This year, employees must request the cash out.
Treasury Board has issued an information bulletin to departments regarding the automatic cash out of compensatory leave. Departments are directed to temporarily change the process so that employees must request the cash out. If they do not ask for the cash out, the compensatory leave credits will remain in their leave bank and be useable until September 30, 2018.
The change is another result of the flawed Phoenix pay system that cannot cope with a large automatic payout at this time. PSAC is continuing to work with the government to address Phoenix problems. Extending access to compensatory leave over a longer period of time is necessary to prevent further problems with pay.
Normally, any banked compensatory leave credits would automatically be cashed out as of September 30 each year.
A version of this article was also published on the PSAC website.