Temporary appointment pay

Last updated on January 2, 2024

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Lower rate of pay for 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 for temporary appointments

Employees assigned to a higher-paying temporary appointment in an included position are paid either at the step in the new range closest to 8% above their regular rate of pay or the minimum salary of the new range, whichever is greater. Employees assigned to an excluded management temporary appointment are paid according to the Management Compensation Classification Framework Guidelines.

'Regular rate of pay' includes any salary protection the employee is receiving.

If the employee is a BCGEU member or Schedule A employee, it also includes any temporary market adjustment they're receiving.

Salary changes to base position while on temporary appointment

An employee’s temporary appointment pay isn't recalculated or adjusted if the salary or classification of their base position changes while they're 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, and 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 from their previous temporary appointment, as well as the hours they've accumulated towards their next increment.