Automatic leave cash-out back in effect March 31

Since the rollout of the Phoenix pay system in 2016, the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (OCHRO) had agreed to suspend the automatic cash-out of vacation leave, compensatory leave, lieu days, lieu hours or lay day leave. However, the employer has announced that it intends to resume automatic cash-out as of March 31, 2022.

While public servants have the right to request a cash-out of their leave at any time, for the past several years, this did not occur automatically. This was done to offer IBEW-FIOE members more flexibility while lessening the burden on the Phoenix pay system, and in 2020, to also acknowledge the impact of COVID-19 on employees’ use of leave.

If you have questions or require any additional information, please contact an IBEW-FIOE Labour Relations Advisor at