General compensation for employees - Understanding your payment

If you have been represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) or have been in an excluded PSAC position, lump sum payment amounts may be different if your work situation has changed since 2016 and you received leave credits under the 2019 damages agreement. Changes to your work situation could mean you:

Other changes to your work situation could include taking leave, changing status, or leaving the public service.

Bob: Indeterminate employee

Bob was hired by the Canadian Transportation Agency in 2009 as an AS-01 and since January 2020 has been at the AS-07 group and level.

Does Bob receive an automatic lump sum payment? Yes

Will the payout be of the full amount ($2500)? Yes

Justification: Bob is an employee who has been represented by PSAC for the four years covered under the agreement (2016 to 2020).

Max: New indeterminate employee

Max was hired as an IS-03 at Shared Services Canada in February 2020.

Does Max receive an automatic lump sum payment? Yes

Will the payout be of the full amount ($2500)? No, it will be $500.

Justification: Max is an employee who has been represented by PSAC since February 2020. He is entitled to a lump sum payment for the final year of the agreement (2019–20) as he worked at least one day during fiscal year 2019–20 in a position represented by PSAC.

Rosa: Student who became an indeterminate employee in March 2018

Rosa has been an indeterminate employee with Transport Canada (TC) at the IS-02 level since March 2018. She was previously a student at the same department from September 2017 to March 2018.

Does Rosa receive an automatic lump sum payment? Yes

Will the payout be of the full amount ($2500)? No, it will be $1500

Justification: Rosa is a current employee who has been represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada since 2018. She is entitled to receive a lump sum payment for fiscal years 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20. She is not eligible for fiscal year 2016–17 because she was a student at this time and was not represented by PSAC.

Élise: On maternity leave

Élise has been an indeterminate PM-06 with Public Services and Procurement Canada since 2009. She went on maternity leave for the first time from January 2018 to January 2019, and a second time from June 2020 to June 2021.

Does Élise receive an automatic lump sum payment? Yes

Will the payout be of the full amount ($2500)? Yes

Justification: Employees on leave are eligible for compensation under this agreement. Élise has been represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada for the four years covered under the agreement (2016–20).

Yves: Moved from a represented position to an EX position

Yves has been an Executive (EX) at Public Services and Procurement Canada since November 2018. Between 2016 and 2018, he was an AS-07.

Does Yves receive an automatic lump sum payment amount? Yes

Will the payout be of the full amount ($2500)? No, he will receive $1,700 ($1,500 on March 3, 2021 and $200 at a later date)

Justification: Yves is eligible for the maximum lump sum payment for the years that he was represented by the PSAC ($1,000 for 2016–17 and $500 for 2017–18). Since Yves received leave under the 2019 damages agreement for fiscal year 2018–19 as an Executive (EX), he is only entitled to a portion of the $500 for that fiscal year. As he has received leave and his daily rate of pay is more than $300, there is no difference between his daily rate of pay and $300, but he is entitled to $200 for the late implementation of the 2014 agreements under the PSAC damages agreement. Yves will receive the $200 portion of his lump sum payment at a later date. Yves is not entitled to any payments for 2019–20 because he was not represented by PSAC.

Youssef: Employee who acted in a position represented by another bargaining agent

Youssef has been working at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat as a PM-02, represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), since 2015. During fiscal year 2018–19, he acted in an EC-03 position and was represented by the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE). Youssef received one day of leave under the 2019 damages agreement for this acting period.

Does Youssef receive an automatic lump sum payment? Yes

Will the payout be of the full amount ($2500)? No, he will get $2,200 ($2,000 on March 3, 2021 and $200 at a later date)

Justification: Youssef will receive a lump sum payment for the three fiscal years he was represented by PSAC. Since Youssef received leave under the 2019 damages agreement for fiscal year 2018–19 as an employee represented by CAPE, he is only entitled to a portion of the $500 for that fiscal year. As he has received leave, but his daily rate of pay is less than $300, he is eligible to the difference between his daily rate of pay and $300. This amount constitutes a top-up payment. He is also entitled to $200 for the late implementation of the 2014 agreements under the PSAC damages agreement. Youssef will receive the top-up and the $200 portion of his lump sum payment at a later date.

Brigitte: Unrepresented employee (not represented by any bargaining agent)

Brigitte is an indeterminate employee who has been working for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans since 1992 but, as an employee of the Personnel Administration group (PE), her position is unrepresented.

Does Brigitte receive an automatic lump sum payment? No

Will the payout be of the full amount ($2500)? N/A

Justification: Brigitte is not represented by PSAC so she is not entitled to the general damages payments under this agreement. However, as an unrepresented employee she is covered under the 2019 damages agreement and would have received up to five days of leave credits.

Melody: Received leave credits under the June 2019 damages agreement and is represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Melody is an indeterminate CS-01 employee at Employment and Social Development Canada. She was awarded five days of leave credits under the 2019 damages agreement and has never worked in a PSAC position

Does Melody receive an automatic lump-sum payment? No

Will the payout be of the full amount ($2500)? N/A

Justification: Melody was compensated with leave credits for all four years under the 2019 damages agreement and she cannot exchange these leave credits to receive a lump sum payment.

Marie: Casual employee

Marie is a casual employee for the Department of National Defense.

Does Marie receive an automatic lump-sum payment? No

Will the payout be of the full amount ($2500)? N/A

Justification: Casual employees are not eligible for compensation under the PSAC damages agreement.

If you have questions about your payment amount, please contact your HR specialist or Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Client Contact Centre for more information.

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