Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees

Supplement III

Modified or Flexible Hours of Work

(1) This Supplement sets forth terms and conditions of employment to be observed where the Employer utilizes any form of modified or flexible system of hours of work.
(2) The Parties agree that Employees and the Employing Department may examine the feasibility of entering into a modified or flexible work week system. Provided that services are not adversely affected and there are no operational difficulties, the Employing Department may implement a flextime or modified work week system of hours of work, but participation by an Employee in such systems shall be voluntary.
(3) The Employer has the sole right to determine the number of Employees who are required to be at work. However, upon entering into a flextime system, the Employees are entitled to have the first opportunity to plan their work schedule whereby they may arrange their starting times, lunch periods and finishing times on a daily basis, in keeping with the Employer's operational requirements. Employees shall have the opportunity to make up time lost during the flex period due to late arrival, subject to the approval of the Employing Department.
(4) An Employee participating in a flextime system of hours of work will be allowed a ten (10) hour carry over per month, either in the way of a bank or a deficit, and regular bi-weekly salary shall be paid provided the Employee's time is within these limits and the variance is approved by the Employing Department. An Employee may not accumulate a bank in excess of ten (10) hours per month, and if at the end of any month his deficit is more than ten (10) hours, he shall be deducted for those hours that are in excess of ten (10) hours. Hours shall not be banked unless the Employee has actually worked more than normal daily hours.
(5) The banked hours may be taken, as time off with pay. Employee preference in this regard shall be honoured where possible.
(6) Authorized overtime hours worked outside of flex or core times may not be used to cover off deficits pursuant to Section (4) above.
(7) In the event the flextime or modified work week system of hours of work does not result in the provision of a satisfactory service to the public, or is deemed by the Employing Department to be impractical for other reasons, the Employing Department may require a return to regular times of work in which case Employees shall be provided advance notice of thirty (30) calendar days.
(8) An Employee who is working according to a flexible or modified work week system may opt for regular times of work by providing the Employing Department advance notice of one (1) week.
(9) Employees working according to a modified work week system of hours of work will have benefits and entitlements which are expressed in terms of daily or weekly entitlements, converted to produce the equivalent hours of benefits and entitlements as they would have had if the work week had not been modified. This will result in no loss or gain in Employee benefits and entitlements.
(10) Where applicable these provisions shall have force and effect in lieu of Articles 16 and 17 of this Master Agreement.

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14 Acting Incumbent
Addendum I
Addendum II
40 Adoption/Parental Leave
37 Annual Vacation Leave
4 Application
13 Attendance
19 Call Back Pay
31 Casual Illness
25 Correctional Institution Salary Allowance
41 Court Leave
1 Definitions
28 Disciplinary Action
49 Employee Benefits Committee
10 Employer-Employee Relations
9 Employer-Union Relations
42 Employment Insurance Premium Reduction
24 Forest Fire Operations, Flood Control and Pollution Control
32 General Illness
29 Grievance Procedure
34 Health Plan Benefits
16 Hours of Work
30 Institutional Fire Prevention and Control
35 Insurance
12 Lay-Off and Recall
46 Leave Without Pay
7 Legislation and the Collective Agreement
Letter of Understanding - 6 and 3 Work Schedules
Letter of Understanding - Employment Standards Code, Scheme of Employment Covering the Master and Subsidiary Agreements
Letter of Understanding - Health Spending Account
Letter of Understanding - Legal Fees
Letter of Understanding - Paid Up Life Insurance
Letter of Understanding - Payout of Annual Vacation
Letter of Understanding - Separation for Temporary Employees and 2850 Hour Wage Employees
Letter of Understanding - Separation Payment for Restructuring
Letter of Understanding - Terms of Reference Article 49 - Employee Benefits Committee
33A Long Term Disability (LTD)
5 Management Recognition
3 Master/Subsidiary Agreements
40A Maternity Leave
39 Military Leave
22 Northern Allowance Pay
17 Overtime
36 Paid Holidays
44 Parking
15 Position Abolishment
48 Printing of Agreements
27 Probationary Employee and Period
33 Proof of Illness
45 Rates of Pay
20 Reporting Pay
43 Safety and Health
Schedule - Separation Payment
18 Shift Differential
38 Special Leave 
Standard Separation for Temporary and 2850 Hour Wage Bargaining Unit Employees Termination Agreement
Standard Separation Payment for Restructuring Termination Agreement for Bargaining Unit Employees
21 Standby Pay
26 Subsistence, Travel and Moving Expenses
Supplement II - Institution Fire Prevention and Control Fire Fighters - Schedule of Remuneration
Supplement III - Modified or Flexible Hours of Work
47 Term and Effective Date
2 Terms of Employment
11 Time Off for Union Business
8 Union Membership and Dues Check-Off
6 Union Recognition
18A Weekend Premium
23 Workers' Compensation Supplement
Note: The following Letters of Understanding and Schedules do not form part of the Master Agreement but are included here for  information purposes only.
Letter of Intent - Temporary and Wage Review
Letter of Understanding - Common Interest Forum Meetings
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