ARCHIVED CD 2000-005
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February 18, 2000
SUBJECT: Aircraft Operations Group -- Recruitment and Retention Allowance
1.1 The purpose of this directive is to provide information on the new recruitment and retention allowance provided for the Aircraft Operations Group (AO) and described in the letter of understanding (99-3 and 99-4) for the collective agreement for the AO Group, which was signed on December 6, 1999.
1.2 In this text, use of the masculine is generic and applies to both men and women.
2.1 In an attempt to solve the recruitment and retention problems, the Employer will offer an allowance to the incumbents of positions in the Aircraft Operations Group bargaining unit.
3.1 The recruitment and retention allowance will be paid in two parts:
- a lump sum amount
- and an ongoing payment.
3.1.1 A lump sum payment of $750 will be made to all employees in the bargaining unit who are active or temporarily struck-off strength as of October 1, 1999. Regardless of the employee's designated work week, this amount will not be calculated on a pro rata basis.
3.1.2 The ongoing payment covers the period from October 26, 1999, to January 25, 2001. The employee must be a member of the bargaining unit designator (BUD 401) on or after the signing date of the agreement (December 6, 1999) to be eligible for this payment. He will receive this allowance for each month in which he has received at least 10 days pay.
When an employee is required by the employer to perform the duties of another position in the Aircraft Operations Group bargaining unit, in accordance with paragraph 21.04, and when the amount of the allowance differs for the two positions, the allowance shall be prorated for the corresponding period at each level.
Part-time employees shall receive a proportional allowance.
The allowance described above is not an integral part of the employee's pay.
3.2 The Public Service Staff Relations Act (PSSRA) requires that each employee receive all pay adjustments within 90 calendar days of the signing of the collective agreement. Therefore, in this case, all amounts must be received by the employees by March 5, 2000.
4.1 The ongoing payment and the lump sum payments will be made by means of a new entitlement code 234 (Recruitment and Retention Allowance).
Entitlement code 234 was assigned to the Deduction/Entitlement Control File on January 17, 2000.
Rate base 0 will be used for the lump sum payment, and rate 9 will be used for the ongoing payment.
The ongoing payment and the lump sum payment are subject to the following deductions: income tax, Canada Pension Plan, Quebec Pension Plan, Employment Insurance Plan, Disability Insurance (DI), Long-Term Disability Insurance (LTD), Public Service Superannuation Act (PSSA), and Supplementary Death Benefit (SDB).
If there is any change in the pension situation of the employee during the retroactive period, an adjustment may be necessary.
4.1.1 If a new or separate line object is to be assigned to the department's accounting records to identify payments made with entitlement code 234, the Financial and Reporting Products Directorate (address below) must be advised of the line object allocated in order for the Pay Expenditure Control File to be updated accordingly.
Financial and Reporting Products Directorate
11B1, Phase III
Place du Portage
4.2. Lump sum Amount
A payment will be produced for employees occupying positions in the Aircraft Operations Group bargaining unit on October 1, 1999. This payment is planned for February 22, 2000 .
4.3. Ongoing payment
Employees belonging to Group A and Group B, as defined in the letter of understanding 99-4, and occupying positions (as incumbents or acting) in the Aircraft Operations Group bargaining unit will be eligible for a recruitment and retention allowance. The memorandum of agreement covers the period from October 26, 1999, to January 25, 2001.
- Group A : Annualized amount of $4,200 , with the payments to be made every two weeks, including the supplementary pay period (PP+).
- Group B : Annualized amount of $1,800 , with the payments to be made every two weeks, including the supplementary pay period (PP+).
4.3.1 The ongoing payment will not be automated, because of the special eligibility conditions. It will be up to Compensation Advisors to input the necessary transactions to start, amend or stop the payment.
Compensation Advisors must ensure that the lump sum amount and the ongoing payment are not submitted in the same pay run.
4.3.2 The employee is eligible for the ongoing payment for each calendar month in which he received at least 10 days pay for a position in the bargaining unit, including the month of October. The premium must begin on October 26, 1999 , and the employee must have worked for at least 10 days in that month, in the bargaining unit, to be entitled to it.
Compensation Advisors must submit the month of October as a closed period, calculate and report the lump sum payment, and an open period effective November 1, 1999.
|ENC||(18C)||234||0||xxx.xx||26-10-99 1||to 31-10-99 2|
|ENC||(18C)||234||9||4 800.000||01-11-99 1||to xx-xx-xx x|
4.4. Part-time Employees
Part-time employees receive a proportional allowance for each month in which they meet the 10-day eligibility rule.
5.1 Any request for information regarding the foregoing should be addressed to your Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC) Compensation Services Office.
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Government Operational Service
Reference: BUD 401
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