policy applies to all employees. Bargaining unit employees should also
consult their respective collective agreement and the provisions of the collective agreement shall prevail.
|Amateur Athletic Events:||Canada Games, Commonwealth Games, Labrador Games, Newfoundland and Labrador Games, Olympic Games, Pan-American Games, Paralympic Games and the Special Olympics Games.|
|Technical Sport Official:||As defined by Sports Officials Canada, includes a judge, umpire, or referee whose role is to apply and enforce the rules of a sport in a fair and impartial manner.|
|Participation:||Volunteering as an athlete, coach or technical sport official of the games.|
Employees should make the request for leave to participate in amateur athletic events to their supervisor as soon as they are aware that they have been selected to participate.
All requests for leave with pay should be accompanied by a letter of confirmation from the appropriate governing sports body or other agency.
The period of leave with pay will not exceed the total number of working days required to attend and participate in the athletic event.
The maximum leave with pay available to participate in amateur athletic events is six days per year. Employees who require in excess of six days per year shall be required to use annual leave, paid leave, time off in lieu of overtime leave or special leave without pay.
Employees selected to participate in amateur athletic events other than those listed under this Policy will be required to use accumulated annual leave, paid leave, time off in lieu of overtime leave or special leave without pay.Last Policy Update: July 25, 2014