The Correctional Corrections Collective Agreement (CK) stipulates that the transfer of leave must not exceed 25 days. Most other collective agreements, such as the program and administration services of the collective agreement, stipulate that the transfer must not exceed 35 days and that excess leave credits must be paid annually in cash. With the exception of the NHQ and the prairie region, we found no evidence that other regions are taking steps to reduce the additional leave required in the various collective agreements. As of April 1, 2004, a total of 613 employees had more than 25 days (CX) and 374 employees over 35 days (not CX). Of these, 59 employees (32 CXs and 27 non-CXs) had opening balances of more than 100 days, 46 of which were in the Ontario region. In addition, the results of our tests revealed a case in the prairie area where an employee and a manager circumvented the requirements of the collective agreement. Workers with more than 35 days off applied for leave in March 2003 and March 2004 to reduce their excess leave balance. In April 2003 and April 2004, an application for leave was made to remove the leave originally requested. In both cases, management`s authorization was granted. In the Quebec City area, we found two cases where workers who were about to retire could take excessively ill vacation and leave leave without formal authorization. We also found in the Atlantic region a number of cases where leave was recommended by the supervisor, but was not approved by the manager or authorized after the leave.

The collective agreement of correctional services (correction services) provides that “a worker is entitled to an overtime allowance for every 15 (15) minutes of overtime work completed… We were informed by the Employment Agency that compensation would be considered cash compensation and not a period of compensation instead of wages. Based on the results of our tests, we found that most CX employees are compensated for overtime. However, in the 2003/2004 and 2004/2005 fiscal years, we found about 40 cases where CX employees had earned overtime compensation periods.