Performance Pay Award: AJC Files a Policy Grievance for LPs Working at CHRC, DVA and Other Smaller Agencies :: Association of Justice Counsel News
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August 1st, 2014
August 1st, 2014

Performance Pay Award: AJC Files a Policy Grievance for LPs Working at CHRC, DVA and Other Smaller Agencies

Following AJC inquiries directed to various departments on how performance pay and evaluations were conducted, the AJC learned that the LP population at the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) received different performance pay for similar ratings of “Fully Meets” or “Exceeds”.  

For example, an LP who received a “fully meets” rating might receive anywhere between 1% and 4% rather than a predetermined percentage.  From the AJCīs perspective, this approach falls short of Treasury Boardīs commitments to ensure a fairer and more consistent treatment of LPs across the whole of the AJCīs bargaining unit.  

The AJC is of the view that the variance in percentages among LPs with similar ratings constitutes an arbitrary and unreasonable application and interpretation of the collective agreement.  

You will recall that in 2012 (albeit implemented in 2013), efforts were made to secure a consistent approach to performance pay rates for LPs across the federal public service.  These efforts were expected to continue on a go-forward basis and have for the majority of our LPs.  Unfortunately, not all the departments have followed suit.  

The AJC is therefore seeking to have this situation corrected and has requested that:  
* those LPs who are eligible for a performance award under Appendix B to the collective agreement and who received a lesser percentage than their peers within a same department or agency for an identical evaluation rating, have their percentage adjusted upwardly to reflect the highest percentage awarded for such rating;
* such adjustments be retroactive as appropriate.

The AJC awaits Treasury Boardīs decision on the matter and will keep you posted of any new developments. Should you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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