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Overview of Sick Leave Benefit

Jan 10, 2017

What is the current Sick Leave Benefit provided to Nipissing Parry Sound CAS employees?
Source: Collective Agreement Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing Parry Sound and CUPE Local 2049. Every January 1st, all employees (5+ years) are given 85 sick day credits. Employees are entitled 100% wage coverage for up to 17 weeks (85 days) worth of sick days per year.

What is cost of the current Sick Leave Benefit to the CAS?
Source: Internal time tracking systems (employee time sheet submission), financial spending records In the most recent fiscal year, the Children’s Aid Society incurred a cost of $389,423 as a direct result of the Sick Leave Benefit. This pulls significant resources away from front line services to children and families. Without changes the organization can expect to incur similar costs in each of the next three years.

Who uses the Sick Leave Benefit?
Source: Internal time tracking systems (employee time sheet submission), financial spending records

  • 76% of employees used 10 sick days or less at a cost of $67,594
  • 24% of employees used more than 10 sick days at a cost of $321,829

 

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How do we compare provincially?
Source: Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies
In 2015, Nipissing Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society was ranked #1 in the province for average sick days. Please note, the names of the compared agencies have been removed to respect their discretion concerning release of the information.

 

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What changes are being proposed?
Source: Final Offer re: Collective Agreement Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing Parry Sound and CUPE Local 2049 – December 2016 
Our proposed changes are similar to the Collective Agreement for our secure custody facility staff and under our proposed terms we are looking to enhance their offer by topping their coverage up to 75% (currently 66 and 2/3%).

  • Continued coverage for 17 weeks
  • 10 days at 100% coverage
  • Day 11 until 17 weeks 75% wage coverage
  • Maximum of 15 days in sick bank
  • Flexibility to utilize compensatory (flex / overtime) and /or vacation time to offset the 25% should an employee surpass 10 sick days (the majority of staff are entitled to the equivalent of 4 weeks vacation and admin staff 3 weeks which is offered after 1 year of service)

Who will this effect?
Based on the 2016 figures, the 76% of employees who use 10 days or less of sick leave will see no impact. Employees who use more than 10 days will receive 75% of full pay for sick days claimed after 10 days.