Grievance resolved: Calculation of supervisory differential and inmate training differential

On September 6, 2013 the employer revised their methods of calculating the supervisory differential (SD) and inmate training differential (ITD) earned on acting assignments, causing employees to receive less money. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) filed a policy grievance in response.

PSAC (the Union) is pleased to announce that it has come to an agreement with the Treasury Board Secretariat to resolve the outstanding policy grievance and related individual grievances regarding the calculation of the SD and ITD. According to the Union, this agreement could affect a number of people within operational services who are covered by the SV Collective Agreement. The SD and ITD will now be calculated as per Appendix A.

PSAC members who believe their SD or ITD has not been calculated correctly as per Appendix A should contact their employer immediately at Members have 120 days from the release date of this memo to contact the employer by e-mail address and provide the following information to the Employer:

  1. their name;
  2. the name of their current department;
  3. their PRI (Personal Record Identifier);
  4. each individual period for which the Employer must recalculate, including the name of previous employing departments for the specified periods.

Once this information is received by the Treasury Board Secretariat, the information will be forwarded to compensation advisors for recalculation of the amounts for the SD and ITD and the correction of any errors, including reimbursement of monies owed, If applicable. It is understood that issues related to the Phoenix pay system may delay the processing and payment of any monies owed.

Please ensure that you copy PSAC on your initial correspondence with the employer by emailing

If you require any additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 613-560-5554.