This directive describes how to determine an employee's salary whose position has been abolished and who is appointed to another position or accepts a wage assignment.

Bargaining Unit employees are covered by the Collective Agreement (Article 15).

Opted out, and excluded employees

Appointment to a comparable position

If an opted out, or excluded employee is placed in a comparable position during the notice period or rehired during the vesting period, their salary (exclusive of any salary modifier) and anniversary date do not change.

Appointment to a non-comparable position or wage opportunity

If an employee accepts a non-comparable position during the notice period, or is rehired to a non-comparable position or wage opportunity during the vesting period, the employee's salary may be protected over-range until it falls within the salary range of the new class. Their anniversary date does not change. For information on over-range salaries, see the directive Over-Range Pay.

If placement to a non-comparable position would cause the employee's salary to be protected over-range at an unreasonably high level for the work performed, the department may assign a lower salary (see the directive Salary Determination).

If the employee accepts a non-comparable position, they would maintain placement rights for the remainder of the 90-calendar day notice period and/or the 180-calendar day vesting period.

Appointment after expiry of vesting period

Individuals who are rehired after the 180-calendar day vesting period has expired are treated as new employees for salary determination.

Management employees

While treatment of managers' salaries should follow the same principles as those outlined for bargaining unit, opted out, and excluded employees, in some cases greater flexibility may be needed.

If maintaining a manager's salary will preclude an appointment, the department may reduce the employee's salary either immediately or over a period of time (see the directive Salary Determination).

About this directive

Authority: Collective Agreement, Article 15
Public Service Employment Regulation (PDF, 880 KB)
Application: Organizations under the Public Service Act
Effective Date: October 1, 1997 (updated June 1, 2013)
Contact: Alberta Public Service Commission:
Labour and Employment Practices; Talent Acquisition and Mobility