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Some collective agreements provide for payment of estimated net salary for vacation periods of two or more complete weeks upon the employee's written request. Such pay advances shall be a first charge against any subsequent pay entitlements and shall be recovered in full before any further payment of salary.
PWGSC requires that a request for vacation pay advance should be received in the paying office at least five weeks in advance of the date the cheque is required in the department. (Reference: Personnel-Pay Input Manual (PPIM) Section 5-2.)
The control of the payment and recovery of vacation pay advances by the paying office requires their identification by departmental line object.