ARCHIVED CD 2001-008: Information Notice to Employees

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AP - Recruitment and Retention Allowance

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The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information on the new recruitment and retention allowance that is provided for in the Applied Science and Engineering Group (AP) collective agreement. This allowance is described in the memorandum of understanding of the AP Group collective agreement which was signed on December 21, 2000.

  • In an attempt to solve the recruitment and retention problems, the Treasury Board (TB) has authorized an allowance to the following eligible employees in the AP Group: Architecture and Town Planning Group, Engineering Group, Land Survey Group, and Patent Group.

  • For further information regarding the rates, please visit the Web sites at the following addresses:

    GENet: Collective Agreements -- GENet Publiservice
    Internet: Collective Agreements -- Internet

  • Commencing October 1, 2000, and ending September 30, 2002, eligible employees will receive an annualized allowance. This allowance will be paid on a bi-weekly basis and will be included on all regular pay cheques (including those of the Pay Period plus [PP+]).

  • This allowance shall be paid only to eligible employees who are active members of the bargaining unit on or after December 21, 2000. Eligible employees who took or are taking Leave Without Pay (LWOP) during the retroactive period will not be eligible to receive this allowance for the period of LWOP.

  • Eligible part-time employees will receive an allowance which will be prorated in accordance with their Assigned Work Week (AWW).

  • Employees who are in receipt of acting pay on or after December 21, 2000, and are members of the eligible groups, will be entitled to receive this allowance for the period in which they are acting.

  • Since this allowance will not be considered part of the pay rate, entitlements related to pay situations (such as promotions or acting pay) will not be recalculated. In addition, this allowance is not to be used to compute the 4% gratuity or other entitlements such as premium pay in lieu of statutory holidays.

  • This allowance is subject to the following deductions:

    • Income Tax
    • Employment Insurance
    • Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan
    • Disability Insurance Plan and Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    • Public Service Superannuation Plan
    • Supplementary Death Benefit Plan

Any request for information regarding the foregoing should be addressed to your Compensation Advisor.