Members of the AV,CS, NR, RE, SH and SP Groups:
Your respective collective agreements stipulate that vacation and compensatory leave earned during the previous fiscal year and outstanding on a certain date (most commonly March 31st) is to be automatically cashed-out.
However, in light of the ongoing problems with the Phoenix pay system, for the years 2021-2022, this will not be the case unless requested by the employee. The next automatic cash-out date of excess hours will be, in most cases, on March 31, 2023, or on the date stipulated in your collective agreement for that year.
We have been in touch with government officials on this issue and agree with this decision. Be assured that this does not represent a loss of your entitlement.
Note: the Employer’s last online bulletin on this issue (for the year 2020) still has the next cash-out scheduled for March 2021, which is outdated and inaccurate information.
If you have any questions, please contact your departmental Labour Relations or Compensation staff.