Public Sector Executive & Excluded Employee Compensation

Last updated on February 22, 2022

Public sector excluded and executive employees who aren’t covered by unionized collective agreements are covered by specific provisions of the Public Sector Employers Act for:

  • compensation plans
  • severance standards
  • the accrual of vacation and sick leave

The Public Sector Employers' Council Secretariat (PSEC Secretariat) works with its employers and employers’ associations to ensure that excluded and executive compensation:

  • is reasonable and fair
  • is subject to provisions of the Act
  • takes into consideration the current fiscal and labour relations environment, specifically the current bargaining mandate

The PSEC Secretariat’s guidelines help public sector employers design and implement plans for excluded and executive compensation. These compensation plans must balance the need to recruit and retain while staying within the budget set by the Province.

The Labour Information Gathering and Executive Reporting (LIGER) system replaced the Senior Employee Compensation (SEC) database in a seamless integration where all employees, including those being disclosed, must be entered in the system. The SEC database and the Executive Compensation Disclosure (ECD) are now modules in the new LIGER system.