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Section : OPERATIONAL SERVICE

Subsection : CONTRIBUTIONS FOR PERIODS OF LEAVE WITHOUT PAY

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A period of absence (with or without pay) may be counted as actual operational service if:

  1. the temporary period of absence from Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is of less than six months while the employee remains employed in the public service and returns to actual operational service at CSC immediately following the absence;
  2. the temporary period of absence of up to two years where the employee is not employed in actual operational service, but remains employed with CSC for the whole period of absence.

NOTE 1

The period of absence from CSC is only countable if the employee returns to actual operational service at CSC within six months. Also, if the employee is absent for six months or more, none of the absence is countable as actual operational service.
If, during the period of absence, the appointment was of a permanent nature, then, there is an immediate break in operational service, and the absence will not count as operational service from the date of appointment.

NOTE 2

When an employee is temporarily absent from operational service for over two years and remains employed within CSC, he is eligible to make an election to continue to participate, providing he has the required 10 years of actual operational service.

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REFERENCE

Public Service Superannuation Regulations, Sections 7, 53, 54 and 58.

Last Update: November 2011