ARCHIVED CD 2006-003
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January 17, 2006
SUBJECT: Signing Bonus -- Arbitral award for employees in the Electronics (EL) Group
1.1 The purpose of this directive is to provide information regarding a signing bonus payable to employees in the Electronics (EL) group, as a result of an arbitral award issued on October 6, 2005.
1.2 A notice of information to employees concerning the above subject has been included with this compensation directive.
2.1 The arbitral award provides for a signing bonus in the amount of $500, payable to all employees in the EL group (Bargaining Unit Designator [BUD] code 40400) on October 6, 2005.
3.1 The Signing Bonus (entitlement code 360) is a lump sum amount payable to all active and temporarily struck off strength (T-SOS) employees in the affected group on the date of signing of the arbitral award. This includes employees acting in an affected position as well as casuals, terms of less than three months and excluded employees. Part-time employees will receive the total amount of the bonus (not prorated).
3.2 The signing bonus is subject to income tax, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), the Employment Insurance Plan (EI) and the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) deductions.
3.3 The signing bonus will not be considered as salary for recalculation purposes. It is not subject to the Disability Insurance Plan (DI), the Long-term Disability Insurance Plan (LTD), the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP), the Supplementary Death Benefit Plan (SDB) and the Public Service Management Insurance Plan (PSMIP) deductions. It is not to be used to compute the 4% gratuity or other entitlements such as premium pay in lieu of statutory holidays.
3.4. Acting Pay
The signing bonus is payable to employees based on the position they occupied on the date of signing of the arbitral award including employees who are receiving acting pay.
3.5. Salary Protection
The signing bonus is payable to employees in a salary protection situation based on the position they occupied on the date of signing of the arbitral award.
3.6. Dual Employment
Employees occupying two positions within units represented at the same bargaining table and on leave without pay (LWOP) from one of the positions will only receive one signing bonus.
3.7. Dual Remuneration
Employees working in two positions and receiving dual remuneration will be paid a signing bonus for each position.
- Signing bonus for first position = $500
- Signing bonus for second position = $500
- Total bonus received = $500 + $500 = $1,000
4.1 This arbitral award must be implemented within 150 calendar days after the date of signature of the arbitral award. Consequently, employees in the EL group shall receive the signing bonus by March 4, 2006.
4.2 Automated payments were issued by the Consolidated Systems Control Division (CSCD) on January 9, 2006, for employees in the EL group, including employees receiving dual remuneration. Please note that all applicable pay frequencies (7A, 7B and 7C) will be processed on the same date.
4.3 Please note that a " No Payment " report will be produced for employees in dual employment situations. Compensation advisors will be responsible to manually process these payments.
5.1 Any inquiries on the information contained in this document should be addressed to your Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Compensation Services Office.
Original Signed by
Acting Director General
Accounting, Banking and Compensation
Reference(s): ENT 360, BUD 40400
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