ARCHIVED CD 1999-007
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February 23, 1999
SUBJECT: Reintroduction of Pre-retirement Transition Leave and Leave with Income Averaging
1.1 The purpose of this directive is to advise you of the reintroduction of the Pre-retirement Transition Leave (PRL) and the Leave with Income Averaging (LIA), effective February 1, 1999.
1.2 In this text, use of the masculine is generic and applies to both men and women.
2.1 As you are aware, these two policies were originally introduced during Program Review in 1995 and expired on June 22, 1998. As part of the negociated settlements on the Work Force Adjustment (WFA) agreements, the LIA and PRL programs were reintroduced and approved by the Treasury Board Ministers effective February 1, 1999.
2.2 This directive must be read in conjunction with Compensation Directive 1995-047 dated October 31, 1995, Compensation Directive 1995-050 dated November 20, 1995 (for the French text only), and Treasury Board Information Package "People in Transition: Knowing your Options" available on the internet.
3.1 LIA and PRL policies, in effect on February 1, 1999, apply to all employees covered by the Work Force Adjustment Directive 1998 (WFAD 1998), the Work Force Adjustment Appendix to the Public Service Alliance of Canada collective agreements (WFAA), as well as unrepresented and excluded employees.
To date, the employees covered by the Workforce Force Adjustment Directive 1996 (WFAD 1996), members of the Social Science Employees Association (Bargaining Unit Designator (BUD)s 208 and 412), are not eligible for LIA or PRL.
3.2 The policies provided in Compensation Directive 1995-047 dated October 31, 1995, Section VII for PRL and Section VIII for LIA remain valid. There are no changes to the policy for either of these programs.
4.1 The procedures provided in Compensation Directive 1995-047 dated October 31, 1995, Section VII for PRL and Section VIII for LIA and Compensation Directive 1995-050 dated November 20, 1995 (for the French text only), remain valid. There are no changes to the procedures for either of these programs.
5.1 Any request for information regarding the foregoing should be addressed to your Public Works and Government Services Canada Compensation Services Office.
Original Signed by
Government Operational Service
Reference: CJA 9032-40, 9006-24-10
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