In the weeks since the union reached a tentative deal for the 18th Public Service Agreement many members have asked for clarification around the Temporary Market Adjustment (TMA) for Social Program Officers (Child Protection) 24.
To ensure we are all on the same page, the union sought additional clarification from the Ministry and the Public Service Agency (PSA). You can read the PSA's clarification letter by clicking here.
Here's some of what they told us:
There are approximately 800 employees who are eligible for this TMA. The determining factor for eligibility of the TMA is the classification of the position as determined by the Public Service Job Evaluation Plan (PSJEP).
Effective April 1, 2019 a one-grid TMA, resulting in the Social Program Officer (Child Protection) 24 classification being paid at grid 25. Prior to implementation of the TMA on April 1, 2019, the Ministry and the Public Service Agency will review existing SPO 24 positions to ensure those positions that perform child protection work are appropriately classified as Social Program Officer (Child Protection) 24.
Effective April 1, 2021 another one-grid TMA, resulting in the Social Program Officer (Child Protection) 24 classification being paid at grid 26.
The Ministry recognizes that individuals who were previously in the Child Protection Worker role may wish to resume child protection work once the TMA is established. A process will be developed to allow for these employees to express this interest.
Hopefully this answers some of the outstanding questions around this Temporary Market Adjustment.
Thanks for all that you do,
Component 6 Vice President
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