Temporary Appointment Pay

Lower Rate of Pay Temporary Appointments

Employees assigned by management to a lower-paying temporary appointment will maintain their regular rate of pay. 

Voluntarily opting to take a temporary appointment at a lower classification is considered a voluntary demotion which results in a pay decrease.

Higher Rate of Pay Temporary Appointments

Employees assigned to a higher-paying temporary appointment are paid either at the step in the new range closest to eight per cent above their regular rate of pay or the minimum salary of the new range, whichever is greater. 

“Regular rate of pay” includes any salary protection the employee is receiving, and if the employee is a BCGEU member or Schedule A employee, it also includes any temporary market adjustment they are receiving.

Salary Changes to Base Position While on Temporary Appointment

An employee’s temporary appointment pay is not recalculated or adjusted if the salary or classification of their base position changes while they are on the temporary appointment.

Salary Rate on Subsequent Temporary Appointments

The salary of an employee’s original, permanent base position is always used to determine their salary rate on subsequent temporary appointments (TA). However, if the employee starts a new temporary appointment, at the same classification level, on the next available working day (for example, ends a TA on Friday and begins a new TA on Monday), they keep the salary rate they were at on their previous temporary appointment, as well as the hours they have accumulated towards their next increment.