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Salary and Benefits Upon Transfer from an Agency, Board or Commission Policy

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

Policy Statement

An employee who is transferring to Government from an Agency, Board or Commission may have their initial salary calculated based on the Promotion or Demotion Policies of Treasury Board and may be able to transfer certain benefits.


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 Salary and Benefits Upon Transfer from an Agency, Board or Commission 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.

Salary and Benefits Upon Transfer

Promotion or Demotion Policies apply if both the following conditions exist:

  • The employee is transferring from an ABC; and
  • The transfer is without a break or a break that does not exceed 120 calendar days.

If these conditions are not applicable, then the Determination of Salary and Benefits For New Employees Policy will apply.

Portability of Benefits

  • Upon transfer, employees maintain their date of hire established with the Agency, Board or Commission for step progression purposes.
  • Benefits that may be portable include:

For information regarding the portability of these or any other benefits, please refer to the applicable Human Resource Policies.

Last Policy Update: March 26, 2012

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