This newsletter informs headquarters departments and agencies (CPAs) of significant changes to maternity and parental rules negotiated with certain bargaining partners in the 2018 collective bargaining. The total amount of maternity, maternity and paternity leave entitled to an increase allowance is 57 weeks if both parents are employed in the public service. These include 18 weeks of maternity leave, a 32-week parental allowance and a 5-week paternity allowance. Under certain conditions, an additional two weeks may be available, please respect your collective eligibility agreement. If a worker does not meet the return to the work obligation required by his enterprise contract, a calculation has been added to ensure that the reimbursement is proportional to the compensation (increase) received by the worker during his absence. If you have received an advance on your maternity or parental allowance, the payroll centre will coordinate this advance with what your initial payments should have been. Your maternity or parent allowance is tailored to reflect changes in your salary after an increase or revision of your salary. Workers entitled to the standard option can receive a maximum maternity and parental allowance of 57 weeks, combined, for each combined maternity and unpaid parental leave. You must complete, sign and return a return agreement under the guise of a wage claim form. Without this agreement, the payroll centre cannot issue maternity or parental allowance.
Workers who take parental leave prior to the signing of the new collective agreement are subject to the compensation provisions of the old collective agreement, and workers who take parental leave on the date or after the signing date are subject to the provisions of the new collective agreement. You will receive a benefit letter indicating what happens to your salary, insurance and benefits as a result of your leave without payment. You can also contact the customer contact centre for an assessment of the impact of their leave on these benefits. The changes to maternity and parenting provisions are consistent with recent changes to the Employment Insurance Plan (EI) that are now available to parents: in a victory for federal public service employees who supported Canadians during this pandemic, the PSAC reached a preliminary agreement that provides for fair wages , no concessions and improved working conditions for the 70,000 members of the PA group. , and the joint affairs of the Treasury Board. Unpaid parental leave is unpaid leave that allows a worker to care for a newborn or adopted child. When a worker has received the full 35 weeks of the standard parental allowance and subsequently remains on parental leave without pay, that worker is entitled to an additional parental allowance for a period of 1 week at 93% of his weekly salary, unless the worker has already received one week of abatement and a maternity allowance for the same child. If you are considering the extended option for parental allowance, please note that the maximum combined parental allowance remains 52 weeks, which includes 35 weeks of parental allowance.