The following update is being shared with all staff at RRC Polytech on behalf of the Bargaining Committee:
Today, we’re providing an update on our progress in finalizing the ratified Collective Agreement and what you can expect from the College as we continue to work with the Union to finalize and implement those changes.
Many of you have questions about when to expect to receive the recognition payments, retroactive pay adjustments, and when the new pay scales will be reflected in your bi-weekly pay statements.
The College is working diligently to complete this work, in collaboration with the Union, to ensure that all the new pay scales are accurate (this takes verification by the College and the Union to avoid any errors) so that employees receive the proper retroactive pay adjustments this fall.
Since we’re verifying payroll information from two systems (Colleague and HRIS), we are taking extra care to ensure that everything is accurate, and you are appropriately compensated.
Eligible employees will receive the one-time recognition payment first, which we anticipate will be processed in September. The new pay scales will then be implemented and reflected on bi-weekly pay statements which is anticipated in October followed by retroactive payments in November.
The recognition payment and all retroactive payments will be processed as a separate deposit on a regular pay cycle.
As soon as the specific day dates are confirmed, we will update you so you know when to expect them.
Changes to the Flex Benefit Plan options 1 through 4 including improvements to the Health Spending Account, will take effect on January 1, 2024.
We recognize that this has been a long process for our College community and we are eager to have these changes implemented as soon as possible.
We hope this update provides some additional information regarding the of the work that is underway and that will continue over the coming weeks.
We remain committed to working with the Union to ensure our implementation plan moves as quickly as possible, and we will continue to keep you updated as this work progresses.
Chief Human Resource Officer