Changes to Leave Without Pay Codes for Parental, Extended Parental, and Caregiving Leave

Date: March 7, 2024

To: Heads of Human Resources, Directors/Chiefs of Labour Relations and Compensation, and Public Service Pay Centre

New leave codes are being created to differentiate between the following types of leave without pay (LWOP):

These new codes will apply in human resources information management systems, pay systems, and the PenFax pension system in use in organizations within and outside the core public administration.

Implementation throughout the HR-to-pay-to-pension environment is currently scheduled for June 15, 2024. The changes will not affect any current or historical data.

The Pension Centre issued a notice about the changes: Amendments to the Treatment of Leave Without Pay for the Public Service Pension Plan.

Public Services and Procurement Canada will communicate additional information on how to process the above types of LWOP.

If you have questions about the changes, contact your organization’s Corporate Labour Relations or Corporate Compensation representatives who, if required, will direct your questions to the interpretations team at the Employee Relations and Total Compensation Sector using the designated form.

Original signed by

Wendy Braithwaite
Director, Compensation Policy, Interpretations, and Pay Administration
Employee Relations and Total Compensation
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer

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