Overview

This directive covers factors to consider and actions a deputy head may take if a management employee's salary is over-range.

A management employee's salary is over-range when it exceeds the maximum salary of the pay band or pay zone for the assigned class.

Over-range pay treatment

When a management employee's salary is over-range, the deputy head will provide the manager 12 months' notice. At the end of the notice period, the employee's salary will be reduced to the maximum of the salary range or pay grade for the assigned class. Clearly document and communicate the timeline and rationale to the employee.

In exceptional circumstances and with approval from the Public Service Commissioner, the deputy head may provide the manager with up to an additional 12 months' notice (not to exceed a total of 24 months' notice). At the end of the approved notice period, the employee's salary will be reduced to the maximum of the salary range or pay grade for the assigned class. Clearly document and communicate the timeline and rationale to the employee.

The following factors will be considered when determining the additional notice period (not to exceed a total of 24 months' notice):

  • age of employee
  • length of continuous service
  • type and level of work
  • availability of similar employment

Related information

Refer to directive Salary Determination for information on treating over-range salaries of non-management employees.

About this directive

Authority: Public Service Act
Public Service Employment Regulation (PDF, 875 KB)
Application: Organizations under the Public Service Act
Effective Date: July 27, 2018
Contact: Alberta Public Service Commission:
Labour and Employment Practices; Classification, Compensation and Benefit Services