Proration of Performance Pay
To: Heads of Human Resources, Directors/Chiefs of Labour Relations and Compensation, Public Service Pay Centre, Miramichi
The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify the interpretation of the Law Practitioner (LP) (formerly the Law (LA) Group) collective agreement with regards to the payment of lump sum performance awards.
Lump sum performance awards shall be paid to all lawyers in the LP Group bargaining unit who are promoted on the following basis:
- A lawyer who was promoted within a year and who meets the requirement for the payment of a lump sum performance award while he or she occupied a performance-pay eligible position before being promoted, will be paid a pro-rated lump sum performance award from April 1st of that year to the date immediately preceding the promotion. The pro-rated lump sum will be calculated based on his or her rate of pay on the date immediately preceding the promotion (the “Pre-promotion Period”).
Departments are to identify and inform lawyers and former lawyers who were employed after in the LP Group bargaining unit about this interpretation by sending them a copy of this bulletin.
Within six months of the issuance date of this Information Bulletin, departments must make all reasonable efforts to:
- identify lawyers in the LP Group bargaining unit who were promoted from 2011-2012 fiscal year and onward,
- verify whether such lawyers were paid a lump sum performance award in the manner described above for the Pre-promotion Period dating from the 2011-2012 fiscal year and onward, and
- provide those lawyers who were not paid a lump sum performance award for the Pre-promotion Period with a lump sum performance award.
All questions should be directed to your Departmental Corporate Labour Relations or Corporate Compensation Official who, if required, will direct the questions to the Compensation and Collective Bargaining Management group at the following email address: Interpretations@tbs-sct.gc.ca.
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Compensation and Collective Bargaining Management
Compensation and Labour Relations
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer
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