Workers' Compensation supplement directive

This directive covers the Workers' Compensation entitlements for Alberta Public Service managers and opted-out or excluded employees.


This directive describes entitlements for managers or opted out or excluded employees who are injured while on the job.

Entitlements for bargaining unit employees are contained in the Collective Agreement.


An employee's injury must qualify for benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act for the employee to earn Workers' Compensation Supplement. The department pays entitlements.

If employees are injured on the job, they will be paid at their regular full salary for up to 80 days.

If employees return to work before receiving 80 days of entitlements, and then are absent as a result of the same injury, they will be paid their full salary for the balance of the 80 days. If they are not able to return to work after 80 days, they will be paid benefits for which they are eligible under the Workers' Compensation Act and the Long Term Disability Income Continuance Plan.

If employees must leave work the day they are injured, they receive full pay for that day. Their 80-day entitlement is not reduced by this amount.

When a paid holiday falls within the 80-day period, the day is considered part of the 80-day entitlement and the entitlement is reduced.

About this directive

Authority:Public Service Employment Regulation
Application:Organizations under the Public Service Act
Effective date:October 1, 1997
Additional resources:

To calculate additional earnings for Bargaining Unit or Opted out and Excluded employees who are paid regular and consistent overtime and/or shift differential as part of their employment earnings, as defined by Workers’ Compensation legislation:

Note: The calculation of additional earnings (regular overtime and/or shift differential) does not apply to management employees.

Contact:Alberta Public Service Commission:
Labour and Employment Practices; Wellness, Health, Safety Program and Service