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 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Application: Organizations under the Public Service Act
Effective Date: October 1, 1997
Additional Resources: Calculation of Additional Earnings During 80-Day WCB Supplement (PDF, 18 KB)
WCB Overtime and Shift Differential Calculation Sheet (XLSX, 37 KB)
Sample of Completed WCB Overtime and Shift Differential Calculation Sheet (PDF, 105 KB)
Contact: Alberta Public Service Commission:
Labour and Employment Practices; Wellness, Health, Safety Program and Service