Memo: Staff Finders Employees – Christmas Leave Eligibility (Nov. 20, 2014)

Date: Nov. 20, 2014
From: Linda McKnight, Director, Advisory Service, Human Resources
To: Deans, Directors, Department Heads and Administrators, Vancouver campus
Subject: Staff Finders Employees – Christmas Leave Eligibility

This memo serves to remind you that representatives from Human Resources and CUPE 2950 negotiated changes to the Christmas Leave provision for Staff Finders employees who are members of CUPE 2950 in 2013 (Article 30.08). These changes reflect that eligibility for three (3) days paid leave between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are granted in the following circumstances and under the following terms:

  1. The employee has completed his or her probation on or before December 1;
  2. The employee has worked on at least 15 of the 30 days before Christmas Day, and is in an assignment which continues to Christmas Day, and resumes again on the day following New Year’s Day. This includes any concurrent assignments without a break in service that achieve the same service continuity. For clarity, this includes an assignment that ends December 24, and a concurrent assignment that begins on the first workday following New Year’s Day;
  3. The three days leave of absence with pay benefit will be paid at the employee’s base rate (HR Admin Clerk 1) or, as otherwise determined by Staff Finders, as opposed to the rate of their current assignment; and,
  4. If for operational reasons a department requests that the Staff Finders employee work during the three days between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, the employee will be given the option to accept the assignment and receive the regular rate for the assignment, in addition to their base rate pay, or decline the offer and take the three days off at their base rate. If the employee declines, Staff Finders will offer the assignment to another Staff Finders employee on the same condition.

In recognition that the three days paid leave (Christmas) is also a provision of the CUPE 116 collective agreement and the Excluded Administrative handbook, Staff Finders employees filling CUPE 116 or Excluded Administrative assignments will be eligible for the benefit on the same basis as those within CUPE 2950 assignments. The criteria for eligibility for paid leave (Christmas) is different for M&P staff and therefore Staff Finders hourly employees filling M&P assignments is different than for the above.

If you have any questions regarding the eligibility or terms for Christmas Leave, please contact Staff Finders at 604-827-1736.

Thank you.

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