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1 Purpose

This section establishes the procedures to be applied where employees are in receipt of salary for more than one position in the Public Service.

2 Rate of pay

When an employee is appointed to a second position, the rate of pay shall be determined as if it was an initial appointment to the Public Service and no consideration shall be accorded to the regular position.

3 Union dues

If an employee is subject to a collective agreement in more than one position, dues must be deducted from the salary for each position.

However, the bargaining agent concerned has the authority to waive deductions from one of the positions. If the same bargaining agent represents the employee, departments and agencies should seek the union's agreement to make only one deduction.

4 Pension and insurance plans

The type and duration of each appointment affect the eligibility to contribute to pension and insurance plans in each position.

4.1 Public Service Superannuation Act (PSSA) / Supplementary Death Benefit Plan (SDB)

Contributions are required:

  • If a person occupies two (2) or more part-time positions each with an assigned workweek (AWW) of less than twelve (12) hours, but whose total hours equal twelve (12) hours or more.
  • If a person occupies a full-time position and a part-time position.
  • If a person occupies two or more full-time positions (i.e. an average scheduled workweek of at least 30 hours). It should be noted that contributions are taken only in respect of the first authorized salary.

Where a person is employed in more than one department, contributions will be deducted at source by each department.

4.2 Disability Insurance (DI) and Long-Term Disability Insurance (LTD)

An employee who holds a full-time and part-time position or more than one part-time position is eligible to participate in either the DI or LTD plan, as applicable.

The sum of the hours worked in the part-time employment cannot be used to determine eligibility.

Coverage and premiums will be based on the sum of both salaries adjusted to the next highest multiple applicable.

Where an individual is employed in more than one department, premiums will be deducted at source by each department.

4.3 Public Service Management Insurance Plan (PSMIP)

The employee needs only to be excluded from the collective bargaining process and meet the other eligibility criteria in only one of the appointments.

A member of the plan, who is in receipt of a salary in respect of a full-time and part-time appointments or of more than one part-time appointment shall have coverage (and pay premiums) based on the sum of both salaries adjusted to the next highest multiple applicable.

Where more than one department or pay office is involved, premiums can only be deducted from one position.

5 Leave credits

While an employee is in a dual remuneration situation, leave earned in one position cannot be credited to the other position.