These are all topics that PHSA has discussed with each health sector bargaining association.
Vacation Entitlement will begin to accrue with PHSA starting on October 1, 2017 but it will be based on your recognized years of service. For example, this means that an employee with 10 years of service recognized by Chiron and hired by PHSA Correctional Health Services will have their vacation entitlement based on 10 years of service in the Collective Agreement.
Unused Earned Vacation benefits will not transfer, but will be paid out by Chiron. PHSA will make all reasonable efforts to approve any time off requests between October 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 that were previously approved by Chiron. Employees will begin to accrue their vacation pursuant to the collective agreement once they commence employment or effective October 1, 2017. Vacation entitlement will be based on the employee’s transferred years of service.
Unused Sick leave credits earned up to September 30, 2017 will be transferred from Chiron and recognized by PHSA Correctional Health Services. No other leave banks or credits (except for sick leave credits) will be recognized by PHSA. Chiron employees who are hired by PHSA Correctional Health Services will be placed in the health and welfare benefits plan covered by the respective collective agreements and will not have to re-serve a qualifying period.