Fisheries and Oceans Pêches et Océans
Canada Canada MEMORANDUM NOTE DE SERVICE
Security Classification - Classification de sécurité
EL staff Unclassified/Non classifié
À Equipment & Systems Maintenance Program (ESM) Our File – Notre référence
Your File - Votre référence
De Corporate Compensation
June 27, 2005
Objet Classification review of EL positions – processing of retroactive payments
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide you with information on the processing of the
retroactive salary adjustments for the reclassification of the EL positions.
It is anticipated that the retroactive payments for current employees should be processed and
released in the regions at the same time by October 31, 2005 and for former employees by
November 25, 2005. As you can understand the impact of this exercise on our Compensation
Services, it is important to keep in mind that these timeframes may be affected by the signing of
new collective agreements which Compensation Services has a legal obligation to implement.
In order to assist you to better understand the impact on reclassification, we have attached
“Q & A’s “which will provide you with useful information. We have also attached some
information on reduction of tax withholding on lump-sum payments for the intention of
contributing this payment to an RRSP. Please note that Compensation Services must receive all
the required information prior to processing the payments. If a letter of authority is received
after the payment has already been processed, the payment will not be cancelled, reversed or
reissued for the specific purpose of refunding the income tax withheld from that payment.
Compensation Services will not issue any estimates of amounts of your payments. You must
forward your letter of authority to Compensation Services no later than August 26, 2005. Any
letter received after that date will not be accepted and will be returned.
To allow Compensation Services to devote their full attention to this significant activity, we ask for
your cooperation in refraining from calling your Compensation Services to enquire about the status
of your payment. We will be pleased to answer your questions once all payments have been
Your understanding is greatly appreciated.
Original signed by
c.c. George DaPont, ADM, HRCS
Patti Kuntz, DG, HRSP
David Faulkner, DG, ITS
David Waters, Manager, ITS
Lise Sincennes, Director, Org.& Class., HRSP
Joe Grebenc, Labour Relations, HRSP