October 3, 2017

Part-time Work

Part-time Work

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are a regular Management/Exempt employee. If you are a regular employee represented by a bargaining unit, please refer to your respective collective agreement.

What is it?

Part-time work enables you to reduce your work hours to less than thirty (30) hours per week.

What about my benefit coverage?

Your benefit coverage will be in accordance with the number of hours stipulated in your letter of appointment for part-time work.

For MGT/XMT Employees only 17.5 to less than 37.5 hours per week Over 12.5 but less than 17.5 hours per week Over 12 but less than 12.5 hours per week Under 12 hours per week*
Pension Pensionable Pensionable Pensionable Pensionable
Basic Life Insurance Plan (BLIP) Coverage continues Coverage continues Coverage continues No coverage
Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) Coverage and premiums based on part-time salary Coverage and premiums based on part-time salary No coverage No coverage
Life and Accident Insurance (LAIP) Coverage and premiums based on part-time salary Coverage and premiums based on part-time salary No coverage No coverage
Extended Health Care Plan (EHCP) Coverage and premiums continue Coverage and premiums continue Coverage and premiums continue Coverage and premiums continue
Vision/Hearing & Dental Care Coverage continues No coverage No coverage No coverage
Provincial Health Care (BC only) Coverage and premiums continue Coverage and premiums continue Coverage and premiums continue Coverage and premiums continue
Paid Vacation and Sick Leave Accumulation prorated based on part-time hours Accumulation prorated based on part-time hours No accumulation. Vacation pay only. No accumulation. Vacation pay only.

* have been employed for an uninterrupted period of at least twenty-four months and have received compensation of at least 35% of the years maximum pensionable earnings (YMPE) in each of the preceeding two calendar years.

You must already be a member of the above benefit plans in order to have coverage under this program.

This chart applies only to the Work Options Program.