Maternity and Parental Leave and Performance Pay

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To: Heads of Human Resources, Directors/Chiefs of Compensation and Labour Relations

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide guidance to Departments in administering performance pay for certain senior excluded non-management category and LA Group employees at the LA-1, LA-2A and LA-2B levels who will take Maternity and Parental Leave during the 2011-2012 and subsequent assessment periods.

Starting with fiscal year 2011-2012, performance pay plans are to be administered in accordance with the Performance Pay Administration Policy for Certain Non-Management Category Senior Excluded Levels for senior excluded non-management employees and, in accordance with the Performance Pay Plan for Lawyers at the LA-1, LA-2A and LA-2B Levels outlined in Appendix “B” of the LA collective agreement, taking into account the following revised Employer’s position.

Employees on Maternity and Parental Leave without Pay subject to the above plans are deemed to meet the March 31st and April 1st criteria for the purpose of these plans and deemed to be eligible for Performance Pay.

When determining appropriate compensation under the relevant authority for employees who have been on periods of leave without pay, Departments are reminded that any performance pay should be prorated based on the time employees have been performing duties. This assumes that employees meet the minimum period to qualify for performance pay, as established by respective Departments.

Eligibility for the plan and prorating of amounts apply for both in-range increases and performance awards.

All questions should be directed to your Departmental Corporate Labour Relations or Corporate Compensation Officials who, if required, will direct their questions to the following email address: Contact Interpretations by E-mail Interpretations@tbs-sct.gc.ca.

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Marc Thibodeau
Senior Director
Compensation Management
Core Public Administration
Compensation and Labour Relations
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer

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