Retroactive Reclassification and Appointment


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

CC: Directors/Chiefs of Classification

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide guidance to Departments with regard to the application of retroactive upward reclassifications to former incumbents of these positions.

In accordance with the Directive on Terms and Conditions of Employment, where a position is reclassified, only the incumbent of that position is entitled to the salary adjustment for services rendered as of the effective date of the reclassification.

In situations involving former incumbents, the delegated manager may consider the possibility of acting pay only if they are able to certify that the former incumbent significantly performed the duties and met the conditions of the reclassified position.

Consideration of such a decision must be thorough, taking into account all potential impacts including those on subsequent appointments.

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

Directeur principal
Gestion de la rémunération,
Administration publique centrale
Rémunération et relations de travail
Bureau du dirigeant principal des ressources humaines

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

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