty in right of Canada as represented by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and includes any person authorized to exercise the authority of the Canada Revenue Agency (Employeur);
(l) "excluded provision"
means a provision of this Agreement which may have no application at all to either a particular occupational group or to certain employees within a bargaining unit and for which there are no alternate provisions (disposition exclue);
(m) "family"
except where otherwise specified in this Agreement, means father, mother (or alternatively stepfather, stepmother, or foster parent), brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister, spouse (including common-law partner spouse resident with the employee), child (including child of common-law partner or foster child), stepchild or ward of the employee, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparent (including grandparent of spouse), and any relative permanently residing in the employee’s household or with whom the employee permanently resides (famille);
(n) "headquarters area"
has the same meaning as given to the expression in the Employer’s travel policy (zone d’affectation);
(o) "hourly rate of pay"
means a full-time employee’s weekly rate of pay divided by thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) (taux de rémunération horaire);
(p) "Institute"
means the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (Institut);
(q) "lay-off"
means the termination of an employee’s employment because of lack of work or because of the discontinuance of a function (mise en disponibilité);
(r) "leave"
means authorized absence from duty by an employee during the employee’s regular or normal hours of work (congé);
(s) "membership dues"
means the dues established pursuant to the by-laws and regulations of the Institute as the dues payable by its members as a consequence of their membership in the Institute, and shall not include any initiation fee, insurance premium, or special levy (cotisations syndicales);
(t) "overtime"
means work required by the Employer, to be performed by the employee in excess of his daily hours of work (heures supplémentaires);
(u) "spouse"
will, when required, be interpreted to include "common-law partner" except, for the purposes of the Foreign Service Directives, the definition of "spouse" will remain as specified in Directive 2 of the Foreign Service Directives (époux);
(v) "straight-time rate"
means the employee’s hourly rate of pay (tarif normal);
(w) "time and one-half"
means one and one half (1 1/2) times the employee’s hourly rate of pay (tarif et demi);
(x) "weekly rate of pay"
means an employee’s annual rate of pay divided by 52.176 (taux de rémunération hebdomadaire).

2.02 Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, expressions used in this Agreement,

(a) if defined in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, have the same meaning as given to them in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act,

and

(b) if defined in the Interpretation Act, but not defined in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, have the same meaning as given to them in the Interpretation Act.

Article 3 – Official Texts

3.01 Both the English and French texts of this Agreement shall be official.

Article 4 – Application

4.01 The provisions of this Agreement apply to the Institute, employees and the Employer.

4.02 In this Agreement, words importing the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender.

Article 5 – Management Rights

5.01 All the functions, rights, powers and authority which the Employer has not specifically abridged, delegated or modified by this Agreement are recognized by the Institute as being retained by the Employer.

Article 6 – Rights of Employees

6.01 Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as an abridgement or restriction of an employee’s constitutional rights or of any right expressly conferred in an Act of the Parliament of Canada.

Article 7 – Publications and Authorship

Preamble

For the purpose of this Article, "publication," shall include, for example, scientific and professional papers, articles, manuscripts, monographs, audio and visual products, and computer software.

7.01 The Employer agrees to continue the present practice of ensuring that employees have ready access to all publications considered necessary to their work by the Employer.

7.02 The Employer agrees that publications prepared by an employee, within the scope of the employee’s employment, will be retained on appropriate Agency files for the normal life of such files. The Employer will not unreasonably withhold permission for publication. At the Employer’s discretion, recognition of authorship will be given where practicable in Agency publications.

7.03 When an employee acts as a sole or joint author or editor of a publication, the authorship or editorship shall normally be acknowledged on such publication.

7.04

(a) The Employer may suggest revisions to a publication and may withhold approval to publish.

(b) When approval for publication is withheld, the author(s) shall be so informed in writing of the reasons, if requested by the employee.

(c) Where the Employer wishes to make changes in a publication with which the author does not agree, the employee shall not be credited publicly if the employee so requests.

** Article 8 – Hours of Work

8.01 General

(a) For the purpose of this Article, a week shall consist of seven (7) consecutive days beginning at 00:01 hours Monday and ending at 24:00 hours Sunday. The day is a twenty-four (24) hour period commencing at 00:01 hours.

(b) Employees will submit weekly activity and attendance reports as determined by the Employer.

8.02 Day work

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(a) The normal work week shall be thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours and the normal work day shall be seven decimal five (7.5) consecutive hours, exclusive of a lunch period, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The normal work week shall be Monday to Friday inclusive.

(b) Where normal hours are to be changed so that they are different from those specified in paragraph 8.02(a), the Employer, in advance, except in cases of emergency, will consult with the Institute on such hours of work, and in such consultation, will show that such hours are required to meet the needs of the public and/or the efficient operation of the service.

Days of rest

(c) An employee shall be granted two (2) consecutive days of rest during each seven (7) day period unless operational requirements do not so permit.

Rest periods

(d) Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will provide two (2) rest periods of fifteen (15) minutes each, per full working day.

Flexible hours

(e) Upon the request of an employee and the concurrence of the Employer, an employee may work flexible hours on a daily basis so long as the daily hours amount to seven decimal five (7.5).

Paragraph 8.02(f) does not apply to employees classified as CS working a day work schedule. See alternate provisions at paragraphs 8.03(f) and (g).

Compressed work week

(f)

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Article, upon request of an employee and the concurrence of the Employer, an employee may complete his weekly hours of employment in a period of other than five (5) full days provided that over a period of fourteen (14), twenty one (21) or twenty eight (28) calendar days the employee works an average of thirty seven decimal five (37.5) hours per week. As part of the provisions of this subparagraph, attendance reporting shall be mutually agreed between the employee and the Employer. In every of fourteen (14), twenty one (21) or twenty eight (28) day period such an employee shall be granted days of rest on such days that are not scheduled as a normal work day for him.
  2. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the implementation of any variation in hours shall not result in any additional overtime work or additional payment by reason only of such variation, nor shall it be deemed to prohibit the right of the Employer to schedule any hours of work permitted by the terms of this Agreement.

8.03 Shift work

When, because of the operational requirements of the service, hours of work are scheduled for employees on a rotating or irregular basis, they shall be scheduled so that employees work an average of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours per week exclusive of meal breaks.

(a) The Employer will make every reasonable effort:

  1. not to schedule the commencement of a shift within sixteen (16) hours of the completion of the employee’s previous shift;
  2. to avoid excessive fluctuation in hours of work;

and

  1. to grant days of rest which should be consecutive but may be in separate calendar weeks.

(b) The staffing, preparation, posting and administration of shift schedules are the responsibility of the Employer.

(c) The Employer shall set up a shift schedule, which shall cover a minimum period of one (1) week, posted two (2) weeks in advance of the commencement of the scheduled period, which will cover the normal requirements of the work area.

(d) Provided sufficient advance notice is given and with the approval of the Employer, employees may exchange shifts if there is no increase in cost to the Employer.

(e) Where a new shift schedule has to be introduced by the Employer or an existing shift schedule has to be modified, the Employer, in advance, except in cases of emergency, will consult with the Institute on the timing of such shifts.

Alternate provisions

Paragraphs 8.03(f) and (g) also apply to employees classified as CS working a day work schedule.

Variable hours of work

(f) The representative of each of the parties hereto shall, during the currency of this Agreement, meet and consider the practicality of instituting work schedules that vary from seven decimal five (7.5) hours per day, Monday through Friday each week and/or vary from five (5) days per week. The parties shall make every reasonable effort to establish mutually acceptable work schedules that are consistent with operational requirements and shall particularly consider any specific proposals made by an employee or employees. If employees’ requests for a variation in hours of work are consistent with the needs of the operational requirements, then such requests shall be implemented.

(g) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the implementation of any variation in hours shall not result in any additional overtime work or additional payment by reason only of such variation nor shall it be deemed to prohibit the right of the Employer to schedule any hours of work permitted by the terms of this Agreement.

Terms and conditions governing the administration of variable hours

8.04 For employees to whom the provisions of paragraphs 8.02(f) and 8.03(f) and 8.03(g) apply, the provisions of this Agreement which specifies days shall be converted to hours. Where this Agreement refers to a "day," it shall be converted to seven decimal five (7.5) hours, except in clause 17.02, Bereavement leave with pay, where a day means a calendar day. Whenever an employee changes their variable hours or no longer works variable hours, all appropriate adjustments will be made.

For greater certainty, the following provisions shall be administered as provided herein:

Interpretation and Definition (Article 2)

"Daily rate of pay" – shall not apply.

Overtime (Article 9)

Compensation shall only be applicable on a normal work day for hours in excess of the employee’s scheduled daily hours of work.

On days of rest, employees shall be compensated for work performed in accordance with the applicable overtime rate.

Designated Paid Holidays (Article 12)

A designated paid holiday shall account for seven decimal five (7.5) hours only.

Travelling Time (Article 13)

On days of rest, employees shall be compensated in accordance with the applicable overtime rate.

On a normal work day, overtime compensation referred to in paragraph 13.01(b) shall only be applicable for hours in excess of the employee’s scheduled daily hours of work.

Leave

When leave is granted, it will be granted on an hourly basis and the hours debited for each day of leave shall be the same as the hours the employee would normally have been scheduled to work on that day.

8.05 Shift and weekend premiums

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(a) Shift premium

An employee on shift work shall receive a shift premium of two dollars and twenty-five cents ($2.25) per hour for all hours (including overtime hours) worked between 16:00 and 08:00 hours. The shift premium will not be paid for hours worked between 08:00 and 16:00 hours.

(b) Weekend premium

**

  1. Employees shall receive an additional premium of two dollars and twenty-five cents ($2.25) per hour for work on a Saturday and/or Sunday for hours worked as stipulated in subparagraph 8.05(b)(ii) below.
  2. Weekend premium shall be payable in respect of all regularly scheduled hours at straight-time hourly rates worked on Saturday and/or Sunday.

** Article 9 – Overtime

9.01 When an employee is required by the Employer to work overtime, he shall be compensated as follows:

(a) on a normal work day at the rate of time and one-half (1 1/2) for the first
seven decimal five (7.5) overtime hours worked and double (2) time thereafter;

(b) on days of rest at the rate of time and one-half (1 1/2) for the first seven decimal five (7.5) overtime hours worked and double (2) time thereafter except, that when an employee is required by the Employer to work on a second or subsequent contiguous day of rest, compensation shall be on the basis of double (2) time for all hours worked on that day and each subsequent day of rest. If, however, the Employer permits the employee to work the required overtime on a day(s) of rest requested by the employee, then the compensation shall be at time and one-half (1 1/2) for the first seven decimal five (7.5) hours worked and double (2) time thereafter;

(c) on a designated paid holiday, at the rate of time and one-half (1 1/2) for the first seven decimal five (7.5) hours worked and double (2) time thereafter;

or

(d) when an employee works on a holiday, which is not his scheduled day of work, which is contiguous to a day of rest on which he also worked, he shall be compensated on the basis of double (2) time for each hour worked;

(e) where an employee is required to work a continuous period of overtime during which he becomes entitled to be paid at the double (2) time rate, the employee will continue to be paid at that rate until the conclusion of the overtime period;

(f) no employee will be required to work more than twenty-four (24) contiguous hours without a break of at least twelve (12) hours before reporting back to work.

9.02 All calculations for overtime shall be based on each completed period of fifteen (15) minutes.

9.03

(a) Except in cases of emergency, call-back, stand-by or mutual agreement, the Employer shall whenever possible give at least twelve (12) hours’ notice of any requirement for the performance of overtime.

(b) Subject to the operational requirements, the Employer shall make every reasonable effort to avoid excessive overtime and to offer overtime work on an equitable basis among readily available qualified employees.

9.04

(a) Upon application by the employee and at the discretion of the Employer, or at the request of the Employer and the concurrence of the employee, compensation earned under this Article may be taken in the form of compensatory leave, which will be calculated at the applicable premium rate laid down in this Article. The Employer reserves the right to direct an employee to take accumulated leave provided he first makes every reasonable effort to grant such leave in such amounts and at such times as the employee may request.

(b) All compensatory leave, earned under this Article and/or Articles 10, Call-back, 11, Stand-by, 13, Travelling Time, in excess of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours and outstanding at the end of the fiscal year, not used by September 30 of the following fiscal year, shall be paid in cash at the employee’s hourly rate of pay on that date. An employee may elect to carry over into the next fiscal year up to a maximum of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours of unused compensatory leave.

(c) At the request of the employee and subject to the discretion of the Employer, or at the request of the Employer and the concurrence of the employee, an employee may request to liquidate up to a maximum of seventy-five (75) hours of earned but unused compensatory leave credits. The granting of such a request is subject to management discretion. If granted, the employee shall be paid at the employee’s hourly rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in the certificate of appointment of the employee’s substantive position on March 31, of the previous fiscal year.

9.05 When a payment is being made as a result of the application of this Article, the Employer will endeavour to make such payment within six (6) weeks following the end of the pay period for which the employee requests payment or, if payment is required to liquidate compensatory leave outstanding at the expiry of the fiscal year, the Employer will endeavour to make such payment within six (6) weeks of the commencement of the first pay period after March 31.

9.06 Meal allowance

(a) An employee who works three (3) or more hours of overtime immediately before or immediately following his scheduled hours of work shall be reimbursed for one (1) meal in the amount of twelve dollars ($12.00) except where free meals are provided. Reasonable time with pay, to be determined by the Employer, shall be allowed to the employee in order to take a meal either at or adjacent to his place of work.

(b) When an employee works overtime continuously extending four (4) hours or more beyond the period provided in (a) above, he shall be reimbursed for one (1) additional meal in the amount of twelve dollars ($12.00) except where free meals are provided. Reasonable time with pay, to be determined by the Employer, shall be allowed to the employee in order that he may take a meal break either at or adjacent to his place of work.

(c) Paragraphs 9.06(a) and (b) shall not apply to an employee who is in travel status which entitles the employee to claim expenses for lodging and/or meals.

9.07 Reporting pay

When an employee is required to report for work on a day of rest or a designated paid holiday, he shall be paid the greater of:

(a)

  1. compensation at the applicable overtime rate,

or

  1. compensation equivalent to four (4) hours’ pay at his hourly rate of pay, except that the minimum of four (4) hours’ pay shall apply only the first time an employee is required to report for work during a period of eight (8) hours, starting with the employee’s first reporting.

(b) If an employee is given instructions during his workday to work non-contiguous overtime on that day and works such overtime, he shall be paid for the time actually worked, or a minimum of two (2) hours’ pay at straight-time, whichever is the greater.

Exclusion provision

Clause 9.08 applies to employees classified as CS only.

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9.08 When, in a situation involving overtime, employees are required to report to, remain at, or return to work outside their working hours and their normal mode of transportation has been displaced, the payment of the Employer requested kilometric rate as specified in the Employer’s Travel Policy or the use of a taxi, as determined by the Employer, shall be authorized from the employee’s residence to the workplace and/or return if necessary. Additional out-of-pocket parking expenses deemed appropriate by the Employer will also be authorized.

Article 10 – Call-Back

10.01 When an employee, after having completed his normal hours of work, has left his place of work and, prior to reporting for his next regular scheduled work period, is called back to work for a period of non-contiguous overtime, he shall be entitled to the greater of:

Subparagraph 10.01(a)(i) does not apply to employees classified as CS. See alternate provisions.

(a)

  1. a minimum of three (3) hours’ pay at the applicable overtime rate, for each call-back to a maximum of eight (8) hours’ pay in an eight (8) hour period;

Alternate provision

Subparagraph 10.01(a)(ii) applies to employees classified as CS only.

  1. compensation equivalent to three (3) hours’ pay at the applicable rate for overtime;

or

(b) compensation at the applicable overtime rate for each hour worked.

10.02 Overtime earned under clause 10.01 shall be compensated in cash except where, upon application by the employee and at the discretion of the Employer, overtime may be taken in the form of compensatory leave in accordance with clauses 9.04 and 9.05 of Article 9, Overtime.

10.03 Other than when required by the Employer to use a vehicle of the Employer for transportation to a work location other than the employee’s normal place of work, time spent by the employee reporting to work or returning to their residence shall not constitute time worked.

Alternate provision

Clause 10.04 applies to employees classified as CS only.

10.04 When an employee is called back to work under the conditions described in clause 10.01 and is required to use transportation services other than normal public transportation services, he shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred as follows:

(a) the payment of the Employer requested kilometric rate as specified in the Employer’s Travel Policy or the use of a taxi, as determined by the Employer, from the employee’s residence to the work place and/or return, if necessary;

(b) additional out-of-pocket expenses associated with parking or other transportation deemed appropriate by the Employer.

Article 11 – Standby

11.01 When the Employer requires an employee to be available on standby during off-duty hours an employee shall be compensated at the rate of one-half (1/2) hour for each four (4) hour period or portion thereof for which he has been designated as being on standby duty.

11.02 An employee designated by letter or by list for standby duty shall be readily available during his period of stand-by at a known telephone number and be able to return for duty as quickly as possible and within a reasonable timeframe, if called. In designating employees for standby duty the Employer will endeavour to provide for the equitable distribution of standby duties.

11.03 No standby duty payment shall be granted if any employee is unable to report for duty when required.

11.04 An employee on standby duty who is required to report for work shall be paid, in addition to the standby pay, the greater of:

(a) the applicable overtime rate for the time worked;

or

(b) the minimum of three (3) hours’ pay at the applicable rate for overtime; except that this minimum shall only apply once during a single period of eight (8) hours’ standby duty.

11.05 Other than when required by the Employer to use a vehicle of the Employer for transportation to a work location other than an employee’s normal place of work, time spent by the employee reporting to work or returning to their residence shall not constitute time worked.

11.06 Compensation earned under this Article shall be compensated in cash except where, upon application by the employee and at the discretion of the Employer, such compensation may be taken in the form of compensatory leave in accordance with clauses 9.04 and 9.05 of Article 9, Overtime.

Alternate provisions

Clauses 11.07 and 11.08 apply to employees classified as CS only.

11.07 When an employee on standby duty is called back for work under the conditions described in clause 11.04 and is required to use transportation services other than normal public transportation services, he shall be compensated in accordance with clause 10.04 of this Agreement.

11.08 The Employer agrees that in the areas and in the circumstances where electronic paging devices are both practicable and efficient they will be provided without cost to those employees on standby duty.

Article 12 – Designated Paid Holidays

12.01 Subject to clause 12.02 below, the following days shall be designated paid holidays for employees:

(a) New Year’s Day,

(b) Good Friday,

(c) Easter Monday,

(d) the day fixed by proclamation of the Governor in Council for celebration of the Sovereign’s birthday,

(e) Canada Day,

(f) Labour Day,

(g) the day fixed by proclamation of the Governor in Council as a general day of Thanksgiving,

(h) Remembrance Day,

(i) Christmas Day,

(j) Boxing Day,

(k) one (1) additional day in each year that, in the opinion of the Employer, is recognized to be a provincial or civic holiday in the area in which the employee is employed or in any area where, in the opinion of the Employer, no such day is recognized as a provincial or civic holiday, the first Monday in August,

and

(l) one (1) additional day when proclaimed by an Act of Parliament as a national holiday.

12.02

(a) An employee absent without pay on both his full working day immediately preceding and his full working day immediately following a designated paid holiday, is not entitled to pay for the holiday, except in the case of an employee who is granted leave without pay under the provisions of Article 30, Leave for labour relations matters.

(b) A designated paid holiday shall account for seven decimal five (7.5) hours.

12.03 Designated paid holiday falling on a day of rest

When a day designated as a paid holiday under clause 12.01 above coincides with an employee’s day of rest, the holiday shall be moved to the employee’s first normal working day following his day of rest. When a day that is a designated holiday is so moved to a day on which the employee is on leave with pay, that day shall count as a holiday and not as a day of leave.

12.04 When a day designated as a paid holiday for an employee is moved to another day under the provisions of clause 12.03 above:

(a) work performed by an employee on the day from which the holiday was moved shall be considered as work performed on a day of rest,

and

(b) work performed by an employee on the day to which the holiday was moved, shall be considered as work performed on a holiday.

12.05 Compensation for work on a paid holiday

Compensation for work on a paid holiday will be in accordance with Article 9, Overtime.

12.06 Designated paid holiday coinciding with a day of paid leave

Where a day that is a designated paid holiday for an employee coincides with a day of leave with pay or is moved as a result of the application of clause 12.03 above, the designated paid holiday shall not count as a day of leave.

12.07 Where operational requirements permit, the Employer shall not schedule an employee to work both December 25 and January 1 in the same holiday season.

12.08 When an employee is required to report for work and reports on a designated paid holiday, he shall be paid the greater of:

(a) compensation at the applicable overtime rate,

or

(b) compensation equivalent to four (4) hours’ pay at his straight-time rate of pay.

Article 13 – Travelling Time

13.01 When the Employer requires an employee to travel outside the employee’s headquarters area for the purpose of performing duties, the employee shall be compensated in the following manner:

(a) On a normal working day on which the employee travels but does not work, the employee shall receive the employee’s regular pay for the day.

(b) On a normal working day on which the employee travels and works, the employee shall be paid:

  1. regular pay for the day for a combined period of travel and work not exceeding seven decimal five (7.5) hours,

and

  1. at the applicable overtime rate for additional travel time in excess of a seven decimal five (7.5) hour period of work and travel, with a maximum payment for such additional travel time not to exceed fifteen (15) hours’ pay at the straight‑time rate in any day.

(c) On a day of rest or on a designated paid holiday, the employee shall be paid at the applicable overtime rate for hours travelled to a maximum of fifteen (15) hours’ pay at the straight‑time rate.

13.02 For the purpose of clause 13.01 above, the travelling time for which an employee shall be compensated is as follows:

(a) For travel by public transportation, the time between the scheduled time of departure and the time of arrival at a destination, including the normal travel time to the point of departure, as determined by the Employer.

(b) For travel by private means of transportation, the normal time as determined by the Employer, to proceed from the employee’s place of residence or work place, as applicable, direct to the employee’s destination and, upon the employee’s return, direct back to the employee’s residence or work place.

(c) In the event that an alternate time of departure and/or means of travel is requested by the employee, the Employer may authorize such alternate arrangements in which case compensation for travelling time shall not exceed that which would have been payable under the Employer’s original determination.

13.03 All calculations for travelling time shall be based on each completed period of fifteen (15) minutes.

13.04 Compensation earned under this Article shall be compensated in cash except where, upon application by the employee and at the discretion of the Employer, such compensation may be taken in the form of compensatory leave in accordance with clauses 9.04 and 9.05 of Article 9, Overtime.

13.05 This Article does not apply to an employee required to perform work in any type of transport in which the employee is travelling. In such circumstances, the employee shall receive pay for actual hours worked in accordance with the articles: Hours of work (Article 8), Overtime (Article 9) and designated paid holidays (Article 12).

13.06 Travelling time shall include time necessarily spent at each stop-over en route up to a maximum of three (3) hours provided that such stop-over does not include an overnight stay.

13.07 Compensation under this Article shall not be paid for travel time to courses, training sessions, conferences and seminars unless the employee is required to attend by the Employer.

** Article 14 – Leave – General

14.01 General

(a) When an employee becomes subject to this Agreement, his earned daily leave credits shall be converted into hours. When an employee ceases to be subject to this Agreement, his earned hourly leave credits shall be reconverted into days, with one (1) day being equal to seven decimal five (7.5) hours.

(b) When leave is granted, it will be granted on an hourly basis and the number of hours debited for each day of leave being equal to the number of hours of work scheduled for the employee for the day in question.

(c) Notwithstanding the above, in clause 17.02, Bereavement leave with pay, a "day" will mean a calendar day.

14.02

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(a) An employee who does not have access to their leave balances is entitled, once in each fiscal year, to be informed, upon request, of the balance of their leave.

Except as otherwise specified in this Agreement:

(b) where leave without pay for a period in excess of three (3) months is granted to an employee for reasons other than illness, the total period of leave granted shall be deducted from "continuous employment" for the purpose of calculating severance pay and "service" for the purpose of calculating vacation leave;

(c) time spent on such leave which is for a period of more than three (3) months shall not be counted for pay increment purposes.

14.03 The amount of leave with pay credited to an employee by the Employer at the time when this Agreement is signed, or at the time when the employee becomes subject to this Agreement, shall be retained by the employee.

14.04 An employee shall not be granted two (2) different types of leave with pay in respect of the same period of time.

14.05 An employee is not entitled to leave with pay during periods the employee is on leave without pay or under suspension.

14.06 When an employee, who has been granted more vacation or sick leave with pay than has been earned is terminated for incapacity, is laid-off or dies, the employee is considered to have earned the amount of leave with pay that has been granted to that employee.

14.07 In the event of termination of employment for reasons other than incapacity, death or lay-off, the Employer shall recover from any monies owed the employee an amount equivalent to unearned vacation and sick leave taken by the employee, as calculated from the classification prescribed in his certificate of appointment on the date of the termination of his employment.

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14.08 An employee shall not earn or be granted leave credits under this Agreement in any month nor in any fiscal year for which leave has already been credited or granted to them under the terms of any other collective agreement to which the Employer is a party or under other rules or regulations of the Employer.

Article 15 – Vacation Leave

15.01 The vacation year shall be from April 1 to March 31, inclusive.

15.02 Accumulation of vacation leave credits

An employee shall earn vacation leave credits for each calendar month during which he receives pay on at least ten (10) days or seventy-five (75) hours at the following rate:

(a) nine decimal three seven five (9.375) hours until the month in which the anniversary of the employee’s seventh (7th) year of service occurs;

For employees classified as PS only:

  1. nine decimal three seven five (9.375) hours until the month in which the anniversary of the employee’s first (1st) year of service occurs;
  2. twelve decimal five (12.5) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s first (1st) anniversary of service occurs;

For employees classified as SE only:

  1. twelve decimal five (12.5) hours until the month in which the employee’s seventeenth (17th) anniversary of service occurs;

(b) ten decimal six two five (10.625) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s seventh (7th) anniversary of service occurs;

For employees classified as LS only:

  1. twelve decimal five (12.5) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s seventh (7th) anniversary of service occurs;

(c) twelve decimal five (12.5) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s eighth (8th) anniversary of service occurs;

(d) thirteen decimal seven five (13.75) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s sixteenth (16th) anniversary of service occurs;

(e) fourteen decimal four (14.4) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s seventeenth (17th) anniversary of service occurs;

(f) fifteen decimal six seven five (15.675) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s eighteenth (18th) anniversary of service occurs;

(g) seventeen decimal five (17.5) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s twenty-seventh (27th) anniversary of service occurs;

(h) eighteen decimal seven five (18.75) hours commencing with the month in which the employee’s twenty-eighth (28th) anniversary of service occurs.

15.03

a) For the purpose of clause 15.02 above only, all service within the public service, whether continuous or discontinuous, shall count toward vacation leave except where a person who, on leaving the public service, takes or has taken severance pay. However, the above exception shall not apply to an employee who receives severance pay on lay-off and is reappointed to the public service within one (1) year following the date of lay-off.

For greater certainty, severance termination benefits taken under clauses 19.05 to 19.08 under Appendix "J", or similar provisions in other collective agreements, do not reduce the calculation of service for employees who have not left the public service.

b) For the purpose of clause 15.03(a) only, effective April 1, 2012, on a go forward basis, any former service in the Canadian Forces for a continuous period of six (6) months or more, either as a member of the Regular Force or of the Reserve Force while on Class B or C service, shall also be included in the calculation of vacation leave credits.

15.04 Entitlement to vacation leave with pay

An employee is entitled to vacation leave with pay to the extent of his earned credits but an employee who has completed six (6) months of continuous employment is entitled to receive an advance of credits equivalent to the anticipated credits for the current vacation year.

15.05 Provision for vacation leave

(a) Employees are expected to take all their vacation leave during the vacation year in which it is earned.

(b) In order to maintain operational requirements, the Employer reserves the right to schedule an employee’s vacation leave but shall make every reasonable effort:

  1. to provide an employee’s vacation leave in an amount and at such time as the employee may request;
  2. not to recall an employee to duty after he has proceeded on vacation leave.

(c) The Employer shall give an employee as much notice as is practicable and reasonable of approval, denial or cancellation of a request for vacation leave. In the case of denial, alteration or cancellation of such leave, the Employer shall give the written reason thereof, upon written request from the employee.

15.06 Replacement of vacation leave

Where, in respect of any period of vacation leave, an employee:

(a) is granted bereavement leave,

or

(b) is granted leave with pay because of illness in the family,

or

(c) is granted sick leave on production of a medical certificate,

or

(d) is granted court leave in accordance with clause 17.15, the period of vacation leave so displaced shall either be added to the vacation period, if requested by the employee, and approved by the Employer, or reinstated for use at a later date.

15.07 Carry-over and liquidation of vacation leave

(a) Where in any vacation year all of the vacation leave credited to an employee has not been scheduled, the employee may carry over into the following vacation year up to a maximum of two hundred and sixty two decimal five (262.5) hours. All vacation credits in excess of two hundred and sixty two decimal five (262.5) hours will be paid in cash at the employee’s hourly rate of pay, as calculated from the classification prescribed in the certificate of appointment of his substantive position on March 31 of the current vacation year.

(b) During any vacation year, upon application by the employee and at the discretion of the Employer, earned but unused vacation leave credits in excess of one hundred and twelve decimal five (112.5) hours may be paid in cash at the employee’s hourly rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in his certificate of appointment of his substantive position on the date of the request.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph 15.07(a) and subject to paragraph 15.07(d), if on the date of signing of this Agreement or on the date an employee becomes subject to this Agreement, an employee has more than two hundred and sixty two decimal five (262.5) hours of unused vacation leave credits earned during previous years, a minimum of seventy five (75) hours per year shall be granted, scheduled by mutual consent or paid in cash by March 31 of each year, commencing on March 31, 2001 until all vacation leave credits in excess of two hundred and sixty two decimal five (262.5) hours have been liquidated. Payment shall be in one (1) installment per year, and shall be at the hourly rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in the certificate of appointment of his substantive position on March 31, of the current vacation year.

Paragraph 15.07(d) applies to employees classified as AU and MG-AFS (AU) (as outlined in Appendix "E") who have a separate vacation leave bank established as a result of the collective agreement signed July 10, 2012.

(d) The separate vacation leave bank established July 10, 2012, may be used or liquidated, subject to operational requirements, upon application by the employee and at the concurrence of the Employer. Prior to termination or retirement, an employee can liquidate up to one-third (1/3) of this vacation bank each fiscal year. These liquidated vacation leave credits shall be paid at the employee’s hourly rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in his certificate of appointment of his substantive position on the date of the request. Such request shall not be unreasonably denied.

15.08 Recall from vacation leave

Where, during any period of vacation leave, an employee is recalled to duty, he shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses, as normally defined by the Employer, that he incurs:

(a) in proceeding to his place of duty,

and

(b) in returning to the place from which he was recalled if he immediately resumes vacation upon completing the assignment for which he was recalled, but after submitting such accounts as are normally required by the Employer.

15.09 The employee shall not be considered as being on vacation leave during any period in respect of which he is entitled under clause 15.08 above to be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred by him.

15.10 Cancellation of vacation leave

When the Employer cancels or alters a period of vacation leave which it has previously approved in writing, the Employer shall reimburse the employee for the non-returnable portion of vacation contracts and reservations made by the employee in respect of that period, subject to the presentation of such documentation as the Employer may require. The employee must make every reasonable attempt to mitigate any losses incurred and will provide proof of such action, when available, to the Employer.

15.11 Leave when employment terminates

When an employee dies or otherwise ceases to be employed, the employee or the employee’s estate shall be paid an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying the number of days of earned but unused vacation leave with pay to his credit by the daily rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in his certificate of appointment on the date of the termination of employment.

15.12 Vacation leave credits for severance pay

Where the employee requests, the Employer shall grant the employee’s unused vacation leave credits prior to termination of employment if this will enable the employee, for purposes of severance pay, to complete the first (1st) year of continuous employment in the case of lay-off.

15.13 Abandonment

Notwithstanding clause 15.12 above, an employee whose employment is terminated by reason of a declaration that he abandoned his position is entitled to receive the payment referred to in clause 15.12 above, if he requests it within six (6) months following the date upon which his employment is terminated.

15.14 Recovery on termination

In the event of the termination of employment for reasons other than incapacity, death or lay-off the Employer shall recover from any monies owed the employee, an amount equivalent to unearned vacation leave taken by the employee, calculated on the basis of the rate of pay applicable to his classification on the date of termination.

15.15 Appointment to a Schedule I or IV Employer

Notwithstanding clause 15.11, an employee who resigns to accept an appointment with an organization listed in Schedule I or IV of the Financial Administration Act may choose not to be paid for unused vacation leave credits, provided that the appointing organization will accept such credits.

15.16

(a) Employees shall be credited a one-time entitlement of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours of vacation leave with pay on the first day of the month following the employee’s second (2nd) anniversary of service as defined in clause 15.03.

Transitional provisions

(b) The vacation leave credits provided in paragraph 15.16(a) shall be excluded from the application of paragraphs 15.07(a), (b) and (c) dealing with the carry-over and/or liquidation of vacation leave.

Article 16 – Sick Leave

16.01 Credits

An employee shall earn sick leave credits at the rate of nine decimal three seven five (9.375) hours for each calendar month for which the employee receives pay for at least seventy-five (75) hours.

16.02 An employee shall be granted sick leave with pay when the employee is unable to perform the employee’s duties because of illness or injury provided that:

(a) the employee satisfies the Employer of this condition in such a manner and at such a time as may be determined by the Employer,

and

(b) the employee has the necessary sick leave credits.

16.03 Unless otherwise informed by the Employer, a statement signed by the employee stating that because of illness or injury the employee was unable to perform the employee’s duties shall, when delivered to the Employer, be considered as meeting the requirements of paragraph 16.02(a) above.

16.04 When an employee is granted sick leave with pay and injury-on-duty leave is subsequently approved for the same period, it shall be considered for the purpose of the record of sick leave credits that the employee was not granted sick leave with pay.

16.05 Where an employee has insufficient or no credits to cover the granting of sick leave with pay under the provision of clause 16.02 above, sick leave with pay may, at the discretion of the Employer, be granted to an employee for a period of up to one hundred and eighty-seven decimal five (187.5) hours, subject to the deduction of such advanced leave from any sick leave credits subsequently earned and, in the event of termination of employment for other than incapacity, death or lay-off, the recovery of the advance from any monies owed the employee.

16.06 Sick leave credits earned but unused by an employee during a previous period of employment in the public service shall be restored to an employee whose employment was terminated by reason of lay-off and who is reappointed in the public service within two (2) years from the date of lay-off.

16.07 Where, in respect of any period of compensatory leave, an employee is granted sick leave with pay on production of a medical certificate, the period of compensatory leave so displaced shall either be added to the compensatory leave period if requested by the employee and approved by the Employer, or reinstated for use at a later date.

16.08 The Employer may for good and sufficient reason, advance sick leave credits to an employee when a previous advance has not been fully reimbursed.

16.09 The Employer agrees that an employee recommended for release from employment pursuant to section 51(1)(g) of the Canada Revenue Agency Act for incapacity by reason of ill health shall not be released at a date earlier than the date at which the employee will have utilized the employee’s accumulated sick leave credits.

 

** Article 17 – Other Leave With Or Without Pay

17.01 Validation

In respect to applications for leave made pursuant to this Article, the employee may be required to provide satisfactory validation of the circumstances necessitating such requests.

17.02 Bereavement leave with pay

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For the purpose of this clause, “family” is defined per Article 2 and in addition:

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(a) A person who stands in the place of a relative for the employee whether or not there is any degree of consanguinity between such person and the employee. In this instance, an employee shall be entitled to bereavement leave under 17.02(a) only once during the employee’s total period of employment in the public service.

(b) When a member of the employee’s family dies, the employee shall be entitled to bereavement leave with pay. Such bereavement leave, as determined by the employee, must include the day of the memorial commemorating the deceased or must begin within two (2) days following the death. During such period the employee shall be paid for those days which are not regularly scheduled days of rest for the employee. In addition, the employee may be granted up to three (3) days’ leave with pay for the purpose of travel related to the death.

(c) At the request of the employee, such bereavement leave with pay may be taken in a single period of seven (7) consecutive calendar days or may be taken in two (2) periods to a maximum of five (5) working days.

(d) When requested to be taken in two (2) periods,

  1. The first period must include the day of the memorial commemorating the deceased or must begin within two (2) days following the death, and
  2. The second period must be taken no later than twelve (12) months from the date of death for the purpose of attending a ceremony.
  3. The employee may be granted no more than three (3) days’ leave with pay, in total, for the purposes of travel for these two (2) periods.

(e) An employee is entitled to one (1) day’s bereavement leave with pay for the purpose related to the death of his brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

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(f) If, during a period of paid leave, an employee is bereaved in circumstances under which they would have been eligible for bereavement leave with pay under paragraphs 17.02(a), (b) and (e), the employee shall be granted bereavement leave with pay and their paid leave credits shall be restored to the extent of any concurrent bereavement leave with pay granted.

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(g) It is recognized by the parties that the circumstances which call for leave in respect of bereavement are based on individual circumstances. On request, the Commissioner may, after considering the particular circumstances involved, grant leave with pay for a period greater than and/or in a manner different than that provided for in paragraphs 17.02(a), (b) and (e).

17.03 Maternity leave without pay

(a) An employee who becomes pregnant shall, upon request, be granted maternity leave without pay for a period beginning before, on or after the termination date of pregnancy and ending not later than eighteen (18) weeks after the termination date of pregnancy.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a):

  1. where the employee has not yet proceeded on maternity leave without pay and her newborn child is hospitalized,

or

  1. where the employee has proceeded on maternity leave without pay and then returns to work for all or part of the period during which her newborn child is hospitalized, the period of maternity leave without pay defined in paragraph (a) may be extended beyond the date falling eighteen (18) weeks after the date of termination of pregnancy by a period equal to that portion of the period of the child’s hospitalization during which the employee was not on maternity leave, to a maximum of eighteen (18) weeks.

(c) The extension described in paragraph (b) shall end not later than fifty-two (52) weeks after the termination date of pregnancy.

(d) The Employer may require an employee to submit a medical certificate certifying pregnancy.

(e) An employee who has not commenced maternity leave without pay may elect to:

  1. use earned vacation and compensatory leave credits up to and beyond the date that her pregnancy terminates;
  2. use her sick leave credits up to and beyond the date that her pregnancy terminates, subject to the provisions set out in Article 16, Sick leave. For purposes of this subparagraph, the terms "illness" or "injury" used in Article 16, Sick leave, shall include medical disability related to pregnancy.

(f) An employee shall inform the Employer in writing of her plans for taking leave with and without pay to cover her absence from work due to the pregnancy at least four (4) weeks in advance of the initial date of continuous leave of absence during which termination of pregnancy is expected to occur unless there is a valid reason why the notice cannot be given.

(g) Leave granted under this clause shall be counted for the calculation of "continuous employment" for the purpose of calculating severance pay, and "service" for the purpose of calculating vacation leave. Time spent on such leave shall be counted for pay increment purposes.

17.04 Maternity allowance

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(a) An employee who has been granted maternity leave without pay shall be paid a maternity allowance in accordance with the terms of the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan described in paragraphs (c) to (j), provided that they:

  1. have completed six (6) months of continuous employment before the commencement of their maternity leave without pay,
  2. provide the Employer with proof that they have applied for and are in receipt of maternity benefits under the Employment Insurance Act, or the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) in respect of insurable employment with the Employer,

and

  1. have signed an agreement with the Employer stating that:
    1. they will return to work within the federal public administration, as specified in Schedule I, Schedule IV or Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act, on the expiry date of their maternity leave without pay unless the return to work date is modified by the approval of another form of leave;
    2. following their return to work, as described in section (A), they will work for a period equal to the period they were in receipt of the maternity allowance;
    3. should they fail to return to work in accordance with section (A), or should they return to work but fail to work for the total period specified in section (B), for reasons other than death, lay-off, early termination due to lack of work or discontinuance of a function of a specified period of employment that would have been sufficient to meet the obligations specified in section (B), or having become disabled as defined in the Public Service Superannuation Act, they will be indebted to the Employer for an amount determined as follows:

      (allowance received) x (remaining period to be worked following her return to work) [total period to be worked as specified in (B)]

      however, an employee whose specified period of employment expired and who is rehired within the federal public administration as described in section (A), within a period of ninety (90) days or less is not indebted for the amount if their new period of employment is sufficient to meet the obligations specified in section (B).

    (b) For the purpose of sections (a)(iii)(B), and (C), periods of leave with pay shall count as time worked. Periods of leave without pay during the employee’s return to work will not be counted as time worked but shall interrupt the period referred to in section (a)(iii)(B), without activating the recovery provisions described in section (a)(iii)(C).

    (c) Maternity allowance payments made in accordance with the SUB Plan will consist of the following:

    1. where an employee is subject to a waiting period before receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) maternity benefits, ninety-three per cent (93%) of her weekly rate of pay for each week of the waiting period, less any other monies earned during this period;
    2. or each week that the employee receives a maternity benefit pursuant to section 22 of the Employment Insurance Act or QPIP, the difference between the gross weekly amount of the EI maternity benefit she is eligible to receive and ninety-three per cent (93%) of her weekly rate of pay, less any other monies earned during this period which may result in a decrease in EI or QPIP benefits to which she would have been eligible if no extra monies had been earned during this period;

    and

    1. where an employee has received the full fifteen (15) weeks of maternity benefit under EI and thereafter remains on maternity leave without pay, she is eligible to receive a further maternity allowance for a period of one (1) week at ninety-three percent (93%) of her weekly rate of pay, less any other monies earned during this period.

    (d) At the employee’s request, the payment referred to in subparagraph 17.04(c)(i) will be estimated and advanced to the employee. Adjustments will be made once the employee provides proof of receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP), maternity benefits.

    (e) The maternity allowance to which an employee is entitled is limited to that provided in paragraph (c) and an employee will not be reimbursed for any amount that she may be required to repay pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, or the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP).

    (f) The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (c) shall be:

    1. for a full-time employee, the employee’s weekly rate of pay on the day immediately preceding the commencement of maternity leave without pay,
    2. for an employee who has been employed on a part-time or on a combined full-time and part-time basis during the six (6) month period preceding the commencement of maternity leave, the rate obtained by multiplying the weekly rate of pay in subparagraph (i) by the fraction obtained by dividing the employee’s straight-time earnings by the straight-time earnings the employee would have earned working full-time during such period.

    (g) The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (f) shall be the rate to which the employee is entitled for her substantive level to which she is appointed.

    (h) Notwithstanding paragraph (g), and subject to subparagraph (f)(ii), if on the day immediately preceding the commencement of maternity leave without pay an employee has been on an acting assignment for at least four (4) months, the weekly rate shall be the rate she was being paid on that day.

    (i) Where an employee becomes eligible for a pay increment or pay revision while in receipt of the maternity allowance, the allowance shall be adjusted accordingly.

    (j) Maternity allowance payments made under the SUB Plan will neither reduce nor increase an employee’s deferred remuneration or severance pay.

    17.05 Special maternity allowance for totally disabled employees

    (a) An employee who:

    1. fails to satisfy the eligibility requirement specified in subparagraph 17.04(a)(ii) solely because a concurrent entitlement to benefits under the Disability Insurance (DI) Plan, the Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance portion of the Public Service Management Insurance Plan (PSMIP) or the Government Employees Compensation Act prevents her from receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP), maternity benefits,

    and

    1. has satisfied all of the other eligibility criteria specified in paragraph 17.04(a), other than those specified in sections (A) and (B) of subparagraph 17.04(a)(iii),

    shall be paid, in respect of each week of maternity allowance not received for the reason described in subparagraph (i), the difference between ninety-three per cent (93%) of her weekly rate of pay and the gross amount of her weekly disability benefit under the DI Plan, the LTD Plan or via the Government Employees Compensation Act.

    (b) An employee shall be paid an allowance under this clause and under clause 17.04 for a combined period of no more than the number of weeks during which she would have been eligible for maternity benefits pursuant to section 22 of the Employment Insurance Act or QPIP had she not been disqualified from EI or QPIP maternity benefits for the reasons described in subparagraph (a)(i).

    17.06 Parental leave without pay

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    (a) Where an employee has or will have the actual care and custody of a new-born child (including the new-born child of a common-law spouse), the employee shall, upon request, be granted parental leave without pay for either:

    1. a single period of up to thirty seven (37) consecutive weeks in the fifty two (52) week period (standard option),

    or

    1. a single period of up to sixty-three (63) consecutive weeks in the seventy-eight (78) week period (extended option),

    beginning on the day on which the child is born or the day on which the child comes into the employee’s care.

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    (b) Where an employee commences legal proceedings under the laws of a province to adopt a child or obtains an order under the laws of a province for the adoption of a child, the employee shall, upon request, be granted parental leave without pay for either:

    1. a single period of up to thirty seven (37) consecutive weeks in the fifty two week (52) period (standard option),

    or

    1. a single period of up to sixty-three (63) consecutive weeks in the seventy-eight (78) week period (extended option),

    beginning on the day on which the child comes into the employee’s care.

    (c) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b) above, at the request of an employee and at the discretion of the Employer, the leave referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) above may be taken in two (2) periods.

    (d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) and (b):

    1. where the employee’s child is hospitalized within the period defined in the above paragraphs, and the employee has not yet proceeded on parental leave without pay,

    or

    1. where the employee has proceeded on parental leave without pay and then returns to work for all or part of the period during which their child is hospitalized

    The period of parental leave without pay specified in the original leave request may be extended by a period equal to that portion of the period of the child’s hospitalization during which the employee was not on parental leave. However, the extension shall end not later than one hundred and four (104) weeks after the day on which the child comes into the employee’s care.

    (e) An employee who intends to request parental leave without pay shall notify the Employer at least four (4) weeks in advance of the expected date of the leave pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

    (f) The Employer may:

    1. defer the commencement of parental leave without pay at the request of the employee;
    2. grant the employee parental leave without pay with less than four (4) weeks’ notice;
    3. require an employee to submit a birth certificate or proof of adoption of the child.

    (g) Leave granted under this clause shall count for the calculation of "continuous employment" for the purpose of calculating severance pay and "service" for the purpose of calculating vacation leave. Time spent on such leave shall count for pay increment purposes.

    17.07 Parental allowance

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    Under the Employment Insurance (EI) benefits plan, parental allowance is payable under two options, either:

    Option 1: standard parental benefits, 17.07 paragraphs (c) to (k), or

    Option 2: extended parental benefits, 17.07 paragraphs (l) to (t).

    Once an employee elects the standard or extended parental benefits and the weekly benefit top up allowance is set, the decision is irrevocable and shall not be changed should the employee return to work at an earlier date than that originally scheduled.

    Under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP), parental allowance is payable only under Option 1: standard parental benefits.

    Parental Allowance Administration

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    (a) An employee who has been granted parental leave without pay, shall be paid a parental allowance in accordance with the terms of the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan described in paragraphs (c) to (i) or (l) to (r), providing they:

    1. have completed six (6) months of continuous employment before the commencement of parental leave without pay,
    2. provide the Employer with proof that they have applied for and are in receipt of parental, paternity or adoption benefits under the Employment Insurance Plan or the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) in respect of insurable employment with the Employer,

    and

    1. have signed an agreement with the Employer stating that:
      1. the employee will return to work within the federal public administration, as specified in Schedule I, Schedule IV or Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act, on the expiry date of their parental leave without pay, unless the return to work date is modified by the approval of another form of leave;
      2. following their return to work, as described in section (A), the employee will work for a period equal to the period the employee was in receipt of the standard parental allowance in addition to the period of time referred to in section 17.04(a)(iii)(B), if applicable. Where the employee has elected the extended parental allowance, following their return to work, as described in section (A), the employee will work for a period equal to sixty percent (60%) of the period the employee was in receipt of the extended parental allowance in addition to the period of time referred to in section 17.04(a)(iii)(B), if applicable;
      3. should the employee fail to return to work in accordance with section (A) or should they return to work but fail to work the total period specified in section (B), for reasons other than death, lay-off, early termination due to lack of work or discontinuance of a function of a specified period of employment that would have been sufficient to meet the obligations specified in section (B), or having become disabled as defined in the Public Service Superannuation Act, the employee will be indebted to the Employer for an amount determined as follows:

        (allowance received) x (remaining period to be worked following her return to work) [total period to be worked as specified in (B)]

        however, an employee whose specified period of employment expired and who is rehired within the federal public administration as described in section (A), within a period of ninety (90) days or less is not indebted for the amount if their new period of employment is sufficient to meet the obligations specified in section (B).

      (b) For the purpose of sections (a)(iii)(B), and (C), periods of leave with pay shall count as time worked. Periods of leave without pay during the employee’s return to work will not be counted as time worked but shall interrupt the period referred to in section (a)(iii)(B), without activating the recovery provisions described in section (a)(iii)(C).

      **

      Option 1 – Standard parental allowance

      (c) Parental Allowance payments made in accordance with the SUB Plan will consist of the following:

      1. where an employee on parental leave without pay as described in 17.06(a)(i) and (b)(i), has elected to receive Standard Employment Insurance parental benefits and is subject to a waiting period before receiving Employment Insurance parental benefits, ninety-three per cent (93%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) for the waiting period, less any other monies earned during this period;
      2. for each week the employee receives parental, adoption or paternity benefits, under the Employment Insurance Plan or the Québec Parental Insurance Plan, they are eligible to receive the difference between ninety-three per cent (93%) of their weekly rate (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) and the parental, adoption or paternity benefits, less any other monies earned during this period which may result in a decrease in their parental, adoption or paternity benefits to which they would have been eligible if no extra monies had been earned during this period;
      3. where an employee has received the full eighteen (18) weeks of maternity benefit and the full thirty-two (32) weeks of parental benefit or has divided the full thirty-two (32) weeks of parental benefits with another employee in receipt of the full five (5) weeks paternity under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan for the same child and either employee thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, that employee is eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of up to two (2) weeks, ninety-three per cent (93%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) for each week, less any other monies earned during this period;
      4. where an employee has divided the full thirty-seven (37) weeks of adoption benefits with another employee under the Québec Parental Insurance Plan for the same child and either employee thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, that employee is eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of up to two (2) weeks, ninety-three per cent (93%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) for each week, less any other monies earned during this period;
      5. where an employee has received the full thirty-five (35) weeks of parental benefit under the Employment Insurance Plan and thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, they are eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of one (1) week, ninety-three per cent (93%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance” if applicable) for each week, less any other monies earned during this period, unless said employee has already received the one (1) week of allowance contained in 17.04(c)(iii) for the same child;
      6. where an employee has divided the full forty (40) weeks of parental benefits with another employee under the Employment Insurance Plan for the same child and either employee thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, that employee is eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of one (1) week, ninety-three per cent (93%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance”, if applicable) for each week, less any other monies earned during this period, unless said employee has already received the one (1) week of allowance contained in 17.04(c)(iii) and 17.07(c)(v) for the same child.

      **

      (d) At the employee’s request, the payment referred to in subparagraph 17.07(c)(i) will be estimated and advanced to the employee. Adjustments will be made once the employee provides proof of receipt of Employment Insurance Plan parental benefits.

      **

      (e) The parental allowance to which an employee is entitled is limited to that provided in paragraph (c) and an employee will not be reimbursed for any amount that they are required to repay pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act or the Act Respecting Parental Insurance in Quebec.

      (f) The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (c) shall be:

      1. for a full-time employee, the employee’s weekly rate of pay on the day immediately preceding the commencement of maternity or parental leave without pay;
      2. for an employee who has been employed on a part-time or on a combined full time and part-time basis during the six (6) month period preceding the commencement of maternity or parental leave without pay, the rate obtained by multiplying the weekly rate of pay in subparagraph (i) by the fraction obtained by dividing the employee’s straight-time earnings by the straight-time earnings the employee would have earned working full time during such period.

      **

      (g) The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (f) shall be the rate (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance”, if applicable) to which the employee is entitled for the substantive level to which they are appointed.

      **

      (h) Notwithstanding paragraph (g), and subject to subparagraph (f)(ii), if on the day immediately preceding the commencement of parental leave without pay an employee is performing an acting assignment for at least four (4) months, the weekly rate shall be the rate (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance”, if applicable) the employee was being paid on that day.

      (i) Where an employee becomes eligible for a pay increment or pay revision while in receipt of parental allowance, the allowance shall be adjusted accordingly.

      (j) Parental allowance payments made under the SUB Plan will neither reduce nor increase an employee’s deferred remuneration or severance pay.

      **

      (k) The maximum combined, shared, maternity and standard parental allowances payable shall not exceed fifty-seven (57) weeks for each combined maternity and parental leave without pay.

      **

      Option 2 - Extended Parental Allowance:

      (l) Parental Allowance payments made in accordance with the SUB Plan will consist of the following:

      1. where an employee on parental leave without pay as described in 17.06(a)(ii) and (b)(ii), has elected to receive extended Employment Insurance parental benefits and is subject to a waiting period before receiving Employment Insurance parental benefits, fifty-five decimal eight per cent (55.8%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance”, if applicable) for the waiting period, less any other monies earned during this period;
      2. for each week the employee receives parental benefits under the Employment Insurance, they are eligible to receive the difference between fifty-five decimal eight per cent (55.8%) of their weekly rate (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance”, if applicable) and the parental benefits, less any other monies earned during this period which may result in a decrease in their parental benefits to which they would have been eligible if no extra monies had been earned during this period;
      3. where an employee has received the full sixty-one (61) weeks of parental benefits under the Employment Insurance and thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, they are eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of one (1) week, fifty-five decimal eight per cent (55.8%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance”, if applicable) for each week, less any other monies earned during this period, unless said employee has already received the one (1) week of allowance contained in 17.04(c)(iii) for the same child;
      4. where an employee has divided the full sixty-nine (69) weeks of parental benefits with another employee under the Employment Insurance Plan for the same child and either employee thereafter remains on parental leave without pay, that employee is eligible to receive a further parental allowance for a period of one (1) week, fifty-five decimal eight per cent (55.8%) of their weekly rate of pay (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance”, if applicable) for each week, less any other monies earned during this period, unless said employee has already received the one (1) week of allowance contained in 17.04(c)(iii) for the same child;

      m. At the employee’s request, the payment referred to in subparagraph 17.07(l)(i) will be estimated and advanced to the employee. Adjustments will be made once the employee provides proof of receipt of Employment Insurance.

      n. The parental allowance to which an employee is entitled is limited to that provided in paragraph (l) and an employee will not be reimbursed for any amount that they are required to repay pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act.

      o. The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (l) shall be:

      1. for a full-time employee, the employee’s weekly rate of pay on the day immediately preceding the commencement of parental leave without pay;
      2. for an employee who has been employed on a part-time or on a combined full-time and part-time basis during the six (6) month period preceding the commencement of parental leave without pay, the rate obtained by multiplying the weekly rate of pay in subparagraph (i) by the fraction obtained by dividing the employee’s straight time earnings by the straight time earnings the employee would have earned working full-time during such period.

      p. The weekly rate of pay referred to in paragraph (l) shall be the rate (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance”, if applicable) to which the employee is entitled for the substantive level to which they are appointed.

      q. Notwithstanding paragraph (p), and subject to subparagraph (o)(ii), if on the day immediately preceding the commencement of parental leave without pay an employee is performing an acting assignment for at least four (4) months, the weekly rate shall be the rate (and the recruitment and retention “terminable allowance”, if applicable), the employee was being paid on that day.

      r. Where an employee becomes eligible for a pay increment or pay revision while in receipt of the allowance, the allowance shall be adjusted accordingly.

      s. Parental allowance payments made under the SUB Plan will neither reduce nor increase an employee’s deferred remuneration or severance pay.

      t. The maximum combined, shared, maternity and extended parental allowances payable shall not exceed eighty-six (86) weeks for each combined maternity and parental leave without pay.

      17.08 Special parental allowance for totally disabled employees

      (a) An employee who:

      1. fails to satisfy the eligibility requirement specified in subparagraph 17.07(a)(ii) solely because a concurrent entitlement to benefits under the Disability Insurance (DI) Plan, the Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance portion of the Public Service Management Insurance Plan (PSMIP) or via the Government Employees Compensation Act prevents the employee from receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) parental benefits,

      and

      1. has satisfied all of the other eligibility criteria specified in paragraph 17.07(a), other than those specified in sections (A) and (B) of subparagraph 17.07(a)(iii), shall be paid, in respect of each week of benefits under the parental allowance not received for the reason described in subparagraph (i), the difference between ninety-three percent (93%) of the employee’s rate of pay and the gross amount of his weekly disability benefit under the Disability Insurance (DI) Plan, the Long-Term Disability (LTD) Plan or via the Government Employees Compensation Act.

      (b) An employee shall be paid an allowance under this clause and under clause 17.07 for a combined period of no more than the number of weeks during which the employee would have been eligible for parental benefits pursuant to section 23 of the Employment Insurance Act, or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP), had the employee not been disqualified from Employment Insurance (EI) or Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP), parental benefits for the reasons described in subparagraph (a)(i).

      17.09 Medical appointment for pregnant employees

      (a) Up to three decimal seven five (3.75) hours of reasonable time off with pay will be granted to pregnant employees for the purpose of attending routine medical appointments.

      (b) Where a series of continuing appointments are necessary for the treatment of a particular condition relating to the pregnancy, absences shall be charged to sick leave.

      17.10 Maternity-related reassignment or leave

      (a) An employee who is pregnant or nursing may, during the period from the beginning of pregnancy to the end of the twenty-fourth (24th) week following the birth, request the Employer to modify her job functions or reassign her to another job if, by reason of the pregnancy or nursing, continuing any of her current functions may pose a risk to her health or that of the foetus or child.

      (b) An employee’s request under paragraph (a) must be accompanied or followed as soon as possible by a medical certificate indicating the expected duration of the potential risk and the activities or conditions to avoid in order to eliminate the risk. Dependent upon the particular circumstances of the request, the Employer may obtain an independent medical opinion.

      (c) An employee who has made a request under paragraph (a) is entitled to continue in her current job while the Employer examines her request, but, if the risk posed by continuing any of her job functions so requires, she is entitled to be immediately assigned alternative duties until such time as the Employer:

      1. modifies her job functions or reassigns her,

      or

      1. informs her in writing that it is not reasonably practicable to modify her job functions or reassign her.

      (d) Where reasonably practicable, the Employer shall modify the employee’s job functions or reassign her.

      (e) Where the Employer concludes that a modification of job functions or a reassignment that would avoid the activities or conditions indicated in the medical certificate is not reasonably practicable, the Employer shall so inform the employee in writing and shall grant leave of absence without pay to the employee for the duration of the risk as indicated in the medical certificate. However, such leave shall end no later than twenty-four (24) weeks after the birth.

      (f) An employee whose job functions have been modified, who has been reassigned or who is on leave of absence shall give at least two (2) weeks’ notice in writing to the Employer of any change in duration of the risk or the inability as indicated in the medical certificate, unless there is a valid reason why that notice cannot be given. Such notice must be accompanied by a new medical certificate.

      17.11 Leave without pay for personal needs

      Leave without pay will be granted for personal needs, in the following manner:

      (a) Subject to operational requirements, leave without pay for a period of up to three (3) months will be granted to an employee for personal needs.

      (b) Subject to operational requirements, leave without pay of more than three (3) months but not exceeding one (1) year will be granted to an employee for personal needs.

      (c) An employee is entitled to leave without pay for personal needs twice under each of (a) and (b) of this clause during the employee’s total period of employment in the public service. The second period of leave under each sub-clause can be granted provided that the employee has remained in the public service for a period of ten (10) years subsequent to the expiration of the first period of leave under the relevant sub-clause. Leave without pay granted under this clause may not be used in combination with maternity or parental leave without the consent of the Employer.

      17.12 Leave without pay for relocation of spouse

      At the request of an employee, leave without pay for a period of up to one (1) year shall be granted to an employee whose spouse is permanently relocated and up to five (5) years to an employee whose spouse is temporarily relocated.

      17.13 Leave with pay for family-related responsibilities

      **

      (a) For the purpose of this clause, “family” is defined per Article 2 and, in addition, a person who stands in the place of a relative for the employee whether or not there is any degree of consanguinity between such person and the employee.

      (b) The Employer shall grant leave with pay under the following circumstances:

      1. an employee is expected to make every reasonable effort to schedule medical or dental appointments for family members to minimize or preclude his absence from work; however, when alternate arrangements are not possible an employee shall be granted leave for a medical or dental appointment when the family member is incapable of attending the appointment by himself, or for appointments with appropriate authorities in schools or adoption agencies. An employee requesting leave under this provision must notify his supervisor of the appointment as far in advance as possible;
      2. to provide for the immediate and temporary care of a sick or elderly member of the employee’s family and to provide an employee with time to make alternate care arrangements where the illness is of a longer duration;
      3. leave for needs directly related to the birth or to the adoption of the employee’s child.
      4. to provide for the immediate and temporary care of a child where, due to unforeseen circumstances, usual childcare arrangements are unavailable. This also applies to unexpected school closures for children aged fourteen (14) and under, or to children over the age of fourteen (14) who have special needs;
      5. to provide time for the employee to make alternative arrangements in the event of fire or flooding to the employee’s residence;
      1. to attend school functions, if the supervisor was notified of the functions as far in advance as possible;
      1. seven decimal five (7.5) hours out of the forty-five (45) hours stipulated in this clause may be used to attend an appointment with a legal or paralegal representative for non-employment related matters, or with a financial or other professional representative, if the supervisor was notified of the appointment as far in advance as possible.

      (c) The total leave with pay which may be granted under clause 17.13 shall not exceed forty-five (45) hours in a fiscal year.

      17.14 Leave without pay for family-related needs

      Subject to operational requirements, an employee shall be granted leave without pay for family-related needs in accordance with the following conditions:

      (a) Up to five (5) years leave without pay during an employee’s total period of employment in the public service may be granted for the personal long-term care of the employee’s family. Leave granted under this paragraph shall be for a minimum period of three (3) weeks.

      (b) An employee shall notify the Employer in writing as far in advance as possible but not less than four (4) weeks in advance of the commencement date of such leave, unless, because of an urgent or unforeseeable circumstance, such notice cannot be given.

      17.15 Court leave with pay

      The Employer shall grant leave with pay to an employee for the period of time the employee is required:

      (a) to be available for jury selection;

      (b) to serve on a jury;

      or

      **

      (c) by subpoena or summons to attend as a witness in any proceeding held:

      1. in or under the authority of a court of justice;
      2. before a court, judge, justice, magistrate or coroner;
      3. before the Senate or House of Commons of Canada or a committee of the Senate or House of Commons otherwise than in the performance of the duties of the employee’s position;
      4. before a legislative council, legislative assembly or house of assembly, or any committee thereof that is authorized by law to compel the attendance of witnesses before it;

      or

      1. before an arbitrator or a person or body of persons authorized by law to make an inquiry and to compel the attendance of witnesses before it.

      17.16 Leave with pay for participation in a staffing process

      Where an employee participates in a staffing process, including the recourse mechanism provided for all CRA staffing processes, or for a position in the public service, as defined in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, including the appeal process where applicable, the employee is entitled to leave with pay for the period during which the employee’s presence is required for purposes of the process, and for such further period as the Employer considers reasonable for the employee to travel to and from the place where the employee’s presence is so required. This also applies to a staffing process related to a deployment/permanent lateral move.

      17.17 Injury-on-duty leave with pay

      An employee shall be granted injury-on-duty leave with pay for such reasonable period as may be determined by the Employer where it is determined by a Provincial Worker’s Compensation Board that the employee is unable to perform the employee’s duties because of:

      (a) personal injury accidentally received in the performance of the employee’s duties and not caused by the employee’s willful misconduct,

      (b) sickness resulting from the nature of the employee’s employment,

      or

      (c) exposure to hazardous conditions in the course of the employee’s employment, if the employee agrees to pay to the Receiver General for Canada any amount received for loss of wages in settlement of any claim the employee may have in respect of such injury, sickness or exposure.

      17.18 Examination leave

      Leave with pay to take examinations or defend dissertations may be granted by the Employer to an employee who is not on education leave. Such leave will be granted only where, in the opinion of the Employer, the course of study is directly related to the employee’s duties or will improve the employee’s qualifications.

      17.19 Religious obligations

      (a) The Employer shall make every reasonable effort to accommodate an employee who requests time off to fulfill his religious obligations.

      (b) Employees may, in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, request annual leave, personal leave, compensatory leave or leave without pay for other reasons in order to fulfill their religious obligations.

      (c) Notwithstanding paragraph 17.19(b), at the request of the employee and at the discretion of the Employer, time off with pay may be granted to the employee in order to fulfill his religious obligations. The number of hours with pay so granted must be made up hour for hour within a period of six (6) months, at times agreed to by the Employer. Hours worked as a result of time off granted under this clause shall not be compensated nor should they result in any additional payments by the Employer.

      (d) An employee who intends to request leave or time off under this Article must give notice to the Employer as far in advance as possible but no later than four (4) weeks before the requested period of absence.

      17.20 Pre-retirement leave

      The Employer will provide thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours of paid leave per year, up to a maximum of one hundred and eighty-seven decimal five (187.5) hours, to employees who have the combination of age and years of service to qualify for an immediate annuity without penalty under the Public Service Superannuation Act.

      17.21 Personal leave

      (a) Subject to operational requirements as determined by the Employer, and with an advance notice of at least five (5) working days, the employee shall be granted, in each fiscal year, up to fifteen (15) hours of leave with pay for reasons of a personal nature.

      (b) The leave will be scheduled at times convenient to both the employee and the Employer. Nevertheless, the Employer shall make every reasonable effort to grant the leaves at such times as the employee may request.

      ** 17.22 Caregiving leave

      (a) An employee who provides the Employer with proof that they are in receipt of or awaiting Employment Insurance (EI) benefits for Compassionate Care Benefits, Family Caregiver Benefits for Children and/or Family Caregiver Benefits for Adults may be granted leave without pay while in receipt of or awaiting these benefits.

      (b) The leave without pay described in 17.22(a) shall not exceed twenty-six (26) weeks for Compassionate Care Benefits, thirty-five (35) weeks for Family Caregiver Benefits for Children and fifteen (15) weeks for Family Caregiver Benefits for Adults, in addition to any applicable waiting period.

      (c) When notified, an employee who was awaiting benefits must provide the Employer with proof that the request for Employment Insurance (EI) Compassionate Care Benefits, Family Caregiver Benefits for Children and/or Family Caregiver Benefits for Adults has been accepted.

      (d) When an employee is notified that their request for Employment Insurance (EI) Compassionate Care Benefits, Family Caregiver Benefits for Children and/or Family Caregiver Benefits for Adults has been denied, paragraph 17.22(a) above ceases to apply.

      (e) Leave granted under this clause shall count for the calculation of “continuous employment” for the purpose of calculating severance pay and “service” for the purpose of calculating vacation leave. Time spent on such leave shall count for pay increment purposes.

      17.23 Leave with or without pay for other reasons

      At its discretion, the Employer may grant:

      (a) leave with pay when circumstances not directly attributable to the employee prevent the employee from reporting for duty. Such leave shall not be unreasonably withheld;

      (b) leave with or without pay for purposes other than those specified in this Agreement.

      ** 17.24 Domestic violence leave

      For the purposes of this clause domestic violence is considered to be any form of abuse or neglect that an employee or an employee’s child experiences from someone with whom the employee has or had an intimate relationship.

      (a) The parties recognize that employees may be subject to domestic violence in their personal life that could affect their attendance at work.

      (b) Upon request, an employee who is subject to domestic violence or who is the parent of a dependent child who is subject to domestic violence from someone with whom the employee has or had an intimate relationship shall be granted domestic violence leave in order to enable the employee, in respect of such violence:

      1. to seek care and/or support for themselves or their dependent child in respect of a physical or psychological injury or disability;
      2. to obtain services from an organization which provides services for individuals who are subject to domestic violence;
      3. to obtain professional counselling;
      4. to relocate temporarily or permanently; or
      5. to seek legal or law enforcement assistance or to prepare for or participate in any civil or criminal legal proceeding.

      (c) The total domestic violence leave with pay which may be granted under this article shall not exceed seventy-five (75) hours in a fiscal year.

      (d) The Employer may, in writing and no later than fifteen (15) days after an employee’s return to work, request the employee to provide documentation to support the reasons for the leave. The employee shall provide that documentation only if it is reasonably practicable for them to obtain and provide it.

      (e) Notwithstanding paragraphs 17.24(b) to 17.24(c), an employee is not entitled to domestic violence leave if the employee is charged with an offence related to that act or if it is probable, considering the circumstances, that the employee committed that act.

      Article 18 – Career Development

      18.01 General

      The parties recognize that in order to maintain and enhance professional expertise, employees, from time to time, need to have an opportunity to attend or participate in career development activities described in this Article.

      18.02 Education leave without pay

      An employee may be granted education leave without pay for varying periods up to one (1) year, which can be renewed by mutual agreement, to attend a recognized institution for additional or special studies in some field of education in which special preparation is needed to enable him to fill his present role more adequately, or to undertake studies in some field in order to provide a service which the Employer requires or is planning to provide.

      (a) An employee on education leave without pay under this clause shall receive an allowance in lieu of salary of up to one hundred per cent (100%) of his basic salary. The percentage of the allowance is at the discretion of the Employer. Where the employee receives a grant, bursary or scholarship, the education leave allowance may be reduced. In such cases, the amount of the reduction shall not exceed the amount of the grant, bursary or scholarship.

      (b) Allowances already being received by the employee may, at the discretion of the Employer, be continued during the period of the education leave. The employee shall be notified when the leave is approved, whether such allowances are to be continued in whole or in part.

      (c) As a condition to the granting of education leave, an employee shall, if required, give a written undertaking prior to the commencement of the leave to return to the service of the Employer for a period of not less than the period of the leave granted. If the employee, except with the permission of the Employer:

      1. fails to complete the course,
      2. does not resume employment with the Employer on completion of the course,

      or

      1. ceases to be employed, except by reason of death or lay-off, before termination of the period he has undertaken to serve after completion of the course, he shall repay the Employer all allowances paid to him under this clause during the education leave or such lesser sum as shall be determined by the Employer.

      18.03 Attendance at conferences and conventions

      (a) The parties to this Agreement recognize that attendance or participation at conferences, conventions, symposia, workshops and other gatherings of a similar nature contributes to the maintenance of high professional standards.

      (b) In order to benefit from an exchange of knowledge and experience, an employee shall have the opportunity on occasion to attend conferences and conventions that are related to his field of specialization, subject to operational constraints.

      (c) The Employer may grant leave with pay and reasonable expenses including registration fees to attend such gatherings, subject to budgetary and operational constraints.

      (d) An employee who attends a conference or convention at the request of the Employer to represent the interests of the Employer shall be deemed to be on duty and, as required, in travel status. The Employer shall pay the registration fees of the convention or conference the employee is required to attend.

      (e) An employee invited to participate in a conference or convention in an official capacity, such as to present a formal address or to give a course related to his field of employment, may be granted leave with pay for this purpose and may, in addition, be reimbursed for his payment of convention or conference registration fees and reasonable travel expenses.

      (f) An employee shall not be entitled to any compensation under Articles 9, Overtime, and 13, Travelling Time, in respect of hours the employee is in attendance at, or travelling to or from a conference or convention under the provisions of this clause, except as provided by paragraph (d).

      18.04 Professional development

      (a) The parties to this Agreement share a desire to improve professional standards by giving the employees the opportunity on occasion:

      1. to participate in workshops, short courses or similar out-service programs to keep up to date with knowledge and skills in their respective fields,
      2. to conduct research or perform work related to their normal research programs in institutions or locations other than those of the Employer,

      or

      1. to carry out research in the employee’s field of specialization not specifically related to his assigned work projects when in the opinion of the Employer, such research is needed to enable the employee to fill his present role more adequately.

      (b) Subject to the Employer’s approval, an employee shall receive leave with pay in order to participate in the activities described in paragraph 18.04(a) above.

      (c) An employee may apply at any time for professional development under this clause, and the Employer may select an employee at any time for such professional development.

      (d) When an employee is selected by the Employer for professional development under this clause, the Employer will consult with the employee before determining the location and duration of the program of work or studies to be undertaken.

      (e) An employee selected for professional development under this clause shall continue to receive his normal compensation, including any increase for which he may become eligible. The employee shall not be entitled to any compensation under Articles 9, Overtime, and 13, Travelling Time, while on professional development under this clause.

      (f) An employee on professional development under this clause may be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses, and such other additional expenses, as the Employer deems appropriate.

      18.05 Selection criteria

      (a) The Employer shall establish selection criteria for granting leave under clauses 18.02, 18.03 and 18.04. Upon request, a copy of these criteria will be provided to an employee and/or the Institute representative.

      (b) All applications for leave under clauses 18.02 through 18.04 will be reviewed by the Employer. A list of the names of the applicants to whom the Employer grants leave under clauses 18.02 through 18.04 will be provided to the Institute representative on the Agency Career Development Consultation Committee.

      18.06 Agency Career Development Consultation Committee

      (a) The parties to this Agreement acknowledge the mutual benefits to be derived from consultation on career development. To this effect the parties agree that such consultation will be held through the existing Joint Consultation Committee or through the creation of an Agency Career Development Consultation Committee. A consultation committee as determined by the parties, may be established at the local, regional or national level.

      (b) The Agency Consultation Committee shall be composed of mutually agreeable numbers of Institute representatives and Employer representatives who shall meet at mutually satisfactory times. Committee meetings shall normally be held on the Employer’s premises during working hours.

      (c) Employees forming the continuing membership of the Agency Consultation Committees shall be protected against any loss of normal pay by reason of attendance at such meetings with management, including reasonable travel time where applicable.

      (d) The Employer recognizes the use of such committees for the purpose of providing information, discussing the application of policy, promoting understanding and reviewing problems.

      (e) It is understood that no commitment may be made by either party on a subject that is not within its authority or jurisdiction, nor shall any commitment made be construed as to alter, amend, add to or modify the terms of this Agreement.

      Article 19 – Severance Pay

      19.01 Under the following circumstances and subject to clause 19.02, an employee shall receive severance benefits calculated on the basis of his weekly rate of pay:

      (a) Lay-off

      1. On the first (1st) lay-off, for the first (1st) complete year of continuous employment, two (2) weeks’ pay, or three (3) weeks’ pay for employees with ten (10) or more and less than twenty (20) years of continuous employment, or four (4) weeks’ pay for employees with twenty (20) or more years of continuous employment, plus one (1) week’s pay for each additional complete year of continuous employment and, in the case of a partial year of continuous employment, one (1) week’s pay multiplied by the number of days of continuous employment divided by three hundred and sixty-five (365).
      2. On second or subsequent lay-off, one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment and, in the case of a partial year of continuous employment, one (1) week’s pay multiplied by the number of days of continuous employment divided by three hundred and sixty-five (365), less any period in respect of which he was granted severance pay under subparagraph 19.01(a)(i).

      (b) Rejection on probation

      On rejection on probation, when an employee has completed more than one (1) year of continuous employment and ceases to be employed by reason of rejection during a probationary period, one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment with a maximum benefit of twenty-seven (27) weeks’ pay.

      (c) Death

      If an employee dies, there shall be paid to the employee’s estate a severance payment in respect of the employee’s complete period of continuous employment, comprised of one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment and, in the case of a partial year of continuous employment, one (1) week’s pay multiplied by the number of days of continuous employment divided by three hundred and sixty five (365), to a maximum of thirty (30) weeks’ pay, regardless of any other benefit payable.

      (d) Termination for cause for reasons of incapacity or incompetence

      1. When an employee has completed more than one (1) year of continuous employment and ceases to be employed by reason of termination for cause for reasons of incapacity, pursuant to section 51(1)(g) of the Canada Revenue Agency Act, one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment to a maximum of twenty-eight (28) weeks.
      2. When an employee has completed more than ten (10) years of continuous employment and ceases to be employed by reason of termination for cause for reasons of incompetence, pursuant to the provisions of section 51(1)(g) of the Canada Revenue Agency Act, one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment with a maximum benefit of twenty-eight (28) weeks.

      19.02 Severance benefits payable to an employee under this Article shall be reduced by any period of continuous employment in respect of which the employee was already granted any type of termination benefit by the public service, a Federal Crown Corporation, the Canadian Forces or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Under no circumstances shall the maximum severance pay provided under clauses 19.01 and 19.05 be pyramided.

      For greater certainty, payments in lieu of severance for the elimination of severance pay for voluntary separation (resignation and retirement) made pursuant to 19.05 to 19.08 under Appendix "J" or similar provisions in other collective agreements shall be considered as a termination benefit for the administration of this clause.

      19.03 The weekly rate of pay referred to in the above clauses shall be the weekly rate of pay to which the employee is entitled for the classification prescribed in his certificate of appointment, immediately prior to the termination of his employment.

      19.04 Appointment to a Schedule I, IV or V Employer

      An employee who resigns to accept an appointment with an organization listed in Schedule I, IV or V of the Financial Administration Act shall be paid any outstanding payment in lieu of severance if applicable under Appendix "J".

      19.05 Employees who were subject to the payment in lieu of severance for the elimination of severance pay for voluntary separation (resignation and retirement) and who opted to defer their payment, the former provisions outlining the payment in lieu are found at Appendix "J".

      19.06 Appointment from a different bargaining unit

      This clause applies in a situation where an employee is appointed into a position in the Audit, Financial and Scientific (AFS) bargaining unit from a position outside the AFS bargaining unit where, at the date of appointment, provisions similar to those in 19.01(b) and (d) of Appendix "J" are still in force, unless the appointment is only on a temporary basis.

      (a) Subject to 19.02 above, on the date an indeterminate employee becomes subject to this Agreement, on or after July 10, 2012, theyshall be entitled to a severance payment equal to one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment and, in the case of a partial year of continuous employment, one (1) week’s pay multiplied by the number of days of continuous employment divided by three hundred and sixty-five (365), to a maximum of thirty (30) weeks, based on the employee’s rate of pay of their substantive position on the day preceding the appointment.

      (b) Subject to 19.02 above, on the date a determinate employee becomes subject to this Agreement, on or after July 10, 2012, they shall be entitled to severance payment equal to one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment, to a maximum of thirty (30) weeks, based on the employee’s rate of pay of their substantive position on the day preceding the appointment.

      (c) An employee entitled to a severance payment under sub-paragraph (a) or (b) shall have the same choice of options outlined in 19.06 of Appendix "J"; however the selection of which option must be made within three (3) months of being appointed to the bargaining unit.

      Article 20 – Reclassification and Statement of Duties

      20.01 If, during the term of this Agreement, a new classification standard is established and implemented by the Employer, the Employer shall, before applying rates of pay to the new levels resulting from the application of the standard, negotiate with the Institute the rates of pay and the rules affecting the pay of employees on their movement to the new levels.

      20.02 Upon written request, an employee shall be provided with a complete and current statement of the duties and responsibilities of his position, including the classification level and, where applicable, the point rating allotted by factor to his position, and an organization chart depicting the position’s place in the organization.

      Article 21 – Registration Fees

      21.01 The Employer shall reimburse an employee for the payment of membership or registration fees to an organization or governing body when the payment of such fees is a requirement for the continuation of the performance of the duties of the employee’s position.

      ** Article 22 – Professional Accounting Association Annual Membership Fee

      This Article applies to employees classified as AU, CO and FI only.

      **

      22.01 SSubject to paragraphs (a), (b) and (c), the Employer shall reimburse an employee’s payment of annual membership fees to the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) and to one (1) of their respective provincial bodies.

      **

      (a) Except as provided under paragraph (b) below, the reimbursement of annual membership fees relates to the payment of an annual fee which is a mandatory requirement by the CPA to maintain a professional designation and membership in good standing. This reimbursement will include the payment of the “Office des professions du Québec” (OPQ) annual fee.

      (b) Portions of fees or charges of an administrative nature such as the following are not subject to reimbursement under this Article: service charges for the payment of fees on an instalment or post‑dated basis; late payment charges or penalties; initiation fees; reinstatement fees required to maintain a membership in good standing; or payments of arrears for re-admission to an accounting association.

      (c) In respect of requests for reimbursement of professional fees made pursuant to this Article, the employee shall be required to provide the Employer with receipts to validate payments made.

      Article 23 – Technological Change

      23.01 The parties have agreed that in cases where, as a result of technological change, the services of an employee are no longer required beyond a specified date because of lack of work or the discontinuance of a function, the Work Force Adjustment appendix to this Agreement will apply. In all other cases the following clauses will apply.

      23.02 In this Article "technological change" means:

      (a) the introduction by the Employer of equipment or material of a substantially different nature than that previously utilized which will result in significant changes in the employment status or working conditions of employees;

      or

      (b) a major change in the Employer’s operation directly related to the introduction of that equipment or material which will result in significant changes in the employment status or working conditions of the employees.

      23.03 Both parties recognize the overall advantages of technological change and will, therefore, encourage and promote technological change in the Employer’s operations. Where technological change is to be implemented, the Employer will seek ways and means of minimizing adverse effects on employees which might result from such changes.

      23.04 The Employer agrees to provide as much advance notice as is practicable but, except in cases of emergency, not less than one hundred and twenty (120) days written notice to the Institute of the introduction or implementation of technological change when it will result in significant changes in the employment status or working conditions of the employees.

      23.05 The written notice provided for in clause 23.04 will provide the following information:

      (a) the nature and degree of change;

      (b) the anticipated date or dates on which the Employer plans to effect change;

      (c) the location or locations involved.

      23.06 As soon as reasonably practicable after notice is given under clause 23.04, the Employer shall consult meaningfully with the Institute concerning the effects of the technological change referred to in clause 23.04 on each group of employees. Such consultation will include but not necessarily be limited to the following:

      (a) The approximate number, class and location of employees likely to be affected by the change.

      (b) The effect the change may be expected to have on working conditions or terms and conditions of employment of employees.

      23.07 When, as a result of technological change, the Employer determines that an employee requires new skills or knowledge in order to perform the duties of his substantive position, the Employer will make every reasonable effort to provide the necessary training during the employee’s working hours without loss of pay and at no cost to the employee.

      Article 24 – Safety and Health

      24.01 The Employer shall continue to make all reasonable provisions for the occupational safety and health of employees. The Employer will welcome suggestions on the subject from the Institute and the parties undertake to consult with a view to adopting and expeditiously carrying out reasonable procedures and techniques designed or intended to prevent or reduce the risk of employment injury or occupational illness.

      Clause 24.02 applies to employees classified as CS only.

      24.02 The Employer shall continue to provide, where economically and administratively feasible, working accommodation and facilities to meet the special requirements of computer systems services and the Employer agrees to consult with the Institute for the purpose of considering expeditiously the Institute’s suggestions on the subject.

      Article 25 – Recognition

      25.01 The Employer recognizes the Institute as the exclusive bargaining agent for all employees described in the certificate issued by the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board on December 12, 2001, covering employees of the Audit, Financial and Scientific bargaining unit currently classified in accordance with the following classification standards:

      • Actuarial Science (AC)
      • Auditing (AU)
      • Chemistry (CH)
      • Commerce (CO)
      • Computer Systems (CS)
      • Economists, Sociologists and Statisticians (ES)
      • Education (ED)
      • Engineering and Land Survey (EN)
      • Financial Management (FI)
      • Library Science (LS)
      • Management Group (MG-AFS)
      • Physical Sciences (PC)
      • Psychology (PS)
      • Scientific Research (SE)
      • Social Science Support (SI)

      25.02 The Employer recognizes that it is a proper function and a right of the Institute to bargain with a view to arriving at a collective agreement and the Employer and the Institute agree to bargain in good faith, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act.

      ** Article 26 – Check-Off

      26.01 The Employer will as a condition of employment deduct an amount equal to the amount of the membership dues from the monthly pay of all employees in the bargaining unit. Where an employee does not have sufficient earnings in respect of any month to permit deductions under this Article the Employer shall not be obligated to make such deductions for that month from subsequent salary.

      26.02 The Institute shall inform the Employer in writing of the authorized monthly deduction to be checked off for each employee defined in clause 26.01.

      26.03 For the purpose of applying clause 26.01 above, deductions from pay for each employee in respect of each month will start with the first full month of employment to the extent that earnings are available.

      26.04 An employee who satisfies the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada to the extent that he declares in an affidavit that he is a member of a religious organization registered pursuant to the Income Tax Act, whose doctrine prevents him as a matter of conscience from making financial contributions to an employee organization and that he will make contributions to a charitable organization equal to dues, shall not be subject to this Article, provided that the affidavit submitted by the employee shows the registered number of the religious organization and is countersigned by an official representative of the religious organization involved. The Institute will inform the Employer accordingly.

      26.05 No employee organization, as defined in section 2 of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, other than the Institute, shall be permitted to have membership dues and/or other monies deducted by the Employer from the pay of employees in the bargaining unit.

      **

      26.06 The amounts deducted in accordance with clause 26.01 shall be remitted to the Institute within a reasonable period of time after deductions are made and shall be accompanied by particulars identifying each employee and the deductions made on the employee’s behalf.

      26.07 The Employer agrees to continue the past practice of making deductions for other purposes on the basis of the production of appropriate documentation.

      26.08 The Institute agrees to indemnify and save the Employer harmless against any claim or liability arising out of the application of this Article, except for any claim or liability arising out of an error committed by the Employer, in which case the liability shall be limited to the amount of the error.

      26.09 When it is mutually acknowledged that an error has been committed, the Employer shall endeavour to correct such error within the two (2) pay periods following the acknowledgement of error.

      Article 27 – Use of Employer Facilities

      27.01 Reasonable space on bulletin boards including electronic bulletin boards where available, in convenient locations will be made available to the Institute for the posting of official Institute notices. The Institute shall endeavour to avoid requests for posting of notices that the Employer, acting reasonably, could consider adverse to its interests or to the interests of any of its representatives. Posting of notices or other materials shall require the prior approval of the Employer, except notices of meetings of their members and elections, the names of Institute representatives, and social and recreational events. Such approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.

      27.02 The Employer will also continue its present practice of making available to the Institute specific locations on its premises for the placement of reasonable quantities of literature of the Institute.

      27.03 A duly accredited representative of the Institute may be permitted access to the Employer’s premises to assist in the resolution of a complaint or grievance and to attend meetings called by management. Permission to enter the premises shall, in each case, be obtained from the Employer.

      27.04 The Institute shall provide the Employer, a list of such Institute representatives and shall advise promptly of any change made to the list.

      Article 28 – Information

      28.01 The Employer agrees to supply the Institute on a quarterly basis with a list of all employees in the bargaining unit. The list referred to herein shall include the name, geographical location and classification of the employee and shall be provided within one (1) month following the termination of each quarter. As soon as practicable, the Employer agrees to add to the above list the date of appointment for new employees.

      28.02

      (a) This Agreement and any amendments thereto, will be available electronically.

      (b) Printed copies of the collective agreement will be provided to the Union and all AFS Stewards.

      28.03 The Employer agrees to distribute to each new employee an information package prepared and supplied by the Institute. Such information package shall require the prior approval of the Employer. The Employer shall have the right to refuse to distribute any information that it considers adverse to its interests or to the interests of any of its representatives.

      Article 29 – Employee Representatives

      29.01 The Employer acknowledges the right of the Institute to appoint or otherwise select employees as representatives.

      29.02 The Institute and the Employer shall endeavour in consultation to determine the jurisdiction of each representative, having regard to the plan of organization, the number and distribution of employees at the work place and the administrative structure implied by the grievance procedure. Where the parties are unable to agree in consultation, then any dispute shall be resolved by the grievance/adjudication procedure.

      29.03 The Institute shall notify the Employer in writing of the name and jurisdiction of its representatives identified pursuant to clause 29.02.

      29.04 A representative shall obtain the permission of his immediate supervisor before leaving his work to investigate employee complaints of an urgent nature, to meet with local management for the purpose of dealing with grievances and to attend meetings called by management. Such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld. Where practicable, the representative shall report back to his supervisor before resuming his normal duties.

      29.05 The Institute shall have the opportunity to have an employee representative introduced to new employees as part of the Employer’s formal orientation programs, where they exist.

      Article 30 – Leave for Labour Relations Matters

      30.01 Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB) hearings

      Complaints made to the FPSLREB pursuant to section 190(1) of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act (FPSLRA)

      Where operational requirements permit, in cases of complaints made to the FPSLREB pursuant to section 190(1) of the FPSLRA alleging a breach of sections 157, 186(1)(a), 186(1)(b), 186(2), 187, 188(a) or 189(1) of the FPSLRA, the Employer will grant leave with pay:

      (a) to an employee who makes a complaint on his own behalf before the FPSLREB,

      and

      (b) to an employee who acts on behalf of an employee making a complaint, or who acts on behalf of the Institute making a complaint.

      30.02 Applications for certification, representations and interventions with respect to applications for certification

      Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave without pay:

      (a) to an employee who represents the Institute in an application for certification or in an intervention,

      and

      (b) to an employee who makes personal representations with respect to a certification.

      30.03 Employee called as a witness

      The Employer will grant leave with pay:

      (a) to an employee called as a witness by the FPSLREB,

      and

      (b) where operational requirements permit, to an employee called as a witness by an employee or the Institute.

      30.04 Arbitration board, public interest commission hearings and alternative dispute resolution process

      Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave with pay to an employee representing the Institute before an Arbitration Board, Public Interest Commission, Fact Finder, Mediator or an Alternative Dispute Resolution Process.

      30.05 Employee called as a witness

      The Employer will grant leave with pay to an employee called as a witness by an Arbitration Board, Public Interest Commission, Fact Finder, Mediator or an Alternative Dispute Resolution Process and, where operational requirements permit, leave with pay to an employee called as a witness by the Institute.

      30.06 Adjudication

      Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave with pay to an employee who is:

      (a) a party to an adjudication,

      or

      (b) the representative of an employee who is a party to an adjudication,

      or

      (c) a witness called by an employee who is party to an adjudication.

      30.07 Meetings during the grievance process

      Employee presenting grievance

      Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant to an employee:

      (a) where the Employer originates a meeting with the employee who has presented the grievance, leave with pay when the meeting is held in the headquarters area of such employee and on duty status when the meeting is held outside the headquarters area of such employee,

      and

      (b) where an employee who has presented a grievance seeks to meet with the Employer, leave with pay to the employee when the meeting is held in the headquarters area of such employee and leave without pay when the meeting is held outside the headquarters area of such employee,

      and

      (c) when mutually agreed by the parties, in cases where more than one employee has grieved on the same subject and all grievors are represented by the Institute, that one meeting will serve the interests of all grievors.

      30.08 Employee who acts as representative

      Where an employee wishes to represent at a meeting with the Employer, an employee who has presented a grievance, the Employer will, where operational requirements permit, grant leave with pay to the representative when the meeting is held in the headquarters area of such employee and leave without pay when the meeting is held outside the headquarters area of such employee.

      30.09 Grievance investigations

      Where an employee has asked or is obliged to be represented by the Institute in relation to the presentation of a grievance and an employee acting on behalf of the Institute wishes to discuss the grievance with that employee, the employee and the representative of the employee will, where operational requirements permit, be given reasonable leave with pay for this purpose when the discussion takes place in the headquarters area of such employee and leave without pay when it takes place outside the headquarters area of such employee.

      30.10 Contract negotiations meetings

      Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave without pay to an employee for the purpose of attending contract negotiations meetings on behalf of the Institute.

      30.11 Preparatory contract negotiations meetings

      Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave without pay to an employee to attend preparatory contract negotiations meetings.

      30.12 Meetings between the Institute and management

      Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave with pay to an employee to attend meetings with management on behalf of the Institute.

      30.13 Institute executive council meetings and conventions

      (a) Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave without pay to employees to attend meetings and conventions provided in the Constitution and By-laws of the Institute.

      (b) Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave without pay to employees who qualify for programs or policies of the Institute that compensate Institute members for the loss of days of rest due to attendance at Institute meetings or training.

      30.14 Employee representatives’ training courses

      (a) Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave without pay to employees appointed as Employee representatives by the Institute, to undertake training sponsored by the Institute related to the duties of an Employee representative.

      (b) Where operational requirements permit, the Employer will grant leave with pay to employees appointed as Employee representatives by the Institute, to attend training sessions concerning Employer-employee relations sponsored by the Employer.

      This clause applies to employees classified as CS only.

      30.15 Determination of leave status

      Where the status of leave requested cannot be determined until the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board or an adjudicator has given a decision, leave without pay will be granted pending final determination of the appropriate leave status.

      Article 31 – Job Security

      31.01 Subject to the willingness and capacity of individual employees to accept relocation and retraining, the Employer will make every reasonable effort to ensure that any reduction in the work force will be accomplished through attrition.

      Article 32 – Contracting Out

      32.01 The Employer will continue past practice in giving all reasonable consideration to continued employment in the public service of employees who would otherwise become redundant because work is contracted out.

      Article 33 – Interpretation of Agreement

      33.01 The parties agree that, in the event of a dispute arising out of the interpretation of a clause or article in this Agreement, it is desirable that the parties should meet within a reasonable time and seek to resolve the problem. This Article does not prevent employees from availing themselves of the grievance procedure provided in this Agreement.

      Article 34 – Grievance Procedure

      34.01 The parties recognize the value of informally resolving problems prior to presenting a formal grievance or using alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve grievances that are presented in accordance with this Article. Accordingly, when an employee:

      (a) within the time limits prescribed in clause 34.11, gives notice that they wish to take advantage of this clause for the purpose of informally resolving a problem without recourse to a formal grievance and facilitating discussions between the employee and their supervisors, it is agreed that the period between the initial discussion and the final response shall not count as elapsed time for the purpose of grievance time limits;

      or,

      (b) following the presentation of a grievance and within the time limits prescribed under this Article, gives notice to the delegated grievance step authority of their intention to take advantage of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, the time limits stipulated in this Article may be extended by mutual agreement between the Employer and the employee and, where appropriate, the Institute representative.

      (c) When an employee wishes to take advantage of a process outlined under 34.01(a) or 34.01(b) above that pertains to the application of a provision of the collective agreement, the employee may, at their request, be represented by the Institute at any meeting or mediation session held to deal with the matter.

      34.02 In determining the time within which any action is to be taken as prescribed in this procedure, Saturdays, Sundays and designated holidays shall be excluded.

      34.03 The time limits stipulated in this procedure may be extended by mutual agreement between the Employer and the employee and, where appropriate, the Institute representative.

      34.04 Where the provisions of clauses 34.06, 34.23 or 34.37 cannot be complied with and it is necessary to present a grievance by mail, the grievance shall be deemed to have been presented on the day on which it is postmarked and it shall be deemed to have been received by the Employer on the day it is delivered to the appropriate office. Similarly, the Employer shall be deemed to have delivered a reply at any level on the date on which the letter containing the reply is postmarked, but the time limit within which the grievor may present his grievance at the next higher level shall be calculated from the date on which the Employer’s reply was delivered to the address shown on the grievance form.

      34.05 A grievance shall not be deemed to be invalid by reason only of the fact that it is not in accordance with the form supplied by the Employer.

      Individual grievances

      34.06 An employee who wishes to present a grievance at any prescribed level in the grievance procedure shall transmit this grievance to the employee’s immediate supervisor or local officer-in-charge who shall forthwith:

      (a) forward the grievance to the representative of the Employer authorized to deal with grievances at the appropriate level,

      and

      (b) provide the employee with a receipt stating the date on which the grievance was received by them.

      34.07 Presentation of grievance

      (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (7), an employee is entitled to present an individual grievance if they feel aggrieved:

      (a) by the interpretation or application, in respect of the employee, of

      1. a provision of a statute or regulation, or of a direction or other instrument made or issued by the Employer, that deals with terms and conditions of employment,

      or

      1. a provision of a collective agreement or an arbitral award;

      or

      (b) as a result of any occurrence or matter affecting their terms and conditions of employment.

      (2) An employee may not present an individual grievance in respect of which an administrative procedure for redress is provided under any Act of Parliament, other than the Canadian Human Rights Act.

      (3) Despite subsection (2), an employee may not present an individual grievance in respect of the right to equal pay for work of equal value.

      (4) An employee may not present an individual grievance relating to the interpretation or application, in respect of the employee, of a provision of a collective agreement or an arbitral award unless the employee has the approval of and is represented by the Institute.

      (5) An employee who, in respect of any matter, avails themself of a complaint procedure established by a policy of the Employer may not present an individual grievance in respect of that matter if the policy expressly provides that an employee who avails themself of the complaint procedure is precluded from presenting an individual grievance under this Article.

      (6) An employee may not present an individual grievance relating to any action taken under any instruction, direction or regulation given or made by or on behalf of the Government of Canada in the interest of the safety or security of Canada or any state allied or associated with Canada.

      (7) For the purposes of subsection (6), an order made by the Governor in Council is conclusive proof of the matters stated in the order in relation to the giving or making of an instruction, a direction or a regulation by or on behalf of the Government of Canada in the interest of the safety or security of Canada or any state allied or associated with Canada.

      34.08 There shall be no more than a maximum of four (4) levels in the grievance procedure:

      (a) Level 1 – first (1st) level of management;

      (b) Levels 2 and 3 – intermediate level(s), where such level or levels are established in the Agency;

      (c) Final level – the Commissioner or his authorized representative.

      Whenever there are four (4) levels in the grievance procedure, the grievor may elect to waive either Level 2 or 3.

      34.09 Representatives

      (a) The Employer shall designate a representative at each level in the grievance procedure and shall inform each employee to whom the procedure applies of the title of the person so designated together with the title and address of the immediate supervisor or local officer-in-charge to whom a grievance is to be presented.

      (b) This information shall be communicated to employees by means of notices posted by the Employer in places where such notices are most likely to come to the attention of the employees to whom the grievance procedure applies, or otherwise as determined by agreement between the Employer and the Institute.

      34.10 An employee may be assisted and/or represented by the Institute when presenting a grievance at any level. The Institute shall have the right to consult with the Employer with respect to a grievance at each or any level of the grievance procedure.

      34.11 An employee may present a grievance to the first (1st) level of the procedure in the manner prescribed in clause 34.06, not later than the twenty-fifth (25th) day after the date on which he is notified orally or in writing or on which he first becomes aware of the action or circumstances giving rise to the grievance.

      34.12 An employee may present a grievance at each succeeding level in the grievance procedure beyond the first (1st) level either:

      (a) where the decision or offer for settlement is not satisfactory to the employee, within ten (10) days after that decision or offer for settlement has been conveyed in writing to the employee by the Employer,

      or

      (b) where the Employer has not conveyed a decision to the employee within the time prescribed in clause 34.13, within twenty-five (25) days after he presented the grievance at the previous level.

      34.13 The Employer shall normally reply to an employee’s grievance at any level of the grievance procedure, except the final level, within twenty (20) days after the grievance is presented, and within thirty (30) days when the grievance is presented at the final level.

      34.14 Where an employee has been represented by the Institute in the presentation of his grievance, the Employer will provide the Institute with a copy of the Employer’s decision at each level of the grievance procedure at the same time that the Employer’s decision is conveyed to the employee.

      34.15 Where a grievance has been presented up to and including the final level in the grievance process, and the grievance is not one that may be referred to adjudication, the decision on the grievance taken at the final level in the grievance process is final and binding and no further action may be taken under the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act.

      34.16 Where it appears that the nature of the grievance is such that a decision cannot be given below a particular level of authority, any or all the levels except the final level may be eliminated by agreement of the Employer and the employee, and, where applicable, the Institute.

      34.17 Where the Employer demotes or terminates an employee for cause pursuant to paragraph 51(1)(f) or (g) of the Canada Revenue Agency Act, the grievance procedure set forth in this Agreement shall apply, except that the grievance may be presented at the final level only.

      34.18 An employee may by written notice to his immediate supervisor or officer-in-charge withdraw a grievance.

      34.19 Any employee who fails to present a grievance to the next higher level within the prescribed time limits shall be deemed to have abandoned the grievance unless, due to circumstances beyond his control, he was unable to comply with the prescribed time limits.

      34.20 No person shall seek by intimidation, by threat of dismissal or by any other kind of threat to cause an employee to abandon his grievance or refrain from exercising his right to present a grievance, as provided in this Agreement.

      34.21 Reference to adjudication

      (1) An employee may refer to adjudication an individual grievance that has been presented up to and including the final level in the grievance process and that has not been dealt with to the employee’s satisfaction if the grievance is related to:

      1. the interpretation or application in respect of the employee of a provision of a collective agreement or an arbitral award;
      2. a disciplinary action resulting in termination, demotion, suspension or financial penalty.

      (2) When an individual grievance has been referred to adjudication and a party to the grievance raises an issue involving the interpretation or application of the Canadian Human Rights Act, that party must, in accordance with the regulations, give notice of the issue to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

      (3) The Canadian Human Rights Commission has standing in adjudication proceedings for the purpose of making submissions regarding an issue referred to in subsection (2).

      34.22 Before referring an individual grievance related to matters referred to in subparagraph 34.21(1)(a), the employee must obtain the approval of the Institute.

      Group grievances

      34.23 The Institute may present a grievance at any prescribed level in the grievance procedure, and shall transmit this grievance to the officer-in-charge who shall forthwith:

      (a) forward the grievance to the representative of the Employer authorized to deal with grievances at the appropriate level,

      and

      (b) provide the Institute with a receipt stating the date on which the grievance was received by him.

      34.24 Presentation of group grievance

      (1) The Institute may present to the Employer a group grievance on behalf of employees in the bargaining unit who feel aggrieved by the interpretation or application, common in respect of those employees, of a provision of a collective agreement or an arbitral award.

      (2) In order to present the grievance, the Institute must first obtain the consent of each of the employees concerned in the form provided for by the regulations. The consent of an employee is valid only in respect of the particular group grievance for which it is obtained.

      (3) The Institute may not present a group grievance in respect of which an administrative procedure for redress is provided under any Act of Parliament, other than the Canadian Human Rights Act.

      (4) Despite subsection (3), the Institute may not present a group grievance in respect of the right to equal pay for work of equal value.

      (5) If an employee has, in respect of any matter, availed themself of a complaint procedure established by a policy of the Employer, the Institute may not include that employee as one on whose behalf it presents a group grievance in respect of that matter if the policy expressly provides that an employee who avails themself of the complaint procedure is precluded from participating in a group grievance under this Article.

      (6) The Institute may not present a group grievance relating to any action taken under any instruction, direction or regulation given or made by or on behalf of the Government of Canada in the interest of the safety or security of Canada or any state allied or associated with Canada.

      (7) For the purposes of subsection (6), an order made by the Governor in Council is conclusive proof of the matters stated in the order in relation to the giving or making of an instruction, a direction or a regulation by or on behalf of the Government of Canada in the interest of the safety or security of Canada or any state allied or associated with Canada.

      34.25 There shall be no more than a maximum of four (4) levels in the grievance procedure. These levels shall be as follows:

      (a) Level 1 – first (1st) level of management;

      (b) Levels 2 and 3 – intermediate level(s), where such level or levels are established in the Agency;

      (c) Final level – the Commissioner or his authorized representative.

      Whenever there are four (4) levels in the grievance procedure, the grievor may elect to waive either Level 2 or 3.

      34.26 The Employer shall designate a representative at each level in the grievance procedure and shall inform the Institute of the title of the person so designated together with the title and address of the officer-in charge to whom a grievance is to be presented.

      34.27 The Institute shall have the right to consult with the Employer with respect to a grievance at each or any level of the grievance procedure.

      34.28 The Institute may present a grievance to the first (1st) level of the procedure in the manner prescribed in clause 34.23, no later than the twenty-fifth (25th) day after the earlier of the day on which the aggrieved employees received notification and the day on which they had knowledge of any act, omission or other matter giving rise to the group grievance.

      34.29 The Institute may present a grievance at each succeeding level in the grievance procedure beyond the first (1st) level either:

      (a) where the decision or offer for settlement is not satisfactory to the Institute, within ten (10) days after that decision or offer for settlement has been conveyed in writing to the Institute by the Employer,

      or

      (b) where the Employer has not conveyed a decision to the Institute within the time prescribed in clause 34.30, within twenty-five (25) days after the Institute presented the grievance at the previous level.

      34.30 The Employer shall normally reply to the Institute grievance at any level of the grievance procedure, except the final level, within twenty (20) days after the grievance is presented, and within thirty (30) days when the grievance is presented at the final level.

      34.31 Where it appears that the nature of the grievance is such that a decision cannot be given below a particular level of authority, any or all the levels except the final level may be eliminated by agreement of the Employer and the Institute.

      34.32 The Institute may by written notice to the officer-in-charge withdraw a grievance.

      34.33 Opting out of a group grievance

      (1) An employee in respect of whom a group grievance has been presented may, at any time before a final decision is made in respect of the grievance, notify the Institute that the employee no longer wishes to be involved in the group grievance.

      (2) The Institute shall provide to the representatives of the Employer authorized to deal with the grievance, a copy of the notice received pursuant to paragraph (1) above.

      (3) After receiving the notice, the Institute may not pursue the grievance in respect of the employee.

      34.34 The Institute failing to present a grievance to the next higher level within the prescribed time limits shall be deemed to have abandoned the grievance unless, due to circumstances beyond its control, it was unable to comply with the prescribed time limits.

      34.35 No person shall seek by intimidation, by threat of dismissal or by any other kind of threat to cause the Institute to abandon the grievance or refrain from exercising the right to present a grievance, as provided in this Agreement.

      34.36 Reference to adjudication

      (1) The Institute may refer to adjudication any group grievance that has been presented up to and including the final level in the grievance process and that has not been dealt with to its satisfaction.

      (2) When a group grievance has been referred to adjudication and a party to the grievance raises an issue involving the interpretation or application of the Canadian Human Rights Act, that party must, in accordance with the regulations, give notice of the issue to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

      (3) The Canadian Human Rights Commission has standing in adjudication proceedings for the purpose of making submissions regarding an issue referred to in subsection (2).

      Policy grievances

      34.37 The Employer or the Institute may present a grievance at the prescribed level in the grievance procedure, and forward the grievance to the representative of the Institute or the Employer, as the case may be, authorized to deal with the grievance. The party who receives the grievance shall provide the other party with a receipt stating the date on which the grievance was received by him.

      34.38 Presentation of policy grievance

      (1) The Employer and the Institute may present a policy grievance to the other in respect of the interpretation or application of the collective agreement or arbitral award as it relates to either of them or to the bargaining unit generally.

      (2) Neither the Employer nor the Institute may present a policy grievance in respect of which an administrative procedure for redress is provided under any other Act of Parliament, other than the Canadian Human Rights Act.

      (3) Despite subsection (2), neither the Employer nor the Institute may present a policy grievance in respect of the right to equal pay for work of equal value.

      (4) The Institute may not present a policy grievance relating to any action taken under any instruction, direction or regulation given or made by or on behalf of the Government of Canada in the interest of the safety or security of Canada or any state allied or associated with Canada.

      (5) For the purposes of subsection (4), an order made by the Governor in Council is conclusive proof of the matters stated in the order in relation to the giving or making of an instruction, a direction or a regulation by or on behalf of the Government of Canada in the interest of the safety or security of Canada or any state allied or associated with Canada.

      34.39 There shall be no more than one (1) level in the grievance procedure.

      34.40 The Employer and the Institute shall designate a representative and shall notify each other of the title of the person so designated together with the title and address of the officer-in charge to whom a grievance is to be presented.

      34.41 The Employer and the Institute may present a grievance in the manner prescribed in clause 34.37, no later than the twenty-fifth (25th) day after the earlier of the day on which it received notification and the day on which it had knowledge of any act, omission or other matter giving rise to the policy grievance.

      34.42 The Employer or the Institute shall normally reply to the grievance within sixty (60) days when the grievance is presented.

      34.43 The Employer or the Institute, as the case may be, may by written notice to the officer-in-charge abandon a grievance.

      34.44 No person shall seek by intimidation, by threat of dismissal or by any other kind of threat to cause the Employer or the Institute to abandon the grievance or refrain from exercising the right to present a grievance, as provided in this Agreement.

      34.45 Reference to adjudication

      (1) A party that presents a policy grievance may refer it to adjudication.

      (2) When a policy grievance has been referred to adjudication and a party to the grievance raises an issue involving the interpretation or application of the Canadian Human Rights Act, that party must, in accordance with the regulations, give notice of the issue to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

      (3) The Canadian Human Rights Commission has standing in adjudication proceedings for the purpose of making submissions regarding an issue referred to in subsection (2).

      34.46 Expedited adjudication

      The parties agree that any adjudicable grievance may be referred to the following expedited adjudication process:

      (a) At the request of either party, a grievance that has been referred to adjudication may be dealt with through Expedited Adjudication with the consent of both parties.

      (b) When the parties agree that a particular grievance will proceed through Expedited Adjudication, the Institute will submit to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB) the consent form signed by the grievor or the bargaining agent.

      (c) The parties may proceed with or without an Agreed Statement of Facts. When the parties arrive at an Agreed Statement of Facts it will be submitted to the FPSLREB or to the Adjudicator at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the start of the hearing.

      (d) No witnesses will testify.

      (e) The Adjudicator will be appointed by the FPSLREB from among its members who have had at least two years’ experience as a member of the Board.

      (f) Each Expedited Adjudication session will take place in Ottawa, unless the parties and the FPSLREB agree otherwise. The cases will be scheduled jointly by the parties and the FPSLREB, and will appear on the FPSLREB schedule.

      (g) The Adjudicator will make an oral determination at the hearing, which will be recorded and initialed by the representatives of the parties. This will be confirmed in a written determination to be issued by the Adjudicator within five days of the hearing. The parties may, at the request of the Adjudicator, vary the above conditions in a particular case.

      (h) The Adjudicator’s determination will be final and binding on all the parties, but will not constitute a precedent. The parties agree not to refer the determination to the Federal Court.

      Article 35 – Joint Consultation

      35.01 The parties acknowledge the mutual benefits to be derived from joint consultation and will consult meaningfully on matters of common interest.

      35.02 The subjects that may be determined as appropriate for joint consultation will be by mutual agreement of the parties and shall include consultation regarding career development. Consultation may be at the local, regional or national level as determined by the parties.

      35.03 Wherever possible, the Employer shall consult with representatives of the Institute at the appropriate level about contemplated changes in conditions of employment or working conditions not governed by this Agreement.

      35.04 Joint Consultation Committee meetings

      The Consultation Committees shall be composed of mutually agreeable numbers of employees and Employer representatives who shall meet at mutually satisfactory times. Committee meetings shall normally be held on the Employer’s premises during working hours.

      35.05 Employees forming the continuing membership of the Consultation Committees shall be protected against any loss of normal pay by reason of attendance at such meetings with management, including reasonable travel time where applicable.

      35.06 Joint Consultation Committees are prohibited from agreeing to items that would alter any provision of this Agreement.

      Article 36 – Standards of Discipline

      36.01 Where written standards of discipline are developed or amended, the Employer agrees to supply sufficient information on the standards of discipline to each employee and to the Institute.

      36.02 The Employer agrees to consult with the Institute when existing written Standards of Discipline are to be amended. The Employer further agrees to carefully consider and, where appropriate, introduce Institute recommendations on the matter.

      36.03 Where an employee is required to attend a meeting on disciplinary matters, the Employer shall notify the employee that the employee is entitled to have a representative of the Institute attend the meeting when the representative is readily available. Where practicable, the employee shall receive a minimum of two (2) working days’ notice of such meeting.

      36.04 When an employee is suspended from duty or terminated, the Employer undertakes to notify the employee in writing of the reason for such suspension or termination. The Employer shall endeavour to give such notification at the time of suspension or termination.

      36.05 The Employer shall notify the local representative of the Institute that such suspension or termination has occurred.

      36.06 The Employer agrees not to introduce as evidence in a hearing relating to disciplinary action any document concerning the conduct or performance of an employee the existence of which the employee was not aware at the time of filing or within a reasonable time thereafter.

      36.07 Notice of disciplinary action which may have been placed on the personnel file of an employee shall be destroyed after two (2) years have elapsed since the disciplinary action was taken, provided that no further disciplinary action has been recorded during this period.

      Article 37 – Labour Disputes

      37.01 If employees are prevented from performing their duties because of a strike or lock-out on the premises of another employer, the employees shall report the matter to the Employer, and the Employer will make reasonable efforts to ensure that such employees are employed elsewhere, so that they shall receive their regular pay and benefits to which they would normally be entitled.

      Article 38 – Part-Time Employees

      38.01 Definition

      "Part-time employee" means a person whose normal scheduled hours of work are less than thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours per week, but not less than those prescribed in the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act.

      38.02 General

      Part-time employees shall be entitled to the benefits provided under this Agreement in the same proportion as their normal scheduled weekly hours of work compared with the normal weekly hours of work of full-time employees, unless otherwise specified in this Agreement.

      38.03 Upon request of an employee and with the concurrence of the Employer, a part-time employee may complete his scheduled weekly hours of work in a manner that permits such an employee to work in excess of seven decimal five (7.5) hours in any one day, provided that over a period of fourteen (14), twenty-one (21), or twenty-eight (28) calendar days, the part-time employee works an average of his scheduled weekly hours of work. As part of the provisions of this clause, attendance reporting shall be mutually agreed between the employee and the Employer.

      38.04 The days of rest provisions of this Agreement apply only in a week when a part-time employee has worked five (5) days in a week.

      38.05 Leave will only be provided:

      (a) during those periods in which employees are scheduled to perform their duties;

      or

      (b) where it may displace other leave as prescribed by this Agreement.

      38.06 Designated holidays

      A part-time employee shall not be paid for the designated holidays, but shall instead be paid a premium of four decimal two five per cent (4.25%) for all straight-time hours worked during the period of part-time employment.

      38.07 When a part-time employee is required to work on a day which is prescribed as a designated paid holiday for a full-time employee in clause 12.01 of this Agreement, the employee shall be paid at time and one-half (1 1/2) of the straight-time rate of pay for all hours worked up to the regular daily scheduled hours of work and double (2) time thereafter.

      38.08 Overtime

      (a) In the case of a part-time employee, "Overtime" means authorized work performed in excess of the seven decimal five (7.5) hours a day or thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours a week, but does not include time worked on a holiday.

      (b) In the case of a part-time employee whose hours of work are scheduled in accordance with clause 38.03 above, overtime means authorized work performed in excess of the part-time employee’s daily scheduled hours of work, but does not include time worked on a holiday.

      38.09 Subject to 38.08, a part-time employee who is required to work overtime shall be paid overtime as specified in Article 9, Overtime, of this Agreement.

      Clause 38.10 does not apply to employees classified as CS.

      38.10 Call-back

      When a part-time employee meets the requirements to receive call-back pay in accordance with Article 10, Call-back, and is entitled to receive the minimum payment rather than pay for actual time worked, the part-time employee shall be paid a minimum payment of four (4) hours pay at the straight-time rate.

      38.11 Reporting pay

      Subject to 38.04, when a part-time employee meets the requirements to receive reporting pay on a day of rest, in accordance with the reporting pay provision of this Agreement, and is entitled to receive a minimum payment rather than pay for actual time worked, the part-time employee shall be paid a minimum payment of four (4) hours pay at the straight-time rate of pay.

      38.12 Bereavement leave

      Notwithstanding clause 38.02, there shall be no prorating of a "day" in clause 17.02, Bereavement leave with pay.

      38.13 Vacation leave

      A part-time employee shall earn vacation leave credits for each month in which the employee receives pay for at least twice the number of hours in the employee’s normal work week, at the rate for years of employment established in clause 15.02, Vacation leave, prorated and calculated as follows:

      (a) when the entitlement is nine decimal three seven five (9.375) hours a month, .250 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s work week per month;

      (b) when the entitlement is ten decimal six two five (10.625) hours a month, .282 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s work week per month;

      (c) when the entitlement is twelve decimal five (12.5) hours a month, .333 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s work week per month;

      (d) when the entitlement is thirteen decimal seven five (13.75) hours a month, .367 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s work week per month;

      (e) when the entitlement is fourteen decimal four (14.4) hours a month, .383 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s work week per month;

      (f) when the entitlement is fifteen decimal six seven five (15.675) hours a month, .417 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s work week per month;

      (g) when the entitlement is seventeen decimal five (17.5) hours a month, .466 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s work week per month;

      (h) when the entitlement is eighteen decimal seven five zero (18.750) hours a month, 500 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee’s work week per month.

      38.14 Sick leave

      A part-time employee shall earn sick leave credits at the rate of one-quarter (1/4) of the number of hours in an employee’s normal work week for each calendar month in which the employee has received pay for at least twice the number of hours in the employee’s normal work week.

      38.15 Vacation and sick leave administration

      (a) For the purposes of administration of clauses 38.13 and 38.14 of this Article, where an employee does not work the same number of hours each week, the normal work week shall be the weekly average calculated on a monthly basis.

      (b) An employee whose employment in any month is a combination of both full-time and part-time employment shall not earn vacation or sick leave credits in excess of the entitlement of a full-time employee.

      38.16 Severance pay

      Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 19, Severance pay, where the period of continuous employment in respect of which a severance benefit is to be paid consists of both full and part-time employment or varying levels of part-time employment, the benefit shall be calculated as follows: the period of continuous employment eligible for severance pay shall be established and the part-time portions shall be consolidated to equivalent full-time. The equivalent full-time period in years shall be multiplied by the full-time weekly pay rate for the appropriate group and level to produce the severance pay benefit.

      38.17 The weekly rate of pay referred to in clause 38.16 above shall be the weekly rate of pay to which the employee is entitled for the classification prescribed in the employee’s certificate of appointment, immediately prior to the termination of employment.

      Article 39 – Employee Performance Review and Employee Files

      39.01 For the purpose of this Article,

      (a) a formal assessment and/or appraisal of an employee’s performance means any written assessment and/or appraisal by any supervisor of how well the employee has performed the employee’s assigned tasks during a specified period in the past;

      (b) formal assessment and/or appraisals of employee performance shall be recorded on a form prescribed by the Employer for this purpose.

      39.02 Prior to an employee performance review the employee shall be given:

      (a) the evaluation form that will be used for the review;

      (b) any written document that provides instructions to the person conducting the review.

      39.03

      (a) When a formal assessment of an employee’s performance is made, the employee concerned must be given an opportunity to sign the assessment form in question upon its completion to indicate that its contents have been read. An employee’s signature on the assessment form shall be considered to be an indication only that its contents have been read and shall not indicate the employee’s concurrence with the statements contained on the form.

      The employee shall be provided with a copy of the assessment at the time that the assessment is signed by the employee.

      (b) The Employer’s representative(s) who assesses an employee’s performance must have observed or been aware of the employee’s performance for at least one-half (1/2) of the period for which the employee’s performance is evaluated.

      (c) An employee has the right to make written comments to be attached to the performance review form.

      39.04 Upon written request of an employee, the personnel file of that employee shall be made available once per year for the employee’s examination in the presence of an authorized representative of the Employer.

      39.05 When a report pertaining to an employee’s performance or conduct is placed on that employee’s personnel file, the employee concerned shall be given an opportunity to:

      (a) sign the report in question to indicate that its contents have been read,

      and

      (b) submit such written representation as the employee may deem appropriate concerning the report and to have such written representations attached to the report.

      39.06 In the absence of a management initiated annual performance appraisal, one shall be provided at the employee’s request.

      Article 40 – Employment References

      40.01 At the request of an employee, the Employer shall provide a work reference to a prospective employer of such employee, indicating length of service, principal duties and responsibilities and performance of such duties.

      40.02 Personal references requested by a prospective employer outside the public service will not be provided without the written consent of the employee.

      Article 41 – Sexual Harassment

      41.01 The Institute and the Employer recognize the right of employees to work in an environment free from sexual harassment and agree that sexual harassment will not be tolerated in the work place.

      41.02

      (a) Any level in the grievance procedure shall be waived if a person hearing the grievance is the subject of the complaint.

      (b) If by reason of paragraph 41.02(a) a level in the grievance procedure is waived, no other level shall be waived except by mutual agreement.

      ** Article 42 – No Discrimination

      **

      42.01 There shall be no discrimination, interference, restriction, coercion, harassment, intimidation, or any disciplinary action exercised or practiced with respect to an employee by reason of age, race, creed, colour, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, genetic characteristics, marital status, mental or physical disability, conviction for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered, or membership or activity in the Institute.

      42.02

      (a) Any level in the grievance procedure shall be waived if a person hearing the grievance is the subject of the complaint.

      (b) If by reason of paragraph 42.02(a) a level in the grievance procedure is waived, no other level shall be waived except by mutual agreement.

      42.03 By mutual agreement, the parties may use a mediator in an attempt to settle a grievance dealing with discrimination. The selection of the mediator will be by mutual agreement.

      Article 43 – Immunization

      43.01 The Employer shall provide the employee with immunization against communicable diseases where there is a risk of incurring such diseases in the performance of the employee’s duties.

      ** Article 44 – Pay Administration

      44.01 Except as provided in clauses 44.01 to 44.08 inclusive and the Notes to Appendix "A" of this Agreement, the terms and conditions governing the application of pay to employees are not affected by this Agreement.

      44.02 An employee is entitled to be paid for services rendered at:

      (a) the pay specified in Appendix "A" for the classification of the position to which the employee is appointed, if the classification coincides with that prescribed in the employee’s certificate of appointment,

      or

      (b) the pay specified in Appendix "A" for the classification prescribed in the employee’s certificate of appointment, if that classification and the classification of the position to which the employee is appointed do not coincide.

      44.03 The rates of pay set forth in Appendix "A" shall become effective on the date specified therein.

      44.04 Pay administration

      When two or more of the following actions occur on the same date, namely appointment, pay increment, pay revision, the employee’s rate of pay shall be calculated in the following sequence:

      (a) the employee shall receive his pay increment;

      (b) the employee’s rate of pay shall be revised;

      (c) the employee’s rate of pay on appointment shall be established in accordance with this Agreement.

      44.05 Rates of pay

      (a) Where the rates of pay set forth in Appendix "A" have an effective date prior to the date of signing of the collective agreement, the following shall apply:

      1. "retroactive period" for the purpose of subparagraphs (ii) to (v) means the period from the effective date of the revision up to and including the day before the collective agreement is signed or when an arbitral award is rendered therefore;
      2. a retroactive upward revision in rates of pay shall apply to employees, former employees or in the case of death, the estates of former employees who were employees in the bargaining group during the retroactive period;
      3. for initial appointments made during the retroactive period, the rate of pay selected in the revised rates of pay is the rate which is shown immediately below the rate of pay being received prior to the revision;
      4. for promotions, demotions deployments, transfers or acting situations effective during the retroactive period, the rate of pay shall be recalculated, in accordance with the CRA’s Terms and Conditions of Employment Policy, using the revised rates of pay. If the recalculated rate of pay is less than the rate of pay the employee was previously receiving, the revised rate of pay shall be the rate, which is nearest to, but not less than the rate of pay being received prior to the revision. However, where the recalculated rate is at a lower step in the range, the new rate shall be the rate of pay shown immediately below the rate of pay being received prior to the revision;
      5. no payment or no notification shall be made pursuant to clause 44.05 for one dollar ($1.00) or less.

      44.06 This Article is subject to the memorandum of understanding signed by the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada dated July 21, 1982 in respect of red-circled employees.

      **

      44.07 Acting pay

      When an employee is required by the Employer to substantially perform the duties of a higher classification level on an acting basis for three (3) consecutive working days or shifts, the employee shall be paid acting pay calculated from the date on which he commenced to act as if he had been appointed to that higher classification level for the period in which they act.

      When a day designated as a paid holiday occurs during the qualifying period, the holiday shall be considered as a day worked for the purpose of the qualifying period.

      44.08 Performance bonus – Management Group

      (a) At the discretion of the Employer, employees who perform Management Group (MG) duties during the annual performance review period, shall be eligible, subject to the conditions established by the Employer, to receive a lump-sum performance bonus of up to five percent (5%) of the employee’s salary of their substantive position on the last day of the annual performance review period.

      (b) The lump-sum performance bonus awarded to employees under this clause shall not form part of salary.

      Article 45 – Restriction on Outside Employment

      45.01 Unless otherwise specified by the Employer as being in an area that could represent a conflict of interest, employees shall not be restricted in engaging in other employment outside the hours they are required to work for the Employer.

      Article 46 – Agreement Re-Opener

       

      46.01 This Agreement may be amended by mutual consent. If either party wishes to amend or vary this Agreement, it shall give to the other party notice of any amendment proposed and the parties shall meet and discuss such proposal not later than one (1) calendar month after receipt of such notice.

      ** Article 47 – Duration

      **

      47.01 This agreement shall expire on December 21, 2022.

      47.02 Unless otherwise expressly stipulated, the provisions of this Agreement shall become effective on the date it is signed.

      47.03 The provisions of this agreement shall be implemented by the parties within a period of one hundred and twenty (120) days from the date of signing.

      **

      47.04 All elements identified in the table of contents form part of this collective agreement.

      Signed at Ottawa, this 23rd day of the month of August, 2019.

      CRA and PIPSC signatures

      ** Appendix "A"

      ** AC – Actuarial Science Group Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      AC-1 – Actuarial Science Group Annual Rates of Pay
      AC-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 60881 64641 67612 70579 73553 76524 79490 82455 85999
      To: A 61369 65159 68153 71144 74142 77137 80126 83115 86687
      - B 62597 66463 69517 72567 75625 78680 81729 84778 88421
      - C 62723 66596 69657 72713 75777 78838 81893 84948 88598
      - D 63978 67928 71051 74168 77293 80415 83531 86647 90370
      - E 64938 68947 72117 75281 78453 81622 84784 87947 91726
      - F 65913 69982 73199 76411 79630 82847 86056 89267 93102
      AC-1 – Actuarial Science Group Annual Rates of Pay continued
      AC-1 - (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17)
      From: $ 89525 92857 96049 99259 102980 106839 110701 114564
      To: A 90242 93600 96818 100054 103804 107694 111587 115481
      - B 92047 95472 98755 102056 105881 109848 113819 117791
      - C 92232 95663 98953 102261 106093 110068 114047 118027
      - D 94077 97577 100933 104307 108215 112270 116328 120388
      - E 95489 99041 102447 105872 109839 113955 118073 122194
      - F 96922 100527 103984 107461 111487 115665 119845 124027
      AC-2 – Actuarial Science Group Annual Rates of Pay
      AC-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 104377 107894 111406 114920 118436 122708 127143 131573 136005
      To: A 105213 108758 112298 115840 119384 123690 128161 132626 137094
      - B 107318 110934 114544 118157 121772 126164 130725 135279 139836
      - C 107533 111156 114774 118394 122016 126417 130987 135550 140116
      - D 109684 113380 117070 120762 124457 128946 133607 138261 142919
      - E 111330 115081 118827 122574 126324 130881 135612 140335 145063
      - F 113000 116808 120610 124413 128219 132845 137647 142441 147239
      AC-3 – Actuarial Science Group Annual Rates of Pay
      AC-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 120802 124473 128155 132356 136904 141603 146464 151332 153796
      To: A 121769 125469 129181 133415 138000 142736 147636 152543 155027
      - B 124205 127979 131765 136084 140760 145591 150589 155594 158128
      - C 124454 128235 132029 136357 141042 145883 150891 155906 158445
      - D 126944 130800 134670 139085 143863 148801 153909 159025 161614
      - E 128849 132762 136691 141172 146021 151034 156218 161411 164039
      - F 130782 134754 138742 143290 148212 153300 158562 163833 166500

      ** AC Pay Notes

      1. The pay increment period for full-time employees at the AC levels 1 to 5 is fifty-two (52) weeks. The pay increment period for employees working more than half-time but less than full-time is one hundred four (104) weeks. The pay increment period for employees working more than one third time but less than half-time is one hundred fifty-six (156) weeks.

      2.

      1. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the AC classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the AC classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.
      2. The pay increment date for a part-time employee shall be the first (1st) working day following the completion of the weeks specified in this section.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      4. AC-1 Pay Scale: Subject to notes (a) to (e) below, AC-1 employees are paid at the appropriate rate in relation to the number of exams passed and years of experience acquired.

      (a) The exams referenced in Pay Note 4 are those exams prescribed by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA). The exams do not have to be completed in sequential order; however, each element within the exam must be completed in order to be credited with an exam. The exams are listed in the table on the next page.

      (b) Progression through the AC-1 pay scales will continue unhindered (see note 2) until the employee has reached the 5th increment. Advancement beyond the 5th increment is dependent on the employee having obtained three (3) exams. Once an employee has attained the 5th increment and has completed the requisite number of exams, progression through the AC-1 pay sales will continue unhindered (see note 2) until the employee has reached the 10th increment.

      (c) Advancement beyond the 10th increment is dependent on the employee having obtained seven (7) exams, or becoming an Associate of the Society of Actuaries.

      (d) If the employee obtains three (3) exams without having reached the 5th increment, the employee will then advance to the 5th increment and will be awarded one additional increment for each exam over three (3). Additional increments will be awarded retroactively to the date of the exam. At the discretion of the Employer, a newly hired AC-1 could be awarded additional increments for years of experience acquired.

      (e) If the employee obtains seven (7) exams without having reached the 10th increment, the employee will advance to the 10th increment and will be awarded one (1) additional increment for each exam over seven (7). Additional increments will be awarded retroactively to the date of the exam. At the discretion of the Employer, a newly hired AC-1 could be awarded additional increments for years of experience acquired.

      Table – SOA and CIA Exams

      Table – SOA and CIA Exams
      Number Exam
      1
      • Exam P: Probability
      2
      • Exam FM: Financial Mathematics and
      • VEE ECON: Validation by Educational Experience of Economics and
      • VEE ACCFIN: Validation by Educational Experience of Accounting and Finance
      3
      • Exam LTAM: Long-Term Actuarial Mathematics
      4
      • Exam IFM: Investment and Financial Markets
      5
      • Exam STAM: Short-Term Actuarial Mathematics and
      • Exam SRM: Statistics for Risk Modeling and
      • VEE MATSTAT: Validation by Educational Experience of Mathematical Statistics
      6
      • FAP MOD 1 to MOD 5: Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice - Models 1 to 5 and
      • FAP Exam 1: Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice - Interim Assessment
      7
      • FAP MOD 6 to MOD 8: Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice - Modules 6 to 8 and
      • FAP Exam 2: Fundamentals of Actuarial Practice - Final Assessment and
      • Exam PA: Predictive Analytics and
      • APC: Associateship Professionalism Course
      8
      • FSA Modules: 3 Fellowship Modules and
      • FSA MOD DMAC: Module Decision Making & Communication and
      • Exam RPIRM: Retirement Plan Investment and Risk Management
      9
      • Exam FR: Funding and Regulation
      10
      • Exam DA: Design and Accounting

      ** AU – Auditing Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      AU – Auditing Annual Rates of Pay
      AU Developmental - -
      From: $ 50178 to 64605
      To: A 50580 to 65122
      - B 51592 to 66425
      - C 51696 to 66558
      - D 52730 to 67890
      - E 53521 to 68909
      - F 54324 to 69943
      AU-1 – Auditing Annual Rates of Pay
      AU-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 59674 62131 64605 67076 69552 72025 74501 78134
      To: A 60152 62629 65122 67613 70109 72602 75098 78760
      - B 61356 63882 66425 68966 71512 74055 76600 80336
      - C 61479 64010 66558 69104 71656 74204 76754 80497
      - D 62709 65291 67890 70487 73090 75689 78290 82107
      - E 63650 66271 68909 71545 74187 76825 79465 83339
      - F 64605 67266 69943 72619 75300 77978 80657 84590
      AU-2 – Auditing Annual Rates of Pay
      AU-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 71133 73579 76024 78472 80917 83365 85808 91152
      To: A 71703 74168 76633 79100 81565 84032 86495 91882
      - B 73138 75652 78166 80682 83197 85713 88225 93720
      - C 73285 75804 78323 80844 83364 85885 88402 93908
      - D 74751 77321 79890 82461 85032 87603 90171 95787
      - E 75873 78481 81089 83698 86308 88918 91524 97224
      - F 77012 79659 82306 84954 87603 90252 92897 98683
      AU-3 – Auditing Annual Rates of Pay
      AU-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 81525 84575 87476 90372 93272 96167 99065
      To: A 82178 85252 88176 91095 94019 96937 99858
      - B 83822 86958 89940 92917 95900 98876 101856
      - C 83990 87132 90120 93103 96092 99074 102060
      - D 85670 88875 91923 94966 98014 101056 104102
      - E 86956 90209 93302 96391 99485 102572 105664
      - F 88261 91563 94702 97837 100978 104111 107249
      AU-4 – Auditing Annual Rates of Pay
      AU-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 91968 95296 98569 101846 105127 108403 111682
      To: A 92704 96059 99358 102661 105969 109271 112576
      - B 94559 97981 101346 104715 108089 111457 114828
      - C 94749 98177 101549 104925 108306 111680 115058
      - D 96644 100141 103580 107024 110473 113914 117360
      - E 98094 101644 105134 108630 112131 115623 119121
      - F 99566 103169 106712 110260 113813 117358 120908
      AU-5 – Auditing Annual Rates of Pay
      AU-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 102299 105632 108963 112292 115623 118950 122276
      To: A 103118 106478 109835 113191 116548 119902 123255
      - B 105181 108608 112032 115455 118879 122301 125721
      - C 105392 108826 112257 115686 119117 122546 125973
      - D 107500 111003 114503 118000 121500 124997 128493
      - E 109113 112669 116221 119770 123323 126872 130421
      - F 110750 114360 117965 121567 125173 128776 132378
      AU-6 – Auditing Annual Rates of Pay
      AU-6 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 112261 115961 119663 123370 127072 130775 134476
      To: A 113160 116889 120621 124357 128089 131822 135552
      - B 115424 119227 123034 126845 130651 134459 138264
      - C 115655 119466 123281 127099 130913 134728 138541
      - D 117969 121856 125747 129641 133532 137423 141312
      - E 119739 123684 127634 131586 135535 139485 143432
      - F 121536 125540 129549 133560 137569 141578 145584

      ** AU Pay Notes

      1. The pay increment period for full-time and part-time employees at the AU levels 1 to 6 is fifty-two (52) weeks.

      2. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the AU classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the AU classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      4. For employees in the AU DEV scale of rates, refer to Pay Increment and Pay Adjustment Administration for Developmental Scale of Rates at the end of Appendix "A".

      ** CH – Chemistry Group Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      CH-1 – Chemistry Group Annual Rates of Pay
      CH-1 - - (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 36558 à 50862 54183 56615 59045 61481 63912
      To: A 36851 à 51269 54617 57068 59518 61973 64424
      - B 37589 à 52295 55710 58210 60709 63213 65713
      - C 37665 à 52400 55822 58327 60831 63340 65845
      - D 38419 à 53448 56939 59494 62048 64607 67162
      - E 38996 à 54250 57794 60387 62979 65577 68170
      - E 39581 à 55064 58661 61293 63924 66561 69193
      CH-2 – Chemistry Group Annual Rates of Pay
      CH-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 59669 62600 65535 68467 71417 74339 77119 81177 85239
      To: A 60147 63101 66060 69015 71989 74934 77736 81827 85921
      - B 61350 64364 67382 70396 73429 76433 79291 83464 87640
      - C 61473 64493 67517 70537 73576 76586 79450 83631 87816
      - D 62703 65783 68868 71948 75048 78118 81039 85304 89573
      - E 63644 66770 69902 73028 76174 79290 82255 86584 90917
      - E 64599 67772 70951 74124 77317 80480 83489 87883 92281
      CH-3 – Chemistry Group Annual Rates of Pay
      CH-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 71677 75205 78730 82263 85781 89310 92837 94826 98351
      To: A 72251 75807 79360 82922 86468 90025 93580 95585 99138
      - B 73697 77324 80948 84581 88198 91826 95452 97497 101121
      - C 73845 77479 81110 84751 88375 92010 95643 97692 101324
      - D 75322 79029 82733 86447 90143 93851 97556 99646 103351
      - E 76452 80215 83974 87744 91496 95259 99020 101141 104902
      - F 77599 81419 85234 89061 92869 96688 100506 102659 106476
      CH-4 – Chemistry Group Annual Rates of Pay
      CH-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 86145 90089 93733 97369 101007 104646 108285
      To: A 86835 90810 94483 98148 101816 105484 109152
      - B 88572 92627 96373 100111 103853 107594 111336
      - C 88750 92813 96566 100312 104061 107810 111559
      - D 90525 94670 98498 102319 106143 109967 113791
      - E 91883 96091 99976 103854 107736 111617 115498
      - F 93262 97533 101476 105412 109353 113292 117231
      CH-5 – Chemistry Group Annual Rates of Pay
      CH-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 99585 103865 108150 112432 116713 120998
      To: A 100382 104696 109016 113332 117647 121966
      - B 102390 106790 111197 115599 120000 124406
      - C 102595 107004 111420 115831 120240 124655
      - D 104647 109145 113649 118148 122645 127149
      - E 106217 110783 115354 119921 124485 129057
      - E 107811 112445 117085 121720 126353 130993

      ** CH Pay Notes

      1. The pay increment period for full-time and part-time employees at the CH levels 1 to 5 other than those paid in that part of the CH-1 scale of rates between steps 1 and 2 is fifty-two (52) weeks.

      2. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the CH classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the CH classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      4. For employees in the CH-1 scale of rates between steps 1 and 2, refer to Pay Increment and Pay Adjustment Administration for Developmental Scale of Rates at the end of Appendix "A".

      ** CO – Commerce Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020– 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      CO – Commerce Annual Rates of Pay
      CO-DEV - -
      From: $ 29786 to 66029
      To: A 30025 to 66558
      - B 30626 to 67890
      - C 30688 to 68026
      - D 31302 to 69387
      - E 31772 to 70428
      - F 32249 to 71485
      CO-1 – Commerce Annual Rates of Pay
      CO-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
      From: $ 55395 58014 60626 63246 65848 68475 71086 73700 76312 78927
      To: A 55839 58479 61112 63752 66375 69023 71655 74290 76923 79559
      - B 56956 59649 62335 65028 67703 70404 73089 75776 78462 81151
      - C 57070 59769 62460 65159 67839 70545 73236 75928 78619 81314
      - D 58212 60965 63710 66463 69196 71956 74701 77447 80192 82941
      - E 59086 61880 64666 67460 70234 73036 75822 78609 81395 84186
      - F 59973 62809 65636 68472 71288 74132 76960 79789 82616 85449
      CO-2 – Commerce Annual Rates of Pay
      CO-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)
      From: $ 72210 75972 79735 83498 87251 91017 94769 98541 102297 106059 109813
      To: A 72788 76580 80373 84166 87950 91746 95528 99330 103116 106908 110692
      - B 74244 78112 81981 85850 89709 93581 97439 101317 105179 109047 112906
      - C 74393 78269 82145 86022 89889 93769 97634 101520 105390 109266 113132
      - D 75881 79835 83788 87743 91687 95645 99587 103551 107498 111452 115395
      - E 77020 81033 85045 89060 93063 97080 101081 105105 109111 113124 117126
      - F 78176 82249 86321 90396 94459 98537 102598 106682 110748 114821 118883
      CO-3 – Commerce Annual Rates of Pay
      CO-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 88504 92695 96880 101066 105252 109435 113370 117310 121244
      To: A 89213 93437 97656 101875 106095 110311 114277 118249 122214
      - B 90998 95306 99610 103913 108217 112518 116563 120614 124659
      - C 91180 95497 99810 104121 108434 112744 116797 120856 124909
      - D 93004 97407 101807 106204 110603 114999 119133 123274 127408
      - E 94400 98869 103335 107798 112263 116724 120920 125124 129320
      - F 95816 100353 104886 109415 113947 118475 122734 127001 131260
      CO-4 – Commerce Annual Rates of Pay
      CO-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 101045 105616 110148 114407 118657 122917 127170 131427
      To: A 101854 106461 111030 115323 119607 123901 128188 132479
      - B 103892 108591 113251 117630 122000 126380 130752 135129
      - C 104100 108809 113478 117866 122244 126633 131014 135400
      - D 106182 110986 115748 120224 124689 129166 133635 138108
      - E 107775 112651 117485 122028 126560 131104 135640 140180
      - F 109392 114341 119248 123859 128459 133071 137675 142283

      ** CO Pay Notes

      1.

      1. The pay increment period for full-time employees at the CO levels 1 to 4 is fifty-two (52) weeks.
      2. Except for CO-DEV a part-time employee shall be eligible to receive a pay increment when the employee has worked a total of fifty two (52) weeks at the straight-time hourly rate of pay during a period of employment provided that the maximum rate for the employee’s level is not exceeded.

      2.

      1. The pay increment date for a full-time employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the CO classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the CO classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.
      2. The pay increment date for a part-time employee shall be the first (1st) working day following the completion of the weeks specified in this section.

        Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      4. For employees in the CO-DEV scale of rates, refer to Pay Increment and Pay Adjustment Administration for Developmental Scale of Rates at the end of Appendix "A".

      ** CS – Computer Systems Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      CS-1 – Computer Systems Annual Rates of Pay
      CS-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 59580 61714 63832 65955 68067 70188 72311 74425
      To: A 60057 62208 64343 66483 68612 70750 72890 75021
      - B 61259 63453 65630 67813 69985 72165 74348 76522
      - C 61382 63580 65762 67949 70125 72310 74497 76676
      - D 62610 64852 67078 69308 71528 73757 75987 78210
      - E 63550 65825 68085 70348 72601 74864 77127 79384
      - F 64504 66813 69107 71404 73691 75987 78284 80575
      CS-2 – Computer Systems Annual Rates of Pay
      CS-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 71396 73682 75969 78259 80546 82832 85117 87402
      To: A 71968 74272 76577 78886 81191 83495 85798 88102
      - B 73408 75758 78109 80464 82815 85165 87514 89865
      - C 73555 75910 78266 80625 82981 85336 87690 90045
      - D 75027 77429 79832 82238 84641 87043 89444 91846
      - E 76153 78591 81030 83472 85911 88349 90786 93224
      - F 77296 79770 82246 84725 87200 89675 92148 94623
      CS-3 – Computer Systems Annual Rates of Pay
      CS-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 84502 87404 90313 93219 96125 99034 101936 104842
      To: A 85179 88104 91036 93965 96894 99827 102752 105681
      - B 86883 89867 92857 95845 98832 101824 104808 107795
      - C 87057 90047 93043 96037 99030 102028 105018 108011
      - D 88799 91848 94904 97958 101011 104069 107119 110172
      - E 90131 93226 96328 99428 102527 105631 108726 111825
      - F 91483 94625 97773 100920 104065 107216 110357 113503
      CS-4 – Computer Systems Annual Rates of Pay
      CS-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 96943 100280 103607 106939 110269 113599 116930 120264
      To: A 97719 101083 104436 107795 111152 114508 117866 121227
      - B 99674 103105 106525 109951 113376 116799 120224 123652
      - C 99874 103312 106739 110171 113603 117033 120465 123900
      - D 101872 105379 108874 112375 115876 119374 122875 126378
      - E 103401 106960 110508 114061 117615 121165 124719 128274
      - F 104953 108565 112166 115772 119380 122983 126590 130199
      CS-5 – Computer Systems Annual Rates of Pay
      CS-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 111787 115934 120077 124228 128375 132522 136673 140819 144965
      To: A 112682 116862 121038 125222 129402 133583 137767 141946 146125
      - B 114936 119200 123459 127727 131991 136255 140523 144785 149048
      - C 115166 119439 123706 127983 132255 136528 140805 145075 149347
      - D 117470 121828 126181 130543 134901 139259 143622 147977 152334
      - E 119233 123656 128074 132502 136925 141348 145777 150197 154620
      - F 121022 125511 129996 134490 138979 143469 147964 152450 156940

      ** CS – Computer Systems Group
      Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay
      December 22, 2018

      CS-1 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay
      CS-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 61259 63453 65630 67813 69985 72165 74348 76522
      Weekly - 1174.08 1216.13 1257.86 1299.70 1341.33 1383.11 1424.95 1466.61
      Daily - 234.82 243.23 251.57 259.94 268.27 276.62 284.99 293.32
      Hourly - 31.31 32.43 33.54 34.66 35.77 36.88 38.00 39.11
      CS-2 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay
      CS-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 73408 75758 78109 80464 82815 85165 87514 89865
      Weekly - 1406.93 1451.97 1497.03 1542.16 1587.22 1632.26 1677.28 1722.34
      Daily - 281.39 290.39 299.41 308.43 317.44 326.45 335.46 344.47
      Hourly - 37.52 38.72 39.92 41.12 42.33 43.53 44.73 45.93
      CS-3 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay
      CS-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 86883 89867 92857 95845 98832 101824 104808 107795
      Weekly - 1665.19 1722.38 1779.69 1836.96 1894.20 1951.55 2008.74 2065.99
      Daily - 333.04 344.48 355.94 367.39 378.84 390.31 401.75 413.20
      Hourly - 44.41 45.93 47.46 48.99 50.51 52.04 53.57 55.09 -
      CS-4 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay
      CS-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 99674 103105 106525 109951 113376 116799 120224 123652
      Weekly - 1910.34 1976.10 2041.65 2107.31 2172.95 2238.56 2304.20 2369.90
      Daily - 382.07 395.22 408.33 421.46 434.59 447.71 460.84 473.98
      Hourly - 50.94 52.70 54.44 56.19 57.95 59.69 61.45 63.20
      CS-5 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2018
      CS-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      Annual $ 114936 119200 123459 127727 131991 136255 140523 144785 149048
      Weekly - 2202.85 2284.58 2366.20 2448.00 2529.73 2611.45 2693.25 2774.93 2856.64
      Daily - 440.57 456.92 473.24 489.60 505.95 522.29 538.65 554.99 571.33
      Hourly - 58.74 60.92 63.10 65.28 67.46 69.64 71.82 74.00 76.18

      ** CS – Computer Systems Group
      Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay
      December 22, 2019

      CS-1 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2019
      CS-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 62610 64852 67078 69308 71528 73757 75987 78210
      Weekly - 1199.98 1242.95 1285.61 1328.35 1370.90 1413.62 1456.36 1498.97
      Daily - 240.00 248.59 257.12 265.67 274.18 282.72 291.27 299.79
      Hourly - 32.00 33.15 34.28 35.42 36.56 37.70 38.84 39.97
      CS-2 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2019
      CS-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 75027 77429 79832 82238 84641 87043 89444 91846
      Weekly - 1437.96 1484.00 1530.05 1576.17 1622.22 1668.26 1714.27 1760.31
      Daily - 287.59 296.80 306.01 315.23 324.44 333.65 342.85 352.06
      Hourly - 38.35 39.57 40.80 42.03 43.26 44.49 45.71 46.94
      CS-3 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2019
      CS-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 88799 91848 94904 97958 101011 104069 107119 110172
      Weekly - 1701.91 1760.35 1818.92 1877.45 1935.97 1994.58 2053.03 2111.55
      Daily - 340.38 352.07 363.78 375.49 387.19 398.92 410.61 422.31
      Hourly - 45.38 46.94 48.50 50.07 51.63 53.19 54.75 56.31
      CS-4 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2019
      CS-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 101872 105379 108874 112375 115876 119374 122875 126378
      Weekly - 1952.47 2019.68 2086.67 2153.77 2220.87 2287.91 2355.01 2422.15
      Daily - 390.49 403.94 417.33 430.75 444.17 457.58 471.00 484.43
      Hourly - 52.07 53.86 55.64 57.43 59.22 61.01 62.80 64.59
      CS-5 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2019
      CS-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      Annual $ 117470 121828 126181 130543 134901 139259 143622 147977 152334
      Weekly - 2251.42 2334.94 2418.37 2501.97 2585.50 2669.02 2752.64 2836.11 2919.62
      Daily - 450.28 466.99 483.67 500.39 517.10 533.80 550.53 567.22 583.92
      Hourly - 60.04 62.27 64.49 66.72 68.95 71.17 73.40 75.63 77.86

      ** CS – Computer Systems Group
      Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay
      December 22, 2020

      CS-1 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2020
      CS-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 63550 65825 68085 70348 72601 74864 77127 79384
      Weekly - 1217.99 1261.60 1304.91 1348.28 1391.46 1434.84 1478.21 1521.47
      Daily - 243.60 252.32 260.98 269.66 278.29 286.97 295.64 304.29
      Hourly - 32.48 33.64 34.80 35.95 37.11 38.26 39.42 40.57
      CS-2 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2020
      CS-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 76153 78591 81030 83472 85911 88349 90786 93224
      Weekly - 1459.54 1506.27 1553.01 1599.82 1646.56 1693.29 1740.00 1786.72
      Daily - 291.91 301.25 310.60 319.96 329.31 338.66 348.00 357.34
      Hourly - 38.92 40.17 41.41 42.66 43.91 45.15 46.40 47.65
      CS-3 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2020
      CS-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 90131 93226 96328 99428 102527 105631 108726 111825
      Weekly - 1727.44 1786.76 1846.21 1905.63 1965.02 2024.51 2083.83 2143.23
      Daily - 345.49 357.35 369.24 381.13 393.00 404.90 416.77 428.65
      Hourly - 46.07 47.65 49.23 50.82 52.40 53.99 55.57 57.15
      CS-4 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2020
      CS-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 103401 106960 110508 114061 117615 121165 124719 128274
      Weekly - 1981.77 2049.98 2117.99 2186.08 2254.20 2322.24 2390.35 2458.49
      Daily - 396.35 410.00 423.60 437.22 450.84 464.45 478.07 491.70
      Hourly - 52.85 54.67 56.48 58.30 60.11 61.93 63.74 65.56
      CS-5 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2020
      CS-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      Annual $ 119233 123656 128074 132502 136925 141348 145777 150197 154620
      Weekly - 2285.21 2369.98 2454.65 2539.52 2624.29 2709.06 2793.95 2878.66 2963.43
      Daily - 457.04 474.00 490.93 507.90 524.86 541.81 558.79 575.73 592.69
      Hourly - 60.94 63.20 65.46 67.72 69.98 72.24 74.51 76.76 79.02

      ** CS – Computer Systems Group
      Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay
      December 22, 2021

      CS-1 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2021
      CS-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 64504 66813 69107 71404 73691 75987 78284 80575
      Weekly - 1236.28 1280.53 1324.50 1368.52 1412.35 1456.36 1500.38 1544.29
      Daily - 247.26 256.11 264.90 273.70 282.47 291.27 300.08 308.86
      Hourly - 32.97 34.15 35.32 36.49 37.66 38.84 40.01 41.18
      CS-2 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2021
      CS-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 77296 79770 82246 84725 87200 89675 92148 94623
      Weekly - 1481.45 1528.86 1576.32 1623.83 1671.27 1718.70 1766.10 1813.53
      Daily - 296.29 305.77 315.26 324.77 334.25 343.74 353.22 362.71
      Hourly - 39.51 40.77 42.04 43.30 44.57 45.83 47.10 48.36
      CS-3 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2021
      CS-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 91483 94625 97773 100920 104065 107216 110357 113503
      Weekly - 1753.35 1813.57 1873.91 1934.22 1994.50 2054.89 2115.09 2175.39
      Daily - 350.67 362.71 374.78 386.84 398.90 410.98 423.02 435.08
      Hourly - 46.76 48.36 49.97 51.58 53.19 54.80 56.40 58.01
      CS-4 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2021
      CS-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      Annual $ 104953 108565 112166 115772 119380 122983 126590 130199
      Weekly - 2011.52 2080.75 2149.76 2218.87 2288.03 2357.08 2426.21 2495.38
      Daily - 402.30 416.15 429.95 443.77 457.61 471.42 485.24 499.08
      Hourly - 53.64 55.49 57.33 59.17 61.01 62.86 64.70 66.54
      CS-5 Group Weekly, Daily and Hourly Rates of Pay December 22, 2021
      CS-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      Annual $ 121022 125511 129996 134490 138979 143469 147964 152450 156940
      Weekly - 2319.50 2405.53 2491.49 2577.62 2663.66 2749.71 2835.86 2921.84 3007.90
      Daily - 463.90 481.11 498.30 515.52 532.73 549.94 567.17 584.37 601.58
      Hourly - 61.85 64.15 66.44 68.74 71.03 73.33 75.62 77.92 80.21

      ** CS Pay Notes

      1. The pay increment period for full-time and part-time employees at the CS levels 1 to 5 is fifty-two (52) weeks.

      2. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the CS classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the CS classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      ** ED-EDS – Education Services Sub-Group Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      ED-EDS-1 – Education Services Sub-Group Annual Rates of Pay
      EDS-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 68378 71944 74532 77114 79690 82273
      To: A 68926 72520 75129 77731 80328 82932
      - B 70305 73971 76632 79286 81935 84591
      - C 70446 74119 76786 79445 82099 84761
      - D 71855 75602 78322 81034 83741 86457
      - E 72933 76737 79497 82250 84998 87754
      - F 74027 77889 80690 83484 86273 89071
      ED-EDS-2 – Education Services Sub-Group Annual Rates of Pay
      EDS-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4)
      From: $ 81928 84494 87047 89600
      To: A 82584 85170 87744 90317
      - B 84236 86874 89499 92124
      - C 84405 87048 89678 92309
      - D 86094 88789 91472 94156
      - E 87386 90121 92845 95569
      - F 88697 91473 94238 97003
      ED-EDS-3 – Education Services Sub-Group Annual Rates of Pay
      EDS-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4)
      From: $ 87433 90194 92940 95688
      To: A 88133 90916 93684 96454
      - B 89896 92735 95558 98384
      - C 90076 92921 95750 98581
      - D 91878 94780 97665 100553
      - E 93257 96202 99130 102062
      - F 94656 97646 100617 103593
      ED-EDS-4 – Education Services Sub-Group Annual Rates of Pay
      EDS-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4)
      From: $ 93752 96589 99427 102259
      To: A 94503 97362 100223 103078
      - B 96394 99310 102228 105140
      - C 96587 99509 102433 105351
      - D 98519 101500 104482 107459
      - E 99997 103023 106050 109071
      - F 101497 104569 107641 110708
      ED-EDS-5 – Education Services Sub-Group Annual Rates of Pay
      EDS-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4)
      From: $ 101055 104159 107229 110298
      To: A 101864 104993 108087 111181
      - B 103902 107093 110249 113405
      - C 104110 107308 110470 113632
      - D 106193 109455 112680 115905
      - E 107786 111097 114371 117644
      - F 109403 112764 116087 119409

      ** ED-EDS Sub-Group Pay Notes

      1. The pay increment period for full-time and part-time employees at the ED-EDS levels 1 to 5 is fifty-two (52) weeks.

      2. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the ED-EDS classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the ED-EDS classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      ** ED-LAT – Language Teaching Sub-Group Annual Rates of Pay

      The salary to be paid to employees at levels ED-LAT –01 and 02 shall be determined as follows:

      Language Teaching 1
      Employees will receive the rate on the grid determined by their education and experience
      Language Teaching 2
      Employees will receive the rate on the grid determined by their education and experience plus the senior teacher’s allowance

      Senior teacher’s allowance (language teaching LAT-02) – $4000 per annum

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      ED-LAT-1 – Language Teaching Sub-Group Annual Rates of Pay
      Level 1 Teaching
      Experience
      $ A B C D E F
      1 45805 46172 47096 47191 48135 48858 49591
      2 47832 48215 49180 49279 50265 51019 51785
      3 49870 50269 51275 51378 52406 53193 53991
      4 51913 52329 53376 53483 54553 55372 56203
      5 53941 54373 55461 55572 56684 57535 58399
      6 55982 56430 57559 57675 58829 59712 60608
      7 58021 58486 59656 59776 60972 61887 62816
      8 60061 60542 61753 61877 63115 64062 65023
      9 62095 62592 63844 63972 65252 66231 67225
      10 64137 64651 65945 66077 67399 68410 69437
      11 66168 66698 68032 68169 69533 70576 71635
      12 68214 68760 70136 70277 71683 72759 73851
      13 70260 70823 72240 72385 73833 74941 76066
      ED-LAT-2 – Language Teaching Sub-Group Annual Rates of Pay
      Level 2 Teaching
      Experience
      $ A B C D E F
      1 51780 52195 53239 53346 54413 55230 56059
      2 53984 54416 55505 55617 56730 57581 58445
      3 56171 56621 57754 57870 59028 59914 60813
      4 58370 58837 60014 60135 61338 62259 63193
      5 60563 61048 62269 62394 63642 64597 65566
      6 62758 63261 64527 64657 65951 66941 67946
      7 64954 65474 66784 66918 68257 69281 70321
      8 67143 67681 69035 69174 70558 71617 72692
      9 69339 69894 71292 71435 72864 73957 75067
      10 71535 72108 73551 73699 75173 76301 77446
      11 73728 74318 75805 75957 77477 78640 79820
      12 75923 76531 78062 78219 79784 80981 82196
      13 78114 78739 80314 80475 82085 83317 84567
      14 80309 80952 82572 82738 84393 85659 86944
      ED-LAT-3 – Language Teaching Sub-Group Annual Rates of Pay
      Level 3 Teaching
      Experience
      $ A B C D E F
      1 54700 55138 56241 56354 57482 58345 59221
      2 56896 57352 58500 58617 59790 60687 61598
      3 59085 59558 60750 60872 62090 63022 63968
      4 61287 61778 63014 63141 64404 65371 66352
      5 63475 63983 65263 65394 66702 67703 68719
      6 65672 66198 67522 67658 69012 70048 71099
      7 67868 68411 69780 69920 71319 72389 73475
      8 70060 70621 72034 72179 73623 74728 75849
      9 72258 72837 74294 74443 75932 77071 78228
      10 74452 75048 76549 76703 78238 79412 80604
      11 76647 77261 78807 78965 80545 81754 82981
      12 78841 79472 81062 81225 82850 84093 85355
      13 81033 81682 83316 83483 85153 86431 87728
      14 83230 83896 85574 85746 87461 88773 90105
      ED-LAT-4 – Language Teaching Sub-Group Annual Rates of Pay
      Level 4 Teaching
      Experience
      $ A B C D E F
      1 58316 58783 59959 60079 61281 62201 63135
      2 60629 61115 62338 62463 63713 64669 65640
      3 62949 63453 64723 64853 66151 67144 68152
      4 65256 65779 67095 67230 68575 69604 70649
      5 67571 68112 69475 69614 71007 72073 73155
      6 69879 70439 71848 71992 73432 74534 75653
      7 72201 72779 74235 74384 75872 77011 78167
      8 74514 75111 76614 76768 78304 79479 80672
      9 76821 77436 78985 79143 80726 81937 83167
      10 79140 79774 81370 81533 83164 84412 85679
      11 81458 82110 83753 83921 85600 86884 88188
      12 83769 84440 86129 86302 88029 89350 90691
      13 86079 86768 88504 88682 90456 91813 93191
      14 88391 89099 90881 91063 92885 94279 95694

      ED-LAT Sub-Group
      Pay Notes

      1. An employee is entitled to be paid at the rate of pay on the pay grid as determined by their education and experience.

      2. Changes in rates of pay

      1. Except as provided in notes (b), (c) and (d) below, in applying the new rates of pay an employee retains their step in the salary grid.
      2. An employee shall be entitled to be paid on a higher rate in the range of rates for the education level in which they are being paid on the first Monday following the date on which the employee attains the requisite experience.
      3. Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, if, on April 1, 1999, an employee is moved from the first increment of the education level in which they are being paid to the second increment as a direct result of the first increment being deleted, the pay increment date of this employee shall be April 1 from then on.
      4. It is up to the employee to submit to the Employer the documents proving that they have higher educational qualifications than those of the education level in which they are being paid, within ninety (90) days following the date of issuance of the official transcript of such additional qualifications. The employee shall be granted retroactive pay, if they meet the requirements, either from the date of issuance of the official transcript of additional qualifications if it is submitted within ninety (90) days or from the date the official transcript was submitted to the Employer, in all other cases.
      5. It is the employee’s responsibility to submit to the Employer within ninety (90) days following the date on which they enter the public service all documents that will establish their rate of pay. No retroactive changes shall be made to their rate of pay after the prescribed ninety (90) day deadline.

      3. Education levels

      Education Level 1 (B.A.):

      1. This level requires a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university. Education Level 2 (B.A. + 1):

      Education Level 2 (B.A.):

      or

      1. this level requires an Honour’s Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university,
      2. Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university plus one (1) further year of teacher education as defined in Note 5.

      Education Level 3 (B.A. + 2):

      or

      1. this level requires an Honour’s Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university, plus one (1) further year of teacher education as defined in Note 5,
      2. a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university plus two (2) further years of teacher education as defined in Note 5.

      Education Level 4 (B.A. + 3):

      or

      1. this level requires an Honour’s Bachelor’s or equivalent degree, recognized by a Canadian university plus two (2) further years of teacher education as defined in Note 5,
      2. a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree recognized by a Canadian university plus three (3) further years of teacher education as defined in Note 5.

      4. Experience

      1. Within the pay range for each educational level, experience is recognized by the granting of one increment for each year of teaching experience prior to appointment. An employee with no experience will be appointed at the first rate in the range. For each year of experience after appointment, an employee will receive one additional increment provided that service has been satisfactory.
      2. A full year of experience prior to appointment will be allowed for any of the following:
        1. any full academic year at an establishment, recognized or accredited by a school board or provincial Department of Education, that is, eight (8) months (university teaching), ten (10) months (elementary and secondary school teaching) or eleven (11) to twelve (12) months (government teaching or a recognized commercial school);
        2. any portion of an academic year of six (6) months or more;
        3. any portion of an academic year, in whole months, at an establishment recognized and accredited by a school board or provincial Department of Education, which total a full academic year, as defined in (i) above;
        4. second language teaching at night school or on some other part-time basis in the amount of four hundred (400) hours at an establishment recognized and accredited by a school board or provincial Department of Education, provided that, in all cases, no more than one (1) full year is credited during a twelve (12)-month calendar year.
      1. Any service rendered by an employee on duties classified in the Education Group shall be used in determining the employee’s increment step on the LAT pay grid.

      5. Miscellaneous

      Teacher Education, for the purposes of this pay plan shall consist of any one or combination of the following:

      1. A year of study resulting in a recognized teaching certificate or diploma.
      2. A year of university study, completion of which is officially certified by an educational establishment, in any one of the following related fields: Anthropology, Social Communications, Education, History, Journalism, Linguistics (including courses in foreign languages and translation), Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology and Theology.

      6. An employee appointed to a position in the Language-Teaching Sub-Group prior to November 22, 1988, will not have their Education Level lowered solely by the application of pay notes 3 and 5.

      This provision will cease to apply to an employee when they leave the Language Teaching Sub-Group.

      ** EN – Engineering Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      EN – Engineering Annual Rates of Pay
      EN-ENG-1 - -
      From: $ 46144 to 57228
      To: A 46514 to 57686
      - B 47445 to 58840
      - C 47540 to 58958
      - D 48491 to 60138
      - E 49219 to 61041
      - F 49958 to 61957
      EN-ENG-2 – Engineering Annual Rates of Pay
      EN-ENG-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 57505 59908 62491 64888 67288 69694
      To: A 57966 60388 62991 65408 67827 70252
      - B 59126 61596 64251 66717 69184 71658
      - C 59245 61720 64380 66851 69323 71802
      - D 60430 62955 65668 68189 70710 73239
      - E 61337 63900 66654 69212 71771 74338
      - F 62258 64859 67654 70251 72848 75454
      EN-ENG-3 – Engineering Annual Rates of Pay
      EN-ENG-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 69472 72395 75403 78411 81405 84413 87418 90422
      To: A 70028 72975 76007 79039 82057 85089 88118 91146
      - B 71429 74435 77528 80620 83699 86791 89881 92969
      - C 71572 74584 77684 80782 83867 86965 90061 93155
      - D 73004 76076 79238 82398 85545 88705 91863 95019
      - E 74100 77218 80427 83634 86829 90036 93241 96445
      - F 75212 78377 81634 84889 88132 91387 94640 97892
      EN-ENG-4 – Engineering Annual Rates of Pay
      EN-ENG-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 81616 84873 88133 91394 94661 97919 101183
      To: A 82269 85552 88839 92126 95419 98703 101993
      - B 83915 87264 90616 93969 97328 100678 104033
      - C 84083 87439 90798 94157 97523 100880 104242
      - D 85765 89188 92614 96041 99474 102898 106327
      - E 87052 90526 94004 97482 100967 104442 107922
      - F 88358 91884 95415 98945 102482 106009 109541
      EN-ENG-5 – Engineering Annual Rates of Pay
      EN-ENG-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 93589 97400 101186 104996 108800 112615 116425
      To: A 94338 98180 101996 105836 109671 113516 117357
      - B 96225 100144 104036 107953 111865 115787 119705
      - C 96418 100345 104245 108169 112089 116019 119945
      - D 98347 102352 106330 110333 114331 118340 122344
      - E 99823 103888 107925 111988 116046 120116 124180
      - F 101321 105447 109544 113668 117787 121918 126043
      EN-ENG-6 – Engineering Annual Rates of Pay
      EN-ENG-6 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 104787 108829 112870 116916 120959 125005 129049
      To: A 105626 109700 113773 117852 121927 126006 130082
      - B 107739 111894 116049 120210 124366 128527 132684
      - C 107955 112118 116282 120451 124615 128785 132950
      - D 110115 114361 118608 122861 127108 131361 135609
      - E 111767 116077 120388 124704 129015 133332 137644
      - F 113444 117819 122194 126575 130951 135332 139709

      ** EN-ENG Pay Notes

      1.

      1. The pay increment period for full-time employees at the EN-ENG levels 2 to 6 is fifty-two (52) weeks.
      2. Part-time employees at the EN-ENG levels 2 to 6 shall be eligible to receive a pay increment when the employee has worked a total of fifty-two (52) weeks at the hourly rate of pay provided that the maximum rate for the employee’s level is not exceeded.

      2. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the EN classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the EN classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      4. For employees in the EN-ENG-1 scale of rates, refer to Pay Increment and Pay Adjustment Administration for Developmental Scale of Rates at the end of Appendix "A".

      ** ES – Economics, Sociology and Statistics Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      ES-1 – Economics, Sociology and Statistics Annual Rates of Pay
      ES-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 50948 52730 54578 56486 59255 62024
      To: A 51356 53152 55015 56938 59730 62521
      - B 52384 54216 56116 58077 60925 63772
      - C 52489 54325 56229 58194 61047 63900
      - D 53539 55412 57354 59358 62268 65178
      - E 54343 56244 58215 60249 63203 66156
      - F 55159 57088 59089 61153 64152 67149
      ES-2 – Economics, Sociology and Statistics Annual Rates of Pay
      ES-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 57575 58993 60421 62538 65382 68223
      To: A 58036 59465 60905 63039 65906 68769
      - B 59197 60655 62124 64300 67225 70145
      - C 59316 60777 62249 64429 67360 70286
      - D 60503 61993 63494 65718 68708 71692
      - E 61411 62923 64447 66704 69739 72768
      - F 62333 63867 65414 67705 70786 73860
      ES-3 – Economics, Sociology and Statistics Annual Rates of Pay
      ES-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 67785 70337 72707 75259 78686 82108
      To: A 68328 70900 73289 75862 79316 82765
      - B 69695 72318 74755 77380 80903 84421
      - C 69835 72463 74905 77535 81065 84590
      - D 71232 73913 76404 79086 82687 86282
      - E 72301 75022 77551 80273 83928 87577
      - F 73386 76148 78715 81478 85187 88891
      ES-4 – Economics, Sociology and Statistics Annual Rates of Pay
      ES-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 81114 84090 86660 89493 93565 97636
      To: A 81763 84763 87354 90209 94314 98418
      - B 83399 86459 89102 92014 96201 100387
      - C 83566 86632 89281 92199 96394 100588
      - D 85238 88365 91067 94043 98322 102600
      - E 86517 89691 92434 95454 99797 104139
      - F 87815 91037 93821 96886 101294 105702
      ES-5 – Economics, Sociology and Statistics Annual Rates of Pay
      ES-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 92172 95010 98339 101875 106508 111148
      To: A 92910 95771 99126 102690 107361 112038
      - B 94769 97687 101109 104744 109509 114279
      - C 94959 97883 101312 104954 109729 114508
      - D 96859 99841 103339 107054 111924 116799
      - E 98312 101339 104890 108660 113603 118551
      - F 99787 102860 106464 110290 115308 120330
      ES-6 – Economics, Sociology and Statistics Annual Rates of Pay
      ES-6 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 103659 107346 110588 113940 119124 124306
      To: A 104489 108205 111473 114852 120077 125301
      - B 106579 110370 113703 117150 122479 127808
      - C 106793 110591 113931 117385 122724 128064
      - D 108929 112803 116210 119733 125179 130626
      - E 110563 114496 117954 121529 127057 132586
      - F 112222 116214 119724 123352 128963 134575
      ES-7 – Economics, Sociology and Statistics Annual Rates of Pay
      ES-7 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 113442 116706 119939 123330 128944 134557
      To: A 114350 117640 120899 124317 129976 135634
      - B 116637 119993 123317 126804 132576 138347
      - C 116871 120233 123564 127058 132842 138624
      - D 119209 122638 126036 129600 135499 141397
      - E 120998 124478 127927 131544 137532 143518
      - F 122813 126346 129846 133518 139595 145671
      ES-8 – Economics, Sociology and Statistics Annual Rates of Pay
      ES-8 - -
      From: $ 119223 to 143997
      To: A 120177 to 145149
      - B 122581 to 148052
      - C 122827 to 148349
      - D 125284 to 151316
      - E 127164 to 153586
      - F 129072 to 155890

      ** ES Pay Notes

      1. The pay increment period for full-time employees at the ES levels 1 to 8 is fifty-two (52) weeks. Part‑time employees shall be eligible to receive a pay increment when the employee has worked a total of fifty-two (52) weeks at the hourly rate of pay provided that the maximum rate for the employee’s level is not exceeded.

      2. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the ES classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the ES classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      4. When an employee, who is in receipt of a special duty allowance or an extra duty allowance, is granted leave with pay, the employee is entitled during the employee’s period of leave to receive the allowance if the special or extra duties in respect of which the employee is paid the allowance were assigned to the employee on a continuing basis, or for a period of two (2) or more months prior to the period of leave.

      ** FI – Financial Management Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      FI-Developmental – Financial Management Annual Rates of Pay
      FI-Developmental - -
      From: $ 29225 to 55815
      To: A 29459 to 56262
      - B 30049 to 57388
      - C 30110 to 57503
      - D 30713 to 58654
      - E 31174 to 59534
      - F 31642 to 60428
      FI-1 – Financial Management Annual Rates of Pay
      FI-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
      From: $ 54654 57180 59710 62234 64759 67290 69821 72345 75164 77982
      To: A 55092 57638 60188 62732 65278 67829 70380 72924 75766 78606
      - B 56194 58791 61392 63987 66584 69186 71788 74383 77282 80179
      - C 56307 58909 61515 64115 66718 69325 71932 74532 77437 80340
      - D 57434 60088 62746 65398 68053 70712 73371 76023 78986 81947
      - E 58296 60990 63688 66379 69074 71773 74472 77164 80171 83177
      - F 59171 61905 64644 67375 70111 72850 75590 78322 81374 84425
      FI-2 – Financial Management Annual Rates of Pay
      FI-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 66525 69613 72701 75787 78874 81960 85044 88475 91908
      To: A 67058 70170 73283 76394 79505 82616 85725 89183 92644
      - B 68400 71574 74749 77922 81096 84269 87440 90967 94497
      - C 68537 71718 74899 78078 81259 84438 87615 91149 94686
      - D 69908 73153 76397 79640 82885 86127 89368 92972 96580
      - E 70957 74251 77543 80835 84129 87419 90709 94367 98029
      - F 72022 75365 78707 82048 85391 88731 92070 95783 99500
      FI-3 – Financial Management Annual Rates of Pay
      FI-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 84179 87718 91270 94811 98357 102293 106238 110182
      To: A 84853 88420 92001 95570 99144 103112 107088 111064
      - B 86551 90189 93842 97482 101127 105175 109230 113286
      - C 86725 90370 94030 97677 101330 105386 109449 113513
      - D 88460 92178 95911 99631 103357 107494 111638 115784
      - E 89787 93561 97350 101126 104908 109107 113313 117521
      - F 91134 94965 98811 102643 106482 110744 115013 119284
      FI-4 – Financial Management Annual Rates of Pay
      FI-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 94010 97998 101990 105985 109978 114410 118841 123269
      To: A 94763 98782 102806 106833 110858 115326 119792 124256
      - B 96659 100758 104863 108970 113076 117633 122188 126742
      - C 96853 100960 105073 109188 113303 117869 122433 126996
      - D 98791 102980 107175 111372 115570 120227 124882 129536
      - E 100273 104525 108783 113043 117304 122031 126756 131480
      - F 101778 106093 110415 114739 119064 123862 128658 133453

      ** FI Pay Notes

      1.

      1. The pay increment period for full-time and part-time employees at the FI levels 1 to 4 is fifty-two (52) weeks.
      2. Part-time employees shall be eligible to receive a pay increment when the employee has worked a total of fifty-two (52) weeks at the hourly rate of pay provided that the maximum rate for the employee’s level is not exceeded.

      2. The pay increment date for a full-time employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the FI classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the FI classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      4. For employees in the FI-Development scale of rates, refer to Pay Increment and Pay Adjustment Administration for Developmental Scale of Rates at the end of Appendix "A".

      ** LS – Library Science Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      LS-1 – Library Science Annual Rates of Pay
      LS-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 61033 62925 64814 66709 68593 70484 72377 74267 76161
      To: A 61522 63429 65333 67243 69142 71048 72957 74862 76771
      - B 62753 64698 66640 68588 70525 72469 74417 76360 78307
      - C 62879 64828 66774 68726 70667 72614 74566 76513 78464
      - D 64137 66125 68110 70101 72081 74067 76058 78044 80034
      - E 65100 67117 69132 71153 73163 75179 77199 79215 81235
      - F 66077 68124 70169 72221 74261 76307 78357 80404 82454
      LS-2 – Library Science Annual Rates of Pay
      LS-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 67492 69716 71941 74164 76394 78624
      To: A 68032 70274 72517 74758 77006 79253
      - B 69393 71680 73968 76254 78547 80839
      - C 69532 71824 74116 76407 78705 81001
      - D 70923 73261 75599 77936 80280 82622
      - E 71987 74360 76733 79106 81485 83862
      - F 73067 75476 77884 80293 82708 85120
      LS-3 – Library Science Annual Rates of Pay
      LS-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 78948 81485 84018 86553 89090 91627
      To: A 79580 82137 84691 87246 89803 92361
      - B 81172 83780 86385 88991 91600 94209
      - C 81335 83948 86558 89169 91784 94398
      - D 82962 85627 88290 90953 93620 96286
      - E 84207 86912 89615 92318 95025 97731
      - F 85471 88216 90960 93703 96451 99197
      LS-4 – Library Science Annual Rates of Pay
      LS-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 81738 84681 87625 90577 93525 96468 99417
      To: A 82392 85359 88326 91302 94274 97240 100213
      - B 84040 87067 90093 93129 96160 99185 102218
      - C 84209 87242 90274 93316 96353 99384 102423
      - D 85894 88987 92080 95183 98281 101372 104472
      - E 87183 90322 93462 96611 99756 102893 106040
      - F 88491 91677 94864 98061 101253 104437 107631
      LS-5 – Library Science Annual Rates of Pay
      LS-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 98547 101774 104996 108213 111441 114667 117890
      To: A 99336 102589 105836 109079 112333 115585 118834
      - B 101323 104641 107953 111261 114580 117897 121211
      - C 101526 104851 108169 111484 114810 118133 121454
      - D 103557 106949 110333 113714 117107 120496 123884
      - E 105111 108554 111988 115420 118864 122304 125743
      - F 106688 110183 113668 117152 120647 124139 127630

      ** LS Pay Notes

      1. The pay increment period for full-time and part-time employees at the LS levels 1 to 5 is fifty-two (52) weeks.

      2. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the LS classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the LS classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      ** MG-AFS – Management Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      MG-AFS-1 – Management Annual Rates of Pay
      MG-AFS-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 56261 58085 59964 61908 63915 65985 68121 70327 72534
      To: A 56712 58550 60444 62404 64427 66513 68666 70890 73115
      - B 57847 59721 61653 63653 65716 67844 70040 72308 74578
      - C 57963 59841 61777 63781 65848 67980 70181 72453 74728
      - D 59123 61038 63013 65057 67165 69340 71585 73903 76223
      - E 60010 61954 63959 66033 68173 70381 72659 75012 77367
      - F 60911 62884 64919 67024 69196 71437 73749 76138 78528
      MG-AFS-2 – Management Annual Rates of Pay
      MG-AFS-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 61525 63522 65575 67702 69895 72158 74494 76907 79322
      To: A 62018 64031 66100 68244 70455 72736 75090 77523 79957
      - B 63259 65312 67422 69609 71865 74191 76592 79074 81557
      - C 63386 65443 67557 69749 72009 74340 76746 79233 81721
      - D 64654 66752 68909 71144 73450 75827 78281 80818 83356
      - E 65624 67754 69943 72212 74552 76965 79456 82031 84607
      - F 66609 68771 70993 73296 75671 78120 80648 83262 85877
      MG-AFS-3 – Management Annual Rates of Pay
      MG-AFS-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 66173 68317 70531 72814 75174 77609 80123 82716 85311
      To: A 66703 68864 71096 73397 75776 78230 80764 83378 85994
      - B 68038 70242 72518 74865 77292 79795 82380 85046 87714
      - C 68175 70383 72664 75015 77447 79955 82545 85217 87890
      - D 69539 71791 74118 76516 78996 81555 84196 86922 89648
      - E 70583 72868 75230 77664 80181 82779 85459 88226 90993
      - F 71642 73962 76359 78829 81384 84021 86741 89550 92358
      MG-AFS-4 – Management Annual Rates of Pay
      MG-AFS-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 70335 73022 75812 78705 81714 84835 88073 91436 94796
      To: A 70898 73607 76419 79335 82368 85514 88778 92168 95555
      - B 72316 75080 77948 80922 84016 87225 90554 94012 97467
      - C 72461 75231 78104 81084 84185 87400 90736 94201 97662
      - D 73911 76736 79667 82706 85869 89148 92551 96086 99616
      - E 75020 77888 80863 83947 87158 90486 93940 97528 101111
      - F 76146 79057 82076 85207 88466 91844 95350 98991 102628
      MG-AFS-5 – Management Annual Rates of Pay
      MG-AFS-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 84375 87599 90944 94418 98024 101765 105651 109685 113721
      To: A 85050 88300 91672 95174 98809 102580 106497 110563 114631
      - B 86751 90066 93506 97078 100786 104632 108627 112775 116924
      - C 86925 90247 93694 97273 100988 104842 108845 113001 117158
      - D 88664 92052 95568 99219 103008 106939 111022 115262 119502
      - E 89994 93433 97002 100708 104554 108544 112688 116991 121295
      - F 91344 94835 98458 102219 106123 110173 114379 118746 123115
      MG-AFS-6 – Management Annual Rates of Pay
      MG-AFS-6 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 92716 96259 99935 103752 107714 111829 116100 120532 124967
      To: A 93458 97030 100735 104583 108576 112724 117029 121497 125967
      - B 95328 98971 102750 106675 110748 114979 119370 123927 128487
      - C 95519 99169 102956 106889 110970 115209 119609 124175 128744
      - D 97430 101153 105016 109027 113190 117514 122002 126659 131319
      - E 98892 102671 106592 110663 114888 119277 123833 128559 133289
      - F 100376 104212 108191 112323 116612 121067 125691 130488 135289

      ** MG-AFS Pay Notes

      1. The pay increment period for full-time and part-time employees at the MG-AFS levels 1 to 6 is fifty-two (52) weeks.

      2. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the MG-AFS classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the MG-AFS classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      ** PC – Physical Science Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      PC-1 – Physical Sciences Annual Rates of Pay
      PC-1 - - (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 36155 to 59332 61845 64404 66953 69512 72071
      To: A 36445 to 59807 62340 64920 67489 70069 72648
      - B 37174 to 61004 63587 66219 68839 71471 74101
      - C 37249 to 61127 63715 66352 68977 71614 74250
      - D 37994 to 62350 64990 67680 70357 73047 75735
      - E 38564 to 63286 65965 68696 71413 74143 76872
      - F 39143 to 64236 66955 69727 72485 75256 78026
      PC-2 – Physical Sciences Annual Rates of Pay
      PC-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 70617 73418 76206 79006 81798 84589
      To: A 71182 74006 76816 79639 82453 85266
      - B 72606 75487 78353 81232 84103 86972
      - C 72752 75638 78510 81395 84272 87146
      - D 74208 77151 80081 83023 85958 88889
      - E 75322 78309 81283 84269 87248 90223
      - F 76452 79484 82503 85534 88557 91577
      PC-3 – Physical Sciences Annual Rates of Pay
      PC-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 85087 88314 91561 94785 98021 101249
      To: A 85768 89021 92294 95544 98806 102059
      - B 87484 90802 94140 97455 100783 104101
      - C 87659 90984 94329 97650 100985 104310
      - D 89413 92804 96216 99603 103005 106397
      - E 90755 94197 97660 101098 104551 107993
      - F 92117 95610 99125 102615 106120 109613
      PC-4 – Physical Sciences Annual Rates of Pay
      PC-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 98583 102029 105479 108928 112377 115826
      To: A 99372 102846 106323 109800 113277 116753
      - B 101360 104903 108450 111996 115543 119089
      - C 101563 105113 108667 112220 115775 119328
      - D 103595 107216 110841 114465 118091 121715
      - E 105149 108825 112504 116182 119863 123541
      - F 106727 110458 114192 117925 121661 125395
      PC-5 – Physical Sciences Annual Rates of Pay
      PC-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
      From: $ 111060 114871 118701 122530 126356
      To: A 111949 115790 119651 123511 127367
      - B 114188 118106 122045 125982 129915
      - C 114417 118343 122290 126234 130175
      - D 116706 120710 124736 128759 132779
      - E 118457 122521 126608 130691 134771
      - F 120234 124359 128508 132652 136793

      ** PC Pay Notes

      1. The pay increment period for full-time and part-time employees at the PC levels 1 to 5 other than those paid in that part of the PC-1 scale of rates between steps 1 and 2 is fifty-two (52) weeks.

      2. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the PC classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the PC classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      4. For employees in the PC-1 scale of rates between steps 1 and 2, refer to Pay Increment and Pay Adjustment Administration for Developmental Scale of Rates at the end of Appendix "A".

      ** PS – Psychology Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      PS-1 – Psychology Annual Rates of Pay
      PS-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
      From: $ 49017 51252 53496 55731 57975 60214 62455 64703 66948
      To: A 49410 51663 53924 56177 58439 60696 62955 65221 67484
      - B 50399 52697 55003 57301 59608 61910 64215 66526 68834
      - C 50500 52803 55114 57416 59728 62034 64344 66660 68972
      - D 51510 53860 56217 58565 60923 63275 65631 67994 70352
      - E 52283 54668 57061 59444 61837 64225 66616 69014 71408
      - F 53068 55489 57917 60336 62765 65189 67616 70050 72480
      PS-2 – Psychology Annual Rates of Pay
      PS-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 63290 66090 68893 71697 74496 77304 80104 82907
      To: A 63797 66619 69445 72271 75092 77923 80745 83571
      - B 65073 67952 70834 73717 76594 79482 82360 85243
      - C 65204 68088 70976 73865 76748 79641 82525 85414
      - D 66509 69450 72396 75343 78283 81234 84176 87123
      - E 67507 70492 73482 76474 79458 82453 85439 88430
      - F 68520 71550 74585 77622 80650 83690 86721 89757
      PS-3 – Psychology Annual Rates of Pay
      PS-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 74400 77611 80824 84033 87257 90481 93704
      To: A 74996 78232 81471 84706 87956 91205 94454
      - B 76496 79797 83101 86401 89716 93030 96344
      - C 76649 79957 83268 86574 89896 93217 96537
      - D 78182 81557 84934 88306 91694 95082 98468
      - E 79355 82781 86209 89631 93070 96509 99946
      - F 80546 84023 87503 90976 94467 97957 101446
      PS-4 – Psychology Annual Rates of Pay
      PS-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 83637 87317 90993 94678 98359 102038 105719
      To: A 84307 88016 91721 95436 99146 102855 106565
      - B 85994 89777 93556 97345 101129 104913 108697
      - C 86166 89957 93744 97540 101332 105123 108915
      - D 87890 91757 95619 99491 103359 107226 111094
      - E 89209 93134 97054 100984 104910 108835 112761
      - F 90548 94532 98510 102499 106484 110468 114453
      PS-5 – Psychology Annual Rates of Pay
      PS-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
      From: $ 93719 97903 102093 106270 110257 114141 118025
      To: A 94469 98687 102910 107121 111140 115055 118970
      - B 96359 100661 104969 109264 113363 117357 121350
      - C 96552 100863 105179 109483 113590 117592 121593
      - D 98484 102881 107283 111673 115862 119944 124025
      - E 99962 104425 108893 113349 117600 121744 125886
      - F 101462 105992 110527 115050 119364 123571 127775

      ** PS Pay Notes

      1. The pay increment period for full-time and part-time employees at the PS levels 1 to 5 is fifty-two (52) weeks.

      2. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the PS classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the PS classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      ** SE – Scientific Research Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      Subgroup: Research Scientist

      SE-1 – Scientific Research Annual Rates of Pay
      SE-RES-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 57466 60491 63515 66543 69565 72584 75609 78634
      To: A 57926 60975 64024 67076 70122 73165 76214 79264
      - B 59085 62195 65305 68418 71525 74629 77739 80850
      - C 59204 62320 65436 68555 71669 74779 77895 81012
      - D 60389 63567 66745 69927 73103 76275 79453 82633
      - E 61295 64521 67747 70976 74200 77420 80645 83873
      - F 62215 65489 68764 72041 75313 78582 81855 85132
      SE-2 – Scientific Research Annual Rates of Pay
      SE-RES-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
      From: $ 71360 75800 80243 84688 89131 93567 98015 102454 106889 111323
      To: A 71931 76407 80885 85366 89845 94316 98800 103274 107745 112214
      - B 73370 77936 82503 87074 91642 96203 100776 105340 109900 114459
      - C 73517 78092 82669 87249 91826 96396 100978 105551 110120 114688
      - D 74988 79654 84323 88994 93663 98324 102998 107663 112323 116982
      - E 76113 80849 85588 90329 95068 99799 104543 109278 114008 118737
      - F 77255 82062 86872 91684 96495 101296 106112 110918 115719 120519
      SE-RES-3 – Scientific Research Annual Rates of Pay
      SE-RES-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
      From: $ 90179 93738 97297 100855 104417 107976 111534 115093 118651 122216
      To: A 90901 94488 98076 101662 105253 108840 112427 116014 119601 123194
      - B 92720 96378 100038 103696 107359 111017 114676 118335 121994 125658
      - C 92906 96571 100239 103904 107574 111240 114906 118572 122238 125910
      - D 94765 98503 102244 105983 109726 113465 117205 120944 124683 128429
      - E 96187 99981 103778 107573 111372 115167 118964 122759 126554 130356
      - F 97630 101481 105335 109187 113043 116895 120749 124601 128453 132312
      SE-RES-4 – Scientific Research Annual Rates of Pay
      SE-RES-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 107997 111950 115900 119853 123802 127752 131704 135656
      To: A 108861 112846 116828 120812 124793 128775 132758 136742
      - B 111039 115103 119165 123229 127289 131351 135414 139477
      - C 111262 115334 119404 123476 127544 131614 135685 139756
      - D 113488 117641 121793 125946 130095 134247 138399 142552
      - E 115191 119406 123620 127836 132047 136261 140475 144691
      - F 116919 121198 125475 129754 134028 138305 142583 146862
      SE-RES-5 – Scientific Research Annual Rates of Pay
      SE-RES-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
      From: $ 118250 122579 126905 131232 135561 139889 144214 148542
      To: A 119196 123560 127921 132282 136646 141009 145368 149731
      - B 121580 126032 130480 134928 139379 143830 148276 152726
      - C 121824 126285 130741 135198 139658 144118 148573 153032
      - D 124261 128811 133356 137902 142452 147001 151545 156093
      - E 126125 130744 135357 139971 144589 149207 153819 158435
      - F 128017 132706 137388 142071 146758 151446 156127 160812

      Subgroup: Research Manager

      SE-REM-1 – Research Manager Annual Rates of Pay
      SE-REM-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
      From: $ 92004 95567 99128 102684 106245 109803 113363 116922 120483 124039
      To: A 92741 96332 99922 103506 107095 110682 114270 117858 121447 125032
      - B 94596 98259 101921 105577 109237 112896 116556 120216 123876 127533
      - C 94786 98456 102125 105789 109456 113122 116790 120457 124124 127789
      - D 96682 100426 104168 107905 111646 115385 119126 122867 126607 130345
      - E 98133 101933 105731 109524 113321 117116 120913 124711 128507 132301
      - F 99605 103462 107317 111167 115021 118873 122727 126582 130435 134286
      SE-REM-2 – Research Manager Annual Rates of Pay
      SE-REM-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
      From: $ 106092 109686 113282 116883 120483 124076 127676 131273 134868 138470
      To: A 106941 110564 114189 117819 121447 125069 128698 132324 135947 139578
      - B 109080 112776 116473 120176 123876 127571 131272 134971 138666 142370
      - C 109299 113002 116706 120417 124124 127827 131535 135241 138944 142655
      - D 111485 115263 119041 122826 126607 130384 134166 137946 141723 145509
      - E 113158 116992 120827 124669 128507 132340 136179 140016 143849 147692
      - F 114856 118747 122640 126540 130435 134326 138222 142117 146007 149908

      SE Pay Notes

      Pay Increment

      1. The pay increment period for full-time and part-time employees is twelve (12) months and the pay increment date is April 1. A pay increment shall be to the next higher rate in the scale of rates.

      2.

      and

      1. Notwithstanding Pay Note 1, full-time and part-time employees who are initially appointed from outside the public service or are promoted into the Scientific Research classification or promoted between the RES and REM classifications shall be considered for a first (1st) pay increment on the first (1st) of April immediately following the employee’s date of appointment, provided:
        1. the employee’s appointment date was on or before the preceding October 1,
        1. the employee has earned at least six (6) complete months’ pay.
      1. Notwithstanding Pay Note 1, a full-time employee who is transferred to the Scientific Research classification shall be considered for a first pay increment on the first (1st) of April immediately following the employee’s date of appointment, provided the employee did not receive an increment in his former classification since the preceding October 1.
      2. If an employee does not meet the requirements in (a) or (b) above, the employee shall not be eligible for a first pay increment until the next following increment date of April 1.
      3. A complete month, for the purpose of this clause, is one in which the employee has earned at least ten (10) days’ pay.

      Pay Adjustment

      3. An employee shall, on the relevant effective date of adjustment to rates of pay, be paid in the scale of rates at the rate shown immediately below his former rate.

      4. Notwithstanding Pay Note 3, where in the retroactive period, an employee was paid on initial appointment at a rate of pay above the minimum, or was promoted or transferred and paid at a rate of pay above the rate specified by the regulations for promotion or transfer, he shall be paid in the new scale of rates at the rate shown immediately below his former rate, unless he was otherwise informed in writing prior to his appointment that a negotiated pay increase would not apply to him, in which case he shall be paid at the rate of pay nearest to but not less than the rate of pay at which he was appointed.

      ** SI – Social Science Support Annual Rates of Pay

      $) Effective December 22, 2017

      A) Effective December 22, 2018 – 0.8% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      B) Effective December 22, 2018 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      C) Effective December 22, 2019 – 0.2% wage adjustment to all levels and steps

      D) Effective December 22, 2019 – 2.0% increase to all levels and steps

      E) Effective December 22, 2020 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      F) Effective December 22, 2021 – 1.5% increase to all levels and steps

      SI-1 – Social Science Support Annual Rates of Pay
      SI-1 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 50948 52730 54578 56486 59255 62024
      To: A 51356 53152 55015 56938 59730 62521
      - B 52384 54216 56116 58077 60925 63772
      - C 52489 54325 56229 58194 61047 63900
      - D 53539 55412 57354 59358 62268 65178
      - E 54343 56244 58215 60249 63203 66156
      - F 55159 57088 59089 61153 64152 67149
      SI-2 – Social Science Support Annual Rates of Pay
      SI-2 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 57575 58993 60421 62538 65382 68223
      To: A 58036 59465 60905 63039 65906 68769
      - B 59197 60655 62124 64300 67225 70145
      - C 59316 60777 62249 64429 67360 70286
      - D 60503 61993 63494 65718 68708 71692
      - E 61411 62923 64447 66704 69739 72768
      - F 62333 63867 65414 67705 70786 73860
      SI-3 – Social Science Support Annual Rates of Pay
      SI-3 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 63296 65163 67022 68876 71268 73663
      To: A 63803 65685 67559 69428 71839 74253
      - B 65080 66999 68911 70817 73276 75739
      - C 65211 67133 69049 70959 73423 75891
      - D 66516 68476 70430 72379 74892 77409
      - E 67514 69504 71487 73465 76016 78571
      - F 68527 70547 72560 74567 77157 79750
      SI-4 – Social Science Support Annual Rates of Pay
      SI-4 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 67785 70337 72707 75259 78686 82108
      To: A 68328 70900 73289 75862 79316 82765
      - B 69695 72318 74755 77380 80903 84421
      - C 69835 72463 74905 77535 81065 84590
      - D 71232 73913 76404 79086 82687 86282
      - E 72301 75022 77551 80273 83928 87577
      - F 73386 76148 78715 81478 85187 88891
      SI-5 – Social Science Support Annual Rates of Pay
      SI-5 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 81114 84090 86660 89493 93565 97636
      To: A 81763 84763 87354 90209 94314 98418
      - B 83399 86459 89102 92014 96201 100387
      - C 83566 86632 89281 92199 96394 100588
      - D 85238 88365 91067 94043 98322 102600
      - E 86517 89691 92434 95454 99797 104139
      - F 87815 91037 93821 96886 101294 105702
      SI-6 – Social Science Support Annual Rates of Pay
      SI-6 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 92172 95010 98339 101875 106508 111148
      To: A 92910 95771 99126 102690 107361 112038
      - B 94769 97687 101109 104744 109509 114279
      - C 94959 97883 101312 104954 109729 114508
      - D 96859 99841 103339 107054 111924 116799
      - E 98312 101339 104890 108660 113603 118551
      - F 99787 102860 106464 110290 115308 120330
      SI-7 – Social Science Support Annual Rates of Pay
      SI-7 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 103659 107346 110588 113940 119124 124306
      To: A 104489 108205 111473 114852 120077 125301
      - B 106579 110370 113703 117150 122479 127808
      - C 106793 110591 113931 117385 122724 128064
      - D 108929 112803 116210 119733 125179 130626
      - E 110563 114496 117954 121529 127057 132586
      - F 112222 116214 119724 123352 128963 134575
      SI-8 – Social Science Support Annual Rates of Pay
      SI-8 - (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
      From: $ 113442 116706 119939 123330 128944 134557
      To: A 114350 117640 120899 124317 129976 135634
      - B 116637 119993 123317 126804 132576 138347
      - C 116871 120233 123564 127058 132842 138624
      - D 119209 122638 126036 129600 135499 141397
      - E 120998 124478 127927 131544 137532 143518
      - F 122813 126346 129846 133518 139595 145671

      ** SI Pay Notes

      1. The pay increment period for full-time and part-time employees at the SI levels 1 to 8 is fifty-two (52) weeks.

      2. The pay increment date for an employee, appointed on or after date of signing of this Agreement, to a position in the SI classification upon promotion, demotion or from outside the public service, shall be the anniversary date of such appointment. The anniversary date for an employee who was appointed to a position in the SI classification prior to the signing date of this Agreement remains unchanged.

      **

      Cumulative service for pay increment purposes in acting situations

      3.

      1. An indeterminate employee who is required to act at a higher occupational group and level shall receive an increment at the higher group and level after having reached fifty-two (52) weeks of cumulative service at the same occupational group and level at the CRA.
      2. For the purpose of defining when an indeterminate employee will be entitled to go to the next salary increment of the acting position, "cumulative" means all periods of acting with the CRA at the same occupational group and level.

      4. When an employee, who is in receipt of a special duty allowance or an extra duty allowance, is granted leave with pay, the employee is entitled during the employee’s period of leave to receive the allowance if the special or extra duties in respect of which the employee is paid the allowance were assigned to the employee on a continuing basis, or for a period of two (2) or more months prior to the period of leave.

      ** DEV Pay Notes

      Pay increment and pay adjustment administration for developmental scale of rates

      1. The DEV scale of rates includes only employees being paid in the following groups and levels:

      AU DEV

      CH-1 scale of rates between steps 1 and 2

      CO-DEV

      EN-ENG-1

      FI-DEV

      PC-1 scale of rates between steps 1 and 2

      2. The pay increment period for a full-time employee paid in any of the DEV scale of rates is six (6) months. A part-time employee paid in any of the DEV scale of rates shall be eligible for a pay increment when the employee has worked a total of twenty six (26) weeks at the hourly rate of pay. The pay increment date shall be the first day following completion of the weeks specified in this clause.

      3. For employees paid in any of the DEV scale of rates, with the exception of the AU-DEV, an increase at the end of the increment period shall be to a rate in the pay range which is four hundred dollars ($400) higher than the rate at which the employee is being paid, or such higher amount that the Employer may determine, up to the maximum of the pay range.

      4. For employees paid in the AU-DEV scale of rates, an increase at the end of the increment period shall be to a rate in the pay range which is one decimal five percent (1.5%) higher than the rate at which the employee is being paid.

      **

      5. An employee paid in any of the DEV scale of rates, with the exception of the AU-DEV, shall have his pay adjusted to a step:

      1. Effective December 22, 2018, in the “A” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than zero decimal eight percent (0.8%) higher than his former rate of pay.
      2. Effective December 22, 2018, in the “B” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than two decimal zero percent (2.0%) higher than his former rate of pay.
      3. Effective December 22, 2019, in the “C” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than zero decimal two percent (0.2%) higher than his former rate of pay.
      4. Effective December 22, 2019, in the “D” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than two decimal zero percent (2.0%) higher than his former rate of pay.
      5. Effective December 22, 2020, in the “E” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than one decimal five percent (1.5%) higher than his former rate of pay.
      6. Effective December 22, 2021, in the “F” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than one decimal five percent (1.5%) higher than his former rate of pay.

      Paragraph 6 applies only to employees classified as AU-DEV

      **

      6. An employee paid in AU-DEV scale of rates shall have his pay adjusted to a step:

      1. Effective December 22, 2018, in the “A” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than zero point eight percent (0.8%) higher than his former rate of pay.
      2. Effective December 22, 2018, in the “B” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than two decimal zero percent (2.0%) higher than his former rate of pay.
      3. Effective December 22, 2019, in the “C” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than zero decimal two percent (0.2%) higher than his former rate of pay.
      4. Effective December 22, 2019, in the “D” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than two decimal zero percent (2.0%) higher than his former rate of pay.
      5. Effective December 22, 2020, in the “E” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than one decimal five percent (1.5%) higher than his former rate of pay.
      6. Effective December 22, 2021, in the “F” scale of rates that is nearest to but not more than one decimal five percent (1.5%) higher than his former rate of pay.

      ** Appendix "B"

      Memorandum of Understanding in Respect of the Reimbursement of Professional Engineering (P.Eng) Annual Membership Fees

      Preamble

      The parties agree that in respect to the reimbursement of annual membership fees to provincial-territorial Professional Engineering (P.Eng) regulatory body.

      Application

      Subject to paragraphs (a), (b) and (c), the Employer shall reimburse an employee’s payment of annual membership fees to a provincial-territorial professional engineering regulatory body:

      (a) Except as provided under paragraph (b) below, the reimbursement of annual membership fees relates to the payment of an annual fee which is a mandatory requirement by one of the regulatory bodies to maintain a professional designation and membership in good standing.

      (b) Portions of fees or charges of an administrative nature such as the following are not subject to reimbursement under this Appendix: service charges for the payment of fees on an instalment or post dated basis; late payment charges or penalties; initiation fees; reinstatement fees required to maintain a membership in good standing; or payments of arrears for re-admission to a professional organization.

      (c) In respect of requests for reimbursement of professional fees made pursuant to this Appendix, the employee shall be required to provide the Employer with receipts to validate payments made.

      Eligibility

      Eligibility for reimbursement of annual membership fees are limited to employees classified as CO.

      Signed at Ottawa, this 23rd day of the month of August, 2019.

      Signatures of Marc Bellavance  Jean-Paul Leduc

      Appendix "C"

      Memorandum of Understanding in Respect of the Reimbursement of Chartered Business Valuators or Law Society Professional Membership Fees

      Preamble

      The parties agree that in respect to the reimbursement of annual membership fees in the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CBV/EEE) and to one of its provincial-territorial organizations or membership in a provincial-territorial law society.

      Application

      Subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions referred to below, the Employer shall reimburse an employee’s payment of a professional annual membership fee in an accounting organization in accordance with Article 22 of the collective agreement between the CRA and PIPSC-Audit, Financial and Scientific bargaining unit as well as reimburse an employee’s payment in one of the following:

      • a provincial-territorial law society, or
      • the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CBV/EEE) and to one of its provincial-territorial organizations.

      Eligibility

      Reimbursement of annual membership fees in a provincial-territorial law society are limited to the minimum annual fees that will allow the employee to maintain their ability to return to the private sector as a practicing lawyer (in some provinces this may be a non-practicing membership) and applies to employees of the Appeals Branch, the Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch, the International, Large Business and Investigations Branch or the Domestic Compliance Programs Branch who are classified as AU and provide technical opinions as required by the Employer.

      Reimbursement of annual membership fees in the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CBV/EEE) and to one of its provincial-territorial organizations applies to employees who are classified as AU and, as required by the Employer, provide business equity valuation services including the ability to testify in courts of law as experts in business valuation.

      Conditions

      Subject to the conditions outlined below, the reimbursement of annual membership fees relates to the payment of an annual fee which is a mandatory requirement by one of the governing organizations identified in this memorandum of understanding to maintain a professional designation and/or a membership in good standing.

      It is understood that portions of fees or charges of an administrative nature such as the following, are not subject to reimbursement in accordance with this memorandum of understanding: service charges for the payment of fees on an installment or post-dated basis; late payment charges or penalties; initiation fees; reinstatement fees to maintain a membership in good standing; or payments of arrears for re-admission to a professional organization.

      As a condition for reimbursement of professional membership fees made pursuant to this memorandum of understanding, employees shall be required to provide receipts to validate payments made.

      The parties agree that disputes arising from the application of this memorandum of understanding may be subject to consultation.

      This memorandum of understanding will be effective on the date of signing.

      Signed at Ottawa, this 23rd day of the month of August, 2019.

      Signatures of Marc Bellavance  Jean-Paul Leduc

      Appendix "D"

      Memorandum of Understanding in Respect of the Reimbursement of Appraisers’ Professional Membership Fees

      Preamble

      The purpose of this memorandum of understanding is to confirm an agreement reached between the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) with respect to the reimbursement of annual membership fees in the "Appraisal Institute of Canada" or, the "Ordre professionnel des évaluateurs agréés du Québec", as well as the "American Society of Appraisers".

      Application

      Subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions referred to below, the Employer shall reimburse an employee’s payment of a professional annual membership fee in an accounting organization in accordance with Article 22 of the collective agreement between the CRA and PIPSC-Audit, Financial and Scientific bargaining unit as well as reimburse an employee’s payment in the following:

      • the "Appraisal Institute of Canada,"
      • the "Ordre professionnel des évaluateurs agréés du Québec," and
      • the "American Society of Appraisers."

      Eligibility

      The reimbursement of annual membership fees are limited to employees classified as SI, who are required by the Employer to provide real estate or machinery and equipment appraisal services including the ability to testify in courts of law as experts in appraisals.

      Conditions

      Subject to the conditions outlined below, the reimbursement of annual membership fees relates to the payment of an annual fee that is a mandatory requirement by one of the governing organizations identified in this memorandum of understanding to maintain a membership in good standing and a professional designation in one of the following:

      Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (A.A.C.I.),
      Canadian Residential Appraiser (C.R.A.) or,
      Évaluateur agréé du Québec (E.A.).

      In addition, the above-noted conditions apply to a professional designation as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) as a member of the American Society of Appraisers.

      The reimbursement of annual membership fees relates to fees assessed for "regular" members of one of either the "Appraisal Institute of Canada" or the "Ordre professionnel des évaluateurs agréés du Québec", as well as the "American Society of Appraisers", and excludes payment of annual fees assessed for other types of membership categories including, but not limited to: student members, candidates or retired members, or, members of foreign associations. This reimbursement will include the payment of "Office des professions du Québec" (OPQ) annual fee.

      It is understood that portions of fees or charges of an administrative nature, such as the following, are not subject to reimbursement in accordance with this memorandum of understanding: service charges for the payment of fees on an installment or post-dated basis, late payment charges or penalties, initiation fees, reinstatement fees to maintain a membership in good standing, or payments of arrears for re-admission to a professional organization.

      As a condition for reimbursement of professional membership fees made pursuant to this memorandum of understanding, employees shall be required to provide receipts to validate payments made.

      This letter of understanding will be effective on the date of signing.

      Signed at Ottawa, this 23rd day of the month of August, 2019.

      Signatures of Marc Bellavance  Jean-Paul Leduc

      Appendix "E"

      Memorandum of Understanding in Respect of The Continued Application of Certain Provisions for Positions Converted to MG

      Preamble

      The purpose of this memorandum of understanding is to confirm an agreement reached by the Employer and the Institute concerning the continued application of the alternate carry-over provision for vacation leave in accordance with paragraph 15.07(d) for employees classified as AU who are converted to the MG Group, as well as reimbursement of recognized professional annual membership fees for AFS bargaining unit members converted to the MG Group.

      Application

      1. Professional annual membership fees

      Subject to the conditions and criteria established in accordance with: Article 22, Professional accounting annual membership fee; Appendix "C", Memorandum of understanding in respect of the reimbursement of chartered business valuators or law society professional membership fees; and, Appendix "D", Memorandum of understanding in respect of the reimbursement of appraisers’ professional membership fees; the parties further agree to maintain the reimbursement of recognized and agreed to professional annual membership fees for employees of the AFS bargaining unit who were eligible for such reimbursement based on their former group and level prior to conversion to MG.

      2. Subsequent appointments to the MG Group

      The parties further recognize that employees who are subsequently appointed to the MG Group following conversion, will continue to be subject to the specific benefits provided in the MOU based on the same conditions and principles as specified above for employees who were converted to the MG Group.

      The reimbursement of professional annual membership fees will cease should the MG employee, to whom they are provided, be appointed to another position for which such benefits do not apply.

      Signed at Ottawa, this 23rd day of the month of August, 2019.

      Signatures of Marc Bellavance  Jean-Paul Leduc

      ** Appendix "F"

      Memorandum of Understanding with Respect to a Personnel Psychologist (PS) Terminable Allowance

      1. In an effort to provide incentives for the recruitment and retention of psychologists, the Employer will provide an allowance to personnel psychologists (PS) from the PS-03 to the PS-05 levels for the performance of PS duties for the life of this Agreement.

      2.The parties agree that PS employees who perform the duties of positions identified above shall be eligible to receive a "terminable allowance" in the following amounts and subject to the following conditions:

      a. Commencing on a date established in accordance with 2. (b) (i) of Appendix H - Memorandum of Understanding with Respect to Implementation of the Collective Agreement, PS employees who perform the duties of the positions identified above shall be eligible to receive an allowance to be paid biweekly;

      b. The employee shall be paid the daily amount shown below for each calendar day for which the employee is paid pursuant to Appendix "A" of the PIPSC-AFS Group collective agreement. This daily amount is equivalent to the annual amount set out below for each position and level divided by two hundred and sixty decimal eight eight (260.88);

      Terminable allowance
      Level Annual Amount Daily Amount
      PS-03 $5,400 $20.70
      PS-04 $5,000 $19.17
      PS-05 $5,000 $19.17

      c. The terminable allowance specified above does not form part of an employee's salary.

      d. The terminable allowance shall not be paid to or in respect of a person who ceased to be a member of the bargaining unit prior to the date of signing of this MOU.

      e. Subject to (f) below, the amount of the terminable allowance payable is that amount specified in 2(b) for the level prescribed in the certificate of appointment of the employee's substantive position.

      f. When a PS employee is required by the Employer to perform the duties of a higher classification level in accordance with clause 44.07 Acting Pay, the terminable allowance payable shall be proportionate to the time at each level.

      3. A part-time PS employee shall be paid the daily amount shown above divided by seven decimal five (7.5), for each hour paid at their hourly rate of pay.

      4. An employee shall not be entitled to the allowance for periods they are on leave without pay or under suspension.

      5. The parties agree that disputes arising from the application of this MOUmay be subject to consultation.

      Signed at Ottawa, this 23rd day of the month of August, 2019.

      Signatures of Marc Bellavance  Jean-Paul Leduc

      ** Appendix "G" – Work Force Adjustment
      Appendix to Institute – Audit, Financial, and Scientific Collective Agreement

      General

      Any reference to sending notice to the Institute shall include the President of the AFS group and the President of PIPSC.

      Application

      This Appendix to the Audit, Financial, and Scientific collective agreement applies to the members of the AU, CO, AC, EN, CH, PS, SE, FI, ES, SI, LS, ED, MG, PC and CS occupational groups represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (Institute) for whom the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is the Employer. Unless explicitly specified, the provisions contained in Parts I to VI do not apply to alternative delivery initiatives.

      Collective agreement

      With the exception of those provisions for which the CRA Staffing Program is responsible, this Appendix is part of this Agreement.

      Notwithstanding the Job Security article of the collective agreement, in the event of conflict between the present Work Force Adjustment appendix and that article, the present Work Force Adjustment appendix will take precedence.

      Objectives

      It is the policy of the CRA to maximize employment opportunities for indeterminate employees affected by work force adjustment situations, primarily through ensuring that, wherever possible, alternative employment opportunities are provided to them. This should not be construed as the continuation of a specific position or job but rather as continued employment.

      To this end, every indeterminate employee whose services will no longer be required because of a work force adjustment situation and for whom the Commissioner knows or can predict employment availability will receive a guarantee of a reasonable job offer within the CRA. Those employees for whom the Commissioner cannot provide the guarantee will have access to transitional employment arrangements

      **

      In the case of surplus employees for whom the Commissioner cannot provide the guarantee of a reasonable job offer within the CRA, the CRA is committed to assist these employees in finding alternative employment in the public service (Schedule I, IV and V of the Financial Administration Act).

      Definitions

      Accelerated lay-off (mise en disponibilité accélérée) – occurs when a surplus employee makes a request to the Commissioner, in writing, to be laid off at an earlier date than that originally scheduled, and the Commissioner concurs. Lay-off entitlements begin on the actual date of lay-off.

      Affected employee (employé/employée touché(e)) – is an indeterminate employee who has been informed in writing that their services may no longer be required because of a work force adjustment situation.

      Alternation (échange de postes) – occurs when an opting employee (not a surplus employee) who wishes to remain in the CRA exchanges positions with a non-affected employee (the alternate) willing to leave the CRA with a Transition Support Measure or with an education allowance.

      Alternative delivery initiative (diversification des modes de prestation des services) – is the transfer of any work, undertaking or business to any employer that is outside the CRA.

      Commissioner (commissaire) – has the same meaning as in the definition of section 2 of the Canada Revenue Agency Act (CRA Act), and also means their official designate as per section 37(1) and (2) of the Canada Revenue Agency Act.

      Education allowance (indemnité d’étude) – is one of the options provided to an indeterminate employee affected by normal work force adjustment for whom the Commissioner cannot guarantee a reasonable job offer. The education allowance is a cash payment, equivalent to the Transitional Support Measure (see Annex B ), plus a reimbursement of tuition from a recognized learning institution, books and relevant equipment costs, up to a maximum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).

      Guarantee of a reasonable job offer (garantie d’une offre d’emploi raisonnable) – is a guarantee of an offer of indeterminate employment within the CRA provided by the Commissioner to an indeterminate employee who is affected by work force adjustment. The Commissioner will be expected to provide a guarantee of a reasonable job offer to those affected employees for whom the employee knows or can predict employment availability in the CRA. Surplus employees in receipt of this guarantee will not have access to the options available in Part VI of this Appendix.

      Laid-off person (personne mise en disponibilité) – is a person who has been laid-off pursuant to section 51(1)(g) of the Canada Revenue Agency Act and who still retains a preferred status for reappointment within the CRA as per the CRA Staffing Program.

      Lay-off notice (avis de mise en disponibilité) – is a written notice of lay-off to be given to a surplus employee at least one month before the scheduled lay-off date. This period is included in the surplus period.

      Lay-off preferred status (statut privilégié de mise en disponibilité) – a person who has been laid off is entitled to a preferred status for appointment without recourse to a position in the CRA for which, in the opinion of the CRA, the employee is qualified. This preferred status is accorded for fifteen (15) months following the lay-off date, or following the termination date, pursuant to subsection 51(1)(g) of the Canada Revenue Agency Act.

      Opting employee (employé optant) – is an indeterminate employee whose services will no longer be required because of a work force adjustment situation and who has not received a guarantee of a reasonable job offer from the Commissioner and who has one hundred and twenty (120) days to consider the options of Part 6.4 of this Appendix.

      Pay (rémunération) – has the same meaning as "rate of pay" in this Agreement.

      Preferred status administration system (système d’administration du statut privilégié) – is a system under the CRA staffing program to facilitate appointments of individuals entitled to preferred status for appointment within the CRA.

      Preferred status for reinstatement (statut privilégié de réintégration) – is a preferred status for appointment accorded under the CRA staffing program to certain individuals salary-protected under this Appendix for the purpose of assisting them to re-attain an appointment level equivalent to that from which they were declared surplus.

      Reasonable job offer (offre d’emploi raisonnable) – is an offer of indeterminate employment within the CRA, normally at an equivalent level but could include lower levels. Surplus employees must be both trainable and mobile. Where practicable, a reasonable job offer shall be within the employee’s headquarters as defined in the CRA Travel Policy. In Alternative Delivery situations, a reasonable offer is one that meets the criteria set out in Type 1 and Type 2 of Part VII of this Appendix. A reasonable job offer is also an offer from a Financial Administration Act (FAA) Schedule I, IV and V employer, providing that:

      (a) the appointment is at a rate of pay and an attainable salary maximum not less than the employee’s current salary and attainable maximum that would be in effect on the date of offer;

      (b) it is a seamless transfer of all employee benefits including recognition of years of service for the definition of continuous employment and accrual of benefits, including the transfer of sick leave credits, severance pay and accumulated vacation leave credits.

      Relocation (réinstallation) – is the authorized geographic move of a surplus employee or laid-off person from one place of duty to another place of duty, beyond what, according to local custom, is a normal commuting distance.

      Relocation of work unit (réinstallation d’une unité de travail) – is the authorized move of a work unit of any size to a place of duty beyond what, according to local custom, is normal commuting distance from the former work location and from the employee’s current residence.

      Retraining (recyclage) – is on-the-job training or other training intended to enable affected employees, surplus employees, and laid-off persons to qualify for known or anticipated vacancies within the CRA.

      Surplus employee (employé excédentaire) – is an indeterminate employee who has been formally declared surplus, in writing, by the Commissioner.

      Surplus preferred status (statut privilégié d’excédentaire) – is under the CRA Staffing Program an entitlement of preferred status for appointment within the CRA of surplus employees to permit them to be appointed to other positions in the CRA without recourse.

      Surplus status (statut d’excédentaire) – an indeterminate employee is in surplus status from the date the employee is declared surplus until the date of lay-off, until the employee is indeterminately appointed to another position, until their surplus status is rescinded, or until the person resigns.

      Transition Support Measure (mesure de soutien à la transition) – is one of the options provided to an opting employee for whom the Commissioner cannot guarantee a reasonable job offer. The Transition Support Measure is a cash payment based on the employee’s years of service, as per Annex B.

      Twelve-month surplus preferred status period in which to secure a reasonable job offer (statut privilégié d’employé/employée excédentaire d’une durée de douze mois pour trouver une offre d’emploi raisonnable) is one of the options provided to an opting employee for whom the Commissioner cannot guarantee a reasonable job offer.

      Work force adjustment (réaménagement des effectifs) – is a situation that occurs when the Commissioner decides that the services of one or more indeterminate employees will no longer be required beyond a specified date because of a lack of work, the discontinuance of a function, a relocation in which the employee does not wish to relocate, or an alternative delivery initiative.

      Monitoring

      The application of the Work Force Adjustment appendix will be monitored by the CRA.

      References

      The primary references for the subject of Work Force Adjustment are as follows:

      Canada Revenue Agency Act

      Canada Labour Code, Part 1

      CRA Relocation Policy

      CRA Staffing Program

      CRA Travel Policy

      Financial Administration Act

      Pay Rate Selection (Treasury Board Manual, Pay administration volume, chapter 3)

      Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, sections 79.1 and 81

      Public Service Superannuation Act, section 40.1

      Enquiries

      Enquiries about this Appendix should be referred to the Institute, or the responsible officers in the CRA Corporate Work Force Adjustment Section.

      Enquiries by employees pertaining to entitlements to a preferred status for appointment should be directed to the CRA human resource advisors.

      Part I – Roles and Responsibilities

      1.1 CRA

      1.1.1 Since indeterminate employees who are affected by work force adjustment situations are not themselves responsible for such situations, it is the responsibility of the CRA to ensure that they are treated equitably and, whenever possible, given every reasonable opportunity to continue their careers as CRA employees.

      1.1.2 The CRA shall carry out effective human resource planning to minimize the impact of work force adjustment situations on indeterminate employees, and on the CRA.

      1.1.3 The CRA shall:

      (a) establish work force adjustment committees, where appropriate, to advise and consult on the work force adjustment situations; and

      (b) notify the Institute of the responsible officers who will administer this Appendix.

      1.1.4 The CRA shall establish systems to facilitate appointment or retraining of the CRA’s affected employees, surplus employees, and laid-off persons.

      1.1.5 When the Commissioner determines that the services of an employee are no longer required beyond a specified date due to lack of work or discontinuance of a function, the Commissioner shall advise the employee, in writing, that their services will no longer be required.

      Such a communication shall also indicate if the employee:

      • is being provided a guarantee of a reasonable job offer from the Commissioner and that the employee will be in surplus status from that date on,

      or

      • is an opting employee and has access to the options of section 6.4 of this Appendix because the employee is not in receipt of a guarantee of a reasonable job offer from the Commissioner.

      Where applicable, the communication should also provide the information relative to the employee’s possible lay-off date.

      1.1.6 The Commissioner will be expected to provide a guarantee of a reasonable job offer for those employees subject to work force adjustment for whom they know or can predict employment availability in the CRA.

      1.1.7 Where the Commissioner cannot provide a guarantee of a reasonable job offer, the Commissioner will provide one hundred and twenty (120) days to consider the three (3) options outlined in Part VI of this Appendix to all opting employees before a decision is required of them. If the employee fails to select an option, the employee will be deemed to have selected option (a), twelve (12)-month surplus preferred status period in which to secure a reasonable job offer.

      1.1.8 The Commissioner shall make a determination to either provide a guarantee of a reasonable job offer or access to the options set out in 6.4 of this Appendix, upon request of any indeterminate affected employee who can demonstrate that their duties have already ceased to exist.

      1.1.9 The CRA shall advise and consult with the Institute representatives as completely as possible regarding any work force adjustment situation as soon as possible after the decision has been made and throughout the process and will make available to the bargaining agent the name and work location of affected employees.

      1.1.10 Where an employee is not considered suitable for appointment, the CRA shall advise in writing the employee and the Institute indicating the reasons for the decision.

      1.1.11 The CRA shall provide that employee with a copy of this Appendix simultaneously with the official notification to an employee to whom this Appendix applies that the employee has become subject to work force adjustment.

      1.1.12 The Commissioner shall apply this Appendix so as to keep actual involuntary lay-offs to a minimum, and lay-offs shall normally only occur where an individual has refused a reasonable job offer, or is not mobile, or cannot be retrained within two (2) years, or is laid-off at their own request.

      1.1.13 The CRA is responsible to counsel and advise its affected employees on their opportunities of finding continuing employment in the CRA.

      1.1.14 Appointment of surplus employees to alternative positions, whether with or without retraining, shall normally be at a level equivalent to that previously held by the employee, but this does not preclude appointment to a lower level. The CRA shall avoid appointment to a lower level except where all other avenues have been exhausted.

      1.1.15 The CRA shall appoint as many of their surplus employees or laid-off persons as possible, or identify alternative positions (both actual and anticipated) for which individuals can be retrained.

      1.1.16 The CRA shall relocate surplus employees and laid-off individuals, if necessary.

      1.1.17 Relocation of surplus employees and laid-off individuals shall be undertaken when the individuals indicate that they are willing to relocate and relocation will enable their appointment, providing that there are no available local affected employees, surplus employees, and laid-off persons qualified and interested or who could qualify with retraining.

      1.1.18 The cost of travelling to interviews for possible appointments and of relocation to the new location shall be borne by the CRA. Such cost shall be consistent with the CRA Travel and Relocation policies.

      1.1.19 For the purposes of the Relocation policy, surplus employees and laid-off persons who relocate under this Appendix shall be deemed to be employees on Employer-requested relocations. The general rule on minimum distances for relocation applies.

      1.1.20 For the purpose of the Travel Policy, laid-off persons travelling to interviews for possible reappointment to the CRA are deemed to be "other persons travelling on government business."

      1.1.21 For the preferred status period, the CRA shall pay the salary costs, and other authorized costs such as tuition, travel, relocation, and retraining for surplus employees and laid-off persons, as provided in the collective agreement and CRA policies; all authorized costs of lay-off; and salary protection upon lower level appointment.

      1.1.22 The CRA shall protect the indeterminate status and the surplus preferred status of a surplus indeterminate employee appointed to a term position under this Appendix.

      1.1.23 The CRA shall review the use of private temporary agency personnel, consultants, contractors, their use of contracted out services, employees appointed for a specified period (terms) and all other non-indeterminate employees. Where practicable, the CRA shall not engage or re-engage such temporary agency personnel, consultants, contractors, contracted out services, nor renew the employment of such employees referred to above where such action would facilitate the appointment of surplus employees or laid-off persons.

      1.1.24 Nothing in the foregoing shall restrict the Employer’s right to engage or appoint persons to meet short-term, non-recurring requirements. Surplus employees and laid-off persons shall be given preferred status even for these short-term work opportunities.

      1.1.25 The CRA may lay off an employee at a date earlier than originally scheduled when the surplus employee requests to do so in writing.

      1.1.26 The CRA shall provide surplus employees with a lay-off notice at least one (1) month before the proposed lay-off date, if appointment efforts have been unsuccessful. Such notice shall be sent to the Institute.

      1.1.27 When a surplus employee refuses a reasonable job offer, the employee shall be subject to lay-off one (1) month after the refusal, however not before six (6) months after the surplus declaration date.

      1.1.28 The CRA is to presume that each employee wishes to be appointed unless the employee indicates the contrary in writing.

      1.1.29 The CRA shall inform and counsel affected and surplus employees as early and as completely as possible and shall, in addition, assign a counselor to each opting and surplus employee and laid-off person to work with them throughout the process. Such counseling is to include explanations and assistance concerning:

      (a) the work force adjustment situation and its effect on that individual;

      (b) the Work Force Adjustment appendix;

      (c) the Preferred Status Administration System and how it works from the employee’s perspective (referrals, interviews or "boards," feedback to the employee, how the employee can obtain job information and prepare for an interview, etc.);

      (d) preparation of a curriculum vitae or resume;

      (e) the employee’s rights and obligations;

      (f) the employee’s current situation (e.g. pay, benefits such as severance pay and superannuation, classification, language rights, years of service);

      (g) alternatives that might be available to the employee (the alternation process, appointment, relocation, retraining, lower-level employment, term employment, retirement including possibility of waiver of penalty if entitled to an annual allowance, Transition Support Measure, education allowance, pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, resignation, accelerated lay-off);

      (h) the likelihood that the employee will be successfully appointed;

      (i) the meaning of a guarantee of reasonable job offer, a twelve-month surplus preferred status period in which to secure a reasonable job offer, a Transition Support Measure, an education allowance;

      (j) the Government of Canada Job Bank and the services available;

      (k) the options for employees not in receipt of a guarantee of a reasonable job offer, the one hundred and twenty (120)-day consideration period that includes access to the alternation process;

      (l) advising employees to seek out proposed alternations and submit requests for approval as soon as possible after being informed they will not be receiving a guarantee of a reasonable offer;

      (m) preparation for interviews;

      (n) repeat counselling as long as the individual is entitled to preferred status and has not been appointed;

      (o) advising the employee that refusal of a reasonable job offer will jeopardize both chances for retraining and overall employment continuity;

      (p) the assistance to be provided in finding alternative employment in the public service (Schedules I, IV and V of the FAA) to a surplus employee for whom the Commissioner cannot provide a guarantee of a reasonable job offer within the CRA; and

      (q) advising employees of the right to be represented by the Institute in the application of this Appendix.

      1.1.30 The CRA shall ensure that, when it is required to facilitate appointment, a retraining plan is prepared and agreed to in writing by the CRA and the employee.

      1.1.31 Severance pay and other benefits flowing from other clauses in the collective agreement are separate from, and in addition to, those in this Appendix.

      1.1.32 Any surplus employee who resigns under this Appendix shall be deemed, for the purposes of severance pay and retroactive remuneration, to be involuntarily laid off on the day as of which the Commissioner accepts in writing the employee’s resignation.

      1.1.33 The CRA shall establish and modify staffing procedures to ensure the most effective and efficient means of maximizing the appointment of surplus employees and the appointment of laid-off persons.

      1.1.34 The CRA shall actively market surplus employees and laid-off persons within the CRA unless the individuals have advised the CRA in writing that they are not available for appointment.

      1.1.35 The CRA shall determine, to the extent possible, the occupations within the CRA where there are skill shortages for which surplus employees or laid-off persons could be retrained.

      1.1.36 The CRA shall provide information to the Institute on the numbers and status of their members who are in the Preferred Status Administration System.

      1.1.37 The CRA shall, wherever possible, ensure that Preferred Status for Reinstatement is given to all employees who are subject to salary protection.

      1.2 Employees

      1.2.1 Employees have the right to be represented by the Institute in the application of this Appendix.

      1.2.2 Employees who are directly affected by work force adjustment situations and who receive a guarantee of a reasonable job offer, or who opt, or are deemed to have opted, for option (a) of Part VI of this Appendix are responsible for:

      (a) actively seeking alternative employment in co-operation with the CRA, unless they have advised the CRA, in writing, that they are not available for appointment;

      (b) seeking information about their entitlements and obligations;

      (c) providing timely information to the CRA to assist them in their appointment activities (including curriculum vitae or resumes);

      (d) ensuring that they can be easily contacted by the CRA and attending appointments related to placement opportunities;

      (e) seriously considering job opportunities presented to them, including retraining and relocation possibilities, specified period appointments and lower-level appointments.

      1.2.3 Opting employees are responsible for:

      (a) considering the options of Part VI of this Appendix;

      (b) communicating their choice of options, in writing, to their manager no later than one hundred and twenty (120) days after being declared opting; and

      (c) submitting the alternation request to management before the close of the one hundred and twenty (120) day period, if arranging an alternation with an unaffected employee.

      Part II – Official Notification

      2.1 CRA

      2.1.1 In any work force adjustment situation, which is likely to involve ten (10) or more indeterminate employees covered by this appendix, the CRA shall notify, under no circumstances less than
      forty-eight (48) hours before the situation is announced, in writing and in confidence, the Institute. This information is to include the identity and location of the work unit(s) involved; the expected date of the announcement; the anticipated timing of the situation; and the number of employees, by group and level, who will be affected.

      Part III – Relocation of a Work Unit

      3.1 General

      3.1.1 In cases where a work unit is to be relocated, the CRA shall provide all employees whose positions are to be relocated with the opportunity to choose whether they wish to move with the position or be treated as if they were subject to a work force adjustment situation.

      3.1.2 Following written notification, employees must indicate, within a period of six (6) months, their intention to move. If the employee’s intention is not to move with the relocated position, the Commissioner can either provide the employee with a guarantee of a reasonable job offer or access to the options set out in section 6.4 of this Appendix.

      3.1.3 Employees relocating with their work units shall be treated in accordance with the provisions of 1.1.16 to 1.1.19.

      3.1.4 Although the CRA will endeavour to respect employee location preferences, nothing precludes the CRA from offering the relocated position to employees in receipt of a guarantee of a reasonable job offer from the Commissioner, after having spent as much time as operations permit looking for a reasonable job offer in the employee’s location preference area.

      3.1.5 Employees who are not in receipt of a guarantee of a reasonable job offer shall become opting employees and have access to the options set out in Part VI of this Appendix.

      Part IV – Retraining

      4.1 General

      4.1.1 to facilitate the appointment of affected employees, surplus employees, and laid-off persons the CRA shall make every reasonable effort to retrain such persons for:

      (a) existing vacancies, or

      (b) anticipated vacancies identified by management.

      4.1.2 The CRA shall be responsible for identifying situations where retraining can facilitate the appointment of surplus employees and laid-off persons.

      4.1.3 Subject to the provisions of 4.1.2, the Commissioner shall approve up to two (2) years of retraining.

      4.2 Surplus employees

      4.2.1 A surplus employee is eligible for retraining providing:

      (a) retraining is needed to facilitate the appointment of the individual to a specific vacant position or will enable the individual to qualify for anticipated vacancies in occupations or locations where there is a shortage of qualified candidates; and

      (b) there are no other available surplus preferred status employees and preferred status laid-off persons who qualify for the position.

      4.2.2 The CRA is responsible for ensuring that an appropriate retraining plan is prepared and is agreed to in writing by the employee and the delegated manager.

      4.2.3 Once a retraining plan has been initiated, its continuation and completion are subject to satisfactory performance by the employee.

      4.2.4 While on retraining, a surplus employee is entitled to be paid in accordance with their current appointment, unless the CRA is willing to appoint the employee indeterminately, conditional on successful completion of retraining, in which case the retraining plan shall be included in the letter of offer.

      4.2.5 When a retraining plan has been approved, the proposed lay-off date shall be extended to the end of the retraining period, subject to 4.2.3.

      4.2.6 An employee unsuccessful in retraining may be laid off at the end of the surplus period, provided that the CRA has been unsuccessful in making the employee a reasonable job offer.

      4.2.7 In addition to all other rights and benefits granted pursuant to this section, an employee who is guaranteed a reasonable job offer, is also guaranteed, subject to the employee’s willingness to relocate, training to prepare the surplus employee for appointment to a position pursuant to section 4.1.1, such training to continue for one (1) year or until the date of appointment to another position, whichever comes first. Appointment to this position is subject to successful completion of the training.

      4.3 Laid-off persons

      4.3.1 A laid-off person shall be eligible for retraining providing:

      (a) retraining is needed to facilitate the appointment of the individual to a specific vacant position;

      (b) the individual meets the minimum requirements set out in the CRA's Staffing Program for appointment to the group concerned;

      (c) there are no other available persons with a preferred status who qualify for the position; and

      (d) the CRA cannot justify a decision not to retrain the individual.

      4.3.2 When an individual is offered an appointment conditional on successful completion of retraining, a retraining plan shall be included in the letter of offer. If the individual accepts the conditional offer, the employee will be appointed on an indeterminate basis to the full level of the position after having successfully completed training and being assessed as qualified for the position. When an individual accepts an appointment to a position with a lower maximum rate of pay than the position from which the employee was laid-off, the employee will be salary protected in accordance with part V.

      Part V – Salary Protection

      5.1 Lower-level position

      5.1.1 Surplus employees and laid-off persons appointed to a lower-level position under this Appendix shall have their salary and pay equity equalization payments, if any, protected in accordance with the salary protection provisions of this Agreement, or, in the absence of such provisions, the appropriate provisions of the CRA's Directive on Terms and Conditions of Employment..

      5.1.2 Employees whose salary is protected pursuant to section 5.1.1 will continue to benefit from salary protection until such time as they are appointed to a position with a maximum rate of pay that is equal to or higher than the maximum rate of pay of the position from which they were declared surplus or laid-off.

      Part VI – Options for Employees

      6.1 General

      6.1.1 The Commissioner will be expected to provide a guarantee of a reasonable job offer for those affected employees for whom the Commissioner knows or can predict employment availability. Employees in receipt of this guarantee would not have access to the choice of options below.

      6.1.2 Employees who are not in receipt of a guarantee of a reasonable job offer from the Commissioner have one hundred and twenty (120) days to consider the three (3) options below before a decision is required of them, and the employee may also participate in the alternation process in accordance with section 6.3 of this Appendix within the one hundred and twenty (120) day window before a decision is required of them in 6.1.3.

      6.1.3 The opting employee must choose, in writing, one of the three (3) options of section 6.4 of this Appendix within the one hundred and twenty (120) day window. The employee cannot change their option once they have made a written choice. The CRA shall send a copy of the employee’s choice to the Institute.

      6.1.4 If the employee fails to select an option, the employee will be deemed to have selected option (a), twelve month surplus preferred status period in which to secure a reasonable job offer at the end of the one hundred and twenty (120) day window.

      6.1.5 If a reasonable job offer which does not require a relocation is made at any time during the one hundred and twenty (120) day opting period and prior to the written acceptance of the Transition Support Measure (TSM) or the education allowance option, the employee is ineligible for the TSM, the pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period or the education allowance.

      6.1.6 A copy of any letter under this part and any notice of lay-off issued by the Employer shall be sent forthwith to the Institute.

      6.2 Voluntary program

      **

      The Voluntary Departure Program supports employees in leaving the CRA when placed in affected status prior to entering a retention process or being provided access to options, and does not apply if the delegated authority can provide a guarantee of a reasonable job offer (GRJO) to affected employees in the work unit.

      **

      6.2.1 The CRA shall establish internal voluntary departure programs for all work force adjustment situations in which the workforce will be reduced and that involves five (5) or more affected employees working at the same group and level within the same work unit and where the delegated authority cannot provide a guarantee of a reasonable job offer. Such programs shall:

      (a) be the subject of meaningful consultations with the WFA committees;

      (b) not be used to exceed reduction targets. Where reasonably possible, the CRA will identify the number of positions for reduction in advance of the voluntary programs commencing;

      (c) take place after affected letters have been delivered to employees;

      (d) take place before the CRA engages in its retention process;

      (e) provide for a minimum of 30 calendar days for employees to decide whether they wish to participate;

      (f) allow employees to select options 6.4.1(b), (c)(i) or (c)(ii);

      (g) provide that when the number of volunteers is larger than the required number of positions to be eliminated volunteers will be selected based on seniority (total years of service in the public service, whether continuous or discontinuous).

      6.3 Alternation

      6.3.1 An alternation occurs when an opting employee who wishes to remain in the CRA exchanges positions with a non-affected employee (the alternate) willing to leave the CRA under the terms of Part VI of this Appendix.

      6.3.2

      a) Only opting and surplus employees who are surplus as a result of having chosen option (a) may alternate into an indeterminate position that remains in the CRA.

      b) If an alternation is proposed for a surplus employee, as opposed to an opting employee, the Transition Support Measure that is available to the alternate under 6.4.1(b) or 6.4.1(c)(i) shall be reduced by one week for each completed week between the beginning of the employee’s surplus priority period and the date the alternation is proposed.

      6.3.3 An indeterminate employee wishing to leave the CRA may express an interest in alternating with an opting employee. Management will decide, however, whether a proposed alternation will result in retaining the skills required to meet the ongoing needs of the position and the CRA.

      6.3.4 An alternation must permanently eliminate a function or a position.

      6.3.5 The opting employee moving into the unaffected position must meet the requirements of the position, including language requirements. The alternate moving into the opting position must meet the requirements of the position, except if the alternate will not be performing the duties of the position and the alternate will be struck off strength within five (5) days of the alternation.

      6.3.6 An alternation should normally occur between employees at the same group and level. When the two positions are not the same group and level, alternation can still occur when the positions can be considered equivalent. They are considered equivalent when the maximum rate of pay for the higher paid position is no more than six per cent (6 %) higher than the maximum rate of pay for the lower paid position.

      6.3.7 An alternation must occur on a given date, i.e. two (2) employees directly exchange positions on the same day. There is no provision in alternation for a "domino" effect or for "future considerations."

      For clarity, the alternation of positions shall take place on a given date after approval but may take place after the one hundred and twenty (120)day opting period, such as when the processing of the approved alternation is delayed due to administrative requirements.

      6.4 Options

      6.4.1 Only opting employees who are not in receipt of the guarantee of a reasonable job offer from the Commissioner will have access to the choice of options below:

      (a) Twelve (12) month surplus preferred status period in which to secure a reasonable job offer is time-limited. Should a reasonable job offer not be made within a period of twelve months, the employee will be laid off in accordance with the Canada Revenue Agency Act. Employees who choose or are deemed to have chosen this option are surplus employees.

      1. At the request of the employee, this twelve (12) month surplus preferred status period shall be extended by the unused portion of the one hundred and twenty (120) day opting period referred to in 6.1.2 which remains once the employee has selected in writing option (a).
      2. When a surplus employee who has chosen, or who is deemed to have chosen, option (a) offers to resign before the end of the twelve (12) month surplus preferred status period, the Commissioner may authorize a lump-sum payment equal to the surplus employee’s regular pay for the balance of the surplus period, up to a maximum of six (6) months. The amount of the lump-sum payment for the pay in lieu cannot exceed the maximum of that which the employee would have received had they chosen option (b), the Transition Support Measure.
      3. The CRA will make every reasonable effort to market a surplus employee in the CRA within the employee’s surplus period within their preferred area of mobility.

      or

      (b) Transition Support Measure (TSM) is a cash payment, based on the employee’s years of service (see Annex B) made to an opting employee. The TSM shall be paid in one (1) or two (2) lump-sum amounts, at the employee’s request, over a maximum two (2)-year period. Employees choosing this option must resign but will be considered to be laid-off for purposes of severance pay.

      or

      (c) Education allowance is a Transitional Support Measure (see option (b) above) plus an amount of not more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for reimbursement of receipted expenses of an opting employee for tuition from a learning institution and costs of books and relevant equipment. Employees choosing option (c) could either:

      1. resign from the CRA but be considered to be laid-off for severance pay purposes on the date of their departure. The TSM shall be paid in one (1) or two (2) lump-sum amounts, at the employee’s request, over a maximum two (2)-year period;

      or

      1. delay their departure date and go on leave without pay for a maximum period of two (2) years, while attending the learning institution. The TSM shall be paid in one (1) or two (2) lump-sum amounts over a maximum two (2) year period. During this period, employees could continue to be public service benefit plan members and contribute both employer and employee share to the benefits plans and the Public Service Superannuation Plan. At the end of the two (2) year leave without pay period, unless the employee has found alternate employment in the CRA, the employee will be laid off in accordance with the Canada Revenue Agency Act.

      6.4.2 Management will establish the departure date of opting employees who choose option (b) or option (c) above.

      6.4.3 The TSM, pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period and the education allowance cannot be combined with any other payment under the Work Force Adjustment appendix.

      6.4.4 In the cases of pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, option (b) and option (c)(i), the employee will not be granted preferred status for reappointment upon acceptance of their resignation.

      6.4.5 Employees choosing option (c)(ii) who have not provided the CRA with a proof of registration from a learning institution twelve (12) months after starting their leave without pay period will be deemed to have resigned from the CRA, and be considered to be laid-off for purposes of severance pay.

      6.4.6 All opting employees will be entitled to up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) counselling services in respect of their potential re-employment or retirement. Such counselling services may include financial and job placement counselling services.

      6.4.7 An opting employee who has received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a TSM or an education allowance and is re-appointed to the CRA shall reimburse the Receiver General for Canada by an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such re-appointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM or education allowance was paid.

      6.4.8 Notwithstanding section 6.4.7, an opting employee who has received an education allowance will not be required to reimburse tuition expenses, costs of books and relevant equipment, for which the employee cannot get a refund.

      6.4.9 The Commissioner shall ensure that pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period is only authorized where the employee’s work can be discontinued on the resignation date and no additional costs will be incurred in having the work done in any other way during that period.

      6.4.10 If a surplus employee who has chosen, or is deemed to have chosen, option (a) refuses a reasonable job offer at any time during the twelve (12)-month surplus preferred status period, the employee is ineligible for pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period.

      6.4.11 Approval of pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period is at the discretion of management, but shall not be unreasonably denied.

      6.5 Retention payment

      6.5.1 There are three (3) situations in which an employee may be eligible to receive a retention payment. These are total facility closures, relocation of work units and alternative delivery initiatives.

      6.5.2 All employees accepting retention payments will not be granted a preferred status for reappointment in the CRA.

      6.5.3 An individual who has received a retention payment and, as applicable, is either reappointed to the CRA or is hired by the new employer within the six (6) months immediately following their resignation, shall reimburse the Receiver General for Canada by an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such re-appointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the lump sum was paid.

      6.5.4 The provisions of 6.5.5 shall apply in total facility closures where the CRA jobs are to cease, and:

      (a) such jobs are in remote areas of the country, or

      (b) retraining and relocation costs are prohibitive, or

      (c) prospects of reasonable alternative local employment (whether within or outside the CRA) are poor.

      6.5.5 Subject to 6.5.4, the Commissioner shall pay to each employee who is asked to remain until closure of the work unit and offers a resignation from the CRA to take effect on that closure date, a sum equivalent to six (6) months’ pay payable upon the day on which the CRA operation ceases, provided the employee has not separated prematurely.

      6.5.6 The provisions of 6.5.7 shall apply in relocation of work units where CRA work units:

      (a) are being relocated, and

      (b) when the Commissioner of the CRA decides that, in comparison to other options, it is preferable that certain employees be encouraged to stay in their jobs until the day of workplace relocation, and

      (c) where the employee has opted not to relocate with the function.

      6.5.7 Subject to 6.5.6, the Commissioner shall pay to each employee who is asked to remain until the relocation of the work unit and offers a resignation from the CRA to take effect on the relocation date, a sum equivalent to six (6) months’ pay payable upon the day on which the CRA operation relocates, provided the employee has not separated prematurely.

      6.5.8 The provisions of 6.5.9 shall apply in alternative delivery initiatives:

      (a) where the CRA work units are affected by alternative delivery initiatives;

      (b) when the Commissioner of the CRA decides that, compared to other options, it is preferable that certain employees be encouraged to stay in their jobs until the day of the transfer to the new employer; and

      (c) where the employee has not received a job offer from the new employer or has received an offer and did not accept it.

      6.5.9 Subject to 6.5.8, the Commissioner shall pay to each employee who is asked to remain until the transfer date and who offers a resignation from the CRA to take effect on the transfer date, a sum equivalent to six (6) months’ pay payable upon the transfer date, provided the employee has not separated prematurely.

      Part VII – Special Provisions Regarding Alternative Delivery Initiatives

      Preamble

      The administration of the provisions of this part will be guided by the following principles:

      (a) fair and reasonable treatment of employees;

      (b) value for money and affordability; and

      (c) maximization of employment opportunities for employees.

      The parties recognize:

      • the union’s need to represent employees during the transition process;
      • the Employer’s need for greater flexibility in organizing the CRA.

      7.1 Definitions

      For the purposes of this part, an alternative delivery initiative (diversification des modes de prestation des services) is the transfer of any work, undertaking or business of the CRA to any body that is outside the CRA.

      For the purposes of this part, a reasonable job offer (offre d’emploi raisonnable) is an offer of employment received from a new employer in the case of a Type 1 or Type 2 transitional employment arrangement, as determined in accordance with section 7.2.2.

      For the purposes of this part, a termination of employment (licenciement de l’employé) is the termination of employment referred to in paragraph 51(1)(g) of the Canada Revenue Agency Act.

      7.2 General

      The CRA will, as soon as possible after the decision is made to proceed with an Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) initiative, and if possible, not less than one hundred and eighty (180) days prior to the date of transfer, provide notice to the Institute of its intention.

      The notice to the Institute will include: 1) the program being considered for ASD, 2) the reason for the ASD and 3) the type of approach anticipated for the initiative (e.g. transfer to province, commercialization).

      A joint Work Force Adjustment (WFA)/Alternative Service Delivery (ASD) committee will be created for ASD initiatives and will have equal representation from the CRA and the union. By mutual agreement the committee may include other participants. The joint WFA/ASD committee will define the rules of conduct of the committee.

      In cases of ASD initiatives, the parties will establish a joint WFA/ASD committee to conduct meaningful consultation on the human resources issues related to the ASD initiative in order to provide information to the employee which will assist the employee in deciding on whether or not to accept the job offer.

      1. Commercialization

      In cases of commercialization where tendering will be part of the process, the members of the joint WFA/ASD committee shall make every reasonable effort to come to an agreement on the criteria related to human resources issues (e.g. terms and conditions of employment, pension and health care benefits, the take-up number of employees) to be used in the request for proposal (RFP) process. The committee will respect the contracting rules of the federal government.

      2. Creation of a new Agency

      In cases of the creation of new agencies, the members of the joint WFA/ASD committee shall make every reasonable effort to agree on common recommendations related to human resources issues (e.g. terms and conditions of employment, pension, and health care benefits) that should be available at the date of transfer.

      3. Transfer to existing Employers

      In all other ASD initiatives where an employer/employee relationship already exists the parties will hold meaningful consultations to clarify the terms and conditions that will apply upon transfer.

      In the cases of commercialization and creation of new agencies consultation opportunities will be given to the union; however, in the event that agreements are not possible, the CRA may still proceed with the transfer.

      7.2.1 The provisions of this Part apply only in the case of alternative delivery initiatives and are in exception to other provisions of this Appendix. Employees who are affected by alternative delivery initiatives and who receive job offers from the new employer shall be treated in accordance with the provisions of this Part and, only where specifically indicated will other provisions of this Appendix apply to them.

      7.2.2 There are three (3) types of transitional employment arrangements resulting from alternative delivery initiatives:

      (a) Type 1 (Full Continuity)

      Type 1 arrangements meet all of the following criteria:

      1. legislated successor rights apply. Specific conditions for successor rights applications will be determined by the labour legislation governing the new employer;
      2. recognition of continuous employment in the public service, as defined in the Directive on Terms and Conditions of Employment, for purposes of determining the employee’s entitlements under the collective agreement continued due to the application of successor rights;
      3. pension arrangements according to the Statement of Pension Principles set out in Annex A, or, in cases where the test of reasonableness set out in that statement is not met, payment of a lump-sum to employees pursuant to section 7.7.3;
      4. transitional employment guarantee: a two (2) year minimum employment guarantee with the new employer;
      5. coverage in each of the following core benefits: health benefits, Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance and dental plan;
      6. short-term disability bridging: recognition of the employee’s earned but unused sick leave credits up to maximum of the new employer’s LTD waiting period.

      (b) Type 2 (Substantial Continuity)

      Type 2 arrangements meet all of the following criteria:

      1. the average new hourly salary offered by the new employer (= rate of pay + equal pay adjustments + supervisory differential) for the group moving is eighty five per cent (85%) or greater of the group’s current CRA hourly remuneration (= pay + equal pay adjustments + supervisory differential), when the hours of work are the same;
      2. the average annual salary of the new employer (= rate of pay + equal pay adjustments + supervisory differential) for the group moving is eighty five per cent (85%) or greater of CRA annual remuneration (= pay + equal pay adjustments + supervisory differential), when the hours of work are different;
      3. pension arrangements according to the Statement of Pension Principles as set out in Annex A, or in cases where the test of reasonableness set out in that statement is not met, payment of a lump-sum to employees pursuant to section 7.7.3;
      4. transitional employment guarantee: employment tenure equivalent to that of the permanent work force in receiving organizations or a two (2) year minimum employment guarantee;
      5. coverage in each area of the following core benefits: health benefits, Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance (LTD) and dental plan;
      6. short-term disability arrangement.

      (c) Type 3 (Lesser Continuity)

      A Type 3 arrangement is any alternative delivery initiative that does not meet the criteria applying in Type 1 and 2 transitional employment arrangements.

      7.2.3 For Type 1 and Type 2 transitional employment arrangements, the offer of employment from the new employer will be deemed to constitute a reasonable job offer for purposes of this Part.

      7.2.4 For Type 3 transitional employment arrangements, an offer of employment from the new employer will not be deemed to constitute a reasonable job offer for purposes of this part.

      7.3 Responsibilities

      7.3.1 The Commissioner will be responsible for deciding, after considering the criteria set out above, which of the Type applies in the case of particular alternative delivery initiatives.

      7.3.2 Employees directly affected by alternative delivery initiatives are responsible for seriously considering job offers made by new employers and advising the CRA of their decision within the allowed period.

      7.4 Notice of alternative delivery initiatives

      7.4.1 Where alternative delivery initiatives are being undertaken, the CRA shall provide written notice to all employees offered employment by the new employer, giving them the opportunity to choose whether they wish to accept the offer.

      7.4.2 Following written notification, employees must indicate within a period of sixty (60) days their intention to accept the employment offer, except in the case of Type 3 arrangements, where the CRA may specify a period shorter than sixty (60) days, but not less than thirty (30) days.

      7.5 Job offers from new employers

      7.5.1 Employees subject to this appendix (see Application) and who do not accept the reasonable job offer from the new employer in the case of Type 1 or 2 transitional employment arrangements will be given four (4) months’ notice of termination of employment and their employment will be terminated at the end of that period or on a mutually agreed upon date before the end of the four (4) month notice period. Where the employee was, at the satisfaction of the CRA, unaware of the offer or incapable of indicating an acceptance of the offer, the employee is deemed to have accepted the offer before the date on which the offer is to be accepted.

      7.5.2 The Commissioner may extend the notice of termination period for operational reasons, but no such extended period may end later than the date of the transfer to the new employer.

      7.5.3 Employees who do not accept a job offer from the new employer in the case of Type 3 transitional employment arrangements may be declared opting or surplus by the Commissioner in accordance with the provisions of the other parts of this Appendix. For greater certainty, those who are declared surplus will be subject to the provisions of the CRA Staffing Program for appointment within the CRA.

      7.5.4 Employees who accept a job offer from the new employer in the case of any alternative delivery initiative will have their employment terminated on the date on which the transfer becomes effective, or on another date that may be designated by the CRA for operational reasons provided that this does not create a break in continuous service between the CRA and the new employer.

      7.6 Application of other provisions of the appendix

      7.6.1 For greater certainty, the provisions of Part II, Official Notification, and section 6.4, Retention Payment, will apply in the case of an employee who refuses an offer of employment in the case of a Type 1 or 2 transitional employment arrangement. A payment under section 6.4 may not be combined with a payment under the other section.

      7.7 Lump-sum payments and salary top-up allowances

      7.7.1 Employees who are subject to this Appendix (see Application) and who accept the offer of employment from the new employer in the case of Type 2 transitional employment arrangements will receive a sum equivalent to three (3) months’ pay, payable upon the day on which the CRA work or function is transferred to the new employer. The CRA will also pay these employees an eighteen (18) month salary top-up allowance equivalent to the difference between the remuneration applicable to their CRA position and the salary applicable to their position with the new employer. This allowance will be paid as a lump sum, payable on the day on which the CRA work or function is transferred to the new employer.

      7.7.2 In the case of individuals who accept an offer of employment from the new employer in the case of a Type 2 arrangement whose new hourly or annual salary falls below eighty per cent (80%) of their former CRA hourly or annual remuneration, the CRA will pay an additional six (6) months of salary top-up allowance for a total of twenty four (24) months under this section and section 7.7.1. The salary top-up allowance equivalent to the difference between the remuneration applicable to their CRA position and the salary applicable to their position with the new employer will be paid as a lump-sum payable on the day on which the CRA work or function is transferred to the new employer.

      7.7.3 Employees who accept the reasonable job offer from the successor employer in the case of a Type 1 or Type 2 transitional employment arrangement where the test of reasonableness referred to in the Statement of Pension Principles set out in Annex A is not met, that is, where the actuarial value (cost) of the new employer’s pension arrangements are less than six decimal five per cent (6.5%) of pensionable payroll (excluding the employer’s costs related to the administration of the plan) will receive a sum equivalent to three (3) months’ pay, payable on the day on which the CRA work or function is transferred to the new employer.

      7.7.4 Employees who accept an offer of employment from the new employer in the case of Type 3 transitional employment arrangements will receive a sum equivalent to six (6) months’ pay payable on the day on which the CRA work or function is transferred to the new employer. The CRA will also pay these employees a twelve (12) month salary top-up allowance equivalent to the difference between the remuneration applicable to their CRA position and the salary applicable to their position with the new employer. The allowance will be paid as a lump-sum, payable on the day on which the CRA work or function is transferred to the new employer. The total of the lump-sum payment and the salary top-up allowance provided under this section will not exceed an amount equivalent to one (1) year’s pay.

      7.7.5 For the purposes of 7.7.1, 7.7.2 and 7.7.4, the term "remuneration" includes and is limited to salary plus equal pay adjustments, if any, and supervisory differential, if any.

      7.8 Reimbursement

      7.8.1 An individual who receives a lump-sum payment and salary top-up allowance pursuant to subsection 7.7.1, 7.7.2, 7.7.3 or 7.7.4 and who is reappointed to the CRA at any point during the period covered by the total of the lump-sum payment and salary top-up allowance, if any, shall reimburse the Receiver General for Canada by an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of re-appointment to the end of the original period covered by the total of the lump-sum payment and salary top-up allowance, if any.

      7.8.2 An individual who receives a lump-sum payment pursuant to subsection 7.6.1 and, as applicable, is either reappointed to the CRA or hired by the new employer at any point covered by the lump-sum payment, shall reimburse the Receiver General for Canada by an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of the reappointment or hiring to the end of the original period covered by the lump-sum payment.

      7.9 Vacation leave credits and severance pay

      7.9.1 Notwithstanding the provisions of the employee’s collective agreement concerning vacation leave, an employee who accepts a job offer pursuant to this part may choose not to be paid for earned but unused vacation leave credits, provided that the new employer will accept these credits.

      7.9.2 Notwithstanding the provisions of the employee’s collective agreement concerning severance pay, an employee who accepts a reasonable job offer pursuant to this Part will not be paid severance pay where successor rights apply and/or, in the case of a Type 2 transitional employment arrangement, when the new employer recognizes the employee’s years of continuous employment in the CRA for severance pay purposes and provides severance pay entitlements similar to the employee’s severance pay entitlements at the time of the transfer. However, an employee who has a severance termination benefit entitlement under the terms of paragraphs 19.06(b) or (c) of Appendix "J" shall be paid this entitlement at the time of transfer.

      7.9.3 Where:

      (a) the conditions set out in 7.9.2 are not met,

      (b) the severance provisions of the collective agreement are extracted from the collective agreement prior to the date of transfer to another non-federal public sector employer,

      (c) the employment of an employee is terminated pursuant to the terms of section 7.5.1, or

      (d) the employment of an employee who accepts a job offer from the new employer in a Type 3 transitional employment arrangement is terminated on the transfer of the function to the new employer.

      The employee shall be deemed, for purposes of severance pay, to be involuntarily laid off on the day on which employment in the CRA terminates.

      Annex A – Statement of Pension Principles

      1. The new employer will have in place, or Her Majesty in right of Canada will require the new employer to put in place, reasonable pension arrangements for transferring employees. The test of "reasonableness" will be that the actuarial value (cost) of the new employer pension arrangements will be at least six decimal five per cent (6.5%) of pensionable payroll, which in the case of defined-benefit pension plans will be as determined by the Assessment Methodology developed by Towers Perrin for the Treasury Board, dated October 7, 1997. This Assessment Methodology will apply for the duration of this Agreement. Where there is no reasonable pension arrangement in place on the transfer date or no written undertaking by the new employer to put such reasonable pension arrangement in place effective on the transfer date, subject to the approval of Parliament and a written undertaking by the new employer to pay the employer costs, Public Service Superannuation Act (PSSA) coverage could be provided during a transitional period of up to a year.

      2. Benefits in respect of service accrued to the point of transfer are to be fully protected.

      3. Her Majesty in right of Canada will seek portability arrangements between the Public Service Superannuation Plan and the pension plan of the new employer where a portability arrangement does not yet exist. Furthermore, Her Majesty in right of Canada will seek authority to permit employees the option of counting their service with the new employer for vesting and benefit thresholds under the PSSA.

      Annex B – Transition Support Measure

      Transition Support Measure
      Years of Service (see note below) Transition Support Measure (TSM) (Payment in weeks’ pay)
      0 10
      1 22
      2 24
      3 26
      4 28
      5 30
      6 32
      7 34
      8 36
      9 38
      10 40
      11 42
      12 44
      13 46
      14 48
      15 50
      16 52
      17 52
      18 52
      19 52
      20 52
      21 52
      22 52
      23 52
      24 52
      25 52
      26 52
      27 52
      28 52
      29 52
      30 49
      31 46
      32 43
      33 40
      34 37
      35 34
      36 31
      37 28
      38 25
      39 22
      40 19
      41 16
      42 13
      43 10
      44 07
      45 04

      For indeterminate seasonal and part-time employees, the TSM will be pro-rated in the same manner as severance pay under the terms of the collective agreement.

      Severance pay provisions of the collective agreement are in addition to the TSM.

      Note: Years of service are the total number of years of service, both continuous and discontinuous, in the CRA and in any department, Agency or other portions of the public service specified in Schedule I, IV or V of the Financial Administration Act (FAA).

      ** Appendix "H"

      Memorandum of Understanding with Respect to Implementation of The Collective Agreement

      Notwithstanding the provisions of clause 44.05 on the calculation of retroactive payments and clause 47.03 on the collective agreement implementation period, this memorandum is to give effect to the understanding reached between the Employer and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada regarding a modified approach to the calculation and administration of retroactive payments for the current round of negotiations.

      1. Calculation of retroactive payments

      1. Retroactive calculations that determine amounts payable to employees for a retroactive period shall be made based on all transactions that have been entered into the pay system up to the date on which the historical salary records for the retroactive period are retrieved for the calculation of the retroactive payment.
      2. Retroactive amounts will be calculated by applying the relevant percentage increases indicated in the collective agreement rather than based on pay tables in agreement annexes. The value of the retroactive payment will differ from that calculated using the traditional approach, as no rounding will be applied. The payment of retroactive amount will not affect pension entitlements or contributions relative to previous methods, except in respect of the rounding differences.
      3. Elements of salary traditionally included in the calculation of retroactivity will continue to be included in the retroactive payment calculation and administration, and will maintain their pensionable status as applicable. The elements of salary included in the historical salary records and therefore included in the calculation of retroactivity include:
        • Substantive salary
        • Promotions
        • Deployments
        • Acting pay
        • Extra duty pay/Overtime
        • Additional hours worked
        • Maternity leave allowance
        • Parental leave allowance
        • Vacation leave and extra duty pay cash-out
        • Severance pay
        • Salary for the month of death
        • Transition Support Measure
        • Eligible allowances and supplemental salary depending on collective agreement
      4. The payment of retroactive amounts related to transactions that have not been entered in the pay system as of the date when the historical salary records are retrieved, such as acting pay, promotions, overtime and/or deployments, will not be considered in determining whether an agreement has been implemented.
      5. Any outstanding pay transactions will be processed once they are entered into the pay system and any retroactive payment from the collective agreement will be issued to impacted employees.

      2. Implementation

      1. The effective dates for economic increases will be specified in the agreement. Other provisions of the collective agreement will be effective as follows:
        1. All components of the agreement unrelated to pay administration will come into force on signature of agreement.
        2. Changes to existing compensation elements and new compensation elements such as premiums, allowances, insurance premiums and coverage and changes to overtime rates will become effective within one-hundred and eighty (180) days after signature of agreement, on the date at which prospective elements of compensation increases will be implemented under 2(b)(i).
        3. Payment of premiums, allowances, insurance premiums and coverage and overtime rates in the collective agreement will continue to be paid until changes come in to force as stipulated in 2(a)(ii).
      2. Collective agreement will be implemented over the following timeframes:
        1. The prospective elements of compensation increases (such as prospective salary rate changes and other compensation elements such as premiums, allowances, changes to overtime rates) will be implemented within one-hundred and eighty (180) days after signature of agreement where there is no need for manual intervention.
        2. Retroactive amounts payable to employees will be implemented within one-hundred and eighty (180) days after signature of the agreement where there is no need for manual intervention.
        3. Prospective compensation increases and retroactive amounts that require manual processing by compensation advisors will be implemented within five-hundred and sixty (560) days after signature of agreement. Manual intervention is generally required for employees on an extended period of leave without pay (e.g., maternity/parental leave), salary protected employees and those with transactions such as leave with income averaging, pre-retirement transition leave and employees paid below minimum, above maximum or in between steps. Manual intervention may also be required for specific accounts with complex salary history.

      3. Employee Recourse

      1. An employee who is in the bargaining unit for all or part of the period between the first day of the collective agreement (i.e., the day after the expiry of the previous collective agreement) and the signature date of the collective agreement will be entitled to a non-pensionable amount of four hundred dollars ($400) payable within one-hundred and eighty (180) days of signature, in recognition of extended implementation timeframes and the significant number of transactions that have not been entered in the pay system as of the date when the historical salary records are retrieved.
      2. Employees in the bargaining unit for whom the collective agreement is not implemented within one-hundred and eighty one (181) days after signature will be entitled to a fifty dollar ($50) non-pensionable amount; these employees will be entitled to an additional fifty dollar ($50) non-pensionable amount for every subsequent complete period of ninety (90) days their collective agreement is not implemented, to a total maximum of nine (9) payments. These amounts will be included in their final retroactive payment. For greater certainty, the total maximum amount payable under this paragraph is four hundred and fifty dollars ($450).
      3. If an employee is eligible for compensation in respect of section 3 under more than one collective agreement, the following applies: the employee shall receive only one non-pensionable amount of four hundred dollars ($400); for any period under 3(b), the employee may receive one fifty $50 payment, to a maximum total payment of four hundred and fifty dollars ($450).
      4. Should the Treasury Board of Canada negotiate higher amounts for 3(a) or 3(b) with any other bargaining agent representing Core Public Administration employees, the CRA will compensate PIPSC-AFS Group members for the difference in an administratively feasible manner.
      5. Late implementation of the 2018 collective agreements will not create any entitlements pursuant to the Agreement between the PIPSC-AFS Group and the CRA with regard to damages caused by the Phoenix Pay System.
      6. Employees for whom collective agreement implementation requires manual intervention will be notified of the delay within one-hundred and eighty (180) days after signature of the agreement.
      7. Employees will be provided a detailed breakdown of the retroactive payments received and may request that the departmental compensation unit or the Public Service Pay Centre verify the calculation of their retroactive payments, where they believe these amounts are incorrect. The Employer will consult with the Institute regarding the format of the detailed breakdown.
      8. In such a circumstance, for employees in organizations serviced by the Pay Centre, they must first complete a Phoenix feedback form indicating what period they believe is missing from their pay.
      Signatures of Marc Bellavance  Jean-Paul Leduc

      ** Appendix "I"

      Memorandum of Understanding with Respect to Workplace Harassment

      This memorandum is to give effect to the agreement reached between the Canada Revenue Agency and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (the Institute).

      Both parties share the objective of creating healthy work environments that are free from harassment and violence. In the context of the passage of Bill C-65 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code by the Government of Canada, as well as the Clerk of the Privy Council’s initiative to take action to eliminate workplace harassment, the Canada Revenue Agency is developing a new Corporate Policy Instrument covering both harassment and violence situations.

      During this process, the Canada Revenue Agency will consult with representatives of the Institute on the following:

      • mechanisms to guide and support employees through the harassment resolution process;
      • redress for the detrimental impacts on an employee resulting from an incident of harassment; and
      • ensuring that employees can report harassment without fear of reprisal.

      Upon request of the Institute, the Employer would agree to bilateral discussions with the Institute. Following such discussions, a report will be provided to the parties.

      The implementation and application of this Corporate Policy Instrument do not fall within the purview of this MOU or the collective agreement.

      This memorandum expires upon issuance of the new Corporate Policy Instrument or (expiry of the collective agreement), whichever comes first.

      Signed at Ottawa, this 23rd day of the month of August, 2019.

      Signatures of Marc Bellavance  Jean-Paul Leduc

      Appendix "J"

      Severance Pay

      Historical provisions for the elimination of severance pay for voluntary separations (resignation and retirement)

      This Appendix is to reflect the language agreed to by the Employer and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada for the elimination of severance pay for voluntary separations (resignation and retirement) on July 10, 2012. These historical provisions are being reproduced to reflect the agreed language in cases of deferred payment.

      Article 19

      Severance Pay

      Effective on the date of signing this Collective Agreement, paragraphs 19.01(b) and (d) are no longer in effect in this Collective Agreement; as a result, the accrual of continuous employment for severance pay on resignation and retirement will cease.

      19.01 Under the following circumstances and subject to clause 19.02, an employee shall receive severance benefits calculated on the basis of his weekly rate of pay:

      (b) Resignation

      On resignation, subject to paragraph 19.01(d) and with ten (10) or more years of continuous employment, one-half (1/2) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment up to a maximum of twenty-six (26) years with a maximum benefit of thirteen (13) weeks’ pay.

      (d) Retirement

      On retirement, when an employee is entitled to an immediate annuity or to an immediate annual allowance under the Public Service Superannuation Act, a severance payment in respect of the employee’s complete period of continuous employment, comprised of one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment and, in the case of a partial year of continuous employment, one (1) week’s pay multiplied by the number of days of continuous employment divided by three hundred and sixty five (365), to a maximum of thirty (30) weeks’ pay.

      19.05 Severance Termination

      (a) Subject to 19.02 above, indeterminate employees on the date of signing this Collective Agreement, shall be entitled to a severance payment equal to one (1) weeks’ pay for each complete year of continuous employment and, in the case of a partial year of continuous employment, one (1) weeks’ pay multiplied by the number of days of continuous employment divided by three hundred and sixty-five (365), to a maximum of thirty (30) weeks.

      (b) Subject to 19.02 above, determinate employees on the date of signing this Collective Agreement shall be entitled to a severance payment equal to one (1) weeks’ pay for each complete year of continuous employment, to a maximum of thirty (30) weeks.

      Terms of Payment

      19.06 Options

      The amount to which an employee is entitled shall be paid, at the employee’s discretion, either:

      (a) as a single payment at the rate of pay of the employee’s substantive position as of the date of signing this Collective Agreement, or

      (b) as a single payment at the time of the employee’s termination of employment from the public service, based on the rate of pay of the employee’s substantive position at the date of termination of employment from the public service, or

      (c) as a combination of (a) and (b), pursuant to 19.07(c).

      19.07 Selection of Option

      (a) The Employer will advise the employee of their years of continuous employment no later than three (3) months following the official date of signing of the collective agreement.

      (b) The employee shall advise the Employer of the term of payment option selected within six (6) months from the official date of signing of the collective agreement.

      (c) The employee who opts for the option described in 19.06(c) must specify the number of complete weeks to be paid out pursuant to 19.06(a) and the remainder to be paid out pursuant to 19.06(b).

      (d) An employee who does not make a selection under 19.07(b) will be deemed to have chosen option 19.06(b).

      19.08 Appointment from a Different Bargaining Unit

      This clause applies in a situation where an employee is appointed into a position in the Audit, Financial and Scientific (AFS) bargaining unit from a position outside the AFS bargaining unit where, at the date of appointment, provisions similar to those in 19.01(b) and (d) are still in force, unless the appointment is only on a temporary basis.

      (a) Subject to 19.02 above, on the date an indeterminate employee becomes subject to this Agreement, on or after the date of signing this Collective Agreement, they shall be entitled to a severance payment equal to one (1) weeks’ pay for each complete year of continuous employment and, in the case of a partial year of continuous employment, one (1) weeks’ pay multiplied by the number of days of continuous employment divided by three hundred and sixty-five (365), to a maximum of thirty (30) weeks, based on the employee’s rate of pay of their substantive position on the day preceding the appointment.

      (b) Subject to 19.02 above, on the date a determinate employee becomes subject to this Agreement, on or after the date of signing of this Collective Agreement, they shall be entitled to severance payment payable under 19.06(b), equal to one (1) week’s pay for each complete year of continuous employment, to a maximum of thirty (30) weeks, based on the employee’s rate of pay of their substantive position on the day preceding the appointment.

      (c) An employee entitled to a severance payment under sub-paragraph (a) or (b) shall have the same choice of options outlined in 19.06; however the selection of which option must be made within three (3) months of being appointed to the bargaining unit.

      Appendix "K"

      Memorandum of Understanding with Respect to Standards of Discipline

      This memorandum is to give effect to the agreement reached between the Employer and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada in respect of employees in the Audit, Financial and Scientific bargaining unit.

      To address the Institute’s concerns regarding employees placed on unpaid suspension pending the outcome of an investigation, the Employer is committed to engaging in meaningful ongoing consultation with the Institute when an investigation goes beyond sixty (60) business days from the start of a formal investigation. This consultation will include discussions with Internal Affairs and Fraud Control Division and the Human Resources Branch.

      Discussions are to begin following the signing of the collective agreement.

      Time spent by the members of the committee shall be considered time worked. All other costs will be the responsibility of each party.

      Signed at Ottawa, this 23rd day of the month of August, 2019.

      Signatures of Marc Bellavance  Jean-Paul Leduc

      ** Appendix "L"

      Employee Wellness Support Program

      A memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Supporting Employee Wellness (see below) was signed by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) on May 26, 2019.

      Once the TBS and PIPSC reach agreement on tentative EWSP language and program design, that agreement will be provided to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and PIPSC-AFS bargaining table for ratification and inclusion in their collective agreement.

      Memorandum of Agreement on Supporting Employee Wellness

      This Memorandum of Agreement is to give effect to the agreement reached between the Employer and the Bargaining Agent (hereinafter referred to as “the parties”) regarding issues of employee wellness.

      This MOA replaces the prior Employee Wellness MOA previously signed.

      The parties have engaged in meaningful negotiations and co-development of comprehensive EWSP language and program design to capture the key features and other recommendations agreed to by the technical committee and steering committee, which is reflected in the Plan Document agreed to by the parties on May 26, 2019.

      The program and its principles focus on improving employee wellness and the reintegration of employees into the workplace after periods of leave due to illness or injury. The previous MOA identified the following key features:

      • contained in collective agreements;
      • benefits for up to 26 weeks (130 working days) with income support replacement at 100%;
      • the annual allotment shall be 9 days of paid sick leave for illness or injury that falls outside of the parameters of the EWSP;
      • 100% income replacement during the 3 day (working) qualification period when the employee’s claim is approved;
      • qualifying chronic or episodic illnesses will be exempt of the waiting period;
      • the qualification period will be waived in cases of hospitalization or recurrence of a prior illness or injury approved under EWSP within 30 days;
      • employees are entitled to carry over a maximum of 3 days of unused sick leave credits remaining at the end of the fiscal year, for use in the following fiscal year;
      • the accumulation of current sick leave credits will cease once the EWSP is implemented. Employees with banked sick leave in excess of 26 weeks, will be entitled to carry over those excess days to provide extended coverage at 100% income replacement prior to accessing LTD;
      • travel time for diagnosis and treatment;
      • internal case management and return to work services focused on supporting employees when ill or injured;
      • an employee on EWSP will be considered to be on leave with pay;
      • full costs of administering the EWSP to be borne by Employer;and
      • increase the quantum of family related leave by one (1) day.

      The Plan Document approved on May 26, 2019 takes precedence over the principles, if there’s a difference in interpretation.

      Process

      The parties agree to continue the work of the TBS/Bargaining Agent Employee Wellness Support Program (EWSP) Steering Committee, which will focus on finalizing a service delivery model for program implementation, including its governance, for the improvement of employee wellness and the reintegration of employees into the workplace after periods of leave due to illness or injury.

      As required, the Steering Committee will direct a sub-committee to make recommendations on the overall implementation, service delivery and governance issues of the Program. As a first priority, the Steering Committee will develop a planning framework with timelines to guide work toward the timely implementation of the new EWSP. A governance model will be developed taking in to account there will be only one (1) EWSP.

      The Steering Committee will complete the necessary work on overall implementation, including service delivery and governance issues no later than March 21, 2020, a date which can be moved based on mutual agreement of the parties.

      If accepted by the Steering Committee, the recommendation(s) concerning program implementation, including service delivery and governance, as well as the proposal for the EWSP itself, approval will be sought on these elements from the Treasury Board of Canada and by the bargaining units.

      If approved by both parties, the parties mutually consent to re-open the collective agreement to vary the agreement only insofar as to include the EWSP wording, and include consequential changes. No further items are to be varied through this reopener – the sole purpose will be EWSP-related modifications. The EWSP Program would be included in the relevant collective agreements only as a reopener.

      Should the parties not be able to reach agreement on EWSP, the existing sick leave provisions, as currently stipulated in collective agreements, will remain in force.

      For greater certainty, this MOA forms part of the collective agreement.

      ** Appendix "M"

      Memorandum of Understanding With Respect to Classification Matters

      This memorandum is to give effect to the agreement reached between the Employer and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada in respect of employees in the Audit, Financial and Scientific bargaining unit.

      The Employer recognizes the relevance and concerns that the Institute has in terms of internal relativity between classification standards.

      The Employer, via the established working group, will continue to engage in meaningful consultation with the Institute in examining the classification standards used to evaluate the work performed by the employees in the occupational groups currently covered by the Audit, Financial and Scientific bargaining unit. The working group will continue to review current classification issues and potential opportunities for improvement.

      The working group will continue to provide regular updates to both the Employer and Union to facilitate discussions at the National Union Management Consultation Committee (NUMCC). The matter will be a standing item on future scheduled NUMCC meetings until the working group has presented its final findings to the NUMCC.

      When the working group has presented its final findings to the NUMCC, the working group’s mandate will be considered complete and any further discussions on the matter will be referred to the NUMCC.

      Signed at Ottawa, this 23rd day of the month of August, 2019.

      Signatures of Marc Bellavance  Jean-Paul Leduc

      ** Appendix "N"

      Memorandum of Understanding with Respect to an Extension of an Initiative Regarding Flexible Working Arrangements

      This memorandum is to give effect to the agreement reached between the Canada Revenue Agency and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada in respect of employees in the Audit, Financial and Scientific bargaining unit.

      Both parties are committed to and recognize the importance of work-life balance, as it not only benefits employees but also contributes to the quality of service to Canadians. In that spirit, flexible work arrangements are supported through the parties’ collective agreement as well as other policies and practices.

      To further support this endeavour, the Employer agrees to extend the existing Quebec Region’s initiative regarding flexible working arrangements which includes both the Flexible Hours of Work Guidelines and the Flex System, which is the online application used to record the time of the users.

      The success of this pilot is important for both parties. The ultimate goal of this pilot is to get it to national implementation. The parties agree to share information, concerns and ideas with the aim of achieving this goal.

      To this effect, the Employer will:

      1. extend the existing Quebec Region initiative to the Prairie Region for a one (1) year pilot. During this pilot, users (including field workers) in the Prairie Region will report their time via an application on their working device; and
      2. extend the existing Quebec Region initiative within the Quebec Region for a one (1) year pilot to include AFS field worker eligibility. Eligible AFS field workers will report their time via an application on their working device.

      The pilots will be launched within eight (8) months following the signing of this agreement.

      Following the pilots, the Employer will complete an assessment taking into consideration but not limited to, consultation with the Institute, employee feedback, impacts on IT infrastructure capacity/scalability, productivity, service delivery and service quality. The assessment will be completed within four (4) months following the end date of the pilots.

      The Employer will share the results of the assessment with the Institute within thirty (30) days of its completion. Should the Employer’s assessment demonstrate that there were no adverse impacts, the Employer will consult the Institute on next steps that would lead to a phased national implementation of flexible hours of work arrangements that would be completed within one (1) year.

      Should the Employer’s assessment demonstrate that there were adverse impacts, the pilot(s) will be reviewed to evaluate if adjustments can be made to eliminate the adverse impact(s). The Employer will consult the Institute on its findings. If they cannot be eliminated, the pilot(s) will end and the Quebec Region’s existing initiative regarding flexible working arrangements will remain in its current state.

      The flexible work arrangements noted above are subject to management approval, operational requirements and the Employer’s guidelines on flexible hours of work.

      Nothing in this memorandum of understanding limits the Employer’s ability to expedite the national implementation of this pilot.

      Signed at Ottawa, this 23rd day of the month of August, 2019.

      Signatures of Marc Bellavance  Jean-Paul Leduc

      ** Appendix "O"

      Memorandum of Understanding with Respect to Gender Inclusive Language

      This memorandum is to give effect to the agreement reached between the Canada Revenue Agency and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada in respect of employees in the Audit, Financial and Scientific bargaining unit.

      Both parties are committed to and support gender neutrality and inclusivity. To that end, the parties commit to, during the life of this Agreement, reviewing the collective agreement to identify opportunities to render the language more gender inclusive. The parties agree that any changes in language will not result in changes in application, scope or value.

      Both parties acknowledge that gender inclusivity is more difficult to achieve in the French language compared to the English language, but are committed nonetheless to further supporting and increasing gender neutrality and inclusivity in the collective agreement.

      Signed at Ottawa, this 23rd day of the month of August, 2019.

      Signatures of Marc Bellavance  Jean-Paul Leduc
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