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Determination of Salary and Benefits for New Employees Policy

All Compensation Policies should be read in conjunction with Compensation Policies – General Rules and Application.

Policy Statement

As a general rule, upon initial hire employees are paid at Step 1 of the pay range assigned to their position. Some exceptions apply and are noted below.

Application

This policy applies to all employees of the core public service with the exception of those employees on the Executive Pay Plan. Bargaining unit employees should consult their respective collective agreement and where there is a conflict, the collective agreement shall prevail.

Treasury Board had directed that Government's Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs) with the exception of Nalcor, Memorial University and the Research and Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador ensure that their Determination of Salary and Benefits for New Employees Policy is consistent with this policy outlined herein. Departments will notify their ABCs accordingly. Any ABC which indicates that it is not currently compliant is directed to submit an implementation plan which ensures compliance or obtain support from their respective Minister to seek Treasury Board approval for an exemption to the policy.

Determination of Salary and Benefits

Upon initial hire, new employees are paid at Step 1 of their pay range. This is the minimum rate of the pay range assigned to their classification.

Exceptions

The following are exceptions to this Policy:

  • Where an employee is transferring from an Agency, Board or Commission then the Salary and Benefits Upon Transfer from an Agency, Board or Commission Policy may apply.
  • An upscale hire has been approved as per Treasury Board's Upscale Hiring Directive. For information related to upscale hiring, please consult with the Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) Division.
  • When the Market Adjustment Policy has been applied. This Policy addresses a position's unique recruitment and retention challenges.

Last Policy Update: March 26, 2012

 
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